BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for his 67th career shutout, leading the Florida Panthers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL on Friday for their first victory of the season.
Luongo moved past Patrick Roy into sole possession of 13th place on the career shutouts list. Luongo also extended his shutout streak against Buffalo to 183 minutes, 19 seconds.
Sean Bergenheim scored in the second period for the game’s only goal, sending a wrist shot between Mike Weber’s legs and past Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth.
Enroth finished with 34 saves for Buffalo.
CANUCKS 2, OILERS 0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout and improve to 9-0 in his career against Edmonton.
Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who got their season-opening third straight win.
The Oilers are winless in five games for their worst start in club history.
The Canucks got on the scoreboard with four minutes left in the second period as Sedin made a nice pass through the goal-mouth to a wide-open Vrbata on the other side of the net for his third goal of the season.
Sedin then added an empty-netter in the final minute.
Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens also finished with 28 saves.
PREDATORS 2, JETS 0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his 33rd NHL shutout and Nashville spoiled Winnipeg’s home opener.
Predators newcomer Mike Ribeiro scored in the first period, and James Neal connected in the third for Nashville.
Ribeiro redirected Seth Jones’ shot past Ondrej Pavelec. Neal, another offseason acquisition, beat Pavelec through traffic with a puck that appeared to glance off a couple of Jets.
Rinne played only 24 games last season because of a hip injury.
BLUE JACKETS 3, FLAMES 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Skille, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots.
Calgary trailed 3-0 when Mason Raymond broke up the shutout early in the third period. Josh Jooris narrowed the lead with a goal in his NHL debut, scoring off a pass from Mark Giordano with over eight minutes left.
The Flames, five games into a six-game road trip after opening at home, threatened to tie until the end.
Calvert had an assist to go with his goal. Mark Letestu had two assists as the Blue Jackets wrapped up a three-game homestand.
The Blue Jackets were 4 for 4 on the penalty kill to stay perfect this season in nine attempts.
RED WINGS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Johan Franzen scored twice and Henrik Zetterberg had four assists. Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader also scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit.
After scoring his first two goals of the season, Franzen left the game late in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Nyquist’s fourth goal in four games made it 3-0 with 1:44 to go in the second period.
Mike Santorelli scored for Toronto, ending Howard’s shutout bid in the opening minute of the third period. James Reimer finished with 31 saves for the Maple Leafs.
DUCKS 2, WILD 1
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Andrew Cogliano ended Minnesota’s season-long shutout streak with a short-handed goal early in the third period, and Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal with 8:25 left to lift Anaheim.
Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in the fourth consecutive victory for the Ducks, who made a dynamic rally to win their home opener.
Cogliano’s goal was the first allowed all season by the Wild and goalie Darcy Kuemper, who set the club record for consecutive scoreless minutes.
Perry then put the Ducks ahead when Jason Zucker’s pass went off rookie Matt Dumba’s skate and straight to the former NHL goal-scoring champion, who eventually scored his fifth goal in five games on a rebound.
Zucker scored and Kuemper stopped 24 shots for the Wild.