TAMPA, Fla. John Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Florida goalie Roberto Luongo's season-opening shutout streak Saturday night in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Panthers.
Luongo allowed his first goal of the season on Modin's breakaway 55 seconds into the second period that gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. Modin had just completed serving a minor penalty when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated in on Luongo alone.
Islanders 3, Hurricanes 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. Miroslav Satan finally scored his first goal in an Islanders jersey and Rick DiPietro made 42 saves, leading New York past Carolina.
It wasn't the most glamorous of goals for Satan, who scored 259 before signing with the Islanders in the offseason. In fact, it was Carolina defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky who knocked it past goalie Cam Ward.
Senators 5, Sabres 0
OTTAWA Dominik Hasek stopped 35 shots for his 64th career shutout, and Wade Redden had a goal and two assists to lead the Senators over the Sabres.
Dany Heatley was credited with a pair of power-play goals, and Jason Spezza and Martin Havlat also scored for the Senators, who improved to 2-0-0 after recording the NHL's first shootout victory Wednesday night with a season-opening 3-2 win in Toronto.
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 4
TORONTO Mike Ribeiro scored with 4:27 left to help the Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs for their third straight road victory of the season and first 3-0-0 start in 27 years.
Ribeiro, standing alone beside the net, tapped in a cross-ice pass from defenseman Andrei Markov for the winner.
Thrashers 8, Capitals 1
ATLANTA Peter Bondra got the best of his former team for the second straight night, scoring two goals and adding an assist to help the Thrashers beat the Capitals.
The Thrashers put their home opener out of reach in the third period as Scott Mellanby, Serge Aubin, Marc Savard, Marian Hossa and Patrik Stefan each scored a goal. Savard finished with four assists. Aubin had two.
Avalanche 3, Stars 2
DALLAS Marek Svatos scored on a power-play rebound with 1:57 left to give the Avalanche a victory over the Stars.
Svatos scored his first goal of the season on a scramble in front of the net with 2:09 left on a 7-minute power play.
Predators 3, Mighty Ducks 2, SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Paul Kariya scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Predators edged the Mighty Ducks.
After all three Anaheim shooters had missed along with Nashville's Steve Sullivan and Marek Zidlicky, Kariya beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere high to the right side to give the Predators the victory.
Bruins 7, Penguins 6, OT
PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh fans came to see Sidney Crosby's first career goal, and they got it. The added bonus: Mario Lemieux's first two-goal game in 2 1/2 seasons. The downside: somehow, the Penguins lost.
Glen Murray's second goal, a one-timer just as a Pittsburgh penalty was expiring 1:23 into overtime, rallied the Boston Bruins from a two-goal deficit that spoiled Crosby's first career goal and Lemieux's first two-goal game since February 2003.
Devils 3, Rangers 2, OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Brian Rafalski scored at 3:17 of overtime to give New Jersey a victory over the Rangers on Saturday night. Viktor Kozlov, who earlier had a goal, circled around the Rangers' net to feed Rafalski for the winning shot from the left circle.
Sharks 7, Blue 6
ST. LOUIS Jonathan Cheechoo scored with 1:54 remaining to give San Jose a comeback victory over the Blues.
Cheechoo got the puck behind the St. Louis net, skated in front and beat goalie Patrick Lalime with a wrist shot from the right circle.
Coyotes 2, Wild 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. Wayne Gretzky earned his first win as a coach, leading Phoenix over Minnesota.
The Coyotes went 0-2 in two road games before The Great One's long-awaited debut at home.
Oilers 4, Canucks 3
EDMONTON, Alberta Raffi Torres and Ales Hemsky scored in a shootout to lift Edmonton past Vancouver.
Torres forced the overtime with his second goal of the game, beating Dan Cloutier on a power play with 23 seconds left in regulation.
Torres and Hemsky beat Cloutier in the shootout, while Vancouver's Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi failed in their attempts against Jussi Markkanen.
Shawn Horcoff also scored in regulation for the Oilers.
Naslund had two goals and also assisted on Sami Salo's goal for Vancouver.
Peninsula Clarion ©2013. All Rights Reserved.