P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty each had a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Saturday night to extend their season-opening winning streak to nine games.
The Canadiens are a victory away from matching the NHL record set by the Maple Leafs in the 1993-1994 season, and matched by Buffalo in 2006-2007. Montreal play at Vancouver tomorrow night.
Carey Price made 49 saves, while Lars Eller, David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher added goals. The Canadiens have won every game in regulation time.
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Leo Komarov, James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Reilly scored for Toronto.
BLUE JACKETS 4, AVALANCHE 3
Ryan Murray and Brandon Dubinsky scored goals early in the third period as Columbus came back to beat Colorado for their first win in nine games this season.
Boone Jenner had two goals, while Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves for the Blue Jackets. Their 0-8-0 start was the worst since the New York Rangers lost their first 11 games in 1943-1944.
Coach John Tortorella got his first win with Columbus after losing at Minnesota in his first game since replacing the fired Todd Richards.
Jarome Iginla scored a goal and had an assist for Colorado, while Nathan MacKinnon and Jack Skille also scored for the losing team.
BLACKHAWKS 1, LIGHTNING 0, OT
Jonathan Toews scored his first goal of the season 17 seconds into overtime to give Chicago a victory over Tampa Bay in a rematch of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory.
A determined Toews netted the winner when he barreled into the Tampa Bay zone, muscling between Anton Stralman and Valtteri Filppula to the net. Rookie goalkeeper Kristers Gudlevskis stopped Toews’ initial chance, but the Chicago captain knocked in his own rebound.
Corey Crawford made 21 saves for his first shutout this season and 13th of his career in Chicago’s third straight victory. Gudlevskis made 31 saves is his second NHL start.
In other games, it was:
‧ Red Wings 3, Canucks 2
‧ Devils 4, Sabres 3
‧ Flyers 3, Rangers 2, SO
‧ Panthers 6, Stars 2
‧ Sharks 5, Hurricanes 2
‧ Wild 3, Ducks 0
‧ Coyotes 4, Senators 1
‧ Penguins 2, Predators 1, OT
‧ Islanders 3, Blues 2, OT