Devils stun Panthers in overtime
With just over three seconds to go, the Devils called a timeout before the final faceoff. Travis Zajac beat Marcel Goc on the draw, and Jaromir Jagr nudged the puck back to the top of the right circle to Zidlicky, who ripped a shot that beat screened goalie Tim Thomas.
Andrei Markov scored two goals, including at 1:28 of overtime, to lead the Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Montreal. Chicago has lost three games in a row, including two in overtime, for only the second time this season.
Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each scored twice to lift the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-3 victory and extended the Winnipeg Jets' losing streak to a season-high five games. Ondrej Pavelec made 20 saves for Winnipeg, which was booed at the end of the game.
The Buffalo Sabres activated forward Cody Hodgson from injured reserve, one of several moves by new general manager Tim Murray. Buffalo also recalled Brayden McNabb from their AHL affiliate in Rochester and sent defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson down.
The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Ryan Reaves to a four-year, $4.5 million contract extension. The 26-year-old Reaves has played in 26 games with two goals and three assists.
The Boston Bruins activated forward Loui Eriksson from injured reserve and assigned Justin Florek to Providence of the American Hockey League. Eriksson missed 15 games after a sustaining a concussion against Pittsburgh on Dec. 7.