EDMONTON, Alberta — Adam Foote scored his second power-play goal of the game 2:37 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Wednesday night.

Foote put a backhander shot behind Ty Conklin to win it.

Joe Sakic had a goal and an assist for Colorado (36-17-12-5), and Milan Hejduk and Paul Kariya each had two assists in the first Avalanche game since Steve Moore was sucker punched Monday night by Vancouver's Todd Bertuzzi.

Georges Laraque tied it late in the third period for Edmonton (28-27-12-3). Petr Nedved, playing his third game for Edmonton since being dealt from the New York Rangers, had the other Oilers goal.

LIGHTNING 4, HURRICANES 2: At Raleigh, N.C., Dave Andreychuk and Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the opening three minutes and Dan Boyle netted the tiebreaking goal for Tampa Bay.

The Hurricanes started poorly in their first game since captain Ron Francis was traded Tuesday to Toronto. No player wore the "C" on his jersey, and general manager Jim Rutherford said the title probably won't be awarded for the rest of the season.

Arturs Irbe made his first home start since returning from minor league exile last month and gave up goals on Tampa Bay's first two shots. The entire Carolina team looked hesitant and uncoordinated as the NHL-leading Lightning jumped to a 2-0 lead.

SABRES 6, CAPITALS 0: At Washington, Mike Grier had a goal and two assists against the team that traded him the day before.

Martin Biron made 27 saves to earn his first shutout since Jan. 24, 2003, and helped the Sabres move within five points of the New York Islanders in the race for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot.

Jochen Hecht scored twice, and Dmitri Kalinin, Adam Mair and Daniel Briere added goals for Buffalo, which swept a season series from the Capitals for the first time since the 1990-91 season (4-0).

It was also the largest margin of defeat this season for Washington.

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KINGS 3, COYOTES 1: At Glendale, Ariz., Luc Robitaille reached the 20-goal mark for the 16th time and Los Angeles beat Phoenix, extending the Coyotes' winless streak to 10 games.

Alexander Frolov and Nathan Dempsey also scored and Cristobal Huet made 22 saves in his career-high 10th straight start for the Kings.

Los Angeles, 5-2-2 in its last nine games, moved two points ahead of idle St. Louis in the race for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

Robitaille, fifth in goals among active players with 651, scored his 540th with Los Angeles to move within 10 of Marcel Dionne's franchise record.

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