PITTSBURGH Mario Lemieux's 1,697th career point was negated by Ron Francis' 1,759th.
Lemieux's shot off the post set up Pittsburgh's only goal as he closed within three points of becoming only the sixth 1,700-point scorer in NHL history, but Francis' goal gave Carolina a 1-1 tie with the Penguins on Wednesday night.
Carolina (0-2-3) has gotten a point in three of its five games, but remains the NHL's only winless team.
Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 1
DETROIT Brett Hull moved into a fourth-place tie on the NHL career goals list in Detroit's victory against Columbus.
Hull scored his 717th career goal and first of the season to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 5:32 of the second period.
The goal tied him with Phil Esposito, and left him behind only Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801) and Marcel Dionne (731).
Panthers 2, Devils 1
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Jay Bouwmeester and Olli Jokinen scored 42 seconds apart late in the third period, and Roberto Luongo made 32 saves to lift Florida past New Jersey.
The Panthers snapped a five-game winless streak (0-3-2) and posted their first victory since beating Carolina on opening night.
Maple Leafs 3, Stars 1
DALLAS Joe Nieuwendyk's tiebreaking, power-play goal with 6:58 remaining and Ed Belfour's 15 saves lifted Toronto over Dallas.
Nieuwendyk's deflection of Mats Sundin's shot got past Dallas goalie Marty Turco to break a 1-all tie and lift the Maple Leafs past the Stars, the team Nieuwendyk led to their only Stanley Cup title in 1999.
Canucks 3, Blues 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Rookie Jason King scored on a two-man power play with 12.7 seconds left, pushing Vancouver past St. Louis.
It was the first meeting between the teams since the Canucks overcame a 3-1 series deficit to knock St. Louis out in the first round of last season's playoffs.
Murray Baron and Jeff Finley were both whistled for slashing with 1:28 left, giving the Canucks a two-man advantage for the remainder of the game.
Mighty Ducks 4, Flyers 3, OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. Rob Niedermayer scored 1:10 into overtime after Philadelphia tied it with a second left in regulation, and Anaheim beat the Flyers.
Sergei Fedorov, Petr Sykora and Vaclav Prospal also scored for Anaheim. Steve Rucchin and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh had two assists each for the defending Western Conference champions, who have won two straight after losing their first five games. Playoff MVP Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 33 saves for his first victory this season.
Tony Amonte forced overtime by scoring with 0.6 seconds left in the third period. His shot deflected in off the skate of Anaheim defenseman Kurt Sauer.
Eric Chouinard and Jeremy Roenick also scored for the Flyers.
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