Paul Byron has scores twice, Canadiens beat Penguins 5-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Byron had two goals and added an assist in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Byron had his first multi-goal game since scoring a hat trick last December against Detroit.
Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia and Charles Hudon also scored to help the Canadiens snap a five-game losing streak against Pittsburgh. It was Montreal’s first win against Pittsburgh since Oct. 18, 2016.
Carey Price made 21 saves for his first win against Pittsburgh since Oct. 13, 2015.
Riley Sheahan scored for Pittsburgh. Kris Letang, a Montreal native, had an assist and passed Hall of Famer Paul Coffey for most points in team history by a defenseman with 441.
LIGHTNING 2, PANTHERS 1, SO
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — J.T Miller and Nikita Kucherov scored in the shootout and Tampa Bay beat Florida in the regular-season opener for both teams.
Florida goalie Roberto Luongo departed midway through the second period with a lower-body injury after teammate Frank Vatrano landed on his extended right leg during a scramble in front of the goal. The 39-year-old Luongo stopped all 13 shots he faced in just over 32 minutes.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 42 saves in regulation. He made one save in the shootout and had another shot hit the post.
The Lightning got a third-period, short-handed goal from Anthony Cirelli. Jacob MacDonald scored for the Panthers.
STARS 5, JETS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn had two power-play goals, Tyler Seguin scored another and had a goal at even strength in Dallas’ victory over Winnipeg.
Ben Bishop made 32 saves, allowing only Kyle Connor’s goal.
Dallas dominated the first period with a 16-9 advantage in shots and two goals less than three minutes apart by Alexander Radulov and Seguin, the latter on the power play. Benn scored power-play goals in the second and third periods, and Seguin scored in the third. The Stars’ top line accounted for all five goals and five assists. Seguin and Radulov each had two assists.
PREDATORS 4, ISLANDERS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and Nashville spoiled New York’s home opener.
Mattias Ekholm and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, and P.K. Subban had two assists. Juuse Saros, starting in place of reigning Vezina Trophy winner Pekka Rinne, finished with 26 saves to help the Predators win their second straight to start the season.
Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assisst, and Valtteri Filppula and Anders Lee also scored for the Islanders. They were trying to get new coach Barry Trotz a win in his home debut.
SABRES 3, RANGERS 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Conor Sheary scored two goals, Carter Hutton made 43 saves and Buffalo beat New York for its first victory of the season.
Captain Jack Eichel added an empty-net goal in the final seconds. After being booed by their home fans in a shutout loss to Boston on Thursday night in the opener, the Sabres snapped a six-game losing streak at KeyBank Center dating to last season.
Brett Howden scored for New York.
DEVILS 5, OILERS 2
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac scored two goals each to lead New Jersey pasr Edmonton in the season-opener for both teams.
Stefan Noesen also scored, Miles Wood had two assists,and Keith Kinkaid made 17 saves.
Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton.
SENATORS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Thomas Chabot had two goals and an assist, and Craig Anderson made 34 saves in Ottawa’s victory over Toronto.
Dylan DeMelo and Chris Tierney, who were among the players acquired from the San Jose Sharks in a trade for Erik Karlsson, also scored for Ottawa. Mark Stone added an empty-net goal.
Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and an assist for Toronto.
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