Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2 minutes, 4 seconds left to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its last 10 to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.
Blackhawks streaking on
Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the host Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.
Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks (12-0-3), who matched the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest season-opening points streak in NHL history. Chicago is one away from the league record, set by Anaheim in 2006-07, and will try to match the mark on Tuesday when it hosts Vancouver.