Dzingel scores twice as Hurricanes open with 4 straight wins
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Dzingel scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory to begin the season, equaling the best start in franchise history.
Teuvo Teravainen and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for Carolina, which scored four times in the first period and opened a 5-0 lead after 21½ minutes. Dougie Hamilton also scored, and Sebastian Aho added an empty-net goal. James Reimer stopped 47 shots against the team that traded him last summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored in overtime to give Dallas its first win of the season.
Seguin ended the Stars‘ season-opening, three-game losing streak 43 seconds into overtime off a pass from linemate Alexander Radulov. Dallas avoided a four-game skid to open a season that would’ve matched a franchise worst.
Radulov scored in the third period and Nick Caamano had the first of his NHL career. The Stars bounced back from Nicklas Backstrom’s tying goal for Washington with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored less than five minutes into his season debut after being suspended the first three games for inappropriate conduct. Defenseman John Carlson also scored for Washington, which has lost back-to-back games in overtime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist to lead Boston over Vegas.
The Bruins improved to 3-0-0 on their four-game road trip to start the season, all against Western Conference teams. Boston has outscored Dallas, Arizona and Vegas 7-3, and won its first three games for the first time in the past 18 seasons.
The Jets got their first win in Pittsburgh since returning to the NHL as an expansion team in 2011.
Nikolaj Ehlers scored his first of the season, while Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele both had three assists for the Jets, who closed a season-opening, four-game road trip. Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves in his second start of the season.
Sidney Crosby scored his first of the season for Pittsburgh.
Josi scored the game’s first two goals, opening the scoring early in the opening period.
The Ducks improved to 3-0, matching the best start in franchise history. Anaheim also won its first three in 2006-07 and last season.
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Zack Kassian also scored as Edmonton won its first road game of the season and improved to 3-0 for the first time in 11 years. Connor McDavid had three assists, Leon Draisatl added two and Mikko Koskinen stopped 25 shots.
Anthony Beauvillier and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov, signed to a four-year deal in the offseason, made his second start of the season but was pulled in the second period after giving up four goals on 19 shots. Thomas Greiss came on and stopped seven of the eight shots he faced.
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