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Canucks rally, spoil Kraken's home debut

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SEATTLE (AP) Bo Horvat and Conor Garland were not interested in letting the home debut of the Seattle Kraken turn into an all-night celebration.

Instead, they helped add a little fire to the burgeoning Pacific Northwest rivalry between Vancouver and Seattle by crashing the Kraken's party.

"It was loud. They got rockin' there, especially when they scored," Horvat said. "But I thought we did a great job keeping our composure and not letting it get to us and responding."


Huberdeau nets 2, Panthers move to 5-0-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and added an assist to lead the undefeated Florida Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Saturday night.

Owen Tippett also scored and Sam Reinhart had an empty-netter for Florida, which extended its club-record best start to 5-0.


Blackhawks F Kane in COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane missed practice on Saturday because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

Fellow forward Ryan Carpenter and defenseman Erik Gustafsson also missed practice for the same reason.


Perron has hat trick, Blues now 4-0-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) David Perron had three goals and an assist, Jake Neighbours scored his first NHL goal, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Saturday night.

Ivan Barbashev, Ryan O'Reilly and James Neal also scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 32 saves as St. Louis won its fourth straight game to open a season for the third time in franchise history.


'Canes beat Jackets to remain perfect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist to lead Carolina to a 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, the Hurricanes' fourth straight win to open the season.

Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho added power-play goals, and Jesper Fast also scored for Carolina. Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his fourth straight win.


Hartman's OT goal improves Wild to 4-0-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Ryan Hartman scored with 12.1 seconds left in overtime and the Minnesota Wild extended their season-opening win streak to four games, rallying to beat Anaheim 4-3 on Saturday night.

Minnesota has won two straight overtime games and rallied from a deficit in all its wins.


Undermanned Penguins rout Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins were missing several key regulars, but they didn't have any problem with a high-powered Toronto team stuck in an early slump.

Drew O'Connor scored twice, his first career two-goal game, and the Penguins routed the Maple Leafs 7-1 on Saturday night.


Makar gets Avs by Lightning in shootout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Makar beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot after Darcy Kuemper denied Anthony Cirelli to begin the sixth round as the Avalanche ended a three-game losing streak.


Perreault scores 3 as Habs earn 1st win

MONTREAL (AP) Mathieu Perreault had a hat trick and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Saturday night to end their season-opening losing streak at five.

Born and raised in Drummondville, Perreault is the first Quebec native to score a hat trick for the Canadiens at home since Vincent Damphousse in 1998.


Sorokin, Islanders keep Coyotes winless

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 3-0 victory Saturday night.

New York got off to slow starts in the first two periods, but Sorokin made some tough saves for his fourth shutout in 27 career games. Cal Clutterbuck and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who have five points in three games after two opening losses.

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