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Devils top Hurricanes for first victory of season

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2003

RALEIGH, N.C. Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner scored, and Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots as the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Saturday night.

The defending Stanley Cup champions won their first game after opening at Boston with a 3-3 tie. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes fell to 0-2 for the first time since 1997-98.

Flyers 3, Penguins 3

PHILADELPHIA Aleksey Morozov's goal with 7:12 left brought Pittsburgh back from a three-goal deficit as the Penguins and Philadelphia played to a tie.

The Flyers led 3-0 after almost 18 minutes, but failed to hold it against the rebuilding Penguins.

Thrashers 4, Capitals 3

WASHINGTON Ronald Petrovicky scored twice as Atlanta won in Washington for the first time.

Randy Robitaille and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for the Thrashers, who were playing their first game since the funeral of teammate Dan Snyder on Friday in Elmira, Ont. Snyder died Oct. 5, six days after he sustained a severe brain injury when a Ferrari driven by teammate Dany Heatley crashed on a narrow city street.

Robitaille added two assists for the Thrashers who were 0-7-2-1 in Washington since entering the NHL. Atlanta is off to a 2-0 start for the first time in the franchise's five seasons.

Red Wings 3, Senators 2, OT

OTTAWA Nicklas Lidstrom scored Detroit's third power-play goal of the game 2:52 into overtime, leading the Red Wings over Ottawa.

Lidstrom's slap shot from the point beat goalie Patrick Lalime with three seconds left in Zdeno Chara's interference penalty, giving Detroit its second win in as many games.

Bruins 1, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. Olli Jokinen scored early in the third period to lift Florida into a tie with Boston.

Sergei Samsonov scored for the Bruins, who have failed to win at least one of their first three games (0-1-2) for the first time since 1999-00 when Boston didn't get its first win until its 10th game.

Islanders 6, Sabres 0

BUFFALO, N.Y. Rick DiPietro made 13 saves for his first career shutout and Mark Parrish and Alexei Yashin each scored twice as New York defeated Buffalo.

The win gave Islanders coach Steve Stirling his first NHL victory. He replaced Peter Laviolette in June.

Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 0

TORONTO Jose Theodore made 21 saves and Montreal scored three times in the second period to spoil Toronto's season opener.

The Maple Leafs, losers in the first round of the playoffs last season, were booed heartily as they left the ice.

Stars 3, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mike Modano scored a power-play goal in the third period to cap Dallas' victory over Nashville. Modano, stationed in the middle of the right circle, one-timed a pass from Sergei Zubov past Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun.

The Stars opened the scoring at 18:17 of the first period when Pierre Turgeon fired a shot from low in the slot through a crowd in front of the net.

The Predators tied it in the second period when Andreas Johansson sent a cross-ice pass to Marek Zidlicky, whose one-timer went over a sprawling Marty Turco.

Antti Miettinen scored on a breakaway at 7:05 of the third period to give the Stars a 2-1 lead.



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