Wednesday's NHL Summary


Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 1:32 AM

Maple Leafs 5, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James van Riemsdyk (REEMS'-dyk) scored twice, James Reimer stopped 28 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Maple Leafs. Nikolai Kulemin added three assists as Toronto spoiled Pittsburgh's home opener.

Sidney Crosby and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin scored their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins struggled with Toronto's speed and failed to play with the kind of discipline that highlighted opening weekend wins over Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots for the Penguins but Pittsburgh couldn't get off to its first 3-0 start in 18 years.

Rangers 4, Bruins 3, OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marian Gaborik (MEHR'-ee-uhn GA'-bohr-ihk) scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 for their first win of the season.

Gaborik broke free and outraced Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk down the ice. His first shot was blocked by goalie Tuukka Rask, but Gaborik batted the rebound out of the air to end the game and start a cascade of flying hats onto the ice.

Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (2-1), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 en route to avenging a season-opening loss at Boston on Saturday. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves for the win.

The Bruins fell to 2-1 in their first road game of the season.

Coyotes 5, Blue Jackets 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Sullivan scored three goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Wednesday night for their first win of the season.

Phoenix was more sound defensively than in its first two games and created some good scoring chances because of it, sending 42 shots at Columbus goalie Steve Mason in his first start of the season.

Jason LaBarbera was sharp in his first game, stopping 21 shots after starter Mike Smith left midway through the first period with a lower-body injury.

Canucks 3, Flames 2, SO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)— Zack Kassian scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in Vancouver's 3-2 victory over Calgary.

Mathieu Schneider recorded 34 saves in goal for the Canucks in their first victory of the season.