Here are three stories from Monday night.
Datsyuk scores 2 in 2nd, continues hot streak
The Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk had two goals in the second period against the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks during his team's 4-3 shootout loss. This was the third game in a row Detroit went past regulation time. Datsyuk almost scored for his team in the shootout, putting one off the post.
Datsyuk started things off for New Jersey with a laser beam over the shoulder of Ducks goalie John Gibson.
Three minutes later, he added a power-play, backhanded goal to put the Red Wings up by two.
Datsyuk has been hot lately, scoring six goals and eight assists over his last ten games. He came off a four-point night Saturday against the Stars with a pair of goals and assists, helping his team beat Dallas in overtime 7-6.
The Russian centreman has 17 points in his last 12 games against the Ducks. Datsyuk has 21 goals this season.
2 former Habs score on breakaways
A pair of former Canadiens provided all the offence the New Jersey Devils needed to get by the Arizona Coyotes by a 3-0 margin.
Forward Scott Gomez, who played with Montreal for three seasons between 2009 and 2012, got an unassisted breakaway goal in the first period with a nifty backhand through the legs of Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
The 15-season veteran has scored five goals this year for the Devils.
The next two New Jersey goals came courtesy of Mike Cammalleri who chipped in a breakaway-backhander and an empty-netter in the third period to secure the win. He leads his team in goals with 22 this season.
Cammalleri also played with the Canadiens for three seasons during the same time Gomez was in Montreal.
Schneider earns 3rd shutout
Devils goalie Cory Schneider made 38 saves against the Coyotes to get his third shutout of the season. It was an impressive outing for the 28-year-old who faced most of the shots in this game. The Coyotes outshot the Devils by ten. This was the fourth straight win for New Jersey.
Schneider's strong play saw the netminder make some highlight level saves including a first-period stop against Shane Doan to secure the shutout.