Islanders handed season's first loss

Pittsburgh Penguins score twice in the power play for the 3-1 win in the NHL; Senators seal fourth consecutive win.

    Penguins have now won eight out of the last nine regular-season meetings with NY Islanders [Getty Images]
    Penguins have now won eight out of the last nine regular-season meetings with NY Islanders [Getty Images]

    The Pittsburgh Penguins scored twice on the power play to beat the New York Islanders 3-1 and hand the visitors their first loss of the season.

    The Penguins (3-1-0) conceded the first goal but recovered to win for the eighth time in their last nine regular-season meetings with the Islanders.

    Elsewhere, the Ottawa Senators continued their early season roll by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 for their fourth consecutive victory.

    Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored a power-play goal and Antii Niemi turned aside 34 shots as the unbeaten San Jose Sharks scored a 4-2 road win over the New Jersey Devils.

    Boston coasted to an easy 4-0 road win over the Buffalo Sabres, with defensemen Dougie Hamilton, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug all scoring for the Bruins.

    Other results:

    Canadiens 3, Avalanche 2

    Capitals 2, Panthers 1 (shootout)

    Red Wings 1, Maple Leafs 0 (overtime)

    Flyers 6, Stars 5 (overtime)

    Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (overtime)

    Blues 6, Coyotes 1

    Lightning 4, Canucks 2

    SOURCE: Reuters


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