NHL Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) " Phil Kessel's power-play goal in the second period stood as the winner in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their NHL match on Saturday night.

Ian Cole and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins, who have won four straight home games against Anaheim and are 6-1 in their last seven games overall against the Ducks. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves.

Chris Kunitz got his 200th assist with the Penguins in his 500th game with the team. Kunitz, who was acquired from Anaheim in 2009, became the 18th player and fifth active to play 500 games with Pittsburgh.

Corey Perry scored his first of the season and 13th goal in 14 games against Pittsburgh. Cam Fowler scored on the power play for the Ducks, who haven't won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.

Jonathan Bernier stopped 42 shots in his debut with the Ducks.

BLACKHAWKS 5, PREDATORS 3

CHICAGO (AP) " Richard Panik scored his first NHL hat trick and Scott Darling was sharp in making 33 saves as Chicago earned its first victory of the season.

Nick Schmaltz, one of four rookies in Chicago's lineup, scored his first NHL goal and Brent Seabrook added a power-play score and an assist as the Blackhawks rebounded from a 3-2 loss at Nashville on Friday.

Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith each had two assists.

Colin Wilson, Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson scored for the Predators.

Nashville trailed 3-0 after Schmaltz, Seabrook and Panik scored in a 3:43 span in the first period, and could never pull even in this one.

The Predators outshot Chicago 36-27 and dominated in stretches, but were stymied by Darling in the backup goalie's first start this season.

Nashville backup Marek Mazanec had 22 saves.

CAPITALS 2, ISLANDERS 1

WASHIGNTON (AP) " Fourth-line grinder Daniel Winnik scored two goals and Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby made 21 saves as Washington beat New York in its home opener.

Winnik's fifth career multi-goal game helped the defending Presidents' Trophy winners bounce back from a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh and earn their first victory. Two of those have come with the Capitals, a good sign as they hope to get more depth scoring.

Ryan Strome scored a power-play goal for the Islanders, who have no points through two games after losing to the New York Rangers on Thursday. Backup goaltender Thomas Greiss stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced in his first start.

SHARKS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Mikkel Boedker and Joel Ward scored for an early lead and Patrick Marleau had a power-play goal, leading San Jose over Columbus.

Martin Jones made 26 saves for San Jose, which beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in its season opener Wednesday.

Zach Werenski and Josh Anderson each got his first goal for Columbus, which has lost its first two games this season.

Boedker scored 9:22 into the first period when a dump-in play by Logan Couture led to a tricky rebound off goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. The puck was deflected to Boedker, who buried it over Bobrovsky's left shoulder.

BLUES 3, RANGERS 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) " Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist and Carter Hutton stopped 33 shots as St. Louis beat New York.

Tarasenko has three goals in three games for the undefeated Blues after netting 40 last season.

Hutton got his first win and made several tough saves in his first game with St. Louis. He signed to a two-year, $2.25 million free agent contract on July 1 to back up Jake Allen.

The Rangers outshot St. Louis 35-18, with New York's Henrik Lundqvist making 15 saves.

Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad scored for the Rangers. Paul Statsny and Alex Pietrangelo also had goals for St. Louis.

PANTHERS 4, RED WINGS 1

SUNRISE, Florida (AP) " Colton Sceviour scored his first goal for Florida and Aleksander Barkov added his second of the season.

Sceviour signed with the Panthers as a free agent in July.

Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Marchessault also scored goals for Florida and Marchessault recorded two assists. Jaromir Jagr also had an assist.

Barkov's goal made it 3-1 with 2:22 left and Marchessault added an empty-netter about a minute later. The Panthers won their second straight and the Red Wings fall to 0-2.

Darren Helm scored for Detroit while Petr Mrazek stopped 34 shots for the Red Wings.

Roberto Luongo had 21 saves for the Panthers.

AVALANCHE 6, STARS 5

DENVER (AP) " Joe Colborne scored his first NHL hat trick and Colorado withstood a 6-on-4 opportunity over the final 46 seconds to hold off Dallas.

Trailing 2-0 early, Colborne scored three of Colorado's next five goals to build a 5-2 lead. Carl Soderberg and Nathan MacKinnon also scored during the stretch, and Tyson Barrie added an insurance goal in the third period to kick off the Jared Bednar Era in winning fashion.

