MONTREAL (AP) -Tomas Plekanec scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens ended Washington's team-record winning streak at 14 games with a 6-5 victory Wednesday night.
Washington, which hadn't lost in nearly a month, fell three wins short of tying the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins' NHL-record streak of 17 games.
Trailing 5-2 after Plekanec scored Montreal's fourth goal of the second with 1:04 left in the period, Washington battled back with three goals in the third - including two by Laich - to send the game to overtime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Steve Mason made 40 saves for his second shutout in three games since Claude Noel took over as interim coach, and Columbus beat San Jose to end the Sharks' road winning streak at nine games.
The shutout was Mason's fourth of the season and raised his franchise record to 14. He led the NHL in shutouts as a rookie last season with 10.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin took advantage of a couple of favorable bounces to score a goal and set up one of Chris Kunitz's two goals and Pittsburgh bounced back from a pair of road losses to beat New York.
With Kunitz scoring his first two goals since Dec. 29, the Penguins shook off a 5-4 loss Sunday to Washington in which they couldn't hold a 4-1 lead to win their seventh in a row at home against the Islanders. New York lost its eighth in nine games as Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 37 of 38 shots.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Simon Gagne scored at 3:27 of overtime and Philadelphia overcame a 2-0 deficit for the second straight game to beat New Jersey.
Gagne had chances on a wraparound and a shot in close before beating Martin Brodeur with a shot to give the Flyers a sweep of the home-and-home series.
DENVER (AP) - Kyle Cumiskey scored 9 seconds into overtime after Colorado overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period.
Vinny Prospal had a power-play goal for New York, 2-8 in its last 10 games.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Martin Hanzal had a goal and an assist and Phoenix beat Minnesota to complete a four-game season sweep.