PITTSBURGH (AP)Tristan Jarry stopped 39 shots, Jeff Petry and Jan Rutta scored their first goals of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 on Thursday night.
Petry and Rutta, brought in by the Penguins during the offseason to give their blue line a little more heft, scored on long shots from the point. Rickard Rakell and Jake Guentzel found the net from in close as the Penguins made Mike Sullivan the first coach to reach 300 victories with the club.
Jeff Carter also scored against his old team and Ryan Poehling added his first career goal in the third period as Pittsburgh improved to 3-0-1.
Cal Petersen stopped just six of the nine shots he faced in the first period before being pulled at the start of the second. Jonathan Quick made 22 saves over the final two periods but Los Angeles saw its three-game winning streak snapped. Carl Grundstrom’s power-play goal with 2:12 remaining spoiled Jarry’s bid for his 12th career shutout.
The Penguins are off to a quick start thanks to some early dominance at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 18-5 at home through three games but begins a stretch of 13 of 17 games on the road starting Saturday night in Columbus.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, JETS 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Jack Eichel scored twice, Adin Hill made 26 saves and Vegas beat Winnipeg.
Eichel has his third multi-goal game in 39 contests since joining Vegas last season. It was the 32nd time in his career he’s scored two or more goals.
Vegas continued its impressive start under first-year coach Bruce Cassidy with the Knights improving to 4-1-0 while outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 17-10.
William Karlsson, Chandler Stephenson and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights. Hill improved to 2-0 in his first season with Vegas. Coupled with Calgary’s loss to Buffalo, the Knights moved into first place in the Pacific Division.
Neal Pionk had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg. Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal, and David Rittich made 27 saves.
SHARKS 3, RANGERS 2, OT
NEW YORK (AP) – Erik Karlsson scored 49 seconds into overtime and San Jose beat New York for its first victory of the season.
Logan Couture and Radim Simek also scored for the Sharks, who got former Rangers coach David Quinn his first win after beginning the season a franchise-worst 0-5-0. James Reimer stopped 21 shots.
Artemi Panarin and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers, who had beaten the Sharks seven straight times. Igor Shesterkin had 24 saves.
SABRES 6, FLAMES 3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Alex Tuch had his first career hat trick and Buffalo handed Calgary its first loss of the season.
Rasmus Dahlin scored for the fourth straight game for Buffalo to set an NHL record for defenseman to open a season.
Eric Comrie made 40 saves and Dylan Cozens and Casey Mittelstadt also scored to help Buffalo (3-1-0) complete an Alberta sweep after a 4-2 victory in Edmonton on Tuesday night.
Andrew Mangiapane, Trevor Lewis and Nikita Zadorov scored for Calgary (3-1-0). Jacob Markstrom stopped nine of the 12 shots he faced before making way for Dan Vladar, who made 17 saves.
OILERS 6, HURRCANES 4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had a goal and three assists and Edmonton beat Carolina to snap a two-game skid.
Zach Hyman, Ryan McLeod, Evander Kane and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (2-2-0). Jack Campbell made 36 saves.
Andrei Svechnikov had a hat trick and Martin Necas added another goal for the Hurricanes (3-1-0) in their first loss of the season. Sebastian Aho added three assists, and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots.
DEVILS 4, ISLANDERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) – Ondrej Palat scored twice to help New Jersey beat New York. Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists, Jack Hughes also scored and Mackenzie Blackwood made 16 saves. The Devils won their second straight after opening with two losses.
Anders Lee scored for New York and Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves.
WILD 4, CANUCKS 3, OT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Kirill Kaprizov scored in overtime and Minnesota beat Vancouver for its first victory of the season.
Kaprizov had his fourth goal of the season and added two assists as Minnesota wrapped up its season-opening four-game homestand with its first points of the season. Mats Zuccarello added two goals and Sam Steel scored his second of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 23 saves.
Bo Horvat scored for the third straight game, Dakota Joshua had a goal and an assist and Nils Aman scored his first NHL goal for Vancouver. Thatcher Demko made 33 saves for the Canucks.
BLUE JACKETS 5, PREDATORS 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Nick Blankenburg scored the go-ahead goal with 1:23 left and Columbus had a four-goal third period to beat Nashville.
Columbus rallied from two goals down for the second consecutive game and has won two straight.
Blankenburg, a healthy scratch the first three games of the season, also had an assist. Johnny Gaudreau had two goals, Jake Bean and Justin Danforth also scored and Yegor Chinakhov finished with two assists. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 23 shots for Columbus.
Tanner Jeannot and Yakov Trenin each had a goal and an assist for Nashville, and Ryan Johansen also scored. The Predators have lost four straight.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, STARS 2, OT
TORONTO (AP) – Nick Robertson scored his second goal of the night in his season debut at 3:46 of overtime to lift Toronto past Dallas.
The winger took a pass from Auston Matthews on a 3-on-1 rush and fired a shot past Scott Wedgewood.
The 21-year-old Robertson faced 23-year-old brother Jason for the second time in his career. The Robertson brothers also shared the same NHL ice last March when Toronto beat Dallas 4-0 at Scotiabank Arena.
Jason Robertson signed a four-year, $31 million contract with the Stars this month after sitting out most of camp as a restricted free agent.
Alexander Kerfoot also scored for Toronto. Tyler Seguin and Luke Glendening scored for Dallas.
CANADIENS 6, COYOTES 2
MONTREAL (AP) – Top draft pick Juraj Slafkovsky scored his first NHL goal and Montreal had a three-goal first period in its victory over Arizona.
Josh Anderson, Cole Caufield and Brendan Gallagher gave Montreal the early cushion. Nick Suzuki scored on a penalty shot, Sean Monahan added an empty-netter and Jake Allen made 25 saves.
J.J. Moser and Travis Boyd scored for Arizona, and Lawson Crouse added two assists. Connor Ingram stopped 24 shots in his first start with the Coyotes. They have two games left on an opening six-game trip.
BRUINS 2, DUCKS 1, SO
BOSTON (AP) – Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift Boston past Anaheim.
Hall also scored in regulation for Boston (4-1), and Linus Ullmark made 30 saves and stopped all four shots in the shootout.
Former Bruin Frank Vatrano had Anaheim’s lone goal. John Gibson stopped 35 shots.
SENATORS 5, CAPITALS 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Drake Batherson scored twice in the second period and Ottawa overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat Washington.
Shane Pinto broke a tie in third and Tyler Motte and Alex DeBrincat added empty-net goals. Anton Forsberg stopped 22 shots.
T.J. Oshie and Anthony Mantha scored for Washington on first-period power plays. Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves.
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