PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and the Washington Capitals used a three-goal third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Ovechkin, the two-time league MVP, was off to a slow start with only one goal in the first five games. He ended that slump with goals in the first and third periods to lift the Capitals to a 6-0 start for the first time in team history. Washington had never started better than 4-0.
The Capitals stormed into Philadelphia and roughed-up Ilya Bryzgalov, scoring three goals in a 2:54 span in the third. The game was billed as a matchup between Bryzgalov and Washington's Tomas Vokoun. The duel never materialized. Vokoun was nearly flawless after allowing Claude Giroux's early goal in the first.
Mathieu Perreault, Roman Hamrlik and Joel Ward also scored for Washington.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - James Neal scored his NHL-leading seventh goal of the season, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in Pittsburgh's victory over Montreal.
Joe Vitale and Arron Asham added their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh.
Neal, who had just one goal in 20 games for Pittsburgh last season after coming over in a trade from Dallas, moved into a tie with Toronto's Phil Kessel for the NHL goals lead.
Price stopped 29 shots for the Canadiens, who have lost four straight.
Brian Gionta scored with less than 2 minutes to go to spoil Fleury's bid for his 20th career shutout.
Pittsburgh improved to 5-2-2.
BOSTON (AP) - Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin had a goal and two assists each and Boston handed Toronto its their first regulation loss.
The Stanley Cup champions scored two power-play goals, matching their total in the first six games of the season, and won for the second time in five games. It was just the second time in 41 regular-season games that they scored twice with a man advantage.
David Steckel gave Toronto (4-1-1) the lead 7:29 into the game before the Bruins (3-4) scored three times in less than 8 minutes to take a 3-1 lead after the first period. Nathan Horton and Chara scored on power plays and Chris Kelly connected with 2:11 left in the period. Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and Seguin scored in the third.
Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski finished the scoring.