NEWARK, N.J. — Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime Friday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late to beat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1.

Chris Kunitz tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:11 left in regulation, spoiling a magnificent performance by Cory Schneider, who made 41 saves for New Jersey.

The winning goal came after Schneider made a close-in stop on Brandon Sutton. The Penguins kept the puck in the zone and Despres’ shot from inside the blue line beat a screened Schneider.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves for the Penguins, who fell behind 1-0 when Devils forward Steve Bernier scored on a wraparound 6:08 into the third period.

New Jersey failed to tie its season-best, three-game winning streak. Pittsburgh won for the second time in seven games (2-3-2).

BLUES 3, HURRICANES 2: Kevin Shattenkirk scored in the shootout and St. Louis won at Raleigh, North Carolina, for its fourth straight victory.

Ryan Reaves and David Backes scored in regulation for the Blues, and Jake Allen made 26 saves before stopping all three Carolina shooters in the tiebreaker.

Defensemen Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, but the Hurricanes have earned points in 9 of 11 January games.

Anton Khudobin of Carolina made one save but allowed two goals before he was pulled 2:35 in and replaced by Cam Ward, who stopped all 29 shots he faced.


GARY BETTMAN, the commissioner, said advertisements could be included on jerseys at the World Cup of Hockey.

The league has resisted putting ads on the sweaters of its 30 teams, but Bettman said corporate logos on jerseys are possible for the tournament in 2016.

“World Cup, international competition, I don’t know,” Bettman said. “We may take a look at it. It might be a valuable opportunity.”

RED WINGS: Detroit put defenseman Brian Lashoff on waivers and recalled defenseman Alexey Marchenko from Grand Rapids of the AHL, and reassigned defenseman Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids.

Lashoff has no goals and two assists in 11 games for the Red Wings this season. He played 75 games for Detroit in 2013-14.

Marchenko made his NHL debut in January 2014, but that one game was his only appearance for the Red Wings. Ouellet has two goals and an assist in 21 games this season for Detroit.

THE FAMILY of Stan Mikita said the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer was diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is “facing some serious health issues.”

Mikita, 74, played his entire 22-season career for Chicago from 1958-80 and was on the team with Bobby Hull that won the Stanley Cup in 1961. He’s the franchise’s all-time leader in games, points and assists, and is second in goals.

BLUE JACKETS: Columbus activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Murray has missed the last 36 games because of a knee injury.

Murray, 21, also missed the first seven games of the season because of knee surgery.