Unhappy Return for Schneider...Flyers Win for Berube...Isles Roll 10/9/13
The Canucks spoiled Cory Schneider's return to Vancouver while keeping the New Jersey Devils winless this season.
Jason Garrison beat Schneider at 2:18 of overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Devils. Schneider finished with 29 saves against the team that traded him to New Jersey during this year's draft.
Goals by Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) and Patrik Elias (EH'-lee-ahsh) gave the Devils a 2-0 lead, but the Canucks knotted the score on second-period tallies by Daniel Sedin (she-DEEN') and Alexander Edler.
Vancouver improved to 3-1 and dropped the Devils to 0-1-3.
The Philadelphia Flyers were winners in their first game under new coach Craig Berube (beh-ROO'-bee).
Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn scored to put the Flyers ahead 2-0 just 7 ½ minutes into their first win of the season, a 2-1 downing of Florida. Steve Mason stopped 33 shots and blanked the Panthers until Brad Boyes scored with seven seconds left in the second period.
The Flyers' first victory in four games comes a day after Peter Laviolette (lah-vee-ah-LEHT') was dismissed and replaced by Berube.
Elsewhere on ice:
- Tomas Hertl scored four of San Jose's final six goals in a 9-2 blowout win over the New York Rangers. Jason Demers (deh-MEHRZ') and Joe Pavelski each had three assists for the Sharks, who outshot the Rangers 47-20.
- Jussi Jokinen (YOO'-see YOH'-kih-nehn) registered his first career hat trick to lead Pittsburgh's 5-2 verdict over Carolina. Jokinen snapped a 2-2 deadlock early in the third period with his second goal of the night.
- John Tavares scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov (nah-BAH'-lahv) turned back 33 shots as the New York Islanders routed Phoenix 6-1. Josh Bailey added a goal and two assists to the victory.
- Colorado pulled out a 2-1 win at Toronto on P.A. Parenteau's (PAR'-ehn-tohz) goal early in the third period. Semyon Varlamov (SEHM'-yuhn vahr-LAH'-mahv) made 27 saves for the 3-0 Avalanche.
- Buffalo is winless through four games after Alex Killorn scored 1:50 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 win over the Sabres. Teddy Purcell (PUR'-suhl) knotted the score for the Lightning with 14:17 left in regulation.
- Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson scored power-play goals 39 seconds apart in the opening period of Nashville's first victory of the season, 3-2 over Minnesota. Eric Nystrom added his first career penalty shot goal in the first period.