Ex-Dartmouth Star Scores in Pens’ Win
Pittsburgh — Jussi Jokinen collected his first hat trick in nearly six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 5-2 win Tuesday night.
Jokinen helped the Penguins improve to 3-0, opening the scoring in the first period and adding two goals in the third after Carolina drew even at 2-2.
Paul Martin and former Dartmouth College standout Tanner Glass also scored for Pittsburgh, while Sidney Crosby picked up his first two assists of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots for the Penguins, who have not trailed through three games. Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 12-3 while getting off to the franchise’s best start since 1994-95.
Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Hurricanes and Cam Ward made 32 saves.
Avalanche 2, Maple Leafs 1
Toronto — P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help Colorado edge Toronto.
Tied 1-1 going into the third, Colorado went ahead at 2:30 on a two-on-one with Jamie McGinn setting up Parenteau.
The goal stood up to video review.
“According to Rule 78.4 ‘if an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed.’ Good goal Colorado,” the NHL said in explaining the call.
Avs rookie Nathan MacKinnon, the 18-year-old first overall pick in the draft, got an assist — his fourth — on Parenteau’s third goal of the season. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado, which got another terrific start from Semyon Varlamov in net.
Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto.
Islanders 6, Coyotes 1
Uniondale, n.y. — John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift New York over Phoenix.
Peter Regin and Tavares scored in the first period, and Donovan, Tavares and Colin McDonald connected in the second against beleaguered goalie Mike Smith to turn it into a rout.
Frans Nielsen earned the second of his three assists on the night when McDonald made it 5-1 with 2:36 left in the second.
Evgeni Nabokov was the beneficiary of all the offense and made 33 saves for the win. The 38-year-old goalie has started all three games for the Islanders.
Flyers 2, Panthers 1
Philadelphia — Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn scored to lead Philadelphia past Florida make Craig Berube a winner in his coaching debut.
Berube was on the bench a day after Peter Laviolette was fired after a 0-3 start.
With Berube calling the shots, the Flyers scored their season high for goals.
Lightning 3, Sabres 2 (ot)
Buffalo, n.y. — Alex Killorn scored 2:50 into overtime to lift Tampa Bay to a come-from-behind victory over winless Buffalo.
Teddy Purcell had the tying goal 5:43 into the third period and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning (2-1), who have two wins after regulation.
Predators 3, Wild 2
Nashville, Tenn. — Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson scored a power-play goal 39 seconds apart in the first period, and the Predators beat Minnesota in their home opener.
Eric Nystrom added his first career penalty shot goal all in the first period for Nashville, matching the goals the Predators had totaled in losing the first two games.
Goalie Pekka Rinne made 32 saves.