SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose tightened the race in the NHL Pacific Division by beating leader Anaheim 3-1 on Sunday, ending the Ducks' 10-game winning streak.
In other key games, St. Louis likewise closed the gap on Chicago in the Central Division by beating Dallas in overtime, Pittsburgh widened its already big lead in the Metropolitan Division by defeating Columbus, and Winnipeg beat slumping Colorado in overtime.
Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks, who missed a chance for a club-record, seven-game winning streak on the road. Anaheim also failed to extend a run of 13 games with at least one point.
St. Louis' Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 4:49 into overtime to give the Blues a 3-2 win over Dallas.
The win moved St. Louis within four points of idle Chicago.
Pittsburgh's James Neal had a hat trick and two assists to lead the Penguins to a 5-3 win over Columbus.
Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal and set up two other tallies while Chris Kunitz added his 21st goal of the season and two assists for Pittsburgh, which has won all four meetings with Columbus this season and moved 14 points clear atop the Metropolitan.
Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler scored at 4:58 of overtime to give the Jets a 2-1 victory at Colorado.
Andrew Ladd also scored for Winnipeg while Wheeler won it with the overtime tally, extending his fine December in which he has scored 10 goals and had four assists.
Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado, which has lost four straight — three after regulation.
New York's Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves in his first start in four games, helping the Rangers edge Tampa Bay 4-3.
Lundqvist was recalled to the starting job after a poor run of form saw him replaced for three games by Cam Talbot.
Toronto's Phil Kessel scored twice, reaching the 20-goal mark for the sixth straight season, to help the Maple Leafs top Carolina 5-2.
New York's Kyle Okposo scored twice midway through the third period as the Islanders overcame a three-goal deficit to beat Minnesota 5-4.
Buffalo's Ryan Miller made 49 saves to carry the Sabres to a 2-1 shootout win over Washington.
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