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Damphousse leads Montreal to win

Vincent Damphousse scored his first two goals of the season and added one assist to lead the Montreal Canadiens over the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.

Damphousse opened the scoring 59 seconds into the game, and he gave the Canadiens a 4-0 lead early in the second period as Montreal won its first game in Buffalo since March 22, 1996.Vladimir Malakhov and Benoit Brunet added goals 59 seconds apart in the first period, giving goaltender Jocelyn Thibault a comfortable lead en route to his first win in three starts this season.

Penguins 4, Lightning 1

At Tampa, Fla., Martin Straka, Ron Francis and Jaromir Jagr scored second-period goals for Pittsburgh.

The outburst surpassed the Penguins' two-goal total during their last two games. Despite the limited offensive production, Pittsburgh's record on a franchise-record eight-game road trip improved to 2-0-1.

Blues 2, Blackhawks 0

At Chicago, Grant Fuhr made 28 saves as the fast-starting St. Louis Blues continued Chicago's frustrating season.

Geoff Courtnall and Harry York each scored for the Blues, who at 6-1 are off to their best start since joining the NHL in 1967-68. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks dropped to 0-7-0 and equaled their worst record from the start of a season.

Senators 4, Devils 2

At Kanata, Ont., Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals, including the game-winner. The smallest crowd of the season at the Correl Centre, 13,681, saw the 24-year-old forward play only his second game of the season after signing a new $14.1 million contract Sunday.

Flames 6, Avalanche 5

At Calgary, Alberta, Michael Nylander scored with 20 seconds remaining in overtime to cap a great Calgary comeback for the Flames' first victory of the season. Flames rookie forward Chris Dingman scored a power-play goal late in the third period to send the game into overtime.

Bruins 2, Canucks 0

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Jim Carey, coming off a 3-0 win over Anaheim, stopped 32