PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Mathieu Schneider scored on a power play at 3:21 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Exactly a minute after Scottie Upshall was sent off for goalie interference, Schneider - recently acquired from Atlanta to quarterback the power play - scored his seventh goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right circle.
The Flyers outshot the Canadiens 37-31 in regulation, but wasted all eight power-play attempts. Philadelphia, which had converted an NHL-high 32 percent of its home power-play opportunities, failed to convert on both of its 5-on-3 advantages.
Tomas Plekanec, Tom Kostopoulos and Alex Kovalev scored for Montreal in a 2:04 span late in the first period, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots. Joffrey Lupul, Simon Gagne and Mike Richards scored for Philadelphia, and Antero Niittymaki made 32 saves.
The Flyers played their 36th straight game without center Danny Briere and there's no telling when he'll pull on the sweater again. Briere originally set Wednesday as his return date, and that was pushed back to Friday. General manager Paul Holmgren said before the game he was hopeful that Briere, who has played only nine games this season because of abdomen and groin surgeries, could play Sunday at New Jersey.
CHICAGO (AP) - NHL points leader Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play at 1:36 of overtime for Pittsburgh after Chicago rallied to force the extra period.
Malkin ripped a one-timer from the right circle past rookie Antti Niemi with 2 seconds left on a penalty to Kris Versteeg.
The Blackhawks rebounded from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits to force overtime, tying it on Dave Bolland's goal with 4:45 left in the third. Jonathan Toews scored Chicago's first three goals - all on power plays - for his first NHL hat trick.
Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz, acquired from Anaheim on Thursday, each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, and Miroslav Satan and Maxime Talbot scored 37 seconds apart late in the second period. Pittsburgh played without Sidney Crosby, sidelined for the second straight game because of a groin injury.
DETROIT (AP) - Chris Osgood made 30 saves in his return to Detroit's lineup after a four-game break, and Derek Meech and Tomas Kopecky scored for the Red Wings.
Alexander Frolov scored for Los Angeles, and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves.