NHL ROUNDUP | Thursday's other games
Avalanche 2, Senators 1
OTTAWA -- Joe Sakic and Brad Richardson scored second-period goals and Jose Theodore made 26 saves for the Avalanche. Sakic scored his third goal of the season midway through the second to open the scoring. Richardson got his third with a short-handed effort with 3:16 left in the period to put the Avalanche up by two. Theodore, who entered 1-2-1, had his best start of the season, losing a bid for his first Colorado shutout on Dany Heatley's goal midway through the third. Ottawa's Martin Gerber stopped 34 shots in his first start since a 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 7. The Senators went 0-for-3 on the power play and have not scored in their last 31 attempts with the man advantage.
Thrashers 4, Capitals 3, SO
ATLANTA -- Vyacheslav Kozlov and Marian Hossa each scored in a shootout to give the Thrashers the win. Kozlov beat Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson to open the shootout. Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen then stopped Alexander Semin before Hossa beat Johnson. Lehtonen blocked Alex Ovechkin's shot to finish off the 2-0 shootout. Hossa, who scored earlier, got a tying goal with 33 seconds left in regulation to send it into overtime. His seventh goal came when he took a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk and knocked it over the right shoulder of Johnson. Ovechkin scored in the second period to give Washington a 3-2 lead at 15:48.
Predators 4, Devils 3, SO
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Martin Erat scored the only goal in the shootout and Chris Mason stopped all three shots to lead the Predators over the Devils. Nashville blew a two-goal lead in the final 2:07 of regulation but still managed to win its fourth straight game. Paul Kariya set up first-period power-play goals by Jason Arnott and Erat and Scott Nichol tallied short-handed in the second for Nashville. Brian Gionta scored twice, including the tying goal with 11.6 seconds to go in regulation. Scott Gomez had the other goal for the Devils.
Lightning 4, Flyers 1
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ryan Craig and Ruslan Fedotenko scored second-period goals and Marc Denis made 34 saves for Tampa Bay. The Lightning, who had lost four of five, also got third-period goals from Vinny Prospal and Nikita Alexeev. Tampa Bay has won nine straight games against the Flyers, outscoring Philadelphia 43-16.
Bruins 3, Flames 2
BOSTON -- Glen Murray scored two goals and the Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak. Boston also stopped a three-game losing streak in home openers. Flames forward Stephane Yelle suffered a lower body injury and was taken off on a stretcher with 1:12 remaining in the second period after awkwardly falling and being pushed into the boards by Bruins defenseman Jason York.
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