WASHINGTON -- Chris Kunitz scored a hat trick in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Super Bowl Sunday visit to the nation’s capital, leading a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals that reflected both teams’ fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season.
Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Matt Cooke also scored, Sidney Crosby had three assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team for the Penguins (6-3), who have won three straight and four of five to lead the Atlantic Division.
PANTHERS 4, SABRES 3
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Defenseman Brian Campbell scored on the power play with 10:33 remaining to cap Florida’s three-goal rally and the Panthers beat Buffalo.
Peter Mueller, George Parros and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who won their first road game of the season and snapped a seven-game road winless drought dating to last season. Florida rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win two straight since enduring a five-game skid.
Thomas Vanek and Cody Hodgson had a goal and assist each, and Alexander Sulzer also scored for Buffalo, which dropped to 1-5-1 since opening the season with two wins.
DEVILS 2, ISLANDERS 0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Johan Hedberg made 22 saves for his 22nd career shutout, leading New Jersey to a win over the Islanders.
Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey in the third period and David Clarkson added an empty-netter to help the Devils snap a four-game winless streak (0-1-3).