Goligoski, Letestu help Penguins defeat Devils

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NEWARK, N.J. --- Alex Goligoski and Mark Letestu scored goals within a three-minute span covering the first and second periods to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the undermanned New Jersey Devils on Monday.

The Devils fell to 0-2-1, their worst start since the 2001-02 season.

CAPITALS 3, SENATORS 2 (OT)

In Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored with 31.1 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting Washington to victory.

Alexander Semin and Eric Fehr scored for the Capitals, who have won two in a row.

Jarkko Ruutu and Ryan Shannon scored for Ottawa, winless in three games this season.

BLACKHAWKS 4, SABRES 3

In Buffalo, N.Y., Marian Hossa scored twice, Nick Leddy got his first career NHL goal, and Corey Crawford shrugged off a shaky start to win his second NHL game in goal in Chicago's victory over Buffalo.

ISLANDERS 6, RANGERS 4

In Uniondale, N.Y., Blake Comeau and P.A. Parenteau scored power-play goals 58 seconds apart late in the third period, rallying the New York Islanders to a victory over the New York Rangers.

BLUES 5, DUCKS 1

In St. Louis, David Backes and Andy McDonald broke a 42-year-old franchise record by scoring six seconds apart early in the first period, and St. Louis went on to beat slow-starting Anaheim.

FLYERS 4, AVALANCHE 2

In Philadelphia, Jeff Carter scored his second goal of the game with 2:38 left in the third period to lift Philadelphia to a win over Colorado.

THRASHERS: The collapse of goalie Ondrej Pavelec in the season opener turned out to be a fainting spell.

The Thrashers said Monday that preliminary tests on Pavelec showed he had a kind of episode that is described on the Mayo Clinic Web site as the most common cause of fainting, but he will undergo more tests as a precaution. Pavelec's worst injury was the concussion he received when he fell backward after fainting.

If tests come back negative, he will be cleared to play once he gets over his concussion symptoms, which include a headache.


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