BOSTON - Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
David Clarkson had put New Jersey ahead with his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 8:30 of the second period. Horton tied the game with his third goal with 4:05 left in regulation.
The Bruins are 5-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference with 11 points. That matches their best start since 1970-71, the last time they earned points in each of their first six games.
The Devils remained unbeaten in regulation but fell to 3-0-2.
SHARKS 3, DUCKS 2, SO
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Michal Handzus scored the lone goal in a shootout on the first attempt to give unbeaten San Jose a victory over Anaheim.
Joe Pavelski scored the first goal for the Sharks, limited to two power-play opportunities. Antti Niemi had 28 saves and San Jose hung on when Teemu Selanne hit the post on Anaheim's final shootout try.
RANGERS 2, FLYERS 1
Defenceman Michael Del Zotto had a goal and assist for the Rangers (3-3), who have won two straight for the first time this season. Philadelphia (2-5) has dropped two in a row.
Kimmo Timonen ended Lundqvist's shutout bid 7:09 into the third with a power-play goal after the Rangers were caught with too many men on the ice.
ISLANDERS 4, PENGUINS 1
That was more than enough to send the Penguins to their third loss in four games. Pascal Dupuis scored with just over a minute remaining to avoid the shutout.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 shots before being pulled after the second period. The Penguins gave it away 11 times, with two of the turnovers leading to New York goals.
RED WINGS 4, STARS 1
The Red Wings rallied after Loui Eriksson opened the scoring in the second period for Dallas.
All six of Dallas' previous games this season were decided by one goal, but the Stars couldn't keep this one close in the third.
Jimmy Howard made 25 saves for Detroit.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, SABRES 3, OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Frattin scored his second goal of the game with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Toronto over Buffalo.
Frattin skated in from the left circle and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
CANADIENS 4, JETS 3
MONTREAL (AP) — Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period and Montreal beat Winnipeg for its fourth straight win.
SENATORS 3, CAPITALS 2
OTTAWA (AP) — Sergei Gonchar scored on a power play with 2:30 left as Ottawa rebounded from a sluggish start to defeat Washington.
Gonchar's winner came after Erik Karlsson wove through the Capitals' defence before finding his partner, who fired a one-timer that deflected off Hendricks in front.
LIGHTNING 5, PANTHERS 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his fourth goal of the season and Tampa Bay beat Florida.
The Lightning, who have won five of six to start the year, also got goals from Cory Conacher, Tom Pyatt, Dana Tyrell and Vincent Lecavalier. Stamkos, who led the NHL with 60 goals last season, has 11 points during a season-opening six-game point streak this year.
WILD 3, BLUE JACKETS 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Columbus.
With the Wild seemingly on their heels after giving up a two-goal lead, Bouchard took a pass from Torrey Mitchell near the blue line, zoomed past two Columbus defenders and beat goalie Steve Mason above his right glove.
After Columbus beat Dallas to snap a four-game skid, the Blue Jackets' flight to the Twin Cities on Monday night was cancelled because of fog, forcing the team to leave on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
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