EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Martin Brodeur stopped 26 shots for his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season, and the first-place New Jersey Devils opened a 10-point lead in the Atlantic Division with a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers last night.

Defenseman Brad Lukowich scored in the first period, ending a 20-game goal drought with his second goal of the season.

The Devils are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games and padded their lead over the second-place Rangers.

Thrashers 6, Kings 2

ATLANTA - Marian Hossa picked up his second hat trick of the season, helping Atlanta ruin the first start for Los Angeles goalie Yutaka Fukufuji.

Fukufuji, the first Japanese-born player in the NHL, was lifted less than two minutes into the second period after Jim Slater's deflection gave the Thrashers a 3-1 lead. He stopped only six of nine shots.

Canucks 4, Canadiens 0

MONTREAL - Roberto Luongo made 30 saves in his third shutout of the season as Vancouver blanked Montreal for its fifth consecutive road victory.

Josh Green, Lukas Krajicek, Ryan Kesler and Jan Bulis scored for the Canucks, who have won nine of 10 to move past Calgary and into first place in the Northwest Division.

Senators 5, Capitals 2

OTTAWA, Ontario - Mike Comrie scored twice and Daniel Alfredsson had a shorthanded goal and an assist as Ottawa extended its winning streak to a season high of five games by routing Washington.

Ray Emery made 28 saves and Andrej Meszaros and Peter Schaefer also scored for Ottawa, which had three four-game winning streaks before its current run.

Penguins 5, Islanders 2

PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby and Erik Christensen scored two goals each to send Pittsburgh past New York.

Christensen added an assist and Michel Ouellet had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who passed the Islanders and moved into third place in the Atlantic Division.

Hurricanes 3, Panthers 2

SUNRISE, Fla. - Justin Williams scored a power-play goal at 1 minute, 47 seconds of overtime to give Carolina the victory over Florida.

With Mike Van Ryn penalized for holding, Williams beat goalie Ed Belfour with a wrist shot over his right shoulder.

Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Steen snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal, helping Toronto skate past Tampa Bay.

Rebounding from a 6-1 loss to Vancouver on Saturday, the Maple Leafs also got goals from Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky and John Pohl.

Oilers 2, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Joffrey Lupul and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored power-play goals to propel Edmonton past Minnesota.

Blue Jackets 5, Blackhawks 4

CHICAGO - Jason Chimera scored at 2:31 of overtime to give Columbus the victory over Chicago, snapping the Blue Jackets' four-game losing streak.

Fedorov rejoins Jackets. Columbus activated center Sergei Fedorov from injured reserve for last night's game.

Fedorov had missed the previous three games with an elbow injury.

He had 13 goals and 15 assists this season entering last night's action. In 1,091 career NHL games, he had 456 goals and 635 assists.

Sabres lose Hecht. Buffalo forward Jochen Hecht was expected to miss the next three games with what coach Lindy Ruff called a lower-body injury, sustained Monday in a loss at Boston.