Smith was already having a good night before sending a wrist shot the length of the ice into the vacated Red Wings net. Smith made 31 saves before scoring his first NHL goal.
Mike Ribeiro scored twice in the third to extend his point streak to six games and help the Coyotes storm back from an early 2-0 deficit. Martin Hanzal's goal at 7:08 of the third, in his 400th NHL game, put Phoenix ahead 3-2. That came 2:01 after Ribeiro had tied it.
His third of the season with 6:46 remaining gave Phoenix a 4-2 lead before Smith capped the win in dramatic fashion.
Jimmy Howard made 28 saves in his return to the ice after missing three games because of a bruised left hand for Detroit, which had a four-game winning streak snapped.
PENGUINS 4, CANUCKS 3, SO
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler, and the Pittsburgh Penguins remained unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Sidney Crosby moved into a tie atop the NHL leaderboard with his seventh goal of the season, and had two assists. Chris Kunitz netted his fourth goal and added two assists, and rookie defenceman Olli Maatta scored his first NHL goal for the Penguins, who won for the 20th time in 22 home games.
Crosby extended his point streak to eight games, his longest stretch to start a season. Crosby, who leads the NHL with 17 points, has recorded multiple points in four consecutive games.
OILERS 3, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA (AP) — Ryan-Nugent Hopkins scored two goals, including one into an empty net, to help Edmonton beat Ottawa and snap a five-game losing streak.
An extended power play early in the third period failed to provide the Oilers with any insurance. Ottawa failed to capitalize on momentum created by killing off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted a full 2 minutes.
DEVILS 4, RANGERS 0
Andrei Loktionov, Adam Henrique, Michael Ryder and Dainius Zubrus scored for the Devils (1-4-3), who ended their worst start to a season with a laugher against the injury-depleted Rangers. New York (2-5) has only two wins on its season-opening, nine-game road trip.
Henrik Lundqvist made 15 saves for the Rangers.
HURRICANES 4, ISLANDERS 3
Tlusty netted his first goal 1:05 into the second, jamming a loose puck past Evgeni Nabokov. Jordan Staal added his first with a wrist shot from the left circle at 6:36, and Jeff Skinner made it 3-0 at 13:37 with his third. He leads the Hurricanes (4-2-3) with nine points.
Matt Moulson broke through for the Islanders with his third of the season on the power play with 1:07 left in the second. John Tavares assisted, giving him a seven-game point streak. The Islanders captain has four goals and six assists during the streak.
Tlusty scored his second of the game 11:06 into the third.
The Islanders (3-3-2) sustained their first regulation loss in five home games. New York had posted two wins and two shootout losses at Nassau Coliseum.
The Hurricanes are 21-5-5 in their last 31 games against New York and 10-1-2 in their past 13 visits to Long Island.
BRUINS 5, LIGHTNING 0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots and five Boston players against Tampa Bay.
Rask made a nifty glove save on Steven Stamkos' point-blank redirection in the third period. It was the goalie's first shutout this season and 17th in the NHL.
Krejci stopped a nine-game goal drought to put the Bruins up 1-0. He has a point in four straight games.
After McQuaid scored his first goal in 24 games at 4:37 of the second, goals 55 seconds apart later in the period by Bergeron (14:52) and Kelly (15:47) made it 4-0.
Thornton extended Boston's advantage to 5-0 just 34 seconds into the third as the left wing ended his 29-game goal drought.
Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced.
CAPITALS 4, BLUE JACKETS 1
Artem Anisimov spoiled Holtby's shutout bid at 15:05 of the third.
The Capitals snapped a two game skid and finished their five-game homestand 2-3.
Sergei Bobrovsky had 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight.
BLACKHAWKS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Bryan Bickell sparked Chicago's big second period with his first goal of the season, helping the Blackhawks beat Toronto.
Toronto centre Dave Bolland was scoreless in his first game in Chicago since he was traded to his hometown Maple Leafs in June.
PREDATORS 2, CANADIENS 1
It was Montreal's second game of a five-game homestand after last week's successful Western road trip. Montreal beat the Blue Jackets 5-3 on Thursday. The Canadiens had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Nashville earned seven of 10 points in five games at home before the trip to Montreal.
Weber opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 12:31 of the first period.
Gallagher made it 1-1 at 7:02 of the second.
PANTHERS 2, WILD 1, SO
Boyes' backhander went through the legs of goalie Josh Harding for the winner. Huberdeau beat Harding on the stick side for the first shootout goal.
Aleksander Barkov scored in regulation for Florida, and Thomas made 31 saves.
Jonas Brodin scored a goal for Minnesota, and Harding stopped 21 shots. The Wild lost their third straight and managed two or fewer goals for the seventh time this season.
AVALANCHE 4, SABRES 2
Paul Statsny also scored, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 28 saves for the Avalanche, who bounced back from their first loss of the season on Thursday.
Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno scored for Buffalo, which got more than one goal for only the third time in 10 games this season. The Sabres are winless in six home games after finishing a stretch of four games in six days.
The Avalanche scored four times in the first 32 minutes. That was more than enough against the Sabres, who haven't scored more than three regulation goals in a game this season.
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