3-on-5 goal helps NJ stay perfect
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.
Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72) during the third period as Capitals goalie Braden Holtby looks dejected.