Flyers pummel Blue Jackets

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PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr scored during a five-goal first period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers rout the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2 on Saturday night.

Sean Couturier scored twice for the Flyers and five other players had goals.

James van Riemsdyk, Max Talbot and Jakub Voracek also scored in the first, giving Philadelphia three fewer goals (five) than total shots for Columbus (eight).

BRUINS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 0

In Toronto, Tyler Seguin scored his first-career hat trick and Tim Thomas made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season as Boston beat Toronto.

Milan Lucic added two goals and an assist for Boston, while David Krejci had a goal and two assists. Shawn Thornton also scored and Patrice Bergeron added three assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who seem be finding their game after a sluggish start to the season.

RANGERS 5, CANADIENS 3

In New York, Erik Christen­sen scored one of New York’s three first-period goals, and the Rangers overcame a 1 for 9 effort on the power play to hang on for a victory over Montreal.

Defensemen Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto also scored in the first to pace the Rangers, who swarmed Montreal in the opening period with a 16-3 shot advantage and earned their third consecutive win – all at home.

RED WINGS 5, DUCKS 0

In Detroit, Nicklas Lidstrom had two goals and an assist, Jimmy Howard made 22 saves for his seventh NHL shutout, and Detroit snapped a six-game losing streak.

The Red Wings also broke out of a scoring slump after they netted only six goals during their slide.

ISLANDERS 5, CAPITALS 3

In Uniondale, N.Y., P.A. Parenteau’s goal with 1:46 remaining broke a tie and led New York past Washington.

The Islanders had scored only 18 goals in their first 10 games this season.

SABRES 3, SENATORS 2

In Ottawa, Derek Roy scored on Buffalo’s sixth shootout attempt to give the Sabres a win.

Roy snapped a shot past Craig Anderson when both teams had failed to score after each converted their first two attempts. Thomas Vanek and Brad Boyes also scored in the shootout for Buffalo, which went beyond regulation for the first time in 13 games.

DEVILS 3, JETS 2 (OT)

In Newark, N.J., Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game 1:28 into overtime to give Martin Brodeur and New Jersey a victory over Winnipeg.

Patrik Elias also scored for the Devils and Brodeur made 21 saves in his first win of the season.

WILD 2, BLUES 1

In St. Paul, Minn., Josh Harding stopped 30 shots to win his fourth consecutive start, and Dany Heatley and Guillaume Latendresse each scored for Minnesota.

The Wild won their fourth in a row in a physical game that at one point had a combined 11 players in the penalty boxes at the same time.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots but lost his fifth consecutive start.


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