Flyers beat Lightning 3-2 for 3rd comeback win in a row

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carter Hart stopped 37 shots, Noah Cates broke a tie in the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight comeback victory to open the season.

Hart made a pad save in a breakaway by Brayden Point in the first period and improved to 1-5-1 against Tampa Bay.

Cates completed the rally from a two-goal deficit by scoring from the slot after a turnover with 7:16 left.

Steven Stamkos had two power-play goals and extended his season-opening goal streak to four games for the Lightning. They had won 10 straight against the Flyers.

James van Riemsdyk tied it at 2 by redirecting Kevin Hayes’ power-play shot at 1:06 of the third, with Stamkos in the penalty box for hooking. Scott Laughton scored midway through the second.

Defenseman Ian Cole made his Lightning debut after the NHL announced Saturday it found no evidence to substantiate allegations posted on social media against him.

SENATORS 7, BRUINS 5

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux opened the scoring in his Ottawa homecoming and the Senators outscored Boston for their first victory of the season and the Bruins’ first loss.

The 34-year-old Giroux signed with the Senators as a free agent in the offseason. He spent part of his childhood in Ottawa and has returned to the area for summers.

Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson and Tim Stutzle each had a goal and two assists for Ottawa. Mark Kastelic, Shane Pinto and Artem Zub also scored, and Anton Forsberg stopped 26 shots.

The Bruins dropped to 3-1. David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each had a goal and two assists each, and David Krejci, Nick Foligno and A.J. Greer also scored.

SABRES 4, OILERS 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Eric Comrie made 46 saves to help Buffalo beat Edmonton.

Rasmus Dahlin, Tage Thompson, Alex Tuch and J.J. Peterka scored for Buffalo. The Sabres improved to 2-1.

Dahlin joined Lindy Ruff as the second defenseman in franchise history to score in each of the first three games in a season.

Darnell Nurse and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for Oilers. They are 1-2.

BLUE JACKETS 4, CANUCKS 3, OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vladislav Gavrikov scored in overtime and Columbus beat Vancouver for its first victory of the season.

The Canucks remained winless after four games and are the first team in NHL history to give up four straight multi-goal leads to start a season.

Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for Columbus, Justin Danforth and Zach Werenski each scored, and Gavrikov added an assist. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 32 shots for Columbus, which had lost its first three games.

Elias Pettersson scored his 100th career goal and added an assist, and Bo Horvat scored twice for the Canucks.

ISLANDERS 5, SHARKS 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice to help New York beat San Jose, pushing the Sharks’ season-opening losing streak to five.

Anders Lee, Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for New York. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves for his first victory of the season.

Nico Sturm and Evgeny Svechnikov scored for San Jose. James Reimer made 40 saves in the second game of a four-game trip.

KINGS 4, PREDATORS 3, SO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gabriel Vilardi scored the shootout winner and had a goal and an assist in regulation in Los Angeles’ victory over Nashville.

Matt Roy had two third-period goals and Cal Petersen made 31 saves in regulation and overtime and denied all three Nashville attempts in the shootout to help extend the Kings’ winning streak to three.

Cody Glass, Filip Forsberg and Tanner Jeannot scored for Nashville and Juuse Saros made 32 saves. After winning a pair of season-opening games against the San Jose Sharks in Prague, the Predators have dropped three in a row.

Roy sent it to overtime, scoring with 2:08 remaining in the third.

FLAMES 3, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund broke a tie with 4:29 left in Calgary’s victory over Vegas.

Elias Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli also scored and Jacob Markstrom made 19 saves to help the Flames improve to 3-0 and drop Vegas to 3-1.

William Carrier and Brett Howden scored their first goals of the season for Vegas. Logan Thompson stopped 37 in his hometown.

Vegas newcomer Phil Kessel played his 986th consecutive NHL game, leaving him three back of Philadelphia defenseman Keith Yandle’s record set in April.

DEVILS 4, DUCKS 2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defenseman Dougie Hamilton broke a tie 33 seconds into the third period, Mackenzie Blackwood made 18 saves and New Jersey beat Anaheim for its first victory after opening with two losses.

Dawson Mercer added an insurance goal with 7:11 left.

Jakob Silfverberg scored twice for Anaheim in the first period, and Ondrej Palat and Nico Hischier countered for New Jersey in the second.

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