Vincent Damphousse scored with 1 minute 45 seconds remaining as San Jose defeated visiting Columbus, 3-2, last night in Ron Wilson's debut as coach.
Patrick Marleau scored a shorthanded goal midway through the third period to tie the game. Scott Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who snapped a three-game home losing streak.
Wilson took over for Darryl Sutter, who was fired last weekend, after Cap Raeder served as interim coach for one game.
Geoff Sanderson scored two goals for Columbus, which lost its third straight and sixth of its last seven.
Sanderson, who has 10 career goals in 21 games against the Sharks, snapped a personal seven-game drought with the pair of goals.
Damphousse took a pass from Adam Graves and wristed it off the left post from 10 feet out for the game winner.
Marleau scored from 10 feet out after Teemu Selanne picked up the puck near the left circle and passed it to him.
* SABRES 4, RANGERS 1: Miroslav Satan scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead visiting Buffalo.
"Sometimes I have seven shots and I don't score a goal. Today I didn't feel I had many shots, but those I had went in," said Satan, who took five shots.
* ISLANDERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2: Arron Asham scored twice and Dave Scatchard made good on a wish as New York gained the two points it wanted in the standings and some of the revenge it needed in the home win.
In last season's playoffs, Toronto's Darcy Tucker caused a serious knee injury to Michael Peca, knocking the Islanders captain out of the action until just a few weeks ago -- some seven months later.
Peca and many of the Islanders downplayed the idea of revenge in the days leading up to the teams' first meeting this season, but Scatchard was one who said he hoped New York would build a big lead and then take care of business.
On the faceoff following Asham's goal that made it 4-1, Scatchard immediately dropped his gloves and fought Shayne Corson.
* PANTHERS 2, HURRICANES 0: Sandis Ozolinsh scored against his former team and Roberto Luongo stopped 40 shots for his first shutout of the season as Florida won on the road.
"It was strange. It was lucky," Ozolinsh said of his goal that deflected off the skate of Carolina's Erik Cole and past goalie Arturs Irbe.
Luongo came into the year 0-4-1 all-time against the defending Eastern Conference champions, but has now beaten Carolina twice in the last three days.
* DEVILS 3, PENGUINS 1: Defensemen Oleg Tverdovsky and Colin White scored, and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves to lead host New Jersey. John Madden scored an empty-net goal with 30.9 seconds remaining as the Devils earned at least a point in their sixth straight game (4-0-0-2).
* MIGHTY DUCKS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: Steve Rucchin deflected in a short-handed goal with 6:51 left in the third to snap a tie in Chicago. The Blackhawks' Theo Fleury scored in his first game following a 25-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse aftercare program.
* RED WINGS 3, STARS 3: Brett Hull scored on a one-timer from the left circle with 46 seconds left in regulation to give visiting Detroit the tie.
* AVALANCHE 7, CANADIENS 6: Radim Vrbata scored a power-play goal 1:52 into overtime as host Colorado snapped a two-game losing streak.