monDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Oilers 5, Devils 4: Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout for host Edmonton, which erased a three-goal deficit in the third period against goalie Martin Brodeur to beat New Jersey.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Andrew Ference, Perron and Taylor Hall all scored their first of the season in a 7:47 span to make it 4-3. But despite getting a power play with 2:51 left in regulation, the Oilers (1-2) couldn't hold on for a regulation win.

While the Devils were still a man down, New Jersey pulled Brodeur for an extra skater, and Patrik Elias netted the tying short-handed goal with 54 seconds remaining. Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal for the Devils (0-1-2), and Damien Brunner added his third of the young season to give New Jersey a two-goal lead in the first. Michael Ryder made it 3-0 in the second.

Rangers 3, Kings 1: Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Jonathan Quick, and New York beat Los Angeles for its first victory of the season.

Quick stopped 25 shots in the Kings' home opener, but the star goalie also misplayed McDonagh's harmless cleared puck from deep in the New York end early in the third period, knocking it into his own net.

Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves, and Rick Nash assisted on both of Richards' goals for the Rangers (1-1), who are opening the season on a nine-game road trip.

Jake Muzzin scored for the Kings (1-2), who have scored just six goals in three games this season.


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Flyers fire coach: Despite a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, the Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start.

The Flyers made the announcement at a morning news conference, less than a day after Philadelphia dropped a 2-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Assistant Craig Berube, in his seventh season with the organization after also playing here, will take over as coach. He is the Flyers' 18th coach in team history.

"Just because I've been in the organization a long time doesn't mean I'm going to do the same thing other coaches did," he said. "I'm not them. I have my own thoughts. I have my own way of how I want to coach."

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS