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Canadiens set record in 4-1 victory over Detroit


The Detroit Red Wings’ Petr Mrazek, left, deflects a shot by the Montreal Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher, right, in their game in Montreal on Saturday.

Photo: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY

Jeff Petry on Saturday night scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 to reach 6-0-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Brendan Gallagher scored in the second, Tomas Plekanec made it 3-1 and Brian Flynn scored an empty-netter for Montreal. The Canadiens were also unbeaten after six games in 1977-1978 at 5-0-1.

Carey Price made 21 saves for Montreal.

Rookie Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit.


In Calgary, Connor McDavid scored twice and added an assist for his first multipoint game as Edmonton beat Calgary for their first victory of the season.

The first overall pick in the June draft, 18-year-old McDavid broke a 1-1 tie with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the second period. After carrying the puck through the neutral zone, he used Kris Russell as a screen and scored past Jonas Hiller on a long wrist shot.

With his parents in attendance, McDavid capped the scoring with 3 minutes, 40 seconds left in the third, converting Taylor Hall’s pass for a power-play goal.

Hall added a goal and two assists, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov also scored to help Edmomton improve to 1-4-0.

David Jones scored twice for Calgary.


In Chicago, Artem Anisimov and Teuvo Teravainen scored in a 1 minute, 5 second span late in the second period to break a scoreless tie as Chicago beat Columbus.

Columbus is 0-6-0, the worst start in franchise history.

Marian Hossa added a power-play goal in the third and had an assist to help the defending Stanley Cup champions rebound after consecutive losses at Philadelphia and Washington. Patrick Kane completed the scoring with an empty-netter for his fourth goal.

Corey Crawford made 22 saves, allowing only Jack Johnson’s last goal.

In other results, it was:

‧ Penguins 2, Maple Leafs 1

‧ Islanders 6, Sharks 3

‧ Capitals 4, Hurricanes 1

‧ Stars 4, Panthers 2

‧ Lightning 2, Sabres 1

‧ Bruins 5, Coyotes 3

‧ Predators 4, Senators 3, SO

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