COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Antoine Vermette took a pass from R.J. Umberger and scored 2:38 into overtime, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Vermette, acquired in a trade-deadline deal with Ottawa this month, has points in five of six games he has played for Columbus.
Umberger, Derek Dorsett and Rick Nash added goals for the Blue Jackets, who tied the franchise record with 80 points. Steve Mason stopped 24 shots for the Blue Jackets, who have won five of six.
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist, and Dave Bolland also scored for the Blackhawks, who have lost four in a row and six of seven.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Anton Babchuk scored twice and Eric Staal added a goal as Carolina beat the Martin Brodeur-less New Jersey Devils.
Carolina began a homestand by snapping a three-game losing streak - including two in shootouts - and ending the Devils' four-game winning run. The Hurricanes have won a season-high six in a row at home.
Cam Ward stopped 41 shots.
New Jersey played without Brodeur, who set the NHL record for career goalie wins by beating Chicago for No. 552 on Tuesday night. It was the first time Brodeur missed a start in 10 games since returning from an elbow injury on Feb. 26.
Kevin Weekes made 28 saves in place of Brodeur. Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored for the Devils.