Newly acquired Paul Coffey assisted on three power-play goals, including Rob Brown's game-winner, as the Penguins rallied from a four-goal deficit to beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-4, last night in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins trailed by 4-1 before scoring four times in just under 10 minutes in the third period.
Mario Lemieux tied the score at 10:16 with his 19th goal of the season, accelerating past defenseman Terry Carkner and shooting from 20 feet. Brown scored at 11:53, tapping in Ville Siren's rebound after Coffey's pass started the play. Lemieux scored into an empty net at 19:53.
The Nordiques chased Gilles Meloche with four goals on 12 shots. But they got only four shots in the final 28 1/2 minutes, making none, against his relief, rookie Steve Guenette, as referee Paul Stewart's calls put Pittsburgh on 10 power plays to Quebec's three.
Coffey played a regular defensive shift and handled the left point on the power play for Pittsburgh. Acquired from Edmonton Tuesday in a multiplayer deal after a contract stalemate, Coffey was playing his first game since the Canada Cup series ended in September.
Devils 8, Oilers 7:
Edmonton showed it still has firepower as seven different Oilers scored, but New Jersey gained a road victory when Aaron Broten scored 13 seconds into overtime.
Broten had two goals and three assists. The Devils overcame a three-goal deficit to win in Edmonton for the first time in eight tries since moving from Colorado.
Flyers 5, Sabres 2:
Rookie left winger Craig Berube broke a 2-2 third-period tie in Philadelphia, and his first NHL goal proved to be the one that beat Buffalo.
Berube took a rebound of Rick Tocchet's shot and beat goaltender Tom Barrasso from 20 feet at 8:39. Dave Poulin scored two goals, at 18:05 of the third with a 20-footer, and at 19:32 with a short-handed, unassisted goal into an empty net.
Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 3:
In Madison Square Garden, Kelly Kisio scored his 100th career goal as New York built a three-goal lead and held off Toronto for its third victory in four games following a nine-game winless streak.
Later, the Rangers' John Ogrodnick earned his 300th NHL assist.
Canadiens 6, Whalers 5:
Stephane Richer scored his 13th goal of the season with 6:12 to play in Hartford, completing a Montreal rally from a 5-2 deficit.
Montreal drove to 5-5 late in the second period on goals by Larry Robinson, Rick Green and Bob Gainey within a 72-second span.
Red Wings 10, Jets 8:
Detroit, involved in a couple of 1-0 games in the past week, enjoyed a considerably different outing on home ice. Adam Oates and Mel Bridgman scored their first goals of the season as the Red Wings exploded for six goals in a 7:41 span of the final period to outscore Winnipeg.
After Winnipeg rookie Iain Duncan scored 54 seconds into the third period to give the Jets a 6-3 lead, the Red Wings got hot.
Petr Klima began the rampage with his second of the night and Gerard Gallant trimmed the lead to 6-5. Oates made it 6-6, splitting two Winnipeg defensemen and beating netminder Pokey Reddick. Bridgman put Detroit ahead to stay at 6:37, off Joe Kocur's rebound.
Jeff Sharples and Brent Ashton finished the burst with goals seven seconds apart before the Jets' Thomas Steen and Paul MacLean -- his third goal of the game -- answered to close to 9-8. Bridgman scored again with 1:20 to go.
Blues 4, North Stars 3:
Rick Meagher scored 1:19 into overtime in Bloomington, Minn., lifting St. Louis out of the Norris Division cellar and putting Minnesota in it.
Meagher took a pass from Tony McKegney, skated in a stride and flipped a 10-foot shot over the right side of goalie Don Beaupre.
Flames 4, Canucks 2:
In Vancouver, Hakan Loob's hat trick turned away Calgary. His first goal provided a 2-1 lead that put the Flames ahead to stay.
Canucks center Dan Hodgson was taken off by stretcher at 18:59 of the second period and sent to a hospital with a suspected broken left leg. Calgary defenseman Brad McCrimmon had fallen on Hodgson in front of the Flames net.
Kings 6, Blackhawks 4:
Luc Robitaille scored two goals as Los Angeles won at home. His first one, at 9:58 of the first period for a 3-0 lead, routed Chicago's starting goalie, Bob Mason.