Devils sneak win in NHL

Second-half goals from Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder helped the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

The strikes came at the start of the first and second periods, with Martin Brodeur's 19 saves cementing the win.

Another stopper was also a hero in New York as Henrik Lundqvist repelled 21 shots as the New York Rangers beat Florida 2-1.

St Louis managed without their two leading scorers to see off Minnesota 2-1, whole bottom-of-the-table New York Islanders came from behind to beat the Boston Bruins 5-3, with John Tavares scoring twice in the third period.

There was one minute 33 seconds left of overtime when Alexander Semin beat Carey Price with a shot to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens, while it was also tight as the LA Kings went down 3-2 to the Dallas Stars.

In Denver the Colorado Avalanche ended a four-game losing run to beat Colombus 5-3, the Anaheim Ducks beat San Jose 6-3, Phoenix shaded a seven-goal match with Edmonton and Winnipeg cruised past Buffalo 3-0.