NEWARK, N.J. - Jaromir Jagr became the NHL's leader in game-winning goals, scoring on a second-period breakaway to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
The 684th goal of Jagr's 20-year NHL career, gave him 119 game-winners, putting him one ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito.
Steven Stamkos, who had three goals and four assists last week, scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay, which had won 5 of 6 in posting the best record in the Eastern Conference.
New Jersey, which lost its first seven games of the season, rallied late to beat Boston on Saturday for its second win.
BLUES 3, JETS 2
The Blues, who won their second in a row, have recorded points in five successive games. Winnipeg has lost five of six. The Jets finish a four-game road trip with a 1-2-1 mark.
The Jets beat St. Louis 4-3 in a seven-round shootout on Oct. 18 in Winnipeg. Halak improved to 7-1-1. He is 5-2 lifetime in seven starts against Winnipeg.
BLACKHAWKS 6, SENATORS 5
Andrew Shaw scored twice and Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who trailed 4-2 with 8:46 left in the second period. It was Hossa's 100th goal with Chicago and No. 439 for his career.
The Senators scored three times in a span of four shots in the second, but were unable to hold off the suddenly high-scoring Blackhawks. Kyle Turris and Milan Michalek each had a goal and an assist in Ottawa's fourth loss in five games.
DUCKS 3, FLYERS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored two straight goals in the third period to rally the Ducks past the Flyers.
Matt Read and Vinny Lecavalier scored for the Flyers.
Palmieri scored on a tip-in with 4:09 left in the game to help the Ducks win their third straight game. He also scored the tying goal early in the third.
The Ducks lost veteran forward Teemu Selanne in the third period after he took Luke Schenn's high stick to the face. Selanne went down on the corner ice, then skated off on his own power straight to the locker room.
Hiller and the Ducks killed one final Philadelphia power play that extended into the final minute to hang on for the win.
CANADIENS 2, STARS 1
Michael Bournival also scored for Montreal (8-5-0), which has won three of its past four games.
Cody Eakin scored for Dallas (5-6-1), which remained last in the Central Division.
Dallas outshot the Canadiens 27-24.
Both teams had played the night before, with Montreal winning 2-0 in New York and the Stars taking a 4-3 decision in coach Lindy Ruff's return to Buffalo.
Bournival has three goals and four assists in his past seven games.
RANGERS 3, ISLANDERS 2
Trailing 2-1 after two periods, McDonagh got the Rangers even at 4:59 with their second power-play goal of the night. Pouliot netted the game-winner off a pass from Carl Hagelin with 6:14 left. Cam Talbot, subbing for No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, made 22 saves for his second win. He played for the third time in four games.
McDonagh's goal was set up by a penalty for too many men on the ice that had Islanders coach Jack Capuano screaming at the officials.
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