St. Louis 4, Atlanta 2: Alex Steen scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second period for the Blues, who beat their ex-teammate Chris Mason.
Columbus 3, Calgary 1: Mathieu Garon made 29 saves in his debut as the Blue Jackets' No. 1 goalie, and the Blue Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak.
Washington 5, New Jersey 1: Andrew Gordon had a goal and assist for his first two NHL points, and the Capitals handed the Devils their ninth straight road loss.
Dallas 5, Montreal 2: Jamie Benn scored a short-handed goal, Brad Richards added a power-play tally, and the Stars improved to 10-0-2 in their last 12 games at home.
Los Angeles 5, Colorado 0: Jonathan Quick posted his third shutout of the season, Dustin Brown had two goals and the Kings ended the Avs' six-game win streak.
Edmonton at San Jose: Sharks were going for their ninth victory in 10 games against the Oilers. They are 11-1-2 when rookie Logan Couture scores a goal.
Around the rinks
New York Islanders: Goaltender Rick DiPietro (knee) and defenseman Mike Mottau (hip surgery) have been placed on injured reserve. DiPietro is eligible to return after seven days, while Mottau is out for the season.
Winter Classic economic boost: The Jan. 1 Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in Heinz Field is expected to generate $23 million for the local economy, according to city officials.
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Compiled from News and wire service reports.