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OTTAWA (AP) -Mike Fisher scored 32 seconds into overtime to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Fisher broke down the left side and put the first shot of the extra period past Martin Biron as the Senators won their home opener.

John Tavares, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NHL draft, recorded his third point in two games with the Islanders. The 19-year-old center assisted on Matt Moulson's power-play goal 5:29 into the third which drew New York even at 2.

Pascal Leclaire made 23 saves in his third straight start for Ottawa. Biron, in his first Islanders start, stopped 25 shots.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Guerin and Alex Goligoski scored midway through the second period to help Pittsburgh hand Philadelphia its first loss of the season.

Evgeni Malkin, who also had an assist, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy also scored for the Penguins, who were coming off their first loss of the season, 3-0 to Phoenix on Wednesday.

Danny Briere and Jeff Carter both scored twice for the Flyers, who missed a chance to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 1995-96.

Marc-Andre Fleury had 30 saves to improve his record to 3-0. Ray Emery, who lost for the first time, made 20 saves.

BOSTON (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored two goals 82 seconds apart in the second period, and Corey Perry had two goals and an assist to lead Anaheim to its first victory of the season.

On the night the Red Sox and Angels opened their baseball playoff series in Anaheim, this one went to the Californians.

Bobby Ryan and Evgeny Artyukhin scored for the Ducks, and Jonas Hiller stopped 33 shots. James Wisniewski and Scott Niedermayer had two assists each.

Tim Thomas, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, made 24 saves for Boston.

Marco Sturm gave Boston the lead with 3:27 left.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Vanek snapped a late third-period tie, and Ryan Miller made 23 saves for Buffalo.

Clarke MacArthur added a goal and assist for the Sabres, who rebounded from a season-opening overtime loss to Montreal.

Matthew Lombardi scored for the Coyotes, and Jason LaBarbera made 37 saves in the loss.

Vanek scored from the slot on the power play with 3:53 to go, one-timing MacArthur's pass from underneath the goal line.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored two goals about 2 1/2 minutes apart in the third period for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist held Alex Ovechkin without a point.

Washington led 3-2 in the third period after consecutive goals by Nicklas Backstrom, before Gaborik tied the game at the 8:09 mark. He then put New York ahead at 10:42 on the power play.

Ovechkin entered Thursday with five goals and four assists, but the two-time NHL MVP was kept in check by Lundqvist.

New York has won three consecutive games since a season-opening loss at Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh.

Ryan Callahan and Ales Kotalik scored for the Rangers on consecutive shots midway through the second period.

DETROIT (AP) - Kris Draper and Johan Franzen scored 1:34 apart late in the second period to put Detroit ahead and Chris Osgood made 31 saves in a rematch of Western Conference finalists.

Detroit came from behind to win its home opener after blowing two two-goal leads in losses to St. Louis in Sweden.

Patrick Sharp's goal early in the second period gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. Nicklas Lidstrom tied it midway through the period on a shot that caromed off Chicago's John Madden and past goalie Cristobal Huet.

Kris Versteeg pulled the Blackhawks within a goal midway through the second period, but they couldn't get another shot past Osgood.

Huet made 21 saves.

The Red Wings eliminated Chicago from the playoffs last season in five games, then came within a win of repeating as NHL champions, losing to Pittsburgh in Game 7.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Travis Zajac scored with 1 second left in regulation, and New Jersey went on to the shootout victory.

Zajac forced overtime when he scored from the low slot to tie it at 3. Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the shootout, won by New Jersey and goalie Martin Brodeur 2-0.

The Devils (1-2) got regulation goals from Parise and Jay Pandolfo and became the last Eastern Conference team to earn a point in the standings this season.

Steven Stamkos had two goals, and Todd Fedoruk scored in the third period for Tampa Bay.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk had his second two-goal game of the season, scoring the go-ahead tally in the first period and adding an empty-netter for Atlanta to spoil St. Louis' home opener.

Keith Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and topped 400 points with the Blues.

The Thrashers prevailed despite getting outshot 31-22.

Roman Polak scored on a slap shot from the point with 2:44 to go, cutting the Thrashers' lead to a goal.

The Blues had won their three previous home openers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Patric Hornqvist scored twice 2:17 apart in the third period for Nashville in its home opener.

Hornqvist's first two goals of the season came after officials ruled no goal for Nashville midway through the third on a shot that was trickling toward the line when Jason Arnott's skate pushed it across.

Arnott finished with a goal and an assist, and Ryan Suter had two assists in helping Nashville win its third straight home opener.

Marek Svatos and Kyle Quincey scored power-play goals for Colorado. The Avalanche started a seven-game trip, the franchise's longest since moving to Denver in 1995. They missed their first 3-0 start since leaving Quebec.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Nigel Dawes and Olli Jokinen scored in the shootout to give Calgary its second comeback victory in Edmonton this season.

With Edmonton holding a 3-2 lead, Calgary pulled goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and scored with 1.5 seconds left in regulation when Jay Bouwmeester's shot from the point was tipped in by Rene Bourque.

Daymond Langkow and Dawes also scored in regulation for the Flames (4-0), who beat the Oilers 4-3 on Saturday.

Ethan Moreau, Lubomir Visnovsky and Ales Hemsky scored for the Oilers (1-1-1), who lost defenseman Sheldon Souray to a concussion in the second period.

Patrick O'Sullivan had Edmonton's goal in the shootout.

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