Tay­lor Hall scores twice in home de­but for Devils

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NE­WARK: Tay­lor Hall made his new fans in New Jer­sey very happy with two power-play goals in a 4:11 span in the sec­ond pe­riod and the Devils posted their first win, a 2-1 de­ci­sion over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Ana­heim Ducks on Tues­day night. Cory Sch­nei­der had 23 saves and forced the Ducks’ Chris Wag­ner to lose con­trol of the puck on a sec­ond-pe­riod penalty shot as New Jer­sey snapped a five-game los­ing streak against Ana­heim in its home opener. Sami Vata­nen scored on a power play for Ana­heim, which is 0-3-1 in its five-game trip to start the sea­son. John Gib­son made 26 saves for Ducks, who played short­handed seven times. Hall, the for­mer No. 1 over­all draft pick who was ac­quired in a ma­jor trade with Edmonton in late June, tied the game at 1-all, putting the re­bound of a shot by Mike Cam­mal­leri into an open net at 12:35.


Joe Pavel­ski scored with 2:11 left to lift the Sharks to a vic­tory over the Is­landers. Melker Karlsson and To­mas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games. Joe Thorn­ton and Brent Burns had two as­sists each, giv­ing both five on the sea­son. Aaron Dell stopped 21 shots to win his NHL de­but. On the tiebreak­ing goal, Thorn­ton sent a pass into the slot and Pavel­ski de­flected it in. It gave Pavel­ski his fifth point in two games af­ter he had a goal and three as­sists in the Sharks’ 7-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Mon­day. The Is­landers trailed 1-0 af­ter get­ting out­played in the first pe­riod, but picked it up in the sec­ond and took the lead with two goals 2:10 apart in the mid­dle of the pe­riod.


T.J. Oshie scored twice and Alex Ovechkin picked up his first goal of the sea­son, help­ing the Cap­i­tals beat the Avalanche. Ovechkin and Oshie each scored on the power play to end Washington’s man-ad­van­tage scor­ing drought, and the Avalanche lost for the first time un­der new coach Jared Bed­nar. Goal­tender Se­myon Var­lamov was sharp in stop­ping 37 of 40 shots be­hind Colorado team­mates who were no­tice­ably tired play­ing the sec­ond half of a back-to­back and their third game in four days.

Washington backup Philipp Grubauer only needed 18 saves for his first ca­reer shutout be­cause Washington had the puck for most of the game. The Cap­i­tals en­tered the game 0 for 8 on the power play and lack­ing pro­duc­tion from the first line, but those prob­lems went away in quick suc­ces­sion.


Ja­son Spezza scored mid­way through the third pe­riod to give the Stars a win over the Preda­tors. Adam Crack­nell added his sec­ond goal of the sea­son for Dal­las, and Kari Le­hto­nen made 27 saves. Mike Fisher scored for Nashville early in the sec­ond pe­riod to tie it 1-1. The Preda­tors have lost two straight. Spezza’s tiebreak­ing goal came 9:15 into the third. An­toine Rous­sel had the puck in the right cor­ner and sent it out front, where Spezza was able get his stick on it and tip it past goal­tender Pekka Rinne. Rinne made 35 saves.


Tom Py­att, Mark Stone and Chris Kelly had a goal and an as­sist each as the Sen­a­tors de­feated the Coy­otes in front of a sparse crowd of 11,061 at Cana­dian Tire Cen­tre. Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith, Kyle Tur­ris and Erik Karlsson, into an empty net, also scored for the Sen­a­tors, who have won three of four. Mike Hoff­man had three as­sists and Craig An­der­son made 31 saves. Jor­dan Mart­in­cook scored twice, in­clud­ing his sec­ond at 18:43 just 30 sec­onds af­ter Tur­ris gave the Sen­a­tors a 6-3 lead. To­bias Rieder and Oliver Eck­man-Lar­son had the other goals for the Coy­otes Ari­zona lost the ser­vices of start­ing goalie Mike Smith seven min­utes into the third pe­riod when he suf­fered an in­jury to his left leg dur­ing a scramble in front of the net.


