COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Rick Nash scored two third-period goals in his return from an injury that sidelined him four games, and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a two-goal deficit Friday night to hand the Minnesota Wild a costly 4-2 loss.
The Wild came into the game in 11th place and six points behind eighth-place Detroit in the Western Conference playoff race. Instead of getting two points, they came away with none after blowing leads of 2-0 in the second period and 2-1 with less than 9 minutes left.
Nash's shootout-like goal came just 27 seconds after Kris Russell tied it. Nash, who was sidelined with a lower-body injury, added an empty-netter in the final minute. Kristian Huselius also scored for Columbus, which has won four of five.
Mikko Koivu and Chuck Kobasew had goals for the Wild, who have dropped two in a row after a three-game winning streak.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Saku Koivu scored 14 seconds into overtime after Lubomir Visnovsky tied it with 32 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit to beat the New York Islanders.
It was the third straight win for the Ducks after five losses following the Olympic break.
The Islanders led 4-2 after John Tavares' goal with 5:29 left in the second period. Anaheim cut it to 4-3 with 9:53 left in the third, scoring on the power play as Jason Blake deflected in a shot by Steve Eminger.
The Ducks tied it on Visnovsky's blast from near the blue line after pulling Curtis McElhinney, and Koivu scored on the first shot of overtime to complete the rally.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Gilbert Brule scored the shootout winner and also had two assists as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit's Brian Rafalski scored during a scramble in front of the net with 0.2 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime.
Andrew Cogliano and Ryan Whitney also had goals for the last-place Oilers, who snapped a five-game losing streak despite being outshot 17-3 in the third period.
Patrick Eaves scored the other goal for the Red Wings, whose three-game winning streak ended.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Rookie Mikael Backlund set up second-period goals by Nigel Dawes and Eric Nystrom, and the Calgary Flames held on to defeat the struggling San Jose Sharks.
Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow also scored for Calgary, which has won six of its last eight to get into the Western Conference playoff hunt.
Manny Malhotra, Dan Boyle and Dany Heatley had goals for the Sharks, who have lost four in a row in regulation. Their lead atop the Pacific Division has been cut to three points by the Phoenix Coyotes, with 11 games remaining for both. San Jose also remained tied with Chicago for the top spot in the Western Conference.