Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals 90 seconds apart in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Flyers, 5-1, last night in Philadelphia.
In 17 regular-season games in Philadelphia, Crosby has 13 goals and 28 points. Overall against the Flyers, the Penguins captain has posted 26 goals and 59 points in 33 games.
Mark Letestu, Chris Kunitz, and Matt Cooke also had goals for Pittsburgh, which won its second straight to improve to 3-3 this season. The Penguins beat the Islanders in overtime Friday night for their first victory in their new home arena.
The Penguins, who avenged an opening-night loss to the Flyers last Thursday at Pittsburgh’s
Brent Johnson stopped 29 shots for Pittsburgh.
Panthers 6, Lightning 0 — David Booth had two goals and host Florida beat Tampa Bay, jumping out to a big lead while handing the Lightning their first loss of the season.
Cory Stillman, Booth, Steven Reinprecht, and Dennis Wideman each scored in the first period. Booth added his second and Rostislav Olesz also scored in the third.
Canadiens 4, Senators 3 — Tomas Plekanec scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 remaining to give host Montreal the win.
Plekanec put a rebound of Andrei Kostitsyn’s shot past Brian Elliott as Montreal rallied from a 3-1 deficit after Ottawa scored two goals 53 seconds apart midway through the second period.
Capitals 3, Predators 2 — Brooks Laich tipped in Alexander Ovechkin’s slap shot at 1:44 of overtime, and Washington rallied to beat host Nashville.
The Capitals trailed, 2-0, heading into the third but Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischman scored to force overtime.
J.P. Dumont and Jordin Tootoo scored for Nashville.
Red Wings 2, Coyotes 1 — Niklas Kronwall scored a power-play goal 4:44 into overtime to give Detroit a victory in Phoenix’s home opener.
Stars 3, Blues 2 — Brad Richards, Loui Eriksson, and Mike Ribeiro scored in host Dallas’s perfect shootout as the Stars (4-0) joined the Maple Leafs as the only undefeated teams.
Blackhawks 4, Sabres 3 — Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game with 7:08 left in the third, powering host Chicago over the Sabres, whose winless streak reached five games.
Blue Jackets 3, Wild 2 — R.J. Umberger scored a shorthanded goal with just more than nine minutes to play and Mathieu Garon made 21 saves as Columbus beat host Minnesota.
Islanders 5, Avalanche 2 — Milan Jurcina scored twice and Dwayne Roloson stopped 28 shots as host New York beat Colorado.
Thrashers 4, Sharks 2 — Dustin Byfuglien scored with 6:20 left in the third period to break a tie, helping Atlanta beat host San Jose.
Flames 5, Oilers 3 — Alex Tanguay scored two goals and Jarome Iginla added the tiebreaking one in the third period to lift visiting Calgary.