Mike Green and Matthieu Perreault each scored two goals as the Washington Capitals routed the Detroit Red Wings 7-1 on Saturday night in a matchup of the NHL’s last remaining unbeaten teams.
Marcus Johansson, Joel Ward and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for Washington, who are off to a team-best start of 7-0.
Niklas Kronwall had the lone goal for Detroit, who were trying to open 6-0 for the first time since the 1972-1973 season. Nicklas Lidstrom had an assist in his 1,500th career game. He is the 14th NHL player to reach that milestone.
Tomas Vokoun made 32 saves for his sixth straight victory.
SHARKS 4, BRUINS 2
In Boston, Benn Ferriero scored to break a third-period tie and lead San Jose past the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins.
Anti Niemi also stopped 37 shots for the Sharks, who have won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Milan Lucic scored for Boston, then assisted on Tyler Seguin’s goal just 29 seconds later as the Bruins rallied to level the score at 2-2 in the third. However, Ferriero slammed in a rebound with 11:12 left to put the Sharks in front.
PENGUINS 4, DEVILS 1
In Pittsburgh, Jordan Staal scored twice to give him 100 NHL goals as Pittsburgh won their third consecutive game. James Neal also had his league-leading eighth goal of the season for the Penguins.
Staal scored for the fourth and fifth times this season to give him 100 goals less than six weeks after his 23rd birthday. His second of the game came 70 seconds after Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal early in the third period.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves for the Penguins.
AVALANCHE 5, BLACKHAWKS 4, SO
In Chicago, Joakim Lindstrom scored the only goal in the shootout as Colorado won their sixth straight road game.
Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves through overtime, then stopped Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the shootout to help Colorado extend their record streak of road wins from the start of a season.
Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog’s second goal of the game with 1:48 left in the third period leveled the score at 4-4 and forced overtime. Paul Stastny and David Jones also scored in regulation for the Avalanche.
BLUES 4, FLYERS 2
In Philadelphia, Kent Huskins and T.J. Oshie scored early goals to lead St Louis over Philadelphia.
The Blues won their second game in two nights after beating Carolina in overtime at home on Friday.
Carlo Colaiacovo scored his first goal of the season in the second period and Matt D’Agostini pushed the lead to 4-2 in the third for the Blues.
Danny Briere and Matt Carle scored for the Flyers.
LIGHTNING 3, SABRES 0
In Tampa, Florida, Mathieu Garon made 21 saves to earn his 20th NHL shutout as Tampa Bay beat Buffalo.
Martin St Louis, Victor Hedman and Pavel Kubina scored for the Lightning, who have won two in row following a five-game losing streak.
It was Garon’s first shutout in 34 games.
Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek had his season-opening, six-game point streak broken.
PANTHERS 4, ISLANDERS 2
In Sunrise, Florida, Tim Kennedy scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period to lift Florida past the New York Islanders.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 4, OT
‧ Canucks 3, Wild 2, OT
‧ Jets 5, Hurricanes 3
‧ Senators 4, Blue Jackets 3
‧ Predators 2, Flames 0
‧ Kings 1, Stars 0
‧ Oilers 2, Rangers 0
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