Zetterberg's big night helps Red Wings roll past Flyers
DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and two assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which had three power-play goals after failing on its first 10 opportunities this season. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists, and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves.
Erik Gustafsson and Tye McGinn scored for Philadelphia (1-5) and Ray Emery stopped 25 shots. Flyers interim coach Craig Berube dropped to 1-2 since replacing the fired Peter Laviolette on Monday.
Avalanche 5, Capitals 1
At Washington, Alex Tanguay scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves in his return to Washington as Colorado remained perfect under coach Patrick Roy.
It is the first time the franchise is 5-0 since the 1994-95 season when the team was the Quebec Nordiques.
Sharks 3, Senators 2
At San Jose, Calif., rookie Tomas Hertl scored his league-leading seventh goal before leaving with an injury and Brent Burns got the tiebreaker in the third period to lead the San Jose to its fifth straight win to open the season.
Penguins 5, Lightning 4
At Tampa, Fla., Sidney Crosby had three goals and an assist, and Matt Niskanen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 18.6 seconds left, lifting Pittsburgh past Tampa Bay.
Niskanen scored the winning goal from the top of the left circle, with an assist from Crosby.
Canadiens 4, Canucks 1
At Vancouver, British Columbia, Carey Price made 39 saves for Montreal, and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner.
Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec and Josh Gorges also scored for Montreal, and Raphael Diaz added two assists.
Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 1
At Columbus, Ohio, Loui Eriksson scored from a hard angle in the opening minute of the third period for his first goal for Boston, which topped Columbus.
Playing their first road game, the Bruins also got a goal from Chris Kelly, and an empty-net tally from Milan Lucic. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves.
Blues 5, Rangers 3
At St. Louis, David Backes scored twice, and unbeaten St. Louis topped the slumping New York Rangers. The Blues, who haven't trailed at all this season, are 4-0 for the first time in the history of the franchise.
Derek Roy, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko added goals for St. Louis, which has outscored its opponents 19-7. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves to improve to 4-0.
Blackhawks 2, Sabres 1
At Chicago, Corey Crawford made 28 saves to lead Chicago over winless Buffalo.
Ben Smith and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who swept a pair of weekend home games, edging the Islanders on Friday.
Predators 3, Islanders 2
At Nashville, Tenn., Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal, helping Nashville edge the New York Islanders.
Nashville has won two of three. The Islanders were beaten for the third time in four games — including twice in two days.
Wild 5, Stars 1
At St. Paul, Minn., rookies Justin Fontaine and Mathew Dumba both scored their first NHL goals, and Josh Harding made 18 saves for his second straight win as Minnesota beat Dallas.
Minnesota came in giving up an NHL-low 22 shots per game, and kept the pressure off Harding, who filled in for injured starter Niklas Backstrom. Harding faced only 19 shots as the Wild controlled play from the opening faceoff.
Maple Leafs 6, Oilers 5, OT
At Toronto, Dave Bolland scored the winning goal 2:09 into overtime, after teammate Joffrey Lupul tied it for Toronto with 31 seconds left in regulation in a back-and-forth game against Edmonton.
Bolland finished off a 3-on-1 rush with Cody Franson and Jake Gardiner.