Stephen Weiss scores overtime winner as Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 3-2
Stephen Weiss scored an overtime winner as the Detroit Red Wings fought back to beat Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.
Last Updated: 05/10/13 10:00am
Debutants Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe had given the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead going into the third period, but Justin Abdelkader pulled one back and Henrik Zetterberg sent the game into an extra period with just 17 seconds remaining.
It was then left to Weiss, a free-agent acquisition in the summer, to net the winner off Johan Franzen's rebound.
Craig Anderson won the battle of the netminders for the Ottawa Senators as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0.
Anderson stopped 35 shots as he out-duelled counterpart Ryan Miller who made 45 saves of his own.
But he couldn't stop the final effort of the game as Erik Karlsson netted with just 95 seconds remaining.
Matt Moulson scored the vital penalty shot after 11 had been saved as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3.
Damien Brunner scored twice for the Devils with Michael Ryder also scoring while Michael Grabner (two) and Frans Nielsen responded for the Islanders.
Evgeni Nabokov and Martin Brodeur then ensured five rounds of penalty shots went scoreless before Moulson fired past Brodeur to end the game.
Flames on fire
In the Western Conference, two goals inside a minute helped the Calgary Flames beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3.
The game was tied at two when Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross netted 42 seconds apart in the third to put the Flames in control.
Artem Anisimov grabbed one back for the home team to set up a tense final five minutes but the Flames held on.
Devin Setoguchi scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets won their home opener 5-3 against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Jets led 2-1 going into the final period before Setoguchi's quickfire double gave them some breathing space and saw the Kings pull Jonathan Quick in favour of Ben Scrivens.
Two powerplay markers got the visitors back within touching distance before Bryan Little scored an empty-netter.
In the final game of the day, the Colorado Avalanche made it two wins from two as they beat the Nashville Predators 3-1.
P.A. Parentau scored twice for the Avalanche who also had a goal from Patrick Bordeleau with Paul Gaustad responding for the Preds.