The Tampa Bay Lightning moved a little closer to its first division title.
Vincent Lecavalier scored a power-play goal to tie the game with 5 minutes 25 seconds left in the third period as the host Lightning and New Jersey Devils played to a 2-2 draw last night.
The Southeast Division-leading Lightning also got a goal from Brad Richards. Tampa Bay, which has a franchise-record 10-game unbeaten streak (6-0-4), leads Washington by four points.
"It felt pretty good to get the tie," Lecavalier said. "There were only five minutes left. We're happy with how we played."
Lecavalier scored from the right circle just six seconds after the first penalty during a five-on-three power play expired.
"I thought we did a lot of good things against a very good team," Tampa Bay Coach John Tortorella said.
New Jersey's Martin Brodeur made 31 saves, but came up short in his bid to become the first NHL goalie to win 40 games in four seasons. He shares the mark of three seasons with Hall of Famers Jacques Plante and Terry Sawchuk and has six games left to break the deadlock.
"It doesn't matter if it's 40 or 30 or whatever," Brodeur said. "I'd like to get it done as soon as possible."
* BLUES 2, PANTHERS 1: Doug Weight scored a power-play goal with two seconds left, following a too many men on the ice penalty, to give host St. Louis the victory.
The infraction, called with 54 seconds remaining, was the only penalty whistled against the Panthers in the game.
The Blues are 7-3-1 in their last 11 games and have won five of seven. Florida has lost five straight and scored just one goal in each loss.
* FLYERS 2, BRUINS 2: Tony Amonte scored twice, including a short-handed goal that got Philadelphia even with 6:49 left in regulation, as the Flyers tied visiting Boston.
Amonte poked in a rebound of Marcus Ragnarsson's shot in a wild scramble in front of the net to help the Flyers increase their unbeaten string to three (1-0-2) and remain three points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey Devils.
* AVALANCHE 3, KINGS 0: Patrick Roy made 26 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season and 66th of his career to lead host Colorado.
Roy also posted his 547th career win, tops in NHL history and 100 more than second-place holder Terry Sawchuk.
"Our grinders and muckers can get ugly goals just by going to the net," Avalanche Coach Tony Granto said. "If they continue to work like that, they will be able to chip some in for us."
* BLACKHAWKS 4, PREDATORS 1: Andrei Nikolishin and Steve Sullivan each had a goal and an assist as host Chicago snapped a four-game winless streak. Chris Simon and Mark Bell also scored for the Blackhawks, who won for only the seventh time in 32 games (7-20-3-2).
Clarke Wilm scored for Predators, whose winless slide reached 10 (0-6-3-1).
"It's extremely frustrating because this team has a lot more than it's shown the last couple of games," Predators Coach Barry Trotz said. "It doesn't matter what you do, everything starts with the basic, sort of the atom of hockey: the one-on-one play. Too many guys are losing too many battles."
* CANUCKS 5, COYOTES 1: Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and Dan Cloutier returned from injury to make 24 saves to lead host Vancouver.
Canucks captain Markus Naslund became the first player to reach 100 points this season when he assisted on Ed Jovanovski's power-play goal in the third period.
* SHARKS 3, RED WINGS 0: Vesa Toskala made 25 saves for his first career shutout as host San Jose interrupted Detroit's late-season surge. The Red Wings, hoping for home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, lost for just the third time in 22 games since Feb. 8.
* FLAMES 2, STARS 1: Shean Donovan scored 2:51 into overtime to lead host Calgary.
"We were dull right from the get-go," Dallas Coach Dave Tippett said. "There are certain games you can see it's chore out there."