Brad Boyes scored two goals, Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and three assists, and the Florida Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener Friday night.
Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Kris Versteeg also scored for Florida and Jacob Markstrom stopped 36 shots.
Pascal Dupuis, Craig Adams, and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh, which lost for the first time in four games. Jeff Zatkoff made 24 saves in his NHL debut. The 26-year-old was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round of the 2006 NHL draft.
Fleischmann stretched Florida’s lead to 5-3 at 6:27 of the third. His shot from the left circle was blocked by Zatkoff, but Fleischmann skated in and poked in the rebound.
Boyes’s second goal came during a power play with 34 seconds left to make it 6-3.
Florida scored two power-play goals in the second to take a 4-2 lead. Huberdeau poked in the puck from in front during a 5 on 3 at 7:08. Barkov followed 1:06 later when his shot bounced off Pittsburgh’s Paul Martin and into the net.
They were the first power-play goals against the Penguins this year.
The Penguins closed to 4-3 on Dupuis’s goal. Dupuis took a drop pass from Sidney Crosby and beat Markstrom on the short side at 12:13 of the second.
The Panthers took a 2-1 lead on Versteeg’s goal at 9:10 of the first. The Penguins tied it at 2 later in the first. Tanner Glass tried a wraparound but the puck bounced around in traffic, then Adams poked in the rebound at 16:49 for his third goal of the season.
The Panthers scored first when Boyes got the puck in the right circle and beat Zatkoff on the glove side at 1:55 of the opening period. Boyes has scored in three straight games.
Pittsburgh tied it at 1 on Malkin’s goal at 5:38. Beau Bennett intercepted a pass at the blue line and passed to Malkin in the left circle. His wrist shot went under Markstrom’s blocker.
Blackhawks 3, Islanders 2 — Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period as host Chicago held on for a win over New York.
Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and rookie Joakim Nordstrom connected in the first period, while Duncan Keith had two assists. Nordstrom’s goal was his first in the NHL.
Josh Bailey scored at 19:06 of the first period and Kyle Okposo scored 49 seconds later for the Islanders (2-1-1), who lost their first game in regulation.
Chicago’s Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves and New York’s Kevin Poulin finished with 25 as both goaltenders made their first starts this season.
Kings 2, Hurricanes 1 — Jeff Carter scored the shootout winner to lift Los Angeles in Raleigh, N.C.
Dwight King also scored for the Kings while Jonathan Quick made 27 saves.
Jeff Skinner had Carolina’s goal while Cam Ward stopped 36 shots.
Carter went to his backhand in the shootout to beat Ward. Carter had scored four goals in the first four games of the season.
Quick stopped Nathan Gerbe, Alexander Semin, and Skinner in the shootout to make Carter’s goal hold up as the winner.
Stars 4, Jets 1 — Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists to lead Dallas in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Seguin came into the game with only one assist this season in the two games Dallas had played. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft was traded to the Stars by Boston in July.
BU-product Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn also scored for Dallas, which last played Saturday at home.
Coyotes 2, Flyers 1 — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the winner for Phoenix with 12.9 seconds left in the second period and Thomas Greiss made the lead stand up in the third period to lift the visitors over Philadelphia.
Greiss made 36 saves and Rob Klinkhammer opened the scoring for Phoenix at 2:41 of the first.
Max Talbot scored the lone goal for the punchless Flyers, who have only six goals this season and dropped to 1-4.
Craig Berube, who replaced fired coach Peter Laviolette, lost his first game after leading the Flyers to a win in his debut. The Flyers’ 2-1 win over Florida on Tuesday was their only multiple-goal game this season.
Flames 3, Devils 2 — Sean Monahan scored with 2:43 left in the third period to lead host Calgary over New Jersey.
Monahan, who has now scored in four straight games, took a cross-ice feed from Sven Baertschi and buried it behind Martin Brodeur to extend Calgary’s streak to five games without a regulation-time loss.
It’s the first time since the Flames moved to Calgary in 1980 that they’ve taken at least one point in each of their first five games.
Dennis Wideman and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary (3-0-2).