Rangers’ Quinn records 1st win

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - SCOREBOARD -

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.

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