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Surprising Oilers hand Panthers an opening loss

Bruins 0 2 1 3
Coyotes 0 0 0 0
EDMONTON, Alberta — Dustin Penner, Ryan Jones and Shawn Horcoff scored in 5:47 early in the second period to help the Oilers beat the Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night.

Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves for Edmonton, three nights after the Lightning's 2004 Stanley Cup-winning goalie stopped 37 shots in a 4-0 victory over Calgary in the Oilers' first game under coach Tom Renney.

The Oilers, the worst team in the league last season, have started 2-0-0.

Marty Reasoner scored twice in the second period for the Panthers in their opener. They are the last team to open the season.

Penner opened the scoring at 1:33 of the second, tipping Tom Gilbert's hard shot from the point past goalie Tomas Vokoun. Jones made it 2-0 at 5:34 when he tipped in Jim Vandermeer's shot.

Reasoner beat Khabibulin to the stick-side corner at 6:11, but Horcoff restored the two-goal margin at 7:20. Edmonton's Taylor Hall, the first overall draft pick this year, assisted on Horcoff's goal for his first NHL point.

at Oilers 0 3 0 3
Panthers 0 2 0 2

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesHorcoff, Edm (cross-checking), 5:26; Weiss, Fla (tripping), 10:06.

Second Period1, Edmonton, Penner 1 (Gilbert, Gagner), 1:33. 2, Edmonton, Jones 1 (Vandermeer), 5:34. 3, Florida, Reasoner 1 (Bernier), 6:11. 4, Edmonton, Horcoff 2 (Hall, Peckham), 7:20. 5, Florida, Reasoner 2 (Booth, Bernier), 17:51. PenaltiesSmid, Edm (holding), 9:27; Fraser, Edm (high-sticking), 10:11; Stillman, Fla (interference), 10:16; Brule, Edm (high-sticking), 13:16; Gilbert, Edm (hooking), 15:05.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalFlorida 11-12-5—28. Edmonton 3-4-6—13. Power-play opportunitiesFlorida 0 of 5; Edmonton 0 of 2. GoaliesFlorida, Vokoun 0-1-0 (13 shots-10 saves). Edmonton, Khabibulin 2-0-0 (28-26). A16,839 (16,839).

Flames 3, Kings 1: Miikka Kiprusoff made 21 saves and Curtis Glencross scored a short-handed goal for Calgary. Dustin Brown scored for Los Angeles, which was coming off a 2-1 shootout victory late Saturday in Vancouver.

at Flames 0 1 2 3
Kings 0 0 1 1

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesWestgarth, LA (hooking), 7:57; Brodie, Cal (tripping), 9:47; Johnson, LA (interference), 14:49; Regehr, Cal (high-sticking), 19:45.

Second Period1, Calgary, Glencross 1 (Sutter), 11:31 (sh). PenaltiesWestgarth, LA (interference), 2:50; Conroy, Cal (roughing), 10:17.

Third Period2, Calgary, Conroy 1 (Morrison), 1:20. 3, Los Angeles, Brown 1 (Kopitar, Doughty), 14:06. 4, Calgary, Hagman 1 (Morrison), 19:37 (en-pp). PenaltiesDoughty, LA (tripping), 7:34; Richardson, LA (high-sticking), 18:25. Shots on GoalLos Angeles 8-7-7—22. Calgary 12-6-14—32. Power-play opportunitiesLos Angeles 0 of 3; Calgary 1 of 5. GoaliesLos Angeles, Bernier 0-1-0 (31 shots-29 saves). Calgary, Kiprusoff 1-1-0 (22-21). A19,289 (19,289).

Bruins 3, Coyotes 0: Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who split the teams' two-game season-opening series in Prague, Czech Republic. The Bruins' Tim Thomas recorded a 29-save shutout in his first game of the season as Tuukka Rask sat. Bruins center Tyler Seguin, the second overall pick in June's draft, sealed the victory with a breakaway goal at 9:14 in the third, getting his first NHL goal in his second game.

Bruins 0 2 1 3
Coyotes 0 0 0 0

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesDoan, Pho (slashing), 3:18; Thornton, Bos (roughing), 14:01.

Second Period1, Boston, Lucic 1 (Horton, Krejci), 12:11. 2, Boston, Horton 3 (Recchi, Krejci), 19:27. PenaltiesPrucha, Pho (elbowing), 3:28.

Third Period3, Boston, Seguin 1 (Ryder, Thomas), 9:14. PenaltiesFiddler, Pho (hooking), 12:58; Yandle, Pho (hooking), 16:23; Lucic, Bos (slashing, roughing), 17:26; Jovanovski, Pho (slashing, roughing), 17:26. Shots on GoalBoston 15-12-10—37. Phoenix 8-8-13—29. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 4; Phoenix 0 of 1. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 1-0-0 (29 shots-29 saves). Phoenix, Bryzgalov 1-1-0 (37-34). A12,990 (18,000).

More bruins: Four-time All-Star defenseman Zdeno Chara, 33, signed a seven-year contract extension good through 2018-19. The deal is worth $45.5 million, according to media reports.

thrashers goalie out of hospital: Ondrej Pavelec was released from an Atlanta hospital two days after the goalie collapsed onto the ice with no one around him against the Capitals. After several tests, the team said, there is still no word on what caused the collapse.

Canucks: Henrik Sedin, last season's league MVP, was named captain. He takes over from goalie Roberto Luongo, who relinquished the role last month.

Devils: Forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-LeBlond received an automatic one-game suspension without pay for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of a loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He will miss today's game against the Penguins and forfeit $2,822.58 in salary. With the suspension and injuries Saturday to defenseman Anton Volchenkov (broken nose) and forward Brian Rolston (lower body), it was possible the Devils would play today with fewer than the maximum-allowed 18 skaters. They don't have the salary cap space to add a player because of Ilya Kovalchuk's $6.7 million cap hit.

Predators: Goalie Pekka Rinne is day to day with what team officials called a lower-body injury sustained in a net collision with two other players Saturday against the Ducks. Rinne left the game and was seen limping.

Surprising Oilers hand Panthers an opening loss 10/10/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 11, 2010 12:34am]

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