NHL roundup: Leafs snap 14-game slide vs. Canadiens

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:06 PM MONTREAL -- The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-3 overtime victory at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season 48 seconds into the extra session to give Toronto its first win against Montreal since Jan. 18, 2014. James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves.

Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Canadiens and Carey Price made 18 saves.

Flyers 8, Capitals 2

PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux each netted a pair of goals, and Jakub Voracek and Shayne Gostisbehere each recorded three assists as Philadelphia routed Washington in its home opener.

It was the Flyers' largest margin of victory over the Capitals since a 7-1 victory Dec. 20, 2008, in Philadelphia. It was also the first time the Capitals allowed eight goals in regulation since an 8-1 defeat in Pittsburgh on Jan. 25, 2006.

Wayne Simmonds and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Flyers and Brian Elliott turned aside 21 shots to earn his third win in his first season.

Penguins 4, Panthers 3

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored twice, including the winner when he batted the puck out of the air in the third period, as Pittsburgh downed Florida.

Patric Hornqvist and Greg McKegg also scored and Kris Letang added two assists for the Penguins, who are 8-0-2 in their past 10 games against the Panthers with five wins in a row at home. Matt Murray made 43 saves for Pittsburgh.

Jonathan Huberedau scored twice, Aaron Ekblad also tallied and Evgenii Dadonov had two assists for Florida. The Panthers' James Reimer stopped 29 shots as the teams combined for 79 shots in a fast-paced game.

Stars 3, Avalanche 1

DALLAS -- Coach Ken Hitchcock won his 783rd career game and passed Al Arbour for the third-most wins in NHL history as Dallas defeated Colorado.

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin each had a goal and an assist for the Stars while Ben Bishop made 21 saves. Seguin also had his first career fight in the third period against former teammate Patrik Nemeth.

Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves for the Avalanche and kept his team in the game on the second night of a back-to-back. Matt Duchene scored during a delayed penalty for Colorado.

Lightning 2, Blues 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored as Tampa Bay capped off a strong homestand with a victory over St. Louis.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, who has started all five games this season, made 28 saves for the Lightning. Tampa Bay swept a three-game homestand that included victories against Washington and Pittsburgh. Kucherov has five goals this season.

Jake Allen stopped 25 shots for the Blues, who finished a four-game road 2-2-0. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his fourth goal of the season for St. Louis.

Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (OT)

CHICAGO -- Brandon Saad scored the game-winning goal at 3:05 of overtime to lift Chicago over Nashville.

Patrick Sharp scored during regulation for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford stopped 37 shots to pick up his fourth victory for Chicago.

Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators, who played their first overtime game of the season. Nashville's Pekka Rinne made 33 saves.

Blue Jackets 5, Wild 4 (OT)

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Alexander Wennberg 47 seconds into overtime as Columbus won for the second time in as many nights.

The Blue Jackets got regulation goals from Zach Werenski, David Savard, Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson. Sergei Bobrovsky had 17 saves for Columbus.

Tyler Ennis scored twice, and Eric Staal and Landon Ferraro had goals for Minnesota, which got 30 saves from Devan Dubnyk. The Wild are 14-0-3 all time in their home opener.

Devils 3, Rangers 2

NEW YORK -- Miles Wood, Adam Henrique and Drew Stafford each scored a goal as New Jersey defeated New York.

The Devils' Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves in his first start of the season. New Jersey defenseman Will Butcher had two assists, giving him eight this season. He leads all rookies with eight points.

Rick Nash and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Rangers, with Shattenkirk's coming with 56.8 seconds left to complete the scoring. Ondrej Pavelec made 16 saves for New York.

Senators 6, Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris each had two goals and an assist as Ottawa completed a three-game sweep through western Canada with a victory over Edmonton.

Mike Condon made 34 saves for the Senators, who won at Calgary 6-0 on Friday. Derick Brassard and defenseman Chris Wideman also scored for Ottawa.

Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 23 shots before being replaced by Laurent Brossoit. Edmonton's Kailer Yamamoto recorded his first NHL point when he assisted on defenseman Adam Larsson's goal.

Bruins 6, Coyotes 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Zdeno Chara, still a dominant player at age 40, had a goal and two assists and Boston rode a three-goal second period to victory over winless Arizona.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and rookie Jake DeBrusk -- the son of former Coyotes player Louie DeBrusk -- each had a goal and an assist and backup goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 29 of 31 shots in his first start of the season for the Bruins. Boston has won 11 in a row against the Coyotes since 2010.

Mario Kempe scored his first NHL goal for Arizona, which remains the Western Conference's lone winless team at 0-4-1.

Kings 4, Sabres 2

LOS ANGELES -- Dustin Brown, Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty scored the first power-play goals of the season for Los Angeles in its victory over Buffalo.

The Kings came in 0-for-16 on the power play this season, but Brown tied the score 1-1 on Los Angeles' first power play of the game. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings.

The Sabres scored their first goal at Staples Center since Jan. 21, 2010 -- a timespan of 279 minutes, 38 seconds -- when Zemgus Girgensons finished off a 2-on-1 with Jack Eichel at 15:45 of the first period. Eichel scored Buffalo's other goal.

Islanders 3, Sharks 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thomas Greiss made 40 saves to lead New York over San Jose.

Greiss, a former Sharks goaltender, improved to 2-1-0 in three career starts against the Sharks. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders.

Kevin Labanc scored for San Jose and backup goaltender Aaron Dell made 20 saves in his first start of the season. Dell went 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average in two starts against New York last season.

Flames 5, Canucks 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored twice as Calgary defeated Vancouver.

Johnny Gaudreau scored on a power play and Mark Giordano recorded a short-handed goal for the Flames. Defenseman Travis Hamonic also scored for Calgary. Jaromir Jagr had an assist for his first point since signing with the Flames as a free agent Oct. 4. Calgary's Mike Smith made 27 saves.

Derek Dorsett and Brock Boeser scored while Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots for the Canucks.

Jets 2, Hurricanes 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Nikolaj Ehlers scored the deciding goal -- his fifth of the season -- as Winnipeg won its third straight game.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots in securing his third victory of the season for the Jets. Bryan Little also scored for Winnipeg.

Jeff Skinner scored and Scott Darling stopped 19 shots for Carolina.

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