NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a power play with 24.9 seconds left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils continued their remarkable playoff push with a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
The goal was the second straight winner for the $100 million man, his sixth in the last 12 games and his ninth of the season. New Jersey won for the 19th time in 23 games (19-2-2) and handed the injury ravaged Penguins their eighth loss in 10 games (2-5-3).
Travis Zajac scored in regulation for the Devils and Martin Brodeur made 25 saves.
Tyler Kennedy scored for Pittsburgh, which continues to play without Sidney Crosby (concussion).
OTTAWA (AP) - Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist, Mats Zuccarello and Artem Anisimov scored 12 seconds apart in the second period and New York beat Ottawa to end a three-game losing streak.
Vinny Prospal also scored to help New York move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of Carolina. The Hurricanes played at Chicago on Friday night.
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in his 11th consecutive start. The NHL leader with eight shutouts, he lost his bid for another 4:56 into the third on Sergei Gonchar's power-play goal.