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Darcy Tucker, John-Michael Liles and Tyler Arnason also scored for the Avalanche (2-3) in their first road win of the season.
Joe Sakic and Wojtek Wolski had two assists each for Colorado.
Fabian Brunnstrom, James Neal, Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards had goals for the sluggish Stars (1-3-1). Dallas also had a late goal overturned.
Colorado took a 5-2 lead into the third period, but Dallas got close when Eriksson scored from the slot with 18 minutes left and Richards scored 4:47 later.
Penguins 4, Maple Leafs 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby posted his 100th career NHL goal and his 200th assist in leading Pittsburgh over Toronto.
Playing on a line with fellow young star Evgeni Malkin for the first time during an entire game this season, the 21-year-old Crosby had a goal and three assists to give him 100 goals and 202 assists for 302 points in 219 career games.
our Penguins goals to give him 201 points in 166 NHL games.
Pascal Dupuis, Miroslav Satan and Petr Sykora also had goals for Pittsburgh.
Nik Antropov scored for Toronto, which has only nine goals in five games (1-2-2).
Red Wings 5, Rangers 4, OT
DETROIT (AP) - Marian Hossa's first goal with Detroit, scored 23 seconds into overtime, gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a comeback win over the New York Rangers.
Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and two assists for Detroit, and Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom and Jiri Hudler scored the other Red Wings goals. Valtteri Filppula added two assists, and Chris Osgood made 28 saves for Detroit (3-1-1), which trailed 4-3 in the third period and won at home for the first time this season.
Aaron Voros scored twice in the third period for New York, and Ryan Callahan and Nigel Dawes added goals for the Rangers (6-1-1). Scott Gomez and Brandon Dubinsky each had two assists and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 40 shots.
The winner was Hossa's 300th NHL goal.
Bruins 4, Senators 2
OTTAWA (AP) - Phil Kessel had two second-period goals and added an assist in Boston's victory over Ottawa.
Marco Sturm and Milan Lucic also scored, Marc Savard had three assists, and Manny Fernandez made 21 saves for the Bruins.
Nick Foligno and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa, coming off a 6-3 victory over Phoenix on Friday night.
4, Coyotes 1
MONTREAL (AP) - Alex Tanguay scored twice and Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists to lead Montreal past Phoenix.
Carey Price made 28 saves, and Robert Lang also scored for Montreal, which won its fourth in a row since a season-opening shootout loss in Buffalo.
Shane Doan scored midway through the third for Phoenix, which dropped its third in a row, including a 6-3 loss in Ottawa on Friday.
Canadiens left winger Andrei Kostitsyn left the game 3:44 into the second when Montreal led 2-0. Kostitsyn was driven hard into the boards by defenseman Kurt Sauer, whose arms came up around the Montreal forward's head on the check. No penalty was called.
Thrashers 3, Sabres 2, SO
ATLANTA (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov scored shootout goals for Atlanta, which snapped a three-game losing streak and handed Buffalo (4-0-1) its first defeat of the season.
Kovalchuk, Atlanta's second shooter in the tiebreaker, beat goalie Patrick Lalime for the first goal. Buffalo tied it with its second skater, Ales Kotalik, who scored on Kari Lehtonen.
Kozlov gave the Thrashers the lead, and they finished off the victory when Buffalo leading scorer Thomas Vanek shot wide.
Vanek got the Sabres within 2-1 during a two-man advantage, scoring his seventh goal in five games.
Devils 4, Capitals 3, SO
WASHINGTON (AP) - Zach Parise scored the lone shootout goal and Martin Brodeur made three saves in the tiebreaker, leading New Jersey to a victory against Washington.
Parise, the first Devils shooter in the extra session, lifted a backhander past Brent Johnson. Brodeur blocked Michael Nylander's shot in front, used his stick to stop Alexander Semin and foiled Alex Ovechkin on the Capitals' final attempt.
Semin had two goals for Washington, which lost for the first time in four games since dropping its season opener Oct. 10 in Atlanta. Mike Green also scored.
Petr Vrana scored in his NHL debut for the Devils, who finished 3-1 on a four-game road trip. Patrik Elias earned his 365th assist on the goal, moving ahead of Scott Niedermayer and into sole possession of first place on the franchise's career list.
Panthers 2, Islanders 0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in Florida's win against the New York Islanders.
Nick Boynton and Cory Stillman scored for the Panthers, who won all four meetings between the teams last season. New York's Rick DiPietro shook off Boynton's goal just 24 seconds into the game and was effective in his first start of the season, making 34 saves.
s first action of the season after dressing as the backup in New York's opening four games while recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Vokoun bounced back after allowing five goals on 23 shots in a 6-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday to record his 26th career NHL shutout.
Florida (2-2) outshot New York 36-31. The Islanders (2-3) have scored one goal or fewer in each of their three losses.
Wild 1, Lightning 0, SO
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Antti Miettinen scored the lone goal in a shootout and Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves for his 15th career shutout in undefeated Minnesota's victory over Tampa Bay.
Backstrom turned aside shootout attempts by Jussi Jokinen, Vinny Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos, leaving the Lightning winless in five games under coach Barry Melrose.
It was the second scoreless game in the NHL through regulation and overtime in two nights. On Friday, the New York Rangers beat visiting Toronto.
The Wild, who entered the game second in the NHL in power-play efficiency at 42.9 percent, went 0-for-8 with the man advantage.
Minnesota center Mikko Koivu, the NHL's leading scorer with nine points, was held without a point for the first time.
Predators 6, Blue Jackets 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Martin Erat scored two goals to lead Nashville past Columbus.
rom a 5-3 loss in Columbus on Friday.
Joel Ward, David Legwand and Rich Peverley also scored for Nashville. Jason Chimera, Marc Methot and Rick Nash scored for Columbus.
The Predators have won nine straight home games against Columbus. The loss Friday night ended Nashville's string of 16 games with a point against Columbus (15-0-1). It was the longest active streak in an NHL regular-season series.
Blues 4, Blackhawks 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Blues rookie T.J. Oshie scored the winning shootout goal, and St. Louis ruined the debut of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville with a victory over Chicago.
With St. Louis trailing 3-2 late in the third period, Andy McDonald tied it with just 13.9 seconds left.
Patrick Kane scored two goals and added an assist for the Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks came out with urgency in Quenneville's first game behind their bench, and Kane scored his second of the season just 40 seconds in. Defenseman Brian Campbell took a pass from Kane and gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead at 3:43 of the second.
Sharks 5, Flyers 4, OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dan Boyle scored on a sublime setup pass from Joe Thornton 85 seconds into overtime, and San Jose rallied from a two-goal deficit to keep Philadelphia winless.
t. San Jose struggled to score against goalie Antero Niittymaki despite a 44-17 shot advantage, but Thornton collected a puck on the boards and avoided two defenders before putting it on Boyle's tape for the defenseman's first goal with the Sharks.
Danny Briere scored two goals for the Flyers, who are winless through five games for the first time since 1999 despite holding a lead for most of the night. Philadelphia hasn't beaten the Sharks in eight tries over nine years.
Oilers 3, Flames 2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ethan Moreau and Fernando Pisani both had a goal and assist, and Edmonton scored three times in the second period to beat Calgary and remain unbeaten.
Andrew Cogliano also scored for Edmonton (4-0), off to its best start since going 5-0 in 1985. The Oilers defeated their Alberta rivals for the second time in two nights.
Todd Bertuzzi and Daymond Langkow scored for Calgary, which has gotten off to a disappointing 1-3-1 start.