Martin Gerber stopped 35 shots for his eighth career shutout and Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist, leading the Senators to a 2-0 win over the New York Rangers last night in Ottawa.
Gerber, who got his first shutout since Feb. 14, has led Ottawa to three straight wins to begin the season while starting goalie Ray Emery recovers from offseason wrist surgery.
Alfredsson, who had two goals, including the winner, in overtime of Thursday's 3-2 victory over Toronto, scored for the third straight game when he beat Henrik Lundqvist 5:40 in to put Ottawa up, 2-0. He had an assist 53 seconds earlier when Andrej Meszaros opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal.
Rangers left wing Sean Avery left with a shoulder injury resulting from a hit by Senators right wing Chris Neil 7:23 in.
Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0 - Alex Ovechkin flicked in the game's first goal for his 200th NHL point, helping Washington win its home opener.
The Capitals improved to 2-0-0 for the first time since 2002 - the last time they reached the postseason.
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3 - Tomas Kaberle scored 3:26 into overtime, lifting host Toronto over Montreal.
Alexei Ponikarovsky had two goals and Ian White also scored for the Maple Leafs. Veteran center Mats Sundin added three assists. Mathieu Dandenault, Andrei Markov, and Andrei Kostitsyn scored for the Canadiens.
Islanders 3, Sabres 2 - Mike Comrie scored two goals for the second straight night and host New York completed a sweep of the season-opening, home-and-home series against Buffalo.
Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3 - Rookie Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting host Chicago over Detroit.
Penguins 5, Ducks 4 - Petr Sykora scored twice in his Pittsburgh home debut and the Penguins twice scored goals only seconds apart in a victory over Anaheim.
Devils 4, Panthers 1 - John Madden scored twice and visiting New Jersey gave Brent Sutter his first NHL coaching victory.
Predators 5, Stars 1 - David Legwand had the second three-goal game of his career to help host Nashville beat Dallas.
Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2 - Eric Belanger and Brent Burns scored in the third period and Brian Rolston had three assists to rally host Minnesota past Columbus.
Blues 5, Kings 3 - Eric Johnson scored his first NHL goal on a power play with 7:17 left in the third period and St. Louis spoiled Los Angeles' home opener.
Lightning 5, Thrashers 2 - Vinny Prospal and Brad Richards had two goals each, helping host Tampa Bay open the season 2-0 for just the third team in team history.
Canucks 4, Flames 3 - Mattias Ohlund scored his second goal of the game with five seconds left in overtime, lifting visiting Vancouver past Calgary.
Oilers 5, Flyers 3 - Geoff Sanderson scored twice and Joni Pitkanen once to lead host Edmonton past Philadelphia.