December 10, 2013 Sections
The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
RALEIGH, N.C. - Stephen Weiss scored at 3:13 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night.
Henrik Zetterberg scored with 16.4 seconds left in the third to tie it, Justin Abdelkader scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots to help the Red Wings win their first road game since moving to the Eastern Conference.
Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe scored in their debuts with Carolina, which led 2-0 in the third period but lost its opener for the fourth time in five seasons.
Justin Faulk added two assists and Cam Ward made 35 saves for the Hurricanes.
Zetterberg sent it into overtime when he pushed a loose puck past Ward after a scramble in front of the net. Ward lost his stick while stopping a shot from Daniel Alfredsson a moment earlier.
Weiss then ended it when he stuffed a loose puck past Ward.
ISLANDERS 4, DEVILS 3, SO
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round and New York opened the season with a victory over New Jersey.
Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and stopped all six Devils shots in the shootout as the Islanders won a season opener for the first time since 2007.
Michael Grabner scored two goals and set up another by Frans Nielsen for the Islanders.
Recently signed free agent Damien Brunner scored twice for the Devils, while fellow newcomer Michael Ryder had the other.
Martin Brodeur, whose father, Denis, died last week, had 23 saves in his first game of the season. Cory Schneider was in goal in the Devils' 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Brodeur stopped the Islanders first five shootout attempts before Moulson put a shot just under the crossbar.
SENATORS 1, SABRES 0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period and Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots in leading Ottawa to a season-opening win over Buffalo.
Former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur set up the goal to spoil the Sabres' home opener.
Driving up the left wing, MacArthur slipped a pass through the middle to set up Karlsson alone in the right circle. Karlsson got just enough of the puck to direct it toward the net and under goalie Ryan Miller's legs.
Miller had a solid outing despite the loss in stopping 45 shots.
Karlsson's goal came a half-minute after Anderson made a huge glove save at the other end, stopping rookie Zemgus Girgensons' shot from the high slot.
FLAMES 4, BLUE JACKETS 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored goals 42 seconds apart in the third period to lead Calgary over Columbus.
Rookie Sean Monahan picked up his first NHL goal and T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who opened their season with a 5-4 loss at Washington on Thursday night.
Goalie Joey MacDonald made 29 saves.
Jack Johnson and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, brimming with optimism after a strong finish to last season.
Artem Anisimov added a late goal and Sergei Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie last year, made 26 saves.
JETS 5, KINGS 3
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Devin Setoguchi scored two goals in the third period to lead Winnipeg over Los Angeles Kings in its home opener.
Matt Greene, Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored for the Kings.
Ondrej Pavelec finished with 33 saves for Winnipeg.
Evander Kane had a goal and two assists. Olli Jokinen and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets.
Blake Wheeler had a goal called back in the second because the net was off its moorings.
Failing to control the puck in their own zone cost both the Jets and Kings in the first period, although the Kings put on most of the pressure, outshooting the Jets 18-7.
AVALANCHE 3, PREDATORS 1
DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots, P.A. Parenteau scored two goals and Colorado beat Nashville.
Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche, who have won their first two games under new coach Patrick Roy.
Pekka Rinne had 33 saves and Paul Gaustad scored for the Predators, who lost for the second time in as many nights.
The game featured two of the top four picks in last June's draft. MacKinnon was taken first overall and Seth Jones, a Denver native, was picked fourth by the Predators.