NHL Capsules

MONTREAL (AP) Jeff Petry scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Reds Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to reach 6-0-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Brendan Gallagher scored in the second, Tomas Plekanec made it 3-1, and Brian Flynn scored an empty-netter for Montreal. The Canadiens also were unbeaten after six games in 1977-78 at 5-0-1.

Carey Price made 21 saves for Montreal.

Rookie Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit.


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Connor McDavid scored twice and added an assist for his first multipoint game and Edmonton beat Calgary for its first victory of the season.

The first overall pick in the June draft, the 18-year-old McDavid broke a 1-1 tie with 3:29 left in the second period. After carrying the puck through the neutral zone, he used Kris Russell as a screen and scored past Jonas Hiller on a long wrist shot.

With his parents in attendance, McDavid capped the scoring with 3:40 left in the third, converting Taylor Hall’s pass for a power-play goal.

Hall added a goal and two assists, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov also scored to help Edmomton improve to 1-4-0. David Jones scored twice for Calgary.


CHICAGO (AP) – Artem Anisimov and Teuvo Teravainen scored in a 1:05 span late in the second period to break a scoreless tie and Chicago beat Columbus.

Columbus is 0-6-0, the worst start in franchise history.

Marian Hossa added a power-play goal in the third and had an assist to help the defending Stanley Cup champions rebound after consecutive losses at Philadelphia and Washington. Patrick Kane completed the scoring with an empty-netter for his fourth goal.

Corey Crawford made 22 saves, allowing only Jack Johnson’s last goal.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta scored first-period goals and Pittsburgh held on to beat Toronto.

Phil Kessel faced Toronto for the first time since the Leafs shipped the three-time All-Star to Pittsburgh in July. Marc-Andre Fleury, playing in his 600th career game, made 26 saves. Sidney Crosby hasn’t scored in the team’s first five games, a career-worst stretch to start the season.

Jake Gardiner scored for Toronto.


NEW YORK (AP) – Kyle Okposo broke a tie early in the third period and added two assists to help New York hand San Jose its first loss of the season.

Johnny Boychuk, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen also scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves after missing the first four games because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. New York has won three straight, all at home.

Joe Pavelski, Nikolay Goldobin and Joel Ward scored for San Jose. The Sharks opened 4-0-0.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists in his season debut to help Washington beat Carolina.

Backstrom, the NHL assists leader last season with 60, missed the first three games while recovering from arthroscopic hip surgery. The center scored in the third period and assisted on power-play goals from T.J. Oshie and John Carlson.

Washington broke it open with three third-period goals, the last coming from Alex Ovechkin. Braden Holtby made 18 saves, allowing only Jeff Skinner’s goal.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each scored two goals to lift in Dallas past Florida.

Benn tied it at 2 on a power play 50 seconds into the third period. Seguin gave Dallas its first lead with 3:02 remaining, backhanding a rebound of a pass from John Klingberg. Benn then capped the scoring with an empty-netter with 19 seconds to go.

Patrick Sharp had two assists and Kari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots to improve to 3-0-0.

Aleksander Barkov and Brandon Pirri scored for Florida.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ben Bishop broke the Tampa Bay record for career victory, and Alex Killorn scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 3:57 left.

Bishop made 31 saves in his 84th victory for the Lightning, one more than Nikolai Khabibulin.

Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for Tampa Bay. Sam Reinhart scored his first NHL goal for Buffalo.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Patrice Bergeron scored twice in the last 11 minutes to lift Boston past Arizona.

Tyler Randell, Dave Krejci and Brad Marchand also scored, and Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for his first win of the season. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, and Tobias Rieder and Kyle Chipchura also scored for Arizona.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – James Neal scored two power-play goals and added the shootout winner in Nashville’s victory over Ottawa.

Craig Smith also scored, and Carter Hutton made 38 saves in his first start of the season to help Nashville improve to 4-1-0. Mike Hoffman scored twice, and Mark Stone added a goal for Ottawa.