It didn't take Sergei Fedorov very long to show why the NHL's new four-on-four overtime format is ideal for players such as him.
Fedorov scored 36 seconds into overtime as the Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, last night in Detroit.
"It seems like I have more time to work the puck," Fedorov said.
On his goal, he broke in with a pass from Steve Yzerman, got around defenseman Jiri Slegr and took a shot that dribbled between the legs of goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin.
Jaromir Jagr and German Titov scored for Pittsburgh. Jagr has a point in all 14 of his team's games this season, the only player in the NHL to do so.
* LIGHTNING 4, SABRES 2: Pavel Kubina scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and host Tampa Bay ended Buffalo's four-game winning streak.
* DEVILS 5, THRASHERS 1: New Jersey's Brendan Morrison had a goal and two assists in the win over visiting Atlanta.
* BLUES 2, EDMONTON 2: Chris McAlpine scored with 5 minutes 12 seconds left in the third period for St. Louis. Edmonton (0-6-2) is the only NHL team without a road victory.
* BLACKHAWKS 5, ISLANDERS 0: Tony Amonte scored twice and Steve Passmore got his first NHL shutout for Chicago. The Blackhawks ended a nine-game winless streak at home (0-6-3).
* CANUCKS 3, COYOTES 2: In Phoenix, Vancouver scored three times within a span of 1:43 of the second period.