Leafs dump Caps in D.C.
Auston Matthews scored a goal in his sixth consecutive game to start the season, Frederick Andersen made 25 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Capitals, 4-2, last night in Washington.
Moments after Andersen made several solid saves to preserve the lead, Matthews provided an insurance score with his NHL-leading 10th goal with 1:39 to play.
Josh Leivo scored the goahead goal early in the third period. Kasperi Kapanen had a goal and an assist and Par Lindholm also scored for Toronto, which has won four straight.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his fourth goal of the season for Washington and added an assist. Chandler Stephenson also scored and Alex Ovechkin had two assists. Braden Holtby made 24 saves.
Lightning 8, Blue Jackets 2— Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and host Tampa Bay beat Columbus.
Brayden Point scored in both the second and third periods, and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 30 saves for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller had the other Lightning goals.
Columbus got goals from Josh Anderson and Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots.
Canadiens 4, Penguins 3 — Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout as host Montreal beat Pittsburgh.
Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist, and Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens. Antti Niemi stopped 25 shots in his first start of the season.
Dominik Simon, Kris Letang and Phil Kessel scored in regulation for the Penguins, and Casey DeSmith had 37 saves.
Golden Knights 1, Flyers 0 — Marc-Andre Fleury turned away breakaways, made sliding stops and used great glovework to stop 26 shots to lead Vegas over host Philadelphia.
Cody Eakin bailed out the Golden Knights with the winner with 1:25 to play. Fleury beat the Flyers for the 29th time, got his 406th career win and 49th shutout.
Senators 5, Kings 1 — Chris Wideman got his first two goals in nearly a year, Craig Anderson made 36 saves and host Ottawa beat Los Angeles.
Chris Tierney, Mark Stone and Colin White also scored for the Senators. Trevor Lewis scored for the Kings.
Oilers 2, Rangers 1 — Team captain Connor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal on the power play and added an assist, lifting visiting Edmonton past New York for its first win of the season.
Former Ranger Cam Talbot made 23 saves to earn the win.
Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring for the Rangers, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tied the contest under two minutes later late in the first period.
Canucks 3, Panthers 2 — In Sunrise, Fla., Bo Horvat scored the tiebreaking goal in the third, leading Vancouver over Florida.
Hurricanes 5, Wild 4 — In St. Paul, Minn., Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Carolina over Minnesota.
HOLDING DOWN THE FORT: Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury keeps an eye on things during his shutout victory yesterday in Philadelphia.