Todd Bertuzzi scored two of his three goals on the power play, and Pat Kavanagh got the first of his NHL career as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Dallas Stars, 4-2, Monday night at Dallas to tighten the race for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Rookie goaltender Alexander Auld stopped 26 shots to give the Canucks 95 points. That tied them with the Stars for second in the conference. Detroit has 96 points.
Scott Young and Philippe Boucher scored for Dallas, which plays the Canucks on March 25 in Vancouver.
Edmonton 5, Nashville 3 -- Ales Hemsky had a goal and an assist and Ryan Smyth had three assists for the Oilers at Nashville, Tenn. Edmonton moved 10 points ahead of Nashville for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 2 -- Sami Kapanen had a goal and two assists and the Flyers beat the Devils at East Rutherford, N.J., to move into a first-place tie with New Jersey in the Atlantic Division.
Chicago 3, San Jose 2 -- Theo Fleury scored on a breakaway with 3:34 left in overtime to lift the Blackhawks at San Jose.