Bednar took over for Patrick Roy after the Hall of Fame goaltender-turned-coach surprisingly stepped away two months ago.

Tyler Seguin had two goals for the Stars, while Devin Shore, Jamie Benn and Brett Ritchie also scored.

Dallas pulled starter Antti Niemi at 7:05 of the second period after allowing five goals. Kari Lehtonen slowed the Avalanche's potent offensive attack so the Stars could work their way back into the game.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, BRUINS 1

TORONTO (AP) " Rookies Mitch Marner and Connor Brown scored, helping Toronto roll over Boston for its first win of the season.

James van Riemsdyk and Milan Michalek also scored for the Maple Leafs, while Frederik Andersen made 24 saves for his first win with Toronto.

Anton Khudobin allowed four goals on 20 shots for Boston. David Pastrnak scored his third goal in two games this season.

One of six rookies in Toronto's lineup, Brown opened the scoring with his second career goal just over 2 minutes into the first. The 22-year-old Toronto native pounced on Matt Hunwick's point shot that caromed off a pile of bodies in front of Khudobin, shooting it high for the 1-0 lead.

LIGHTNING 3, DEVILS 2

TAMPA, Florida (AP) " Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal on a nifty redirection early in the third period to lift Tampa Bay over New Jersey.

Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning, who have opened the season with two comeback wins after trailing by two early in both games.

The Devils got goals from Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac. New Jersey lost its season opener 2-1 in overtime Thursday night at Florida.

Filppula was positioned in the slot and had his thigh-high deflection of Jason Garrison's shot elude Cory Schneider at 5:43. Rookie Brayden Point also assisted on the goal to get his first NHL point.

WILD 4, JETS 3

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) " Eric Staal and Chris Stewart each got their first goal with Minnesota since being acquired in the offseason, helping the Wild overcome a two-goal deficit.

Stewart scored to start the comeback and assisted on Matt Dumba's power-play goal that tied it, then Staal made it 3-2 as the Wild erased the 2-0 deficit with a three-goal second period.

Devan Dubnyk made 14 saves for Minnesota, which is now 14-0-2 in its home openers at the Xcel Energy Center. Jonas Brodin added a goal for the Wild.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler and Mark Schiefele scored for Winnipeg. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots for the Jets.

COYOTES 4, FLYERS 3, OT

GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) " Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 1:48 of overtime as Arizona kicked off its 20th season in the desert with a win over Philadelphia.

The Flyers dominated the early part of overtime, but Mike Smith made a sprawling save on Matt Read and the Coyotes were able to clear.

The Coyotes used quick passing to get the puck to Ekman-Larsson, who gathered the feed from Martin Hanzal and lifted it over a diving Steve Mason on a delayed penalty.

Hanzal also had a goal, along with Shane Doan and Brad Richardson for the Coyotes. Smith stopped 27 shots.

Read, Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers. Mason stopped 31 shots.

SENATORS 4, CANADIENS 3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) " Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift Ottawa over Montreal.

Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith scored in regulation for the Senators, who have won two straight to open the season. Craig Anderson made 21 saves.

Jeff Petry scored twice and Artturi Lehkonen got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens. Al Montoya stopped 35 shots.

Pyatt tied the score 3-3 off a great pass from Dzingel to beat Montoya stick side with 2:33 remaining in the third period.

Dzingel and Smith scored in the first period to put the Senators up 2-0. Petry's power-play goal late in the second got the Canadiens on the scoreboard. Lehkonen tied it early in the third and Petry's second put Montreal at the 9-minute mark.

CANUCKS 2, FLAMES 1, OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) " Brandon Sutter scored the only goal of the shootout to give Vancouver a victory over Calgary.

Sutter beat Chad Johnson through the five-hole on the winner in the fourth round of the tiebreaker after Ryan Miller stopped the Flames' shooters at the other end.

Daniel Sedin scored in regulation for the Canucks, who got 24 saves from Miller in their season opener.

Troy Brouwer was credited with the game's first goal in the opening period after Canucks forward Loui Eriksson, who was making his Vancouver debut, put the puck into his own net on a delayed Calgary penalty.

Johnson made 30 stops in his first start for the Flames, who have started the season with three losses (0-2-1).

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