Florida’s first four pave way for rout

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Jaromir Jagr and Reilly Smith each scored two goals, and Vin­cent Trocheck had a goal and four as­sists as the Florida Pan­thers dom­i­nated their sea­son opener, 7-1, against the Philadelphia Fly­ers on Satur­day night in Sunrise, Fla.

Nick Bjugstad and Jussi Joki­nen also scored goals for Florida,` and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves.

The Pan­thers scored four goals on eight shots against Steve Ma­son in the first 6 min­utes 46 sec­onds, a mod­ern NHL record for the fastest four goals to start a sea­son, ac­cord­ing to Elias Sports Bureau.

lRED WINGS 4, HUR­RI­CANES 3: Teemu Pulkki­nen scored two goals in the third pe­riod, lift­ing Detroit past Carolina in Raleigh, N.C.

The Red Wings scored three goals in the third to erase a 2-1 deficit, with Pulkki­nen ty­ing it with 15:21 left and then adding the go-ahead goal with 13:24 re­main­ing.

Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg had an early goal and as­sisted on Justin Ab­delka­der’s in­sur­ance goal with 3:35 to play.

Turns out they needed it, af­ter Justin Faulk made it a one-goal game by scor­ing with 2.1 sec­onds left.

lPREDATORS 2, OIL­ERS 0: Pekka Rinne made 31 saves to help host Nashville beat Ed­mon­ton.

Craig Smith and Filip Fors­berg scored for the Preda­tors, who also won their sea­son opener against Carolina on Thurs­day. It was Rinne’s 37th ca­reer shutout.

LIGHT­NING 4, SABRES 1: Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the sea­son, help­ing Tampa Bay win at Buf­falo.

Erik Con­dra, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Brown also scored for the Light­ning, and goal­tender Ben Bishop had 24 saves in the vic­tory.

Ni­co­las Des­lau­ri­ers scored the Sabres’ only goal. Buf­falo goal­tender Chad John­son was beaten for all four goals while fill­ing in for Robin Lehner, who was placed on in­jured re­serve with a lower­body sprain.

lRANGERS 5, BLUE JACK­ETS 2: Hen­rik Lundqvist made 37 saves, and Os­car Lind­berg scored twice to lead New York to a home win over Colum­bus.

Eleven Rangers fin­ished with at least one point.

CANA­DI­ENS 4, BRU­INS 2: Lars Eller scored two goals for Mon­treal, and Alex Galchenyuk had three as­sists as the Cana­di­ens won at Bos­ton.

Alexan­der Semin added two as­sists and David De­shar­nais scored forMon­treal, which has won the last six meet­ings be­tween the long­time ri­vals.

Carey Price fin­ished with 19 saves for the Cana­di­ens, and To­mas Plekanec added an empty-net goal in the fi­nal minute.

SEN­A­TORS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4 (SO): Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoff­man scored in the shootout for Ot­tawa in a win at Toronto.

Kyle Tur­ris, Alex Chiasson, Mi­lan Michalek and Mark Stone scored in reg­u­la­tion for the Sen­a­tors.

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