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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ryan Miller had 26 saves, Thomas Vanek scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres wrecked goalie Johan Hedberg's Devils' debut in a 6-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday night.

Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers, Tyler Ennis and Patrick Kaleta also scored in Buffalo's best offensive game of the season. The Sabres have had their only success this season on the road. They are 3-1 away from Buffalo, and 0-4-1 at home.

Zach Parise scored for the struggling Devils, who benched high-priced left wing Ilya Kovalchuk on the same night they tried to give Martin Brodeur his first night off this season. Brodeur came on 8:17 into the second period after Hedberg allowed four goals on 13 shots.

New Jersey is winless at home (0-4-1) under new coach John MacLean and 2-5-1 overall.

BOSTON (AP) - Artem Anisimov and Alex Frolov scored off bouncing pucks 25 seconds apart in the first period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots, and the New York Rangers held off Boston.

Marc Staal also scored for the Rangers, who posted their second straight road win.

Zdeno Chara and Nathan Horton had goals for the Bruins, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.

Tuukka Rask, making his first start since a season-opening 5-2 loss to Phoenix in the Czech Republic, made 27 saves.

DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk scored with 12 seconds left in the game to give Detroit a win over Anaheim.

The Red Wings rallied from a 3-1 second-period deficit and trailed 4-3 in the third after Teemu Selanne scored with 11:28 remaining. Selanne's goal was the 610th of his career, tying Bobby Hull for 15th on the NHL's career list.

Henrik Zetterberg scored twice for Detroit, including the tying goal with 8:43 left.

OTTAWA (AP) - Carey Price made 19 saves for his first shutout in nearly two years and Andrei Kostitsyn scored twice in Montreal's victory over Ottawa.

Price, who has started each of Montreal's seven games, has five career shutouts. It was his first in 90 games since Nov. 11, 2008.

Kostitsyn opened the scoring in the first and added his second goal of the game late in the second to put Montreal up by three. Benoit Pouliot also scored in the second for the Canadiens, 4-1-1 since losing their season opener in Toronto.

Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots for Ottawa (2-5-1).

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alexander Semin scored three goals and Tomas Fleischmann got the game-winner 1:37 into overtime, giving Washington a win over Atlanta.

The Thrashers tied it on a goal by Evander Kane with 32.9 seconds left in regulation shortly after pulling goalie Chris Mason for an extra skater.

In overtime, Fleischmann banged in a backhander to provide the Capitals with their eighth consecutive home win over the Thrashers.

It was the fourth career hat trick for Semin, who came in with two goals in Washington's first seven games. Semin got his first goal in the second period and brought the Capitals back from a 2-1 deficit by scoring twice in the final 15 minutes.

Kane scored two goals, Andrew Ladd had one, and Mason finished with 40 saves. But it wasn't enough to prevent the Thrashers from absorbing their third straight defeat.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Richards scored his first goal of the season and had two assists to help Philadelphia snap a three-game losing streak.

Ville Leino, Blair Betts, Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere also scored for Philadelphia, which outshot Toronto 40-15.

Toronto's Phil Kessel and Clarke MacArthur each scored their sixth goals of the season. Of the Leafs' 20 goals, 12 have been scored by that tandem. MacArthur's goal brought the Leafs within one with 1:14 left in the second period.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere took his first loss of the season after going 3-0-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Radek Dvorak's goal with 6:32 left in the third period lifted Florida over the Islanders on Saturday night, despite a hat trick by New York's John Tavares.

It was the first three-goal game in the NHL for Tavares, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft.

Mike Weaver, Steve Bernier, and David Booth also scored goals for the Panthers. Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves.

Rick DiPietro stopped 26 shots for the Islanders (4-2-2), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

DALLAS (AP) - Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his 15th NHL shutout, Cal O'Reilly scored in the game's first minute, and Nashville held on to beat Dallas.

Nashville came out aggressively and built early momentum when O'Reilly tucked a rebound past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen 42 seconds after the opening faceoff. Shea Weber and Steve Sullivan assisted.

Rinne did the rest for the Predators, especially in the second period when Dallas held a 13-5 shots advantage.

The Predators (4-0-3) won their first three games and then dropped three consecutive overtime decisions before getting back on track in their second road game of the season.

Dallas (5-2) had 22 goals in its first six games.

Lehtonen made 23 saves.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Erik Johnson scored 50 seconds into overtime, Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves and St. Louis beat Pittsburgh for its 10th straight home victory.

Johnson's first goal of the season came after T.J. Oshie stripped Penguins defenseman Paul Martin of the puck in the corner. Martin fed Johnson in the slot for a goal past goalie Brent Johnson.

Brent Johnson stopped 23 shots for the Penguins. He lost for the first time in five games this season.

The Blues are 4-0 at home this season after winning their final six last season.

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