NHL-Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games

(Adds late games) March 31 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games. - - - Senators 2, Hurricanes 1 (shootout) The Ottawa Senators defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout for a third consecutive victory that edged them closer to a playoff spot. Ales Hemsky scored the only goal in the shootout while goalie Craig Anderson stopped all three Hurricanes chances. The win moved the Senators to within four points of the final wild-card playoff spot in the East. Mika Zibanejad scored for the Senators, while winger Jeff Skinner had the Carolina goal. - - - Devils 6, Panthers 3 After jumping to a 3-0 lead, the Devils let the lowly Florida Panthers claw their way back into the game before closing out the victory. Travis Zajac had a hat-trick while Ryane Clowe, Jaromir Jagr and Jacob Josefson also scored for the Devils, who moved to within three points of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Jagr had three assists while Clowe, who left the game in the second period and did not return with what appeared to be a head injury, had two assists. New Jersey (32-28-15) are three points behind eighth place Columbus, who had the night off. - - - Wild 3, Kings 2 Zach Parise and center Mikko Koivu each had a goal and an assist, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov made 18 saves, and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Los Angeles Kings. The Wild (39-26-11) trailed 2-1 through two periods but rallied to solidify their hold on the first wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota is five points clear of seventh place Phoenix, and five points behind sixth place Los Angeles (44-26-6) who had their six-game win streak snapped. Alec Martinez and Justin Williams scored for the Kings but they lost their lead in the third period where Matt Moulson tied it and Koivu converted the go-ahead score. - - - Ducks 5, Jets 4 (Overtime) Defenseman Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, completing the Anaheim Ducks' rally from a 4-0 deficit to a victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Anaheim scored three times in the third period and completed the largest comeback in franchise history for the Duck (49-18-8). For the Jets (33-33-10), it was a bitter defeat that all but ended their bid for the post season. Corey Perry tied the score at four by bouncing a shot off goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and into the net with 23 seconds remaining in regulation. It was his 39th goal of the season. Ryan Getzlaf, Hampus Lindholm and Nick Bonino also netted goals for Anaheim to lead the improbable comeback. (Editing by Peter Rutherford/Sudipto Ganguly)