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Oilers steal 2-1 victory over Maple Leafs

Mats Lindgren scored with a perfectly executed shorthanded steal Saturday night to snap a tie and give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Oilers killed a rash of second-period penalties with Lindgren and Todd Marchant stepping to the forefront. With 16 seconds left in a Ryan Smyth infraction, Lindgren stripped Leafs defenseman Jamie Macoun of the puck in front of the Edmonton bench, then raced into the Leafs' zone and beat goaltender Felix Potvin with a wrist shot.It was Lindgren's first goal - and Edmonton's first shorthanded goal - of the year.

The Leafs' power play was 0-for-8 on the night, extending their streak of futility to one goal in 36 man-advantage opportunities.

Ray Whitney, a former stickboy for the Oilers, gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead 2:28 into the first period. Whitney scored his first goal since joining Edmonton as a late addition to the team's training camp when he popped his own rebound over a sprawling Felix Potvin and into the Toronto net.

Devils 3, Sabres 2

At East Rutherford, N.J., Dave Andreychuk assisted on two goals and scored the game-winner on a power play at 7:36 of the third period to lead New Jersey over Buffalo.

Bobby Holik and Scott Niedermayer also scored for New Jersey, which withstood a late two-man disadvantage in bouncing back from an embarrassing loss to Carolina on Friday night.

Penguins 4, Hurricanes 1

At Pittsburgh, Jaromir Jagr set up one goal and scored another in the first five minutes as Pittsburgh beat Carolina to end a three-game losing streak.

Capitals 3, Islanders 1

At Landover, Md., Jan Bulis and Yogi Svejkovsky scored 1:26 apart early in the second period and Washington defeated New York to improve to 3-0-0 at home.

Flyers 6, Canadiens 2

At Montreal, former Montreal star John LeClair had three goals and two assists as Philadelphia beat the Canadiens. LeClair has 17 goals and seven assists in 12 games against Montreal since joining the Flyers in a 1995 trade that sent Mark Recchi to the Canadiens.

Blues 5, Panthers 3

At St. Louis, Brett Hull scored his league-leading sixth and seventh goals to give the St. Louis Blues a win over the Florida Panthers.