NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky, Jackets drop opener

NHL Wrap: Bobrovsky, Jackets drop opener
October 4, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Sergei Bobrovsky allowed four goals in the Blue Jackets' season-opening loss to the Flames. (AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With a lineup full of young players, the Calgary Flames knew they'd have to get off to a quick start.

So far, so good.

Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored goals 42 seconds apart in the third period in a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night, giving the Flames three points in a difficult back-to-back road trip to start the season.

"It's huge for us," said T.J. Galiardi, who had a goal and an assist. "Confidence goes a long way in this league. It's only two games, but to come out with three points out of four - and we could have had four points - we're going to build off of it," (see full recap).

Red Wings rally to top Hurricanes in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Detroit Red Wings dominated the game but had little to show for it - until they rallied for the win.

Stephen Weiss scored at 3:13 of overtime and the Red Wings came back from two goals down in the third period to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night.

Henrik Zetterberg tied it with a goal with 16.4 seconds left in the third, after Justin Abdelkader started the rally by scoring in the first minute of the period.

"Got one early, got one late and were able to get one in overtime," Weiss said (see full recap).

Islanders down Devils with shootout win
NEWARK, N.J. -- 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 on Friday night.

Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and stopped all six Devils shots in the shootout as the Islanders won a season opener for the first time since 2007.

Michael Grabner scored two goals and set up another by Frans Nielsen for the Islanders (see full recap).

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

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

Driving up the left wing, MacArthur slipped a pass through the middle to set up Karlsson alone in the right circle. Karlsson got just enough of the puck to direct it toward the net and under goalie Ryan Miller's legs (see full recap).

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