The Columbus Blue Jackets led 13 seconds in and then poured on a flurry of shots -- and still needed a late rally and shootout to beat Mike Smith and the Arizona Coyotes.
San Jose extended its mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday in a clash of NHL division leaders.
Chicago's Marian Hossa threaded his shot through a screen 1:31 into overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win against New Jersey on Thursday, maintaining a four-point lead in the NHL's Central Division.
Anaheim continued its sharp lift in performance with a 2-1 victory over NHL-leading Montreal on Monday, with Ducks goaltender John Gibson making 39 saves.
St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 3:24 of overtime to lift the Blues to a 4-3 victory over Dallas on Monday, moving within two points of NHL Central Division leader Chicago.
Jimmy Hayes capped Boston's three-goal second period with his first of the NHL season and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots as the Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Sunday.
One spectacular shot by Jeff Carter kept the Los Angeles Kings rolling on an increasingly impressive winning streak.
Chicago hung on to beat Anaheim 3-2 on Friday for a fifth consecutive win in the clubs' Black Friday rivalry game, bolstering the Blackhawks' lead atop the NHL's Central Division.
Montreal's Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the Canadiens hung on to beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday, bolstering their lead in the NHL's Atlantic Division while ending the Hurricanes' winning streak at five games.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist during a five-goal second period that powered the Penguins to a 6-1 rout of the New York Rangers on Wednesday, cutting the gap at the top of the NHL's Metropolitan Division to two points.