Rangers’ Quinn records 1st win
NEW YORK — Brady Skjei buried a wrist shot 37 seconds into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night for coach David Quinn’s first career victory.
New York’s Brendan Smith tied it at 2 with 2:39 remaining in the third with a one-timer from the slot. Pavel Buchnevich set it up with a backhand pass from behind the net.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 41 shots and Brett Howden also scored for the Rangers.
Aaron Dell made 24 saves and Brent Burns had two assists for the Sharks. Marcus Sorensen and Joonas Donskoi scored in San Jose’s third stop of a fourgame trip.
Quinn was hired away from Boston University in May. New York had dropped his first three games in his first season as an NHL head coach.
Howden had a highlightreel goal to even the score at 1 at 13:52 of the opening period when he put the puck between his legs and then Dell’s legs. The rookie moved up the depth chart prior to the game and skated alongside Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. New York acquired Howden from the Tampa Bay Lightning at last year’s trade deadline as part of a package for defenseman Ryan McDonagh.
BRUINS 4, OILERS 1: Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help Boston.
David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an empty-netter in the final minute. Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the season for the Oilers, and Cam Talbot had 28 saves.
The Oilers were playing only their second game of the season after falling 5-2 to New Jersey on Saturday in Sweden.
Edmonton struck first when McDavid got in alone on Halak and beat him 3:43 into the game.
Pastrnak tied it on a power-play goal at 9:20, and Marchand gave Boston its first lead at 14:37 on another power play off a centering pass from Matt Grzelcyk.
Nordstrom scored again for Boston 36 seconds later on a give-and-go with David Krejci.
DEVILS 6, CAPITALS 0: Kyle Palmieri scored twice and Keith Kinkaid made 21 saves as New Jersey celebrated its home opener.
Marcus Johansson, Blake Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brian Boyle also scored for the Devils who are off to a 2-0-0 start. It was a rare victory for New Jersey in the series. Washington was 14-1-2 in the previous 17 meetings.
Pheonix Copley stopped 30 shots in his Capitals' debut.
The Devils' defense did an outstanding job stifling the Capitals, who had scored 18 goals in the first three games.
Palmieri scored twice in the first period to stake the Devils to a 2-0 lead. The Devils had the better jump at the start, outshooting the Capitals 13-6 over the first 20 minutes.
Washington, playing back-to-back after an emotional 5-2 win over Vegas on Wednesday in a rematch of the Stanley Cup final, started a step slow and New Jersey capitalized.