Van Riemsdyk lifts Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk decided a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils in the NHL's Atlantic Division.
Tyler Bozak and Van Riemsdyk scored in regulation time but Ryane Clowe and Adam Henrique kept the Devils in the contest until Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped three shots in the shootout.
It was an unpleasant trip to Madison Square Garden for the Philadelphia Flyers as their hosts, the New York Rangers, cruised to an easy 4-1 win.
Chris Kreider, Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard all scored in the Rangers' third straight success with Mark Streit converting a power-play goal for the Flyers in the third period.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller kept a point-blank Mikhail Grabovski shot out of his net with two minutes remaining and then made two shootout saves to secure a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
There was a first career shutout for Darcy Kuemper, who made 23 saves to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 4-0.
Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke scored the goals as the Predators suffered a third straight defeat.
The Chicago Blackhawks snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-3.
Andrew Shaw, Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw scored Chicago's goals with Ales Hemsky, Boyd Gordon and Taylor Hall notching for the Oilers.
Elsewhere, the Anaheim Ducks edged the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 thanks to a solitary goal from Andrew Cogliano and the New York Islanders secured a fourth straight victory as John Tavares and Brock Nelson scored late on to book a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars.