PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Chuck Kobasew both scored their second goal of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury was nearly perfect again, making 20 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday night.
Craig Adams also scored his second goal and Chris Kunitz converted a penalty shot to help the Penguins open 2-0 for the third straight season. Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen added two assists and forward Pascal Dupuis, playing in his 800th game, also had an assist.
Fleury has sparkled through two games, turning aside 47 of 48 shots. He earned his 250th career victory and 24th shutout with a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek spoiled Fleury’s bid for another shutout at 15:06 of the third period.
Canadiens 4, Flyers 1
MONTREAL — Lars Eller scored his third goal in two games and Brendan Gallagher got his second to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers.
Carey Price stopped 22 shots, Brian Gionta and Rene Bourque added goals for Montreal, and Alex Galchenyuk had his second two-assist performance in two games to start the season.
Vincent Lecavalier scored for Philadelphia, coming off a 3-1 home loss to Toronto in its season opener on Wednesday night. The Flyers play again Sunday night at Carolina.
Blue Jackets rally for SO win over Islanders
Blue Jackets 3, Islanders 2, SO
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders’ home opener.
The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue Jackets managed only 12 shots in the first two periods.
New York built its lead in the second period on a power-play goal by defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky and an even-strength tally by Matt Moulson. Visnovsky added an assist and captain John Tavares had two for the Islanders.
New York, which won its season opener on Friday with a shootout win at New Jersey, got one goal in four rounds against Sergei Bobrovsky — by Moulson, who was the only scorer one night earlier.
Letestu also scored in the shootout, setting the stage for Atkinson’s winner.
Bruins 4, Red Wings 1
BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored the tiebreaking goal 36 seconds into the second period and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves, lifting the Boston Bruins to a win.
Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara each scored power-play goals, and Jordan Caron added an even-strength score for Boston, which won its season opener against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings, who are in the same division with the Bruins after the NHL realigned following last season.
Detroit’s Ryan Howard, playing his third straight game, made 33 saves. The Red Wings were playing consecutive road nights after beating Carolina 3-2 in overtime.
On the opening shift of the second period, Marchand broke in and fired a wrist shot that caromed into the net off the far post, pushing Boston ahead 2-1.