• San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates his goal with teammates Joel Ward (42), Justin Braun (61) and Brenden Dillon (4) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Jones makes 27 saves in Sharks’ 2-0 win over Ducks

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks wanted to make a statement this season while opening with games against their Southern California rivals.

  • Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) makes a save on a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Smith has 27 saves in Arizona’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Smith took a shot to the head in the first period. By the third period, he was doing the splits to turn away the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  • New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore (2) pushes off Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, from Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Ovechkin erupts in 3rd as Capitals beat Devils 5-3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After leading the Washington Capitals to a victory with a break-out third-period performance, Alex Ovechkin said Saturday night’s game shouldn’t have reached that point.

  • St. Louis Blues center David Backes (42) wraps up Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, left, as Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) covers the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. The Wild won 3-2. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    With pair of goals by Charlie Coyle, Wild top Blues 3-2

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the Minnesota Wild to advance further in the playoffs this time, they’ll need more production from players beyond the first two lines.

  • New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates his goal with right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) and center J.T. Miller (10) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Lundqvist makes 37 saves; Rangers rout of Blue Jackets 5-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and Oscar Lindberg scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.

  • Florida Panthers right wing Reilly Smith (18) and center Vincent Trocheck (21) celebrate after Smith scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Jagr, Smith, Trocheck lead Panthers over Flyers, 7-1

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr and Reilly Smith each scored twice and Vincent Trocheck had a goal and four assists as the Florida Panthers dominated their season opener 7-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

  • Boston Bruins right wing Brett Connolly (14) and Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais (51) battle for the puck along the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

    Montreal dominates Boston in 4-2 win

    BOSTON (AP) — Lars Eller scored two goals for Montreal and Alex Galchenyuk had three assists as the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night.

  • Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar (21) battles with Carolina Hurricanes' Elias Lindholm (16) of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Pulkkinen scores 2, Red Wings beat Hurricanes 4-3

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teemu Pulkkinen scored two goals in the third period, lifting the Detroit Red Wings past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday night.

  • Lightning drop Sabres 4-1, with Stamkos getting 1st goal

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the season Saturday, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.

  • Sabres Lehner to IR; Lieuwen recalled

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have placed starting goaltender Robin Lehner on the Injured Reserve with a lower body sprain.