Florida’s first four pave way for rout
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.