Blackhawks win in OT, stay undefeated
Chicago • Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 the best start in franchise history with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
After taking a cross-ice pass from Viktor Stalberg, Leddy fired from the left circle and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a shot that slipped just under his glove.
Detroit's Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game 1-1 and set up overtime.
Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 29 saves in his fifth start in six games.
Capitals 3, Sabres 2 • Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season, and host Washington became the last NHL team to get a win.
After a fruitless first week, Ovechkin found the net with a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 14:49 remaining in the game. Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, John Erskine also scored, and Michal Neuvirth made 22 saves for the Capitals, who had opened with four consecutive losses for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
Penguins 2, Senators 1 (SO) • Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal scored in the shootout to give Pittsburgh the victory at Ottawa. Neal also scored in regulation to help the Penguins snap a two-game skid.
Canadiens 4, Devils 3 (OT) • Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime on a power play as host Montreal recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat New Jersey. Markov was at the edge of the crease and lifted the rebound of Rene Bourque's shot off the end boards into an open side for his fourth goal. Brendan Gallagher scored his first NHL goal, and linemate Brandon Prust got his first with the Canadiens.
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