Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Marchessault leads Panthers

SUNRISE — Former Lightning forward Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and two assists, and Aleksander Barkov got his second goal of the season to lead the Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Marchessault, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, has scored in each of the Panthers' first two games and has four points total. The Panthers face the Lightning on Tuesday at Amalie Arena.

Barkov's goal made it 3-1 with 2:22 left, and Marchessault added an empty-netter about a minute later. Roberto Luongo had 21 saves for the Panthers, who won their second straight.

Darren Helm scored and Petr Mrazek stopped 34 shots as the Red Wings fell to 0-2-0

Game highlights: Phil Kessel's power-play goal in the second period stood as the winner in the host Penguins' 3-2 victory over the Ducks. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves. Anaheim's Corey Perry scored his first of the season and 13th goal in 14 games against Pittsburgh. … Mikkel Boedker and Joel Ward scored for an early lead and Patrick Marleau had an empty-net power-play goal, leading the Sharks over the host Blue Jackets 3-2. Columbus has lost its first two games. .… Fourth-line grinder Daniel Winnik scored two goals and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby made 21 saves as the Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 in their home opener. … Rookies Mitch Marner and Connor Brown scored, helping the host Maple Leafs roll over the Bruins 4-1 for their first win of the season. Toronto had six rookies in its lineup. … Eric Staal and Chris Stewart each got their first goal with Minnesota since being acquired in the offseason, helping the host Wild overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Jets 4-3. … Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the host Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Canadiens. … Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and the host Blues beat the Rangers 3-2. Tarasenko has three goals in three games for the undefeated Blues after netting 40 last season.

Around the league: Kings franchise goalie Jonathan Quick was put on injured reserve with a groin injury suffered in the first period of the season opener Wednesday at San Jose. General manager Dean Lombardi made it clear there is serious concern about the injury.

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