The Pittsburgh Penguins produced a stunning late recovery to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 for their sixth consecutive NHL win.
Trailing 2-0 with just over six minutes to play at the Consol Energy Center, the Penguins fired in three goals in the space of 4:15 seconds for a brilliant regulation-time victory.
Chris Kunitz ruined Boston goaltender Anton Khudobin's hopes of earning a shutout against the Atlantic division leaders, but there was worse to come for the visitors.
Less than a minute later, Brandon Sutter scored the equaliser to sink Boston hearts, before Sutter's second with just over two minutes remaining completed the Penguins' remarkable revival.
Pittsburgh hold a nine-point advantage on top of Atlantic division in the Eastern Conference, while Boston missed the chance to top Northeast division - left to sit in second, one point behind the Montreal Canadiens.
Southeast leaders the Carolina Hurricanes dispatched an out-of-form Washington Capitals outfit 4-0, with Riley Nash scoring a double.
In an all-Southeast clash, the Tampa Bay Lightning defied a Florida Panthers comeback to win 3-2.
The Lightning led 2-0 away at BB&T Center, only to see the hosts draw level midway through the second period.
But Steven Stamkos' powerplay goal early in the final stanza saw the Lightning back in front for good.The Winnipeg Jets consolidated second spot in Southeast division, with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Blake Wheeler scored twice for Winnipeg, while Nik Antropov, Kyle Wellwood and Evander Kane also got on the scoresheet for the Jets.
A Marcus Foligno double helped the Buffalo Sabres surprise the New York Rangers in a 3-1 come-from-behind result.
In the Western Conference, Pacific division leaders the Anaheim Ducks won four on the trot with a thrilling 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Third-period strikes from Patrick Maroon and Luca Sbisa helped the Ducks arrest a deficit, and maintain a healthy 11-point buffer at the helm of the division.
Their nearest rivals, the Los Angeles Kings, fell to a 5-2 defeat away to the Phoenix Coyotes, which snapped a two-match winning streak for the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
The Edmonton Oilers climbed above the Colorado Avalanche with a 4-0 victory over their Northwest division counterparts.
The Nashville Predators thrashed the Dallas Stars 4-0, the St Louis Blues accounted for the San Jose Sharks 4-2 and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 after a shootout.