The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season.
Taylor Pyatt scored his third of the season for New York.
Both teams are last in the Atlantic Division at 1-3.
The Rangers lost one night after earning their first win of the season, a 4-3 overtime victory at home against Boston.
CANADIENS 4, CAPITALS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and Montreal cruised past Washington, which is 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.
Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee, Markov was part of a second-period spree in which the Canadiens scored in all sorts of ways against a Capitals team that is out of sorts.
The Capitals have been outscored 14-6 through three games, with seven of the opponents' goals coming on power plays.
HURRICANES 6, SABRES 3
Skinner and Staal scored 9 seconds apart during Carolina's four-goal second period that also included a short-handed score by Justin Faulk.
He then polished off his 13th career hat trick with an empty-netter with 1:28 left.
ISLANDERS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 4
Moulson had one of four third-period goals for the Islanders (2-1), who overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit. Grabner had two goals, and Keith Aucoin also scored in the third for New York.
Toronto (2-2) fell to 0-2 at home after a solid 5-2 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Frustrated fans chanted "Let's go Blue Jays" with 2:40 remaining.
The Islanders, playing for the first time since beating Tampa Bay 4-3 at home on Monday, opened a five-game, eight-day trip.
Matt Frattin scored at 17:47 to bring the Maple Leafs within 6-4. Frattin also had two assists just hours after he was recalled from the AHL's Toronto Marlies.
SENATORS 3, PANTHERS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Ottawa won its third straight game to start the season, beating Florida.
Ottawa has won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the teams.
BLUES 3, PREDATORS 0
The Blues have won three of four this season, including a 4-3 shootout win at Nashville on Monday. Halak has two shutouts this season and 24 in his NHL career.
The Predators lost for the first time in regulation this season. They began the campaign with shootout losses to Columbus and St. Louis.
Halak, who made 13 saves, was pulled three days earlier after allowing three goals on 11 shots in Nashville.