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Aston-Reese, Pens roll past Jets

Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese (46) scores a short-handed goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Injuries to some key players has forced the Pittsburgh Penguins to play a simpler game, and it's working out quite well for them.

Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.

Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the Penguins. Tristan Jarry stopped 27 shots.


Stastny gets 2 PPG, Vegas beats Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul Stastny scored twice on the power play, Max Pacioretty added a power-play goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night.

Reilly Smith and Mark Stone also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Golden Knights swept their first set of back-to-back games.


Hertl, Jones lead Sharks past Flames

SAN JOSE,Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Sunday night.

Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc also scored as San Jose won their second straight after an 0-3-0 start. Logan Couture had two assists and Patrick Marleau had one in his first home game since rejoining the Sharks. Martin Jones stopped 32 shots after posting a 4.55 goals-against average while losing his first three starts.


Oilers down Rangers, extend streak to 5

NEW YORK (AP) Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers aren't satisfied with their strong start. They know they can improve.

McDavid scored the tiebreaking goal and Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, all in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 4-1 Saturday for their season-opening fifth straight win.


Burakovsky scores in OT, Avs move to 4-0

DENVER (AP) Pavel Francouz had plenty of time to think about his first NHL start, and the 29-year-old goaltender made it a memorable one.

Francouz had 34 saves, Andre Burakovsky scored at 3:29 of overtime and the Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.


Jackets end Hurricanes' perfect start

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A focused defensive performance and balanced offense helped the Columbus Blue Jackets end the best start to a season in Carolina Hurricanes' franchise history.

Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and Columbus beat the Hurricanes 3-2.


Caps earn rare regulation win in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) Tom Wilson scored a power-play goal before Washington got busy killing penalties.

The strong special teams combo helped the Capitals get their first regulation victory in Dallas in 24 years.


Undermanned Pens keep Wild winless

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Just four games into the season, injuries have decimated the top lines for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad, Alex Galchenyuk and Bryan Rust have all missed time.

The Penguins still have Sidney Crosby, and a trio of callups helped pick up the load on Saturday.


Sens beat Tampa to give Smith first win

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Vladislav Namestnikov got his first two goals for the Ottawa Senators, and helped them get their first win of the season.

Namestnikov scored twice late in the third period to lift the Senators to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. It also gave D.J. Smith his first career coaching win.


Bruins' Rask blanks winless Devils

BOSTON (AP) It didn't take very long for the Boston Bruins to wash away the sting of last season's disappointing finish on home ice.

Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night.