San Jose goalkeeper Antti Niemi needed to stop 18 shots for the win while Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 26 shots during his nearly 30 minutes on the ice. Martn Biron took over in the net after the Sharks built a 4-1 advantage and saved 16 of 21.
The nine goals were one off the franchise record.
PENGUINS 5, HURRICANES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jussi Jokinen collected his first hat trick in nearly six years to help Pittsburgh pull away from Carolina for the victory.
Paul Martin and Tanner Glass also scored for Pittsburgh, while Sidney Crosby picked up his first two assists of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots for the Penguins, who have not trailed through three games. Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 12-3 while getting off to the franchise's best start since 1994-95.
CANUCKS 3, DEVILS 2, OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jason Garrison scored at 2:18 of overtime and the Vancouver defeated New Jersey.
Garrison's shot from the point through traffic beat Cory Schneider in the goaltender's first game against his former team.
PREDATORS 3, WILD 2
Minnesota lost goalie Niklas Backstrom to a lower body injury in the first when Nystrom crashed into him after being tripped on a breakaway. The Wild said Backstrom will be evaluated Wednesday.
Josh Harding replaced Backstrom and gave up the goal to Nystrom.
AVALANCHE 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1
TORONTO (AP) — P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help Colorado edge Toronto.
Tied 1-1 going into the third, Colorado went ahead at 2:30 on a two-on-one with Jamie McGinn setting up Parenteau.
The goal stood up to video review.
"According to Rule 78.4 'if an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed.' Good goal Colorado," the NHL said in explaining the call.
Avs rookie Nathan MacKinnon, the 18-year-old first overall pick in the draft, got an assist — his fourth — on Parenteau's third goal of the season. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado, which got another terrific start from Semyon Varlamov in net.
Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto.
ISLANDERS 6, COYOTES 1
Frans Nielsen earned the second of his three assists on the night when McDonald made it 5-1 with 2:36 left in the second.
Evgeni Nabokov was the beneficiary of all the offence and made 33 saves for the win. The 38-year-old goalie has started all three games for the Islanders.
Martin Hanzal scored in the second period for the Coyotes.
FLYERS 2, PANTHERS 1
Berube was on the bench a day after Peter Laviolette was fired after a 0-3 start.
With Berube calling the shots, the Flyers scored their season high for goals.
Steve Mason had 33 saves for the Flyers.
Brad Boyes scored for the Panthers.
LIGHTNING 3, SABRES 2, OT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored 1:50 into overtime to lift Tampa Bay to a come-from-behind victory over winless Buffalo.
Tampa Bay has yet to hold a lead in regulation after coming off a 3-2 shootout victory at Chicago in which the Lightning overcame a 2-0 third-period deficit.
Despite the loss, Buffalo finally generated some offence by doubling its season goal total. And the Sabres also earned a point to avoid extending their franchise-worst season-opening losing streak to four games.
Buffalo had previously never lost more than two straight in regulation.
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