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Wednesday's NHL Capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrej Meszaros scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to keep the Philadelphia Flyers undefeated with a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.

James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers in their home opener and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov won his third straight start.

Daniel Sedin tied it for Vancouver early in the third.

Meszaros wasted no time putting the Flyers back in front, this time for good, rushing the ice and snapping a wrister past Roberto Luongo 59 seconds later.

Mikael Samuelsson, Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins also scored for Vancouver.

Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Stewart and Jiri Tlusty scored third-period goals to help Carolina beat Boston.

Joni Pitkanen scored on the power play and Cam Ward made 26 saves for the Hurricanes. They never trailed, claimed their first win and avoided matching their worst start since the lockout.

Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand scored and Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots for the Bruins, who have lost two straight and three of four. The reigning Stanley Cup champions’ power-play unit remained punchless. Boston came up empty on five chances with the man advantage to drop to 1 for 18 for the season.

Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene had the deciding shootout goal in Colorado’s victory over Columbus before 8,986 fans, the smallest crowd to watch a regular-season game at Nationwide Arena.

Columbus is 0-3-1 this season.

In the shootout, Milan Hejduk matched the goal of Rick Nash, who had a goal and an assist for Columbus. Shooting second, Duchene beat Steve Mason through the leg pads.

Semyon Varlamov slid to stop Jeff Carter’s shot to secure the victory.

T.J. Galiardi also scored for Colorado, while Radek Martinek had the other Columbus goal.

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