Brent Seabrook sealed a dramatic 5-4 win for the Chicago Blackhawks over the Winnipeg Jets with a goal in overtime.
With the Blackhawks trailing 4-3 Artemi Panarin netted the equaliser with his second of the match with less than five minutes remaining of the final period.
That set the scene for Seabrook’s heroics, which leaves Chicago six points behind Western Conference leaders Dallas Stars.
Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals made history by breaking their franchise-record for wins in a single campaign.
A 4-2 success over the Colorado Avalanche marked the capitals 55th victory of the season, eclipsing their previous best, which was set in 2009-10.
The Boston Bruins managed to hold off a stunning fightback from the St Louis Blues to edge an 11-goal thriller 6-5.
A David Krejci brace helped Boston establish a 5-2 lead at the end of the second period, but they needed Patrice Bergeron to strike three minutes from time to secure the win.
The Detriot Red Wings enhanced their chances of earning a Stanley Cup wildcard by seeing off the Minnesota Wild 3-2, while the Vancouver Canucks beat the Anaheim Ducks by the same scoreline.