Oct 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Kings 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO)
Jeff Carter scored and Jonathan Quick improved his career record to 32-18 in shootouts as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.
The Kings began a four-game road swing through the Southeast with a victory as Carter beat Cam Ward on a backhander as the second Kings shooter. Quick stopped Jeff Skinner, Alexander Semin and Nathan Gerbe in the shootout.
Carolina (2-2-1) has yet to score more than three goals in any of its first five games.
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Coyotes 2, Flyers 1
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal late in the second period to break a tie, Thomas Greiss made 36 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.
Rob Klinkhammer also scored a goal for the Coyotes (3-2), who won their second road game in two nights.
Max Talbot had the lone goal for the Flyers, who have only six goals this season, a big reason why the team is 1-4.
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Panthers 6, Penguins 3
The Florida Panthers, playing their home opener and celebrating their 20th NHL season, hammered the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3.
The Panthers scored twice in the second period to break at 2-2 tie and added a goal in the third to beat the previously undefeated Penguins.
Both teams used their backup goalies. The Penguins' Jeff Zatkoff made his NHL debut, starting in place of Marc Andre-Fleury. For the Panthers, Jacob Markstrom replaced injured Panthers' goalie Tim Thomas.
The Panthers improved to 2-3. The Penguins fell to 3-1.
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Blackhawks 3, Islanders 2
Michal Handzus' tapped in a rebound of Duncan Keith's second period slap shot for the winning goal as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the New York Islanders 3-2.
Keith's shot came from just inside the blueline. Standing right in front of Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, Handzus flicked the loose puck into the net at 6:45 of the middle period, a goal that would hold up the rest of the way as Chicago improved to 2-1-1.
New York (also 2-1-1) suffered its first loss of the young season.
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Stars 4, Jets 1
Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored two goals and added two assists as the Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.
The Stars showed no signs of rust after five days off, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes and cruising to victory in their first road game of the season.
Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists for the Stars, and rookie forward Alex Chaisson added his third goal of the season and had an assist.
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Flames 3, Devils 2
Sean Monahan's 19th birthday present came one day early as the sixth-overall selection in the 2013 draft, scored for his fourth consecutive game and netted the biggest tally of them all so far, the third-period winner in Calgary's 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Monahan, who has points in five consecutive games to start his NHL career, quietly worked his way behind a pair of Devils defenders when fellow rookie Sven Baertschi spied him and fired a beautiful cross-ice pass for him to convert past Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.
It capped a see-saw game for a Flames team that opened the season with a 3-0-2 record after being pegged by most as a bottom feeder.
(Editing by Julian Linden)