MONTREAL - Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 6-4 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists, while Jiri Sekac got his first NHL goal for Montreal.
Zdeno Chara, Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson and Simon Gagne, with his first as a Bruin, scored for Boston. The Bruins led 3-2 before fading late in the second period. Boston was coming off a win Wednesday night in Detroit.
Tuukka Rask, who is 3-11-3 against Montreal, allowed five goals on 23 shots before leaving 7:17 into the third in favour of Niklas Svedberg.
SENATORS 5, AVALANCHE 3
OTTAWA (AP) ? Clarke MacArthur had the go-ahead score during Ottawa's three-goal third period to lead the Senators.
Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith and David Legwand also scored to help the Senators win their home opener. Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots and Chris Neil had an empty-net goal with 1:22 to go.
Alex Tanguay, John Mitchell and Gabriel Landeskog scored for the Avalanche. Calvin Pickard stopped 23 shots in his NHL debut after replacing Reto Berra at 2:46 of the first period.
Berra left the game after he was knocked over by Ottawa's Kyle Turris, who was pushed by Mitchell. Pickard was called up earlier in the day from Lake Erie of the AHL after the Avalanche placed Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve.
ISLANDERS 4, SHARKS 3, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout to help the New York Islanders remain unbeaten.
San Jose's Logan Couture and New York's Kyle Okposo traded goals earlier in the shootout before Tavares beat Alex Stalock in the fifth round. San Jose's Joe Thornton missed on his turn and the Islanders improved to 4-0-0 before a raucous crowd at Nassau Coliseum.
San Jose's Tomas Hertl tied the tense game at 11:16 of the third after goals by Okposo and Josh Bailey earlier in the period put the Islanders ahead 3-2.
The teams played a pulsating overtime but both goaltenders were up to the task. Stalock made a spectacular glove stop on Tavares in the last minute of the extra five-minute session and had 42 saves overall.
RANGERS 2, HURRICANES 1, SO
NEW YORK (AP) ??? Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots through overtime, and then all three attempts in a shootout, and Rick Nash scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift New York.
Derick Brassard scored his third goal in his last three games to help New York (2-3-0) snap a three-game skid.
Chris Terry scored for the Hurricanes (0-2-2), one of four winless teams in the NHL. Edmonton, Florida and Philadelphia are the others.
Anton Khudobin made 33 saves for Carolina.
STARS 3, PENGUINS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) ??? Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal with 2.9 seconds remaining to lift Dallas.
Seguin's goal capped a furious comeback as Dallas scored twice in the final 2:57 to win its second straight and snap a six-game losing streak in Pittsburgh. Jamie Benn and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Stars, who won in Pittsburgh for the first time since Dec. 23, 2000.
Sidney Crosby had his fourth goal of the season and Chris Kunitz also scored ????????? both on power plays in the first 10 minutes of the game ????????? for the Penguins.
Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis left the game on a stretcher in the second period.
CAPITALS 6 DEVILS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) ????????? Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and Washington handed New Jersey its first loss.
Marcus Johansson scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period for the Capitals (2-0-2). Chris Brown, Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward and Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington, and Troy Brouwer, Mike Green and Matt Niskanen each had two assists.
Rookie defenceman Damon Severson scored twice for the Devils (3-1-0), who were seeking their first 4-0 start since 1995-96.
Cory Schneider had 21 saves before being lifted at 3:25 of the third after Ward's shot from the blue line caromed off the end boards, hit Schneider and went in, making it 5-2.
Mike Cammalleri had an assist, giving him points in each of his first four games with the Devils.