Stars 4, Sabres 3: Tyler Seguin capped a three-goal, first-period outburst, and Dallas hung on to deliver coach Lindy Ruff a win in his homecoming against Buffalo. It was Ruff's first game against his former team after his 16-year tenure in Buffalo ended with him being fired on Feb. 20. Ruff held back tears during a first-period tribute that culminated in a standing ovation. "It was kind of a huge relief," Ruff said. "I was really glad once the tribute was over. I wanted to get the game over with. A lot of good memories here." Matt Moulson scored two goals in his Sabres debut, a day after being acquired in a trade the sent Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders.
Canadiens 2, Rangers 0: Peter Budaj made 27 saves for his 11th career NHL shutout, and Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk scored as Montreal spoiled New York's long-awaited home opener. The Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden after beginning the season on a nine-game trip, in which they went 3-6, while their home rink got the finishing touches on a $1 billion face lift.
Penguins 3, Hurricanes 1: Rookie Jayson Megna had his first career goal and assist, and Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak, its longest since 2011-12, with a win in Raleigh, N.C.
Blackhawks 5, Wild 1: Patrick Sharp scored just his second goal, Nick Leddy jump-started Chicago's stagnant special teams with a power-play goal, and the Blackhawks won in St. Paul, Minn.
Canucks 3, Capitals 2: Daniel Sedin scored the game-winner in the third period and added an assist as Vancouver beat visiting Washington.
Ducks: Center Saku Koivu has returned to Anaheim for tests after taking a hard hit during Sunday's game at Columbus. Goalie Viktor Fasth also returned for treatment on his lower-body injury. Anaheim is 2-2 on its eight-game trip.
Coyotes: Phoenix center Martin Hanzal has been suspended two games by the NHL for charging Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry.
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