Anze Kopitar scored 2 minutes 32 seconds into overtime on Wednesday night to lead Los Angeles past division rivals San Jose.
Kopitar sends home overtime winner for Kings
Kings 4, Sharks 3 (OT)
Anze Kopitar scored a power play winner 2:32 into overtime and Los Angeles (9-5-0) defeated San Jose (10-1-2) on Wednesday night. The Sharks owned three different leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2, but the Kings matched them every time.
Justin Williams scored the game-tying goal at 12:21 in the third period, also a power play score. Logan Couture netted his seventh goal of the season for the Sharks.
Penguins 3, Bruins 2
Pittsburgh got goals from three different scorers to exact a small amount of revenge from the Bruins in their first meeting since last season’s play-offs.
Boston swept the Penguins out of the Eastern Conference Finals, but in the rematch Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen all converted shots to lift the division-leading Penguins (9-4-0).
Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla netted for the Bruins.
Maple Leafs 4, Flames 2
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves as Toronto posted their first victory in Calgary since December 2002.
The Maple Leafs (10-4-0) got goals from Joffrey Lupul, James van Riemsdyk, Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger each to win their third straight.
Matt Stajan and David Jones had the only goals on Bernier, who finished with a season-high save total.
Red Wings 2, Canucks 1
Daniel Alfredsson and Tomas Tatar scored for Detroit (7-4-2) and goalie Jimmy Howard made 19 saves in net.
Daniel Sedin scored his sixth goal of the year for Vancouver (9-5-1) in the first period to briefly give the Canucks a lead.