NHL Three Stars: Anderson shuts out Sabres; Grabner leads Isles past Devils

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No. 1 Star: Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

Anderson and Ryan Miller (45 saves) battled in a goaltending duel that ended in Ottawa's favor 1-0 over the Buffalo Sabres. Anderson made 35 saves for his 23rd career shutout and set the stage for Erik Karlsson's game winner with 1:35 left in the third period:

No. 2 Star: Michael Grabner, New York Islanders

Grabner scored twice and assisted on Frans Nielsen's third period tally during the Islanders' 4-3 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 26 shots in regulation and overtime and all six he faced in the shootout.

No. 3 Star: Devin Setoguchi, Winnipeg Jets

Setoguchi scored twice in the third period and finished with a three-point night as the Jets got by the Los Angeles Kings 5-3. Evander Kane picked up a Gordie Howe hat trick and Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves.

Honorable mention: Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored 42 seconds apart in the third period as the Calgary Flames broke a 2-2 tie and held on for a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. T.J. Galiardi recorded a goal and an assist, while rookie Sean Monahan potted his first NHL goal in the opening period ... R.J. Umberger played in his 600th NHL game, while Glencross participated in his 400th ... Damien Brunner scored twice in a losing effort for the Devils ... Stephen Weiss scored the overtime winner 3:13 into the extra frame as the Detroit Red Wings came back from a 2-0 deficit to down the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Henrik Zetterberg forced overtime with a goal with 16.4 seconds to go in regulation, allowing for Weiss to be the hero with his first goal as a Red Wing:

P.A. Parenteau scored late in the first period and sealed the game with an empty-netter as the Colorado Avalanche downed the Nashville Predators 3-1. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves.

Did You Know? The Islanders won a season opener for the first time since 2007. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Buffalo's power play went 0-for-4 against Ottawa and is 0-for-11 in their first two games ... Will Steve Downie hear from the NHL about this hit that knocked Roman Josi from the game?

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