Saturday's NHL Capsules
Tournaments played Oct. 5, 2013
Originally published October 5, 2013 at 10 p.m., updated October 6, 2013 at 1:25 a.m.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the tiebreaking goal 36 seconds into the second period and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara each scored power-play goals, and Jordan Caron added an even-strength score for Boston, which won its season opener against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings, who are in the same division with the Bruins after the NHL realigned following last season.
Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, playing his third straight game, made 33 saves.
CANADIENS 4, FLYERS 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Lars Eller scored his third goal in two games and Brendan Gallagher got his second to help Montreal beat Philadelphia.
Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque added goals for Montreal, and Alex Galchenyuk had his second two-assist performance in two games to start the season.
Vincent Lecavalier scored for Philadelphia. Many of the 21,273 at the Bell Centre booed each time the puck went to Lecavalier, who turned down the Canadiens to sign with the Flyers this offseason.
LIGHTNING 3, BLACKHAWKS 2, SO
CHICAGO (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored in the shootout and Tampa Bay rallied for a victory over Chicago.
Ben Bishop made 37 saves in his first start this season for Tampa Bay, then denied each of Chicago’s three shooters in the tiebreaker. Filppula beat Corey Crawford into the right side of the net in the first round.
Tampa Bay looked listless before Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell scored midway through the third period, tying it at 2. It was the first victory of the season for the Lightning, who opened with a 3-1 loss at Boston.
Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad scored in the second for Chicago, which outshot Tampa Bay 39-16
DUCKS 4, WILD 3, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mathieu Perreault scored at 4:55 of overtime to give Anaheim a victory over Minnesota.
Perreault’s game-winner came on a 2-on-1 break with Francois Beauchemin. He dumped the puck to a streaking Beauchemin, who gave it right back to Perreault, and the center flipped his shot past Niklas Backstrom to give the Ducks their first win of the season.
Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller had 30 saves while Backstrom finished with 26.
Zach Parise scored two goals for Minnesota.
PENGUINS 4, SABRES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew each scored his second goal of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead Pittsburgh over Buffalo.
Craig Adams also scored his second goal and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.
Fleury has sparkled through two games, turning aside 47 of 48 shots. He earned his 250th career victory and 24th shutout with a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek spoiled Fleury’s bid for another shutout at 15:06 of the third period.
CANUCKS 6, OILERS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Dan Hamhuis and Jannik Hansen scored 18 seconds apart late in the first period and Vancouver cruised over Edmonton.
Daniel Sedin, with a goal and an assist, Brad Richardson and Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks, who got 21 saves from Roberto Luongo in their home opener.
Jason Garrison added a goal into an empty net, while Henrik Sedin picked up three assists as Vancouver rebounded from Thursday’s season-opening 4-1 road loss to the San Jose Sharks in impressive fashion.
Jeff Petry and Boyd Gordon scored for Edmonton. Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 31 shots before being replaced in the second period by Jason LaBarbera. The Oilers backup finished with 12 saves.
BLUES 7, PANTHERS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaroslav Halak set a franchise record with his 17th shutout and Alex Steen scored on a penalty shot to lead St. Louis over Florida.
Newcomers Brenden Morrow and Derek Roy scored their first goals of the season for St. Louis, which received goals from seven different players. The Blues have outscored their opponents 11-2 with 10 different players scoring goals this season.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz also converted against Florida goalie Tim Thomas, who was pulled after the second period. He allowed five goals on 28 shots.
Halak made 19 saves and passed Glen Hall, who had 16 shutouts from 1967-1971. Halak posted his 26th career shutout and improved to 8-1 lifetime against the Panthers.
The Blues’ seven-goal outburst was their largest since they won at Detroit 10-3 on March 30, 2011.
MAPLE LEAFS 5, SENATORS 4, SO
TORONTO (AP) — Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak scored shootout goals to lift Toronto past Ottawa in the Maple Leafs’ home opener.
Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier, outstanding in relief of James Reimer, stopped Milan Michalek — whose shot hit the crossbar and bounced out — and Jason Spezza in the shootout.
Raymond, on a nifty turnaround backhand, and Bozak, through Craig Anderson’s legs, scored to give Toronto a 2-0 edge in the shootout.
Raymond, Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk scored in regulation to help Toronto improve to 3-0 after opening wins in Montreal and Philadelphia.
Kyle Turris, Cory Conacher, Jared Cowen and Spezza scored for Ottawa.
STARS 2, CAPITALS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Alex Chiasson scored the tiebreaking goal at 12:07 of the second period, and Dallas defeated Washington.
Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves for Dallas, which stopped a Capitals flurry on a power play as the game ended.
Alex Ovechkin scored in the first period for Washington. Erik Cole tied it at 8:01 of the first.
Midway through the second, the Stars skated in 3-on-2 against goalie Braden Holtby. Cody Eakin took a shot, and the rebound went out to Chiasson as he skated down the slot. His shot beat Holtby for his second goal in two games this season.
BLUE JACKETS 3, ISLANDERS 2, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Columbus rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil New York’s home opener.
The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno scored 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue Jackets managed only 12 shots in the first two periods.
New York built its lead in the second on a power-play goal by defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky and an even-strength tally by Matt Moulson. Visnovsky added an assist, and captain John Tavares had two for the Islanders.
SHARKS 4, COYOTES 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored his first two NHL goals and San Jose beat Phoenix.
Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, who were able to convert two power plays after not scoring on the man advantage against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes, who won their opener at home on Thursday.
Antti Niemi stopped 22 shots for the victory. Mike Smith made 47 saves for Phoenix.
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