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NHL roundup: Islanders capture opener over Devils

Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo dove at a puck while trying to score on Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo dove at a puck while trying to score on Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.

Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round and the New York Islanders opened the season with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils Friday night in Newark.

Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and stopped all six Devils shots in the shootout.

The Islanders won a season opener for the first time since 2007.

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Martin Brodeur, whose father, Denis, died last week, had 23 saves in his first game of the season.

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Brodeur stopped the Islanders’ first five shootout attempts before Moulson put a shot just under the crossbar.

Senators 1, Sabres 0 — Erik Karlsson scored with 1:35 remaining in the third period and Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots in leading Ottawa to a season-opening win over Buffalo.

Former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur set up the goal to spoil the Sabres’ home opener.

Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3 — Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored goals 42 seconds apart in the third period to give visiting Calgary the win over Columbus.

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Joey MacDonald made 29 saves.

Jack Johnson and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets.

Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2 — Stephen Weiss scored at 3:13 of overtime as Detroit rallied to beat host Carolina.

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 16.4 seconds left in the third to tie it, Justin Abdelkader also scored, and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots.

Justin Faulk had two assists for the Hurricanes, who got 35 saves from Cam Ward.

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Jets 5, Kings 3 — Winnipeg won its home opener, as Devin Setoguchi scored twice.

 Olli Jokinen, Evander Kane, and Bryan Little also scored.

 Matt Greene, Jeff Carter, and Justin Williams scored for the Kings.

 Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves for Winnipeg.

Avalanche 3, Predators 1 — Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots as host Colorado beat Nashville.

Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche.

Pekka Rinne had 33 saves for the Predators.