Sergei Fedorov scored on a breakaway to highlight a four-goal third period as the Red Wings took a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks last night in Detroit. San Jose had won four straight.
Vyacheslav Kozlov had two assists and Chris Osgood made 16 saves for the Red Wings, who also got goals from Brendan Shanahan, Martin Lapointe, Darren McCarty, Igor Larionov and Doug Brown.
Jeff Friesen, Brad Stuart and Vincent Damphousse scored for the Sharks (7-3-0). Owen Nolan assisted on Damphousse's goal, giving him at least one point in every Sharks game.
Steve Shields, who was 6-1-0 with a league-leading 1.31 goals-against average coming in, gave up all six Detroit goals. He made 30 saves.
PREDATORS 4, SABRES 3: Dominik Hasek departed after allowing two goals in the first period and the Predators went on to beat the Sabres in Buffalo. Hasek allowed two goals on eight shots in the period and was replaced by Dwayne Roloson, who could stop neither Nashville's shots nor the boos as the Sabres (0-5-2) tied the longest winless start in franchise history. The 1990-91 team went 0-4-3.
The Sabres have not won since they beat the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals last year.
AVALANCHE 2, CANADIENS 1: Milan Hejduk scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche, playing without Peter Forsberg, defeated the Canadiens in Montreal. Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy, who led Montreal to Stanley Cups in 1986 and 1993, made 25 saves and improved to 5-1-1 against the team that dealt him to Colorado four years ago.
PANTHERS 5, CANUCKS 2: Trevor Kidd stopped 36 shots and Robert Svehla had a goal and two assists as the host Panthers continued their fast start. Florida has jumped out to a 5-1-1 record and first place standing in the NHL's Southeast Division. Kidd, whom the Panthers acquired in a trade with Atlanta in June, is off to his best NHL career start at 4-0-1.
FLYERS 5, RANGERS 0: Mark Recchi had a goal and three assists as the Flyers stopped the Rangers in Philadelphia. The Flyers won their second straight after starting the season 0-5-1.
STARS 2, OILERS 1: Jamie Langenbrunner and Mike Modano scored first-period goals as the host Stars ended a three-game winless streak. The defending Stanley Cup champions were 0-2-1 over their previous three games, their longest winless string since going 0-2-2 March 14-19 of last season.
KINGS 2, BRUINS 2: Jozef Stumpel scored the tying goal with 1:08 remaining in the third period and Ziggy Palffy had two assists as Los Angeles Kings opened their new $375 million Staples Center by skating to a tie.