NHL results | Saturday
Sabres 7, Devils 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rookie Victor Olofsson and Sam Reinhart each scored twice and Buffalo kicked off the home-opening portion of its 50th anniversary season with the romp over New Jersey.
Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 5, SO
TORONTO — Paul Byron scored in a shootout and Montreal overcame a three-goal deficit to beat Toronto.
Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and John Tavares all failed to beat Carey Price in the shootout.
Hurricanes 3, Capitals 2, OT
WASHINGTON — Jake Gardiner scored in the last minute of overtime to lift Carolina past Washington after the Hurricanes’ vercame a two-goal deficit in the third period.
Rangers 4, Senators 1
OTTAWA, Ontario — Mika Zibanejad had his third career hat trick and added an assist to help the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night.
Zibanejad, who was drafted sixth overall by the Senators in 2011, is only the second player in Rangers history to record eight points in the first two games of the season.
Panthers 4, Lightning 3
SUNRISE, Fla. — Mike Hoffman had his second career hat trick to help Florida beat Tampa Bay to split an opening home-and-home series.
Penguins 7, Blue Jackets 2
PITTSBURGH — Jared McCann and Patric Hornqvist each scored twice and Pittsburgh had a fivegoal second period to overwhelm Columbus.
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin left in the second period and did not return with an undisclosed injury. He ran into teammate Kris Letang near center ice and fell awkwardly into the boards.
Blues 3, Stars 2
ST. LOUIS — Sammy Blais had a goal and an assist in St. Louis’ victory over Dallas.
Jordan Binnington stopped 28 shots to help the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues rebound from a 2-1 overtime loss to Washington in the opener Wednesday night.
Red Wings 5, Predators 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tyler Bertuzzi scored twice and had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 39 saves to lead Detroit past Nashville.
Avalanche 4, Wild 2
DENVER — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist to lead Colorado past Minnesota.
Rantanen, who missed training camp and the preseason before agreeing to a contract last weekend, has three goals in two games. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare got his first goal with Colorado and Gabriel Landeskog scored the go-ahead goal late in the second. Philipp Grubauer made 29 saves.
Bruins 1, Coyotes 0
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots, Brad Marchand scored and Boston extended its winning streak over Arizona to 15 games.
Oilers 6, Kings 5
EDMONTON, Alberta — James Neal scored twice, Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists and Edmonton Oilers its second in a row to start the season, beating Los Angeles in an offensive slugfest.
Zack Kassian, Joakim Nygard and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Oilers. Dustin Brown, Trevor Lewis, Anze Kopitar, Michael Amadio and Drew Doughty countered for the Kings.
Ducks 3, Sharks 1
ANAHEIM — Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored, Ondrej Kase had two assists and Anaheim remained unbeaten with the victory over winless San Jose.
Adam Henrique and Michael Del Zotto also scored and John Gibson made 35 saves for the Ducks. They have won back-toback home games over Pacific Division opponents Arizona and San Jose in an auspicious start under new coach Dallas Eakins.
Flames 3, Canucks 0