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AVS REMAIN PERFECT BY ROUTING CAPITALS

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WASHINGTON - Alex Tanguay scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves in his return to Washington to help the Avalanche remain perfect under first-year coach Patrick Roy with a 5-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday.

It is the first time the franchise is 5-0 since 1994-95, when the team was the Quebec Nordiques.

Rookie Nathan MacKinnon added his first goal and an assist, and Matt Duchene and Jamie McGinn also scored for Colorado. Peter Stastny earned two assists, including his 400th NHL point.

Varlamov, traded by the Capitals to the Avalanche in 2011, carried a shutout into the third before Eric Fehr beat him at 2:03. Varlamov is 4-0 with a 1.00 goals against average this season.

Michael Neuvirth made 23 saves for the Capitals in his first start this season. Washington has lost three straight.

Trailing 2-0 after one period, the Capitals put 19 shots on Varlamov in the second without scoring. Midway through the period, Fehr shot wide while Varlamov was out of position. Minutes later, Varlamov denied Tom Wilson in front.

Colorado stretched its lead to 3-0 with 2:19 left in the second after the Capitals were caught with too many men on the ice.

Stastny fed the 18-year-old MacKinnon in front, and the top overall pick in June beat Neuvirth. He celebrated by skating to the corner and jumping into the glass.

Tanguay made it 4-0 with a shorthanded goal 1:19 into the third.

Fehr spoiled Varlamov's shutout bid off of a pass from behind the goal line by Jason Chimera.

Game highlights: Seth Jones, the fourth overall pick in June, scored his first goal to help the host Predators edge the Islanders 3-2. ... Joffrey Lupul tied it with 31 seconds left in regulation then Dave Bolland scored 2:09 into overtime to give the host Maple Leafs a 6-5 comeback victory over Oilers. Bolland's goal came on a three-on-one rush. ... Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal 49 seconds into the third from a sharp angle to help lift the Bruins, playing their first road game, past the Blue Jackets 3-1. ... Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist and the host Red Wings scored three power-play goals to beat the Flyers 5-2. Detroit entered 0-for-10 with the man-advantage. ... Rookies Justin Fontaine and Mathew Dumba scored their first goals to help the host Wild beat the Stars 5-1.

Around the league: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is day to day with a lower-body injury that forced him to leave Friday's victory against the Jets. Former Lightning goaltender Dan Ellis started Saturday. ... The Coyotes signed center Jeff Halpern to a one-year deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Halpern, 37, had a goal and two assists in 46 games last season, his 13th, for the Rangers.

Avalanche 2 1 2 5 at Capitals 0 0 1 1

First Period-1, Colorado, Tanguay 1 (Landeskog), 6:42. 2, Colorado, Duchene 3 (O'Reilly, Benoit), 14:22. Penalties-Green, Was (high-sticking), 12:17.

Second Period-3, Colorado, MacKinnon 1 (Stastny, Landeskog), 17:41 (pp). Penalties-Washington bench, served by T.Wilson (too many men), 16:04; Johnson, Col (holding), 19:31.

Third Period-4, Colorado, Tanguay 2 (Stastny, Benoit), 1:19 (sh). 5, Washington, Fehr 1 (Chimera, Ward), 2:03. 6, Colorado, McGinn 3 (Parenteau, MacKinnon), 2:24. Penalties-Sarich, Col (interference), 7:24; Backstrom, Was (high-sticking), 11:19. Shots on Goal-Colorado 12-7-9-28. Washington 10-19-12-41. Power-play opportunities-Colorado 1 of 3; Washington 0 of 2. Goalies-Colorado, Varlamov 4-0-0 (41 shots-40 saves). Washington, Neuvirth 1-1-0 (28-23). A-18,506 (18,506).

Bruins 0 1 2 3 at Jackets 1 0 0 1

First Period-1, Columbus, J.Johnson 2 (Wisniewski, Gaborik), 18:52 (pp). Penalties-Iginla, Bos (interference), 7:02; Thornton, Bos, major (fighting), 12:33; Boll, Clm, major (fighting), 12:33; Bergeron, Bos (holding), 18:18.

Second Period-2, Boston, Kelly 2 (Iginla, Krejci), 16:18. Penalties-Jenner, Clm, double minor (high-sticking), 4:24; Seidenberg, Bos (tripping), 6:37; Kelly, Bos (hooking), 14:06; Wisniewski, Clm (roughing), 18:35.

Third Period-3, Boston, Eriksson 1 (Bergeron, R.Smith), :49. 4, Boston, Lucic 2 (Chara, Boychuk), 19:27 (en). Penalties-Johansen, Clm (holding stick), 15:32. Shots on Goal-Boston 7-16-13-36. Columbus 4-13-10-27. Power-play opportunities-Boston 0 of 4; Columbus 1 of 4. Goalies-Boston, Rask 3-1-0 (27 shots-26 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 2-2-0 (35-33). A-14,092 (18,144).

at Wings 1 1 3 5 Flyers 0 1 1 2

First Period-1, Detroit, Bertuzzi 1 (Alfredsson, Kronwall), 7:13 (pp). Penalties-DeKeyser, Det (hooking), 1:42; Raffl, Phi (hooking), 6:49; McGinn, Phi (tripping), 16:29; Coburn, Phi (holding), 19:35.

Second Period-2, Detroit, Kronwall 1 (Alfredsson, Zetterberg), 11:08 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Gustafsson 1 (B.Schenn, Simmonds), 11:42. Penalties-Glendening, Det (holding), 3:19; L.Schenn, Phi (holding), 9:10; Ericsson, Det (hooking), 13:52; Simmonds, Phi (holding), 14:37.

