Stephen Weiss scored at 3 minutes, 13 seconds of overtime as the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday for their first road win since moving to the NHL’s Eastern Conference from the West in the off-season.
Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg scored with 16.4 seconds left in the third to tie the game at 2-all, and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots in goal.
Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe scored in their debuts with Carolina, who led 2-0 in the third period, but lost their opener for the fourth time in five seasons.
Elsewhere, the New York Islanders won their season opener for the first time since 2007, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in a shootout.
Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round, while Evgeni Nabokov stopped all six Devils shots.
Martin Brodeur had 23 saves in his first game of the season for the Devils. Brodeur stopped the Islanders first five shootout attempts, before Moulson put a shot just under the crossbar.
Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period, while Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots to lead the Senators to a 1-0 season-opening win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur set up the goal to spoil the Sabres’ home opener.
The Calgary Flames got goals from Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross 42 seconds apart in the third period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.
Rookie Sean Monahan picked up his first NHL goal, while T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist for the Flames.
Winnipeg’s Devin Setoguchi scored two goals in the third period to lead the Jets over the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 in their home opener.
In Denver, Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots and P.A. Parenteau scored two goals as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-1.
Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche.