BOSTON (AP)Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist in his season debut and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to four games, beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Thursday night.
Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves, David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists and Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith also scored to help Boston improve to 6-0 at home this season.
Marchand returned after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in May to repair the cartilage in his hips. The 34-year-old forward was expected to be off the ice for six months. Instead, he was proclaimed good to return by Bruins coach Jim Montgomery following the morning skate Thursday.
Adam Erne scored for Detroit.
FLYERS 4, PANTHERS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Farabee had a goal and an assist, Carter Hart made 47 saves and Philadelphia defeated Florida.
Tony DeAngelo, Scott Laughton and Zack MacEwen also scored for the rebuilding Flyers, who are off to a surprising 5-2 start.
Gustav Forsling, Josh Mahura and Brandon Montour had goals for the Panthers.
Philadelphia turned the game with the only two goals of the second period to go in front 4-2.
WILD 4, SENATORS 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Ryan Hartman’s first goal of the season proved to be the winner as Minnesota snapped Ottawa’s four-game win streak.
Mats Zuccarello and Kirill Kaprizov scored and Frederick Gaudreau added an empty-netter for the Wild, playing the third game of a five-game trip. Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.
After opening the season with consecutive road losses, Ottawa was looking to close out a five-game homestand with a perfect record. Instead, the Senators went 4-1-0.
Alex DeBrincat and Thomas Chabot scored for the Senators. Anton Forsberg, back in goal after missing the last game with an undisclosed ailment, stopped 36 shots.
CANADIENS 3, SABRES 2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Josh Anderson scored with just under four minutes remaining to lift Montreal over Buffalo.
Brendan Gallagher and Kaiden Guhle also scored for the Canadiens. Sam Montembeault made 43 saves.
Anderson scored the winner with 3:46 left. Following a flurry in front of the Buffalo net and a highlight-reel save by Sabres goalie Eric Comrie, the puck found its way back to Anderson, who scored on a long shot.
Dylan Cozens and Jeff Skinner scored for Buffalo. Comrie had 31 saves.
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