Doug Crossman scored 2:43 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 6-5 victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto last night and preserve his team's one-point lead over the Washington Capitals in the Patick Division.
His wrist shot from the top of the right circle went through a scramble and trickled in off the pad of Don Edwards after 22:59 of scoreless play.
Rookie Pelle Eklund set up the game-winner with a pass from the corner. It was his second assist of the game. Toronto had trailed, 5-3, in the second period. Islanders 3, Devils 1
Richard Kromm and Brent Sutter scored third-period goals to give New York its third straight victory and make the Devils 1-27-3 at Nassau Coliseum.
Mark Johnson gave the Devils a 1-0 lead when he intercepted Denis Potvin's clearing attempt and beat Billy Smith at 12:05 of the second period on a power play.
Kromm tied it as he was falling forward in the left faceoff circle after a check. His 25-footer beat Craig Billington 27 seconds into the period.
Brent Sutter used brother Duane as a decoy on a two-on-one break to score the game-winner at 7:17. Bruins 1, Canucks 1
Dave Reid's power-play goal for Boston early in the third period offset Rick Lanz's late second-period goal while Vancouver had a two-man advantage as the Bruins earned a point at home.
Whalers 11, Blackhawks 4: In Hartford, Kevin Dineen had two goals and three assists, Dave Tippett had two goals and two assists to lead the Whalers past Chicago. Nordiques 3, North Stars 2
Dale Hunter's power-play goal in the second period won in Quebec. Peter Stastny and Michel Goulet scored the other Nordiques goals and Dennis Maruk and Dino Ciccarelli got Minnesota's goals. Flames 5, Canadiens 3
In Montreal, defenseman Gary Suter scored the game-winning goal and set up two others to lead Calgary's win. The loss, coupled with Quebec's victory over Minnesota, cost the Canadiens first place in the Adams Division. The Nordiques lead by a point. Rangers 2, Penguins 2
Ron Duguay, recently acquired from Detroit, scored his first goal for Pittsburgh late in the second period as the Penguins earned the tie at home.