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
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.