- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Elias Lindholm scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 on Saturday night for their first win of the season.

Jiri Tlusty also scored for Carolina (1-6-2), and Cam Ward finished with 25 saves in his first shutout since March 27, 2012. The Hurricanes had been the only NHL team without a win.

Lindholm, Carolina’s top pick in the 2013 draft, collected his first two goals of the season for his second career two-goal game.

The Hurricanes played without right wing Alexander Semin, a healthy scratch. The Russian has two assists and is without a goal in eight games.

Justin Faulk had two assists for Carolina. It was Ward’s 22nd career shutout.

Arizona’s Mike Smith stopped 32 shots. The Coyotes (3-6-1) have lost three straight.

PENGUINS 5, SABRES 0

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for his second consecutive shutout, Chris Kunitz scored twice and Pittsburgh blanked Buffalo for its fourth straight win.

Fleury, coming off a 3-0 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Kings, earned his third shutout in four games and 31st of his career. He has held opponents without a goal in 10 of his past 12 periods.

Kunitz also had two goals in the win over the Kings and has seven goals on the season.

Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Blake Comeau also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby had three assists.

Malkin also had two assists and extended his point streak to 10 games.

Crosby has a point in 18 straight games against Buffalo, his longest active streak against any team.

WILD 4, STARS 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Thomas Vanek scored on a power play, a pair of firsts this season for Minnesota, and the Wild stayed unbeaten at home with a victory over Dallas.

Mikael Granlund and Matt Dumba scored in a three-goal second period for the Wild, but Vanek’s snap shot off a pass from Zach Parise with 57 seconds left before the intermission drew the loudest roar from the crowd.

Not only did that give Minnesota a 3-1 lead, but it gave Vanek his first goal in 10 games with the Wild.

Just as importantly, it took their stumbling power play off the hook. That was their first goal this season in 29 extra-skater opportunities, the last NHL team to get one.

Nino Niederreiter added another power-play goal off Ryan Suter’s feed in the third period.

Vernon Fiddler scored for the Stars, just 8 seconds after Dumba’s goal, but they were outshot 30-20. The Wild have outshot every opponent this season, by a whopping total of 350-229.

LIGHTNING 4, CAPITALS 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Jason Garrison scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to lift Tampa Bay over Washington.

The Lightning, who also got goals from Ryan Callahan, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, have won five of six. Tyler Johnson had two assists, giving him 13 over his last nine games.

Marcus Johansson, Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer scored for the Capitals, who have lost four of five. Alex Ovechkin had an assist to snap a five-game point drought, the longest of his career.

Callahan was back in the lineup after missing five games with a lower-body injury.

BRUINS 4, SENATORS 2

BOSTON (AP) - Matt Fraser scored his first two goals of the season 1:28 apart in the second period to lead Boston past Ottawa.

Carl Soderberg assisted on both of Fraser’s goals and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins, who have won three of four. Brad Marchand and Dennis Seidenberg also scored for Boston.

Mark Stone scored for Ottawa with 28 seconds left in the first period and Mika Zibanejad added a goal for the Senators in the third.

Fraser had three career goals entering the game.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, BLACKHAWKS 2

TORONTO (AP) - Peter Holland scored at 2:21 of the third period and James Reimer made 45 saves as Toronto beat Chicago.

Reimer made 26 saves in the third to preserve the win. Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs.

Brad Richards and Brent Seabrook scored power-play goals for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford, making his first start since Oct. 18 because of an upper-body injury, had 24 saves.

PANTHERS 2, FLYERS 1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 36 saves, rookie Aaron Ekblad scored his first NHL goal and Florida beat Philadelphia.

Willie Mitchell also scored for the Panthers, who have won three of four.

Ekblad, the Panthers’ top pick in this year’s draft, converted a slap shot from just inside the blue line, beating goalie Steve Mason on the short side.

Mason had 28 saves.

Vincent Lecavalier spoiled Luongo’s bid for his second shutout of the season when he scored in traffic with 7.4 seconds left.

Philadelphia had won four of five, but the Panthers killed off six Flyers power plays, including a 5-on-3 situation midway through the third period.

JETS 1, RANGERS 0, SO

NEW YORK (AP) - Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout to lift Winnipeg over New York.

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was excellent throughout, making 36 saves in regulation and two in overtime - including a breakaway stop on Martin St. Louis. Pavelec allowed a goal to Mats Zuccarello to start the shootout but denied the next three attempts. The shutout was his first this season.

The Rangers played with only four defensemen for the final two periods and overtime after captain Ryan McDonagh and Kevin Klein were injured in the first.

McDonagh sustained a separated shoulder on a hard check into the boards by Kane. Klein left with a bruised foot after blocking a shot.

The shutout was the second this season for New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist and 52nd of his career. He made 25 saves.

DEVILS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey defenseman Adam Larsson broke a tie with 9:25 left in the third period, and the Devils rallied to beat slumping Columbus.

Larsson, who played in his third game this season, capped a third-period comeback in which the Devils (6-3-2) overcame a 2-1 deficit in a span of 1:41.

Larsson snapped a shot past goalie Anton Forsberg, who made his NHL debut.

Earlier in the third, Adam Henrique scored a power play-goal - his fourth tally of the season - off an assist from Jaromir Jagr. Marek Zidlicky got New Jersey even at 1 with a power-play goal in the second period.

Jack Skille and Nick Foligno scored for the Blue Jackets (4-7), who lost their fifth straight.

BLUES 3, AVALANCHE 2, SO

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts for the Blues against Colorado.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues’ 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

Joakim Lindstrom scored in the shootout for St. Louis, which has won four straight.

Ryan O’Reilly and Nathan MacKinnon each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who have points in six straight games (2-0-4). Eric Johnson had two assists against his former team and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots.

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