NHL-Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games


Oct 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games

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Blackhawks 5, Wild 1

The Chicago Blackhawks got revenge against Minnesota after the Wild had handed them their first home loss with Patrick Sharp, Sheldon Brookbank, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad all scoring goals while Corey Crawford made 29 saves for the victors.

The Wild won 5-3 in Chicago (7-2-3) on Saturday.

Minnesota (6-4-3) got a goal from Jason Pominville - his team-leading seventh - and controlled play for long stretches but could not beat Crawford.

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Penguins 3, Hurricanes 1

Jayson Megna scored his first NHL goal to go with an earlier assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 23-year-old center playing his second NHL game, tallied at 7:11 of the third period, with Sidney Crosby picking up his second assist of the game.

Tanner Glass and Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Brooks Orpik provided three assists.

Carolina (4-5-3) lost their third game in a row, all since goalie Cam Ward was hurt last week.

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Canadiens 2, Rangers 0

Montreal goalie Peter Budaj ruined the New York Rangers' long-anticipated home opener, stopping 27 shots in the Canadiens' shutout win.

In two starts as Carey Price's backup, Budaj has allowed just one goal. He benefited from a Montreal defense that blocked 20 shots.

The Rangers opened the season on a nine-game road trip before their season debut in Madison Square Garden.

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Stars 4, Sabres 3

Vernon Fiddler, Alex Goligoski, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn scored for Dallas as the Stars gave coach Lindy Ruff a win over his former team.

It was Ruff's first game in Buffalo since being fired as the Sabres' coach in February.

Ruff, who played 10 years in Buffalo, spent 16 years behind the Sabres' bench and holds the record for most wins for the franchise with a 571-432-162 record.

Matt Moulson, playing in his first game with the Sabres after being acquired from the New York Islanders in a trade late on Sunday, scored twice.

Steve Ott also scored for Buffalo (2-11-1).

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Canucks 3, Capitals 2

Daniel Sedin's goal at 5:01 of the third period gave the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

The Canucks (9-4-1) posted their fourth consecutive victory, while the Capitals (5-7-0) suffered their second straight loss.

Zack Kassian and Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks, while Jason Chimera and Mikhail Grabovski tallied for the Capitals. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)

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