Montreal opens on a roll, ex­tends win streak to nine



P.K. Subban and Max Pa­cioretty each had a goal and an as­sist as the Cana­di­ens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, on Satur­day night in Montreal to ex­tend their sea­son-open­ing win­ning streak to nine games.

The Cana­di­ens are a vic­tory away from ty­ing the NHL record set by the Maple Leaf sin 1993-94 and matched by Buf­falo in 200607.

Lars Eller, David De­shar­nais and Bren­dan Gal­lagher also scored for Montreal, which has won ev­ery game in reg­u­la­tion time.

Leo Ko­marov, James van Riems­dyk and Mor­gan Reilly scored for Toronto, which is win less in its past three games.

The Cana­di­ens were out­worked for most of the game by the Maple Leafs, who had a sea­son-high 52 shots and were the first team this sea­son to score more than two goals against Carey Price. Montreal had 27 shots on a shaky Jonathan Bernier.

FLY E RS 3, RANGERS 2( SO ): Sam Gag­ner and Claude Giroux scored in a shootout to lift Philadel­phia past vis­it­ing New York.

Steve Ma­son had 37 saves for the Fly­ers and stoned Do­minic Moore to end it.

J.T. Miller and Der­ick Bras­sard had goals for the Rangers. Hen­rik Lundqvist was sen­sa­tional in reg­u­la­tion and over­time with 46 saves, but he gave up two goals on three shots in the shootout.

The Rangers were 16-5 against Philadel­phia since March 6, 2011.

The Fly­ers are 4-1 af­ter a 0-1-1 start. The Rangers are 2-0-2 af­ter los­ing two in a row.

Fly­ers for­ward Michael Raffl was helped to the locker room af­ter suf­fer­ing an up­per-body in­jury in the sec­ond pe­riod. He took an el­bow to the head and went to the bench be­fore need­ing as­sis­tance go­ing down the tun­nel.

WILD 3, DUCKS 0: In St. Paul, Minn., De­van Dub­nyk stopped 15 shots for his first shutout this sea­son to lead Min­nesota past reel­ing Ana­heim.

Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Carter scored to send the Ducks to their sixth loss in the first seven games.

The Ducks have scored just six goals this sea­son while get­ting shut out four times.

Ques­tions are be­ing asked about Coach Bruce Boudreau’s job se­cu­rity.

“None of this is on Bruce. Bruce is a mo­ti­va­tor. He’s a guy that sticks up for his play­ers and some­one you want to play for,” de­fense­man Cam Fowler said of the former Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals coach. “Un­for­tu­nately, when you lose in this busi­ness, the fin­ger seems to be pointed at the coach, but as play­ers, the re­spon­si­bil­ity is with us.”

DEVILS 4, SABRES 3: Adam Hen­rique scored twice and added an as­sist and vis­it­ing New Jer­sey won its fourth straight.

Mike Cam­mal­leri had a goal and two as­sists, and David Sch­lemko also scored for the Devils. New Jer­sey hasn’t lost since start­ing the sea­son 0-3-1.

Tyler En­nis, Ryan O’Reilly and Jack Eichel scored for Buf­falo. Rookie goal­tender Li­nus Ull­mark made his NHL de­but for the Sabres (2-6-0).

Buf­falo lost Evan­der Kane to an ap­par­ent left leg in­jury mid­way through the third pe­riod. A high-pro­file ad­di­tion last sea­son, Kane needed to be helped off the ice and did not re­turn.

COY­OTES 4, SEN­A­TORS 1: Mikkel Boed­ker scored three goals and vis­it­ing Ari­zona snapped a four-game los­ing streak. Brad Richard­son also scored, and An­ders Lind­back made 35 saves in his first start of the sea­son to help Ari­zona im­prove to 4-3-1.

Around the league St. Louis Blues for­ward Jaden Schwartz will be out at least 12 weeks be­cause of a frac­tured left an­kle. The team said he was taken to a hospi­tal for surgery af­ter slip­ping and crash­ing into one of the goals dur­ing prac­tice.

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