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Luongo's goaltending helps Panthers top Islanders

Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2005

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Roberto Luongo made 29 saves, including stopping a penalty shot in the third period, and Florida beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Monday.

Luongo (3-1) posted shutouts in the first two games, stopping 61 shots, and didn't allow a goal until a 2-1 loss Saturday to Tampa Bay. He stopped Miroslav Satan on a penalty shot with 14:34 left in the third.

Capitals 3, Rangers 2

WASHINGTON — Rookie Alex Ovechkin scored the winning goal on a power play in the third period, and Olie Kolzig made 30 saves for Washington.

Ovechkin scored his third goal while the Capitals had a two-man advantage.

The Capitals killed two penalties late in the game. Kolzig stopped 30 shots.

Washington's Steve Eminger scored his first NHL goal with 1 second remaining in the second period made it 2-2. Marcel Hossa gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead midway in the second period. Former Capital Jaromir Jagr scored his team-leading third goal for the Rangers early in the second period.

Sabres 3, Penguins 2, OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jochen Hecht jammed in a loose puck from in close with 20 seconds left in overtime for Buffalo.

Rory Fitzpatrick and Paul Gaustad also scored for Buffalo, while Ryan Miller stopped 26 shots. The Sabres (3-1-0) have opened the season with three straight home wins for the first time since winning their first five in 1984-85.

Senators 6, Maple Leafs 5, SO

OTTAWA — Dany Heatley scored the lone goal of the shootout to give Ottawa the victory.

Dominik Hasek stopped Kyle Wellwood, Eric Lindros and Jason Allison in the shootout and Ottawa (3-0-0) remained unbeaten.

Canucks 4, Red Wings 2

DETROIT — Anson Carter scored with 8:46 remaining to break the final tie and Vancouver (2-0-1) remained unbeaten while handing Detroit (3-1-0) its first loss of the season.

Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists for Vancouver, while Matt Cooke and Richard Park scored for the Canucks. Park's goal was into an empty net with two seconds remaining.

Bruins 4, Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. — Brian Leetch scored his first goal for Boston and P.J. Axelsson had a goal and an assist for the Bruins.

Leetch, signed as a free agent in August, and Axelsson scored in the second period to put Boston ahead 2-1.

Fredrik Modin and Dan Boyle scored for Tampa Bay.

Axelsson assisted on Travis Green's goal that made it 3-1 at 3:17 of the third. After Brad Isbister extended Boston's lead to three goals at 9:32, Tampa Bay pulled within 4-2 when Dan Boyle scored with 5:32 to play.

Avalanche 7, Flames 3

DENVER — Marek Svatos scored three goals to lead Colorado.

Rookie Wojtek Wolski, Colorado's first-round draft pick in 2004, scored his first NHL goal in the first period, and had an assist later in the period on a wraparound goal by Brett McClean.

Oilers 4, Mighty Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Radek Dvorak's power-play goal with 11:40 to play broke the game's final tie and Edmonton (3-0-0) remained undefeated.

Raffi Torres added an empty net goal, his second of the game and fourth of the season, for the Oilers, who scored three goals on the power play in ruining Anaheim's home opener.

Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry scored in the first period as the Ducks outshot Edmonton 11-4 and took a 2-0 lead. Perry's goal was his first in the NHL.

Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen made 31 saves.



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