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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Tomas Fleischmann finished an odd-man rush with his first goal of the season early in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Fleischmann scored off a feed from David Desharnais to help Montreal wrap up its season-opening trip at 4-0-0 and drop Pittsburgh to 0-3-0.

Max Pacioretty scored twice for the Canadiens, and Carey Price finished with 31 saves.

Beau Bennett and Kris Letang scored for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel had up an assist in his home debut with the Penguins, who picked the All-Star forward up over the summer in a blockbuster trade with Toronto.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for the Penguins.

SHARKS 5, CAPITALS 0

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Martin Jones made 31 saves for his second straight shutout and San Jose took advantage of Alex Ovechkin's absence from Washington's lineup.

The Sharks improved to 3-0-0 and have outscored their opponents 12-1. Jones allowed a goal on the first shot he faced this season, but has blanked opponents for the following 178 minutes, 11 seconds.

Matt Nieto and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton, Mike Brown and Tomas Hertl added goals.

Ovechkin missed the game because of personal reasons. The Capitals sent out a note on Twitter about 35 minutes before the game saying the Russian star would not play. Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday night in Washington's season-opening victory over New Jersey.

PREDATORS 3, DEVILS 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ??? Pekka Rinne made 22 saves and Nashville ran its season-opening winning streak to three with a victory over struggling New Jersey.

Roman Josi had a power-play goal in the first period and added a short-handed empty netter in the third. Eric Nystrom also had an empty-net goal for the Predators, off to their best start since 2010-11.

Rinne has played a major role in that success, allowing only two goals so far. Playing his club-record 384th game, he lost his shutout when Kyle Palmieri scored on a power play with 1:40 left.

New Jersey has lost all three if its games, leaving the tandem of general manager Ray Shero and coach John Hynes looking for their first wins since taking over in the off season.

PANTHERS 4, HURRICANES 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Connor Brickley scored his first NHL goal, Alexsander Barkov gave Florida a two-goal lead 50 seconds later in the third period and Panthers beat Carolina.

Nick Bjugstad opened the scoring in the first period, former Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen added an empty-net goal with 1:47 left, and Al Montoya made 25 saves to help Florida improve to 2-1-0.

Jaromir Jagr assisted on Barkov's goal for his 1,809th career point.

Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina in the second period, and Eddie Lack made 22 saves in his first start of the season. The Hurricanes dropped to 0-3-0.

JETS 4, RANGERS 1

NEW YORK (AP) ??? Brian Little scored twice, Michael Hutchinson made 40 saves and Winnipeg beat New York to finish 3-1-0 in its openging trip.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Mark Stuart also scored for the Jets.

Mats Zuccarello scored for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves. The Rangers dropped to 3-1-0.

RED WINGS 3, LIGHTNING 1

DETROIT (AP) ??? Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist, Jimmy Howard made 20 saves and Detroit beat Tampa Bay to improve to 3-0-0.

Gustav Nyquist and Kyle Quincey also scored for Detroit.

Ryan Callahan scored for Tampa Bay, and Ben Bishop made 21 saves. The Lightning are 3-1-0.

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