Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3: Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored goals 42 seconds apart in the third period in Calgary's win at Columbus, giving the Flames three points in a difficult back-to-back road trip to start the season. "It's huge for us," said former Shark T.J. Galiardi, who had a goal and an assist. "Confidence goes a long way in this league. It's only two games, but to come out with three points out of four ... we're going to build off of it." Almost as big as the team's early jump has been the effective play of 18-year-old prized rookie Sean Monahan. The first-round draft pick this summer, taken No. 6 overall, followed up an assist in the opener with his first NHL goal.
Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2: Stephen Weiss scored at 3:13 of overtime and visiting Detroit rallied to beat Carolina. Henrik Zetterberg scored with 16.4 seconds left in the third to tie it.
Islanders 4, Devils 3: Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round and New York opened with a win at New Jersey. Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and stopped all six Devils shots in the shootout.
Senators 1, Sabres 0: Erik Karlsson scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period and Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots in leading Ottawa to a season-opening win at Buffalo.
Jets 5, Kings 3: Evander Kane scored twice to lead Winnipeg over Los Angeles in the Jets' home opener.
Avalanche 3, Predators 1: P.A. Parenteau scored two goals, and host Colorado beat Nashville.
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