NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -One day after the New Jersey Devils learned Martin Brodeur will be sidelined for months, backup Kevin Weekes gave the team the kind of goaltending it will need to get by without him.
After allowing a shootout goal to Vincent Lecavalier, Weekes stopped Jussi Jokinen and Vaclav Prospal to give the Devils a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the shootout for New Jersey, which won for the second time in six games. The Devils also got goals from David Clarkson, Elias and Jay Pandolfo in regulation.
Jokinen scored twice for Tampa Bay and Martin St. Louis tied it late in the third period, but the Lightning's three-game winning streak ended.
Blue Jackets 5, Oilers 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Manny Malhotra tipped in a rebound with 1:09 left, making a winner of prized goalie prospect Steve Mason in his NHL debut and leading Columbus over Edmonton.
goalie Pascal Leclaire is out with an ankle injury and backup Fredrik Norrena hurt his groin during the morning skate Wednesday.
The Blue Jackets blew a 2-0 second-period lead, then recovered from a 4-2 deficit in the third.
Kristian Huselius, Derek Brassard, R.J. Umberger and Fredrik Modin also scored for Columbus. Mike Commodore, Jake Voracek, Rick Nash and Raffi Torres each had two assists.
Andrew Cogliano, Ethan Moreau, Ales Hemsky and Kyle Brodziak had goals for the Oilers, who are in the midst of a season-high, seven-game road trip.
Ducks 5, Blues 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals, including a 190-foot shot into an empty net, and Jonas Hiller made 31 saves in Anaheim's victory over St. Louis.
Rob Niedermayer, Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who have earned 17 of a possible 18 points in their last nine games (8-0-1).
Selanne has eight goals and five assists during an eight-game point streak. Getzlaf matched that run, posting six goals and 11 assists in eight games.
Patrik Berglund and Andy McDonald scored for the Blues and Chris Mason made 21 saves in the first of the team's five-game road trip. St. Louis is 1-5 after a 4-1 start. Paul Kariya, the Blues' leading scorer, left in the second period with an undisclosed lower body injury and didn't return.

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