Lindros leads the Leafs

first_img Kiprusoff was at his best in the second period when Edmonton outshot Calgary 15-4, but was unable to cut into a 2-0 deficit. Rangers 5, Thrashers 1: Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves to win for the second straight game, and the host Rangers blistered Atlanta rookie Adam Berkhoel for three second-period goals. Flyers 5, Islanders 1 : Michal Handzus scored twice, and Simon Gagne added his NHL-leading seventh goal for the host Flyers. Senators 5, Bruins 1 : Dominik Hasek became the 23rd goalie in NHL history to reach 300 victories, making 34 saves in host Ottawa’s win. Hurricanes 6, Devils 1 : Rod Brind’Amour scored two goals, and Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists, leading the host Hurricanes. Lightning 3, Penguins 1 : Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and set up two others, and visiting Tampa Bay extended Pittsburgh’s season-opening winless streak to a franchise record-tying six games. Despite rebuilding what was the NHL’s worst team in 2003-04 with rookie Sidney Crosby and a number of veteran stars, the Penguins the league’s only winless team are 0-2-4 during only the second winless six-game start in team history. Crosby set up Ziggy Palffy’s slap shot from the top of the slot in the third for the Penguins’ only goal, and the 18-year-old rookie now has at least one point in all six Penguins games, with two goals and seven assists. Panthers 3, Sabres 2 : Olli Jokinen scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left in the third period, lifting host Florida. Predators 4, Blues 1 : Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots, helping Nashville end a nine-game unbeaten string at St. Louis. The Predators also stayed one of the last remaining unbeaten teams, along with Ottawa, at 5-0-0. Nashville won at St. Louis for the first time since Jan. 4, 2001, going 0-8-1 since. The Blues, 1-4-0, are off to their worst since 1977-78 when they lost the first six games and went 0-8-1 before getting a win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Toronto’s Jason Allison also scored with the man advantage, 15:04 into the first to tie it at 1 after Alexei Kovalev opened the scoring with his first goal at 8:52. Sharks 4, Blackhawks 3 : Patrick Marleau scored two power-play goals in the second period of the host Sharks’ third straight victory. Eric Lindros scored twice, including one of Toronto’s two power-play goals, leading the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over host Montreal. Ed Belfour made 29 saves to win his second start in as many nights. Belfour was 0-1-2 through his first three games, including a 5-4 loss to the Canadiens a week earlier. Canadiens rookie Tomas Plekanec scored his first NHL goal 5:33 into the third period to tie it at 2 before Lindros put Toronto back ahead with his fifth of the season, scoring an even-strength goal from the slot at 12:16. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Marco Sturm had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Cheechoo also scored as the Sharks avenged a 6-3 loss at Chicago last week with more of the up-tempo hockey they love. Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and Brad Stuart had two assists for the Sharks, who held on through a scoreless third period to remain unbeaten at home this season. Red Wings 2, Coyotes 0 : Former Long Beach Ice Dog Manny Legace had 23 saves to give the visiting Red Wings their first shutout of the season. Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk each scored their third goal of the season for the Red Wings (4-1-0), winners of their second straight road game. Zetterberg crossed in front of Phoenix goalie Curtis Joseph, then backhanded the puck into the net scored from at 2:11 of the second period. Flames 3, Oilers 0 : Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 33 shots for his eighth career shutout to lead the host Flames. last_img read more