Bray­den Point scored the game-win­ning goal in the sixth round of a shootout, and the

Light­ning beat the Pan­thers. Point’s goal came three rounds af­ter it seemed Tampa Bay had won the shootout 1-0. Af­ter Jonathan Drouin scored for the Light­ning in the third round, Vin­cent Trocheck ap­peared to fan on his ini­tial shot be­fore send­ing the puck into the net. It was called no goal on the ice but the rul­ing was over­turned af­ter a video re­view, ty­ing the shootout at 1. Light­ning star Steven Stamkos forced over­time when he lifted a shot from along the goal line over James Reimer with 5.5 sec­onds left in the third pe­riod. Michael Mathe­son scored his first NHL goal at 15:52 of the third to give Florida a 3-2 ad­van­tage.


Erik Haula and Ja­son Pom­inville scored for Min­nesota and as­sisted on the other’s first-pe­riod goal, fu­el­ing the Wild for a vic­tory over Los An­ge­les that trig­gered an early exit for Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff. Af­ter Char­lie Coyle, Mikko Koivu and Teemu Pulkki­nen tacked on scores for the Wild, Kings coach Dar­ryl Sut­ter pulled Zatkoff for Peter Bu­daj dur­ing the sec­ond in­ter­mis­sion. Zatkoff stopped 11 shots, tak­ing his third straight loss since re­plac­ing star Jonathan Quick just 20 min­utes into the sea­son opener last week. Tanner Pear­son had two goals, both as­sisted by Jeff Carter, and Anze Ko­pi­tar also scored in the third pe­riod for the Kings, but Jared Spur­geon’s end-to-end empty-net fling from the far cor­ner put the bow on a ban­ner night for the Wild.


David De­shar­nais scored twice and Al Mon­toya made 36 saves as the Cana­di­ens won

their home opener, over the Pen­guins. Off-sea­son sign­ing Alexan­der Radulov got his first goal as a Cana­dien - with Mon­toya pick­ing up an as­sist - while Max Pa­cioretty also scored for Mon­treal, which has started the sea­son 2-0 -1. Mon­toya, signed from the Florida Pan­thers this sum­mer, picked up his sixth ca­reer shutout. The Pen­guins, com­ing off an over­time loss at home Mon­day night, played their first road game of the sea­son. While the ail­ing Carey Price got a huge ova­tion from the Bell Cen­tre crowd in pregame in­tro­duc­tions, his re­place­ment Mon­toya was spec­tac­u­lar in goal as Pitts­burgh out­shot the Cana­di­ens 36-32.


Mar­ian Hossa scored his 500th ca­reer goal, Artem Anisi­mov snapped a third-pe­riod tie with his first score of the sea­son and the Black­hawks beat the Fly­ers. Hossa’s power-play goal chased Michal Neu­virth and gave Chicago a 4-0 lead, but Philadel­phia re­sponded with four goals in a 5 1/2-minute span over­lap­ping the sec­ond and third pe­ri­ods.

Wayne Sim­monds, who hit the left post on two dif­fer­ent shots, tied it at 4 on the power play at 3:49 of the third. The Fly­ers had all the mo­men­tum be­fore Artemi Pa­narin stepped up for the Black­hawks in his best game so far this sea­son. The Calder Tro­phy win­ner found a wideopen Anisi­mov for the tiebreak­ing goal at 10:24, and then fin­ished off a 2-on-1 with Pa­trick Kane, beat­ing Steve Ma­son for a 6 -4 lead with 3:57 to go. Pa­narin also scored on the power play dur­ing Chicago’s three-goal first. The Rus­sian winger was kept off the score­sheet dur­ing the Black­hawks’ first three games. — AP

NE­WARK: An­drew Cogliano #7 of the Ana­heim Ducks and Ben Love­joy #12 of the New Jer­sey Devils bat­tle for po­si­tion dur­ing the third pe­riod at the Pru­den­tial Cen­ter on Tues­day in Ne­wark, New Jer­sey. The Devils de­feated the Ducks 2-1. — AFP

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