3-on-5 goal helps NJ stay per­fect

The Dallas Morning News - - Sports Day -

TORONTO — Brian Gib­bons had a rare 3-on-5 goal, Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and un­beaten New Jer­sey de­feated Toronto to end the Maple Leafs’ per­fect start.

Blake Cole­man also scored, and Cory Schneider made 47 saves to help New Jer­sey open 3-0-0 for the first time since 2014-15.

A key mo­ment came late in the sec­ond pe­riod with the Dev­ils tak­ing two mi­nors on one play. Rather than Toronto tak­ing ad­van­tage, New Jer­sey killed off the penal­ties and scored short-handed to make it 4-2.

Pen­guins 3, Cap­i­tals 2: In Washington, Pa­tric Horn­qvist scored a power-play goal and as­sisted on an­other in his sea­son de­but.

Horn­qvist, play­ing for the first time since off­sea­son surgery to re­pair a bro­ken fin­ger, as­sisted on a goal by Kris Le­tang, the de­fense­man’s first tally since Feb. 4 after miss­ing the end of last sea­son and playoffs be­cause of neck surgery.

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-lead­ing eighth goal of the sea­son in the Cap­i­tals’ fourth game.

Avalanche 6, Bru­ins 3: In Den­ver, Sven An­drighetto scored twice, the sec­ond an emp­tynet­ter with 1:34 re­main­ing, and Alexan­der Ker­foot had his first NHL goal as Colorado beat Bos­ton for the sec­ond time in three nights.

Ducks 3, Is­landers 2: In Ana­heim, Calif., for­mer Star Pa­trick Eaves scored 5:32 into the third pe­riod to give the Ducks a 3-1 lead, and Ana­heim held on de­spite Brock Nel­son scor­ing twice for the Is­landers.

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Pen­guins left wing Conor Sheary (43) cel­e­brates his goal with Pa­tric Horn­qvist (72) dur­ing the third pe­riod as Cap­i­tals goalie Braden Holtby looks de­jected.

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