Jari Kurri scored 1:46 into overtime to lead the Oilers to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota North Stars last night in Edmonton.

Kurri's 61st goal came after Wayne Gretzky set him up with a pass. Kurri sent in a shot off the post behind goalie Don Beaupre.

Edmonton's Mark Napier sent the game into overtime, scoring at 15:46 of the third period to tie the score at 4-4.

Beaupre was outstanding in the Minnesota goal, stopping numerous Oilers scoring chances on shots from close in. In the second period alone, the Oilers fired 24 shots on his net. Oilers goalie Andy Moog faced 13 shots in the period.

*Devils 6, Sabres 3: Uli Hiemer, who earlier accidentally had deflected in a Buffalo goal, redeemed himself by scoring the winning goal in the third period as New Jersey won in Buffalo.

Hiemer's 50-footer through a screen at 6:55 of the final period was the third of five straight goals the Devils scored in the final two periods to erase a 3-1 Buffalo lead.

Peter McNab, Joe Cirella, Doug Sulliman, Pat Verbeek and Mel Bridgman were the other Devils goal scorers.

The Sabres had goals from Gil Perreault, Phil Housley and Dave Andreychuk.

*Flames 5, Canucks 5: Lanny McDonald scored on a 20-foot slap shot from inside the faceoff circle at 12:21 of the third period to give Calgary the tie with Vancouver.

McDonald's goal was his 24th of the season, and it was the Flames' fourth power-play goal in the game.

The Canucks are winless at Calgary since Dec. 16, 1982, going 0-7-3 in that span.

The Flames entered the third period trailing 4-2, but pulled within a goal on Dan Quinn's 29th of the season at 6:59.

The teams traded early third-period goals 25 seconds apart. Rookie Gary Suter scored for Calgary at 4:19 and Thomas Gradin scored for Vancouver at 4:46.