PITTSBURGH — Brandon Tanev
scored a short-handed goal in overtime, and the Pittsburgh
Penguins handed the Colorado Avalanche their first loss of
the season with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.
Tanev, Pittsburgh's biggest
free-agent pickup in the offseason, scored his first goal
with his new team 3:57 into the extra session. He became the
second player in franchise history with a short-handed
overtime goal, joining Mario Lemieux on Jan. 22, 1996.
Tanev swooped into the zone
and threw a shot on goal that went between Philipp
Grubauer's pads. Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog knocked
the puck into the net, giving Pittsburgh its fourth straight
win for the first time since an eight-game winning streak
Sidney Crosby and Jake
Guentzel also scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray made 26
The Avalanche, the NHL's last
unbeaten team, looked to start the season with six straight
wins for the first time since 2013-14.
Nathan MacKinnon and Matt
Calvert scored for Colorado, and Grubauer stopped 30 shots.
OILERS 6, FLYERS 3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) —
Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists for Edmonton, and
Leon Draisaitl added two goals and one assist.
It was McDavid's third career
five-point game. Mikko Koskinen made 49 saves for Edmonton
(6-1-0) in his third win of the season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ethan
Bear and former Flyer Brandon Manning each scored their
first goal of 2019-20.
Jakub Voracek scored twice
for Philadelphia (2-2-1) and assisted on Oskar Lindblom's
It was a tough night for
Flyers goalie Carter Hart, who allowed four goals on 14
shots. He was pulled in the second period after
Nugent-Hopkins' power-play goal and replaced by Brian
SHARKS 5, HURRICANES 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) —
Evander Kane became the first San Jose player to score three
goals in the opening period of a game, and the Sharks earned
for their third straight victory.
Kane opened the scoring at
even strength and added two power-play goals in the first
for his second career hat trick. The Sharks are hitting
their stride after beginning the season with four straight
Tomas Hertl had a goal and
two assists and Barclay Goodrow also scored for San Jose.
Martin Jones made 36 saves.
Dougie Hamilton and Erik
Haula scored for the Hurricanes, who had won seven of their
first eight games this season for the best start in
franchise history. James Reimer stopped 17 shots.
DUCKS 5, SABRES 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Adam
Henrique scored twice and Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and
two assists, leading the Ducks to the victory.
Rickard Rakell had a goal and
an assist for Anaheim, and Ryan Getzlaf scored the Ducks'
first power-play goal of the season. John Gibson made 31
Victor Olofsson scored his
team-leading sixth power-play goal for the Sabres, who
absorbed their first regulation loss after a 5-0-1 start.
Jack Eichel also scored for Buffalo, and Linus Ullmark
stopped 26 shots.
Buffalo entered with the
league's best power play with nine goals in 21
opportunities, but was 1 for 7 with the man advantage.
CAPITALS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — John
Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the defenseman 14
points, and the Capitals earned their first home win of the
Nicklas Backstrom added a
goal and an assist, and Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov
also scored for Washington, which lost its first three home
games for the first time since October 1983.
Rookie goaltender Ilya
Samsonov made 29 saves in his first home start to earn his
third career win.
Kasperi Kapanen scored a
short-handed goal for Toronto and collected two assists.
John Tavares and Ilya Mikheyev also scored.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 28
shots in his second start for the Maple Leafs.
BLUE JACKETS 3, STARS 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sonny
Milano scored a flashy goal in the third period to help
Columbus get the win.
Alexander Wennberg and Zach
Werenski also scored for the Blue Jackets. Joonas Korpisalo
stopped 30 shots.
Columbus (3-3-0) won
back-to-back games and pulled to .500 with its eighth
consecutive victory over the Stars (1-6-1).
Ben Bishop made 32 saves for
Dallas, which dropped its fourth straight game. Miro
Heiskanen Joe Pavelski had the goals for the Stars.
Milano made it 3-1 when he
skated between two defenders and shot from between his legs
to go top shelf past Bishop at 9:07.