PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. Canadiens 4, Capitals 1
WASHINGTON -- Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and Montreal cruised past Washington, which is 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.
Hurricanes 6, Sabres 3
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eric Staal scored three goals, Jeff Skinner added two and Carolina earned its first victory of the season by handing Buffalo its first loss.
Islanders 7, Maple Leafs 4
TORONTO -- Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a win over Toronto.
Senators 3, Panthers 1
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Ottawa won its third straight game to start the season, beating Florida.
Blues 3, Predators 0
ST. LOUIS -- Patrik Berglund scored on a penalty shot and goalie Jaroslav Halak bounced back from a poor game to lead St. Louis over Nashville.
Blackhawks 3, Stars 2 OT
DALLAS -- Marian Hossa scored his NHL-leading fifth goal on a power play 1:41 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a comeback victory.