The NHL roundup …
PITTSBURGH ó Dustin Jeffrey, Mark Letestu and Pascal Dupuis scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their first win without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Playing a second straight game with their dynamic scoring duo, the Penguins limited Carolina’s chances until Sergei Samsonov and Eric Staal scored over the final 4:25 to make things interesting.
Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 1
TORONTO ó Alex Ovechkin had his first three-goal game of the season to continue his strong play against Toronto and lead the Capitals to the win.
Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1
DETROIT ó Tomas Kopecky scored twice and Corey Crawford made 36 saves, lifting the Blackhawks to the victory.
Ducks 4, Canadiens 3, SO
MONTREAL ó Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout, Jonas Hiller stopped all three Montreal shooters and the Ducks recovered to get the win in Saku Koivuís emotional return to the Bell Centre.
Rangers 3, Thrashers 2, SO
ATLANTA ó Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, Brian Boyleís goal forced overtime with 5:19 left in regulation, and the Rangers rallied for the win.
Blue Jackets 5, Blues 2
ST. LOUIS ó Andrew Murray, Rick Nash and Fedor Tyutin each scored in the third period, and the Blue Jackets scored five unanswered goals.
Kings 4, Coyotes 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó Justin Williams scored his 18th goal to start an opening flurry and Jarret Stoll added a goal with a sprawling shot in the third period, powering Los Angeles to the win.
Bruins 6, Avalanche 2
DENVER ó Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand each scored twice, Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots and Boston took advantage of two goals going in off skates of Colorado defensemen.
Devils 3, Flyers 1
PHILADELPHIA ó Patrik Elias scored two goals to lead improved New Jersey to the victory.