NEWARK, New Jersey — In his first appearance since breaking the NHL goalies victory record, Martin Brodeur led the New Jersey Devils over the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Friday for his 101st shutout, just two behind Terry Sawchuck's mark.
Brodeur made 35 saves, Patrik Elias scored twice — giving him 30 for the season — and Brian Gionta and Johnny Oduya added goals to help the Devils extend their team-record home winning streak to 11.
The focus was again squarely on Brodeur as the Devils rebounded from an emotional letdown on Wednesday in a 4-2 loss in Carolina with backup Kevin Weekes in goal. That came a night after Brodeur earned his 552nd win to break Patrick Roy's record.
Red Wings 6, Thrashers 3
Johan Franzen had a goal and two assists for the Red Wings, while Chris Osgood stopped 31 shots to earn his fourth consecutive victory.
Detroit, which leads the NHL with 105 points, have won five straight on the road.
Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler and Daniel Cleary also scored for Detroit. Bryan Little, Colin Stuart and Slava Kozlov scored for Atlanta.
Penguins 4, Kings 1
At Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby and NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and an assist as Pittsburgh downed Los Angeles.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves, and Tyler Kennedy and Bill Guerin added goals. The Penguins, tied with Philadelphia for fourth in the Eastern Conference, have won three straight to improve to 12-1-3 under interim coach Dan Bylsma.
Michal Handzus scored for Los Angeles.
Flyers 6, Sabres 4
At Buffalo, New York, former Buffalo captain Daniel Briere scored twice in 2:05 span in the second period for Philadelphia.
Mike Richards had a power-play goal and two assists, Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble and Jeff Carter also scored, and Martin Biron made 39 saves. Philadelphia remained tied with Pittsburgh for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Thomas Vanek, Dominic Moore, Derek Roy, and Chris Butler scored for Buffalo.
Oilers 5, Blackhawks 4, SO
At Chicago, Patrick O'Sullivan and Ales Kotalik scored in a shootout to give Edmonton a win over Chicago for its third straight victory.
Dustin Penner had a goal and an assist in regulation, and Andrew Cogliano, Ethan Moreau and Sam Gagner also scored. Chicago's Martin Havlat and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an assist in regulation. Adam Burish and Cam Barker also scored for the Blackhawks, 0-3-2 in their last five.
Blues 3, Flames 2
At Calgary, Alberta, Andy McDonald and Jay McClement scored in a 51-second span midway through the third period as St. Louis beat Calgary.
T.J. Oshie also scored to help St. Louis jump into ninth place in the Western Conference, two points behind Nashville for the final playoff spot.
Mike Cammalleri and Dustin Boyd scored for Calgary.
Hurricanes 5, Islanders 4
At Raleigh, North Carolina, Chad LaRose and Matt Cullen each scored twice as Carolina extended its home winning streak to seven games.
The Hurricanes jumped to sixth in the Eastern Conference, a point ahead of the New York Rangers and two in front of Montreal.
Tuomo Ruutu also scored for Carolina. Frans Nielsen, Richard Park, Bruno Gervais and Kyle Okposo scored for New York.