Cristobal Huet stopped 18 shots in his first start with the Washington Capitals, and fellow newcomer Sergei Fedorov made a sensational no-look pass to help break a scoreless tie in a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night in Newark, N.J.
"I just want to be as young as these guys are and bring the same energy," said the 38-year-old Fedorov, who played on Stanley Cup winners in Detroit.
Mike Green, Viktor Kozlov, Alexander Semin, and Donald Brashear scored for the Capitals.
Canadiens 6, Sabres 2 - In Buffalo, Tomas Plekanec had three power-play goals for his first hat trick, and rookie Carey Price won his second straight start since taking over as Montreal's top goalie.
Sharks 3, Red Wings 2 - Dominik Hasek, out for nearly three weeks because of a hip injury, gave up early goals in each of the first two periods of a rusty return and visiting San Jose edged Detroit, which has won only one of its past 11 games.
Ducks 3, Flames 1 - Defensemen Mathieu Schneider and Scott Niedermayer each had a goal and an assist as host Anaheim earned its fifth straight victory.
Blue Jackets 3, Canucks 2 - Jason Chimera scored 1:07 into overtime and visiting Columbus rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to win.
Wild 3, Panthers 2 - Mikko Koivu, Stephane Veilleux, and Brent Burns scored and visiting Minnesota beat Florida for the sixth straight time.
Lightning 3, Maple Leafs 2 - Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal with 2:58 left in overtime to spark host Tampa Bay.