Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. ó Ryan Miller made 30 saves, and Buffalo scored five goals in the third period to keep Carolina winless on the road.
Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy and Jochen Hecht had a goal and assist each,
Matt Cullen scored for Carolina, 0-10-3 on the road.
Penguins 8, Rangers 3
PITTSBURGH ó Sidney Crosby had his fourth career hat trick and added two assists for his second five-point game and Pittsburgh won for the fourth time in five games.
Thrashers 1, Flyers 0
ATLANTA ó Johan Hedberg made 34 saves for his first shutout in two years and Atlanta stopped a 14-game losing streak against Philadelphia.
Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Calgary backup Curtis McElhinney stopped Anton Stralman in the fourth round, and Jamie Lundmark followed with the shootout winner for the Flames.
Capitals 4, Canadiens 3, SO
MONTREAL ó Nicklas Backstrom scored the only shootout goal on Washington’s third attempt, and Semyon Varlamov stopped Montreal shooters Mike Cammalleri, Maxim Lapierre and Tomas Plekanec.
Bruins 4, Senators 3, SO
BOSTON ó Michael Ryder scored the lone goal in the shootout, lifting Boston to its fifth win in six games ó and sixth straight over Ottawa.
Red Wings 4, Blues 3, SO
ST. LOUIS ó Todd Bertuzzi beat Chris Mason high with a backhander in the fourth round of the shootout tp end Detroit’s losing streak at three games.
Devils 2, Islanders 1
NEWARK, N.J. ó Brian Rolston and Patrik Elias each had two goals and two assists, and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in New Jersey’s sixth straight home win.
Predators 4, Panthers 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn ó J.P. Dumont and David Legwand scored early in the third period, and Dan Ellis made 23 saves for Nashville.
Stars 4, Lightning 3, OT
DALLAS ó Tom Wandell scored at 2:12 of overtime for Dallas after the Stars blew a two-goal lead.