WASHINGTON -- Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler each provided a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets suddenly transformed into an offensive juggernaut, beating Alex Ovechkin’s struggling Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night to end Washington’s 10-game winning streak in home openers.
Two games and two losses into the lockout-shortened season -- and new Washington boss Adam Oates’ NHL head coaching career -- Ovechkin doesn’t have a goal, the Capitals have been outscored 10-5, and their opponents are 5 for 12 on power plays.
Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Keith Aulie scored the momentum-shifting goal that propelled the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tom Pyatt and Cory Conacher scored early goals, Ryan Malone added a power-play tally, and Vincent Lecavalier had two assists. The Lightning pulled away with two goals in the third period.
Devils 3, Flyers 0
NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his 120th NHL shutout, Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a short-handed penalty shot, and the New Jersey Devils won their home opener in front of an enthusiastic sellout crowd.
Travis Zajac and David Clarkson scored first-period goals for the defending Eastern Conference champions, 2-0 in the lockout-shortened season.
Canadiens 4, Panthers 1
MONTREAL -- Andrei Markov scored two goals, his first in two seasons, and Alex Galchenyuk had the first of his NHL career to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers.
Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (1-1-0), while Rafael Diaz and Max Pacioretty each had two assists.
Stars 2, Red Wings 1
DETROIT -- Michael Ryder scored in the first and third periods, and Kari Lehtonen came within 3.4 seconds of a shutout in the Dallas Stars’ 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Predators 3, Wild 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Martin Erat scored an unassisted goal for Nashville with 8:15 left when Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom couldn’t clear the puck cleanly, and the Predators earned their first victory by beating the Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night.