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Alexander Semin and John Carlson scored for the Capitals, whose 6-0 start at home was the best in franchise history. Washington has dropped two in a row overall following a 9-2 start. Michal Neuvirth had 31 saves.

Devils 3, Hurricanes 2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ Rookie center Adam Henrique scored with 3:19 left to lift New Jersey over Carolina. The Devils earned their third straight win, and the Hurricanes dropped their third straight.

Henrique inadvertently sent Joni Pitkanen’s pass past Martin Brodeur for a goal that tied the game at 2-2 at 6:06 of the third period.

But Henrique made up for that by skating around goalie Cam Ward and sliding the puck under him for the winning goal. It was the rookie’s second straight game-winner after scoring in overtime to beat Winnipeg on Saturday.

Dainius Zubrus and Petr Sykora also scored for New Jersey. Brandon Sutter had a short-handed goal for Carolina.

Sabres 6, Jets 5, OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal 4:35 into overtime, tipping in Jason Pominville’s shot, in Buffalo’s victory over Winnipeg.

Vanek scored twice and Pominville finished with a goal and two assists. Derek Roy had two goals and an assist, forcing overtime by scoring a power-play goal with 6:08 left in regulation to help Buffalo extend its winning streak to three games.

Bryan Little scored twice, and Dustin Byfuglien and Tanner Glass each had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who went 3-2-2 on their longest road trip of the season.

The Sabres never led until Vanek’s winning goal. They trailed 2-0 before the game was six minutes old.

Panthers 5, Maple Leafs 1

TORONTO (AP) _ Florida took advantage of shaky Toronto goalie Jonas Gustavsson and routed the Maple Leafs.

Jack Skille, Marco Sturm, Tomas Kopecky, Sean Bergenheim and Shawn Matthias had the goals for Florida (7-4-3), off to its best start since the 1996-97 season.

The Maple Leafs (9-5-1), struggling without injured goalie James Reimer, were booed by the home fans for the second straight game after Gustavsson surrendered three soft goals.

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