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NHL: Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury lead Pittsburgh Penguins over New Jersey Devils 3-0

Published October 3, 2013 9:27 pm

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Pittsburgh • Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots for his 250th NHL victory and franchise-record 24th shutout, and Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh's two-goal first period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Chuck Kobasew and Craig Adams added goals for the Penguins, who took control early.

Kobasew and Crosby scored less than four minutes apart in the first, and Adams made it 3-0 midway through the third to celebrate his 800th career game in style.

Cory Schneider made 18 saves for the Devils. Schneider's start marked the first time in 19 years Martin Brodeur didn't play in the season opener for New Jersey. Brodeur is expected to start Friday at home against the New York Islanders.

Fleury stopped a penalty shot by Adam Henrique late in the third period to preserve the shutout.

Bruins 3, Lightning 1 • In Boston, Chris Kelly scored on a penalty shot, and Patrice Bergeron also had a short-handed goal as Boston opened defense of its Eastern Conference championship with a victory over Tampa Bay. Kelly was hooked from behind about eight minutes in while Boston was killing off a penalty, and he converted the one-on-one with goalie Anders Lindback.

Capitals 5, Flames 4, SO • In Washington, Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist and then scored in the shootout for Washington, which rallied from an early three-goal deficit to beat Calgary in the Flames' season opener.