Third Period-4, Detroit, Datsyuk 2 (Kronwall, Alfredsson), 3:08 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, McGinn 1 (Giroux, Voracek), 5:46. 6, Detroit, Zetterberg 3 (Datsyuk, Quincey), 13:48. 7, Detroit, Zetterberg 4 (Datsyuk, Cleary), 19:07 (en). Penalties-Coburn, Phi (high-sticking), 2:37; Weiss, Det (slashing), 10:00; Newbury, Phi (slashing), 19:41. Shots on Goal-Philadelphia 9-15-10-34. Detroit 10-10-10-30. Power-play opportunities-Philadelphia 0 of 4; Detroit 3 of 7. Goalies-Philadelphia, Emery 0-2-0 (29 shots-25 saves). Detroit, Howard 3-2-0 (34-32). A-20,066 (20,066).

at Leafs 2 1 2 1 6 Oilers 2 1 2 0 5

First Period-1, Edmonton, Smyth 2 (Arcobello), 5:21. 2, Toronto, Kadri 2 (Raymond, Phaneuf), 9:47. 3, Toronto, van Riemsdyk 4 (Franson, Phaneuf), 15:26 (pp). 4, Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 2 (J.Schultz, Belov), 18:10 (pp). Penalties-Perron, Edm (hooking), 7:41; Perron, Edm (goaltender interference), 14:28; Orr, Tor (interference), 16:29; van Riemsdyk, Tor (holding), 17:27.

Second Period-5, Edmonton, Gordon 3 (Perron, Hall), 1:02. 6, Toronto, Lupul 4 (Kadri, Broll), 5:20. Penalties-Joensuu, Edm (cross-checking), 8:56; Bolland, Tor (goaltender interference), 10:55; Rielly, Tor (high-sticking), 17:40.

Third Period-7, Edmonton, Eberle 1 (Arcobello, Hall), 5:29. 8, Toronto, van Riemsdyk 5 (Bozak, Kessel), 9:55. 9, Edmonton, Smyth 3 (Eberle, Arcobello), 11:27. 10, Toronto, Lupul 5 (Gardiner), 19:29. Penalties-None.

Overtime-11, Toronto, Bolland 3 (Franson, Raymond), 2:09. Penalties-None. Shots on Goal-Edmonton 6-17-8-0-31. Toronto 10-4-10-2-26. Power-play opportunities-Edmonton 1 of 4; Toronto 1 of 3. Goalies-Edmonton, Dubnyk 0-3-1 (26 shots-20 saves). Toronto, Bernier 4-1-0 (31-26). A-19,379 (18,819).

at Predators 0 2 1 3 Islanders 0 2 0 2

First Period-None. Penalties-None.

Second Period-1, Nashville, Jones 1 (Legwand, Weber), 1:03 (pp). 2, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 2 (Okposo, Hamonic), 12:39. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 3 (Okposo, Strait), 15:28. 4, Nashville, Hornqvist 1 (Wilson, Ellis), 19:07. Penalties-Cizikas, NYI (boarding), :15; Fisher, Nas (elbowing), 4:21.

Third Period-5, Nashville, Ellis 1 (Cullen, Smith), 3:23. Penalties-Hendricks, Nas, double minor (high-sticking), 3:50; MacDonald, NYI (hooking), 8:20. Shots on Goal-N.Y. Islanders 4-7-5-16. Nashville 9-10-12-31. Power-play opportunities-N.Y. Islanders 0 of 3; Nashville 1 of 2. Goalies-N.Y. Islanders, Nabokov 2-1-1 (31 shots-28 saves). Nashville, Rinne 2-3-0 (16-14). A-17,113 (17,113).

at Blues 1 3 1 5 Rangers 1 1 1 3

First Period-1, St. Louis, Steen 4 (Oshie, Backes), 5:38. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 1 (Brassard, Stepan), 19:54 (pp). Penalties-Morrow, StL (interference), 6:55; Dorsett, NYR (boarding), 14:01; Falk, NYR (interference), 17:30; Boyle, NYR (roughing), 17:55; Oshie, StL (boarding), 17:55; Backes, StL (roughing), 17:55; Jackman, StL (charging), 19:00.

Second Period-3, St. Louis, Backes 3 (Steen), 5:11. 4, St. Louis, Roy 2 (Shattenkirk, Steen), 12:44 (pp). 5, N.Y. Rangers, Richards 4 (Brassard), 16:56. 6, St. Louis, Backes 4 (Oshie, Steen), 18:27. Penalties-Dorsett, NYR (holding), 4:43; St. Louis bench, served by Lapierre (too many men), 4:43; Oshie, StL (high-sticking), 7:30; Falk, NYR (interference), 12:08.

Third Period-7, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 2 (Richards, Stepan), 2:54 (pp). 8, St. Louis, Tarasenko 3 (Shattenkirk, Roy), 10:42 (pp). Penalties-Roy, StL (holding), 1:51; Brassard, NYR (tripping), 4:46; Dorsett, NYR (high-sticking), 10:36; Stralman, NYR (interference), 19:40. Shots on Goal-N.Y. Rangers 11-13-5-29. St. Louis 12-5-17-34. Power-play opportunities-N.Y. Rangers 2 of 5; St. Louis 2 of 6. Goalies-N.Y. Rangers, Biron 0-1-0 (17 shots-13 saves), Lundqvist (0:00 third, 17-16). St. Louis, Halak 4-0-0 (29-26). A-18,130 (19,150).

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