NEWARK, N.J.–T.J. Oshie scored twice and Alex Ovechkin added his league-leading ninth goal as the Washington Capitals handed the New Jersey Devils their first loss of the season with a 5-2 decision on Friday night at the Prudential Center.
Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and set up three and Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals. Oshie finished with three points, also assisting on Backstrom’s goal.
The Devils received goals from Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri. Palmieri’s goal was the 100th of his NHL career.
Oshie opened the scoring 14:49 into the first period, burying a Backstrom feed after the Swedish center hounded Devils defenseman John Moore into a turnover in the offensive zone.
Blue Jackets 3, Rangers 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Artemi Panarin scored with 12:35 left in the third period and helped Columbus edge New York.
Panarin, acquired in a trade from Chicago in June, skated down the center of the ice, starting from his team’s blue line, weaving through multiple Rangers before beating goaltender Henrik Lundqvist from the high slot.
The entertaining goal upstaged what had been to that point a riveting matchup between Lundqvist and Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
Senators 6, Flames 0
CALGARY, Alberta — Craig Anderson made 25 saves and posted his 39th career shutout as Ottawa thumped Calgary.
Cody Ceci, Derick Brassard, Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone, Ryan Dzingel and Chris Wideman scored for the Senators. Kyle Turris had three assists as Ottawa broke open the game with a four-goal third period.
Flames goalie Mike Smith gave up five goals on 17 shots before being pulled in the third period.
Avalanche 3, Ducks 1
DENVER — Tyson Barrie scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the third period, and Colorado beat Anaheim for its fourth win in five games to start the season.
Gabriel Landeskog also scored and Nikita Zadorov sealed the win with an empty-netter with .5 of a second left. Mikko Rantanen and Sven Andrighetto had two assists each for the Avalanche, and Jonathan Bernier had 17 saves against his former team.
Brandon Montour scored the lone goal for the Ducks and Reto Berra had 19 saves in relief of John Gibson, who made 17 saves in the first period before Berra came on at the start of the second.
Red Wings 6, Golden Knights 3
LAS VEGAS — Gustav Nyquist scored two goals and Henrik Zetterberg added a goal and three assists as Detroit erupted for four third-period goals and handed Vegas the first loss in team history.
Anthony Mantha, Frans Nielsen, Nyquist and Luke Glendening scored during an 11-minute span in the final period for the Red Wings, who finished a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record.
Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal and Erik Haula scored for the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots