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BOSTON (AP) -David Jones scored a short-handed goal to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday.

Marek Svatos had a tiebreaking, power-play goal midway into the second period. Milan Hejduk and Scott Hannan also scored for the Avalanche (3-1-1).

Craig Anderson made 29 saves for Colorado.

Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Blake Wheeler each scored for Boston (2-3), which closed its season-opening homestand.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Jon Quick made 28 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty scored.

Quick, who has played every minute in the Kings' first five games of the season, was rarely tested. Los Angeles has won four straight following a season-opening, 6-3 loss to Phoenix. Quick fell 1:55 short of his fifth NHL shutout when Matt Moulson scored his second goal of the season.

New York (0-1-3) is still seeking its first win after starting the season with three overtime losses, two by shootout. Martin Biron made 20 saves and is one win away from 200 in the NHL.

John Tavares, the top pick in this year's draft by the Islanders, failed to earn a point for the first time in his NHL career after two goals and three assists in his first three.

NEW YORK (AP) - Defenseman Dan Girardi and Sean Avery both scored two goals and the Rangers beat the Maple Leafs for their fifth straight victory.

Wade Redden had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Callahan, and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Rangers, undefeated since a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh. New York has also won seven consecutive at home, dating to last season. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth victory.

Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Drury, Artem Anisimov and Vinny Prospal all had two assists for the Rangers, who scored four goals in the third period.

Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jason Blake tallied for the Maple Leafs (0-4-1), who along with the New York Islanders are the NHL's only winless teams.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the shootout, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur stopped shootout attempts by Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin and the Devils beat the Capitals for their third straight victory.

Nicklas Backstrom tallied for the Capitals in the shootout, but Brodeur used his left arm to block Semin's drive and kicked away Ovechkin's shot at the left post.

Brian Rolston and David Clarkson tallied in regulation for the Devils, who notched their third consecutive road victory to open a season - something New Jersey hasn't done since winning its first four road games in 1989-90.

OTTAWA (AP) - Tyler Kennedy scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves, leading the Penguins to a win over the Senators.

Bill Guerin and Jordan Staal also scored for the Penguins, who won their third in a row to remain undefeated on the road despite Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin being held off the scoresheet.

Kennedy gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead in the second with his third goal of the season. He added his fourth goal - his second of the game - later in the period when he beat Pascal Leclaire with a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle.

Milan Michalek got his first Ottawa goal to open the scoring 15:59 in.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Malone's rebound goal in the third period gave the Lightning a victory over the Panthers.

After Lightning goalie Antero Niittymaki made a save on David Booth's breakaway, Steven Stamkos picked up the loose puck and his shot after an end-to-end rush was stopped by Florida's Tomas Vokoun. However, Malone scored his fifth goal of the season when he converted the rebound from near the post to put Tampa Bay up 3-2.

Stamkos and Martin St. Louis had the other Lightning goals.

Radek Dvorak and Nathan Horton scored for the Panthers, who have lost four in a row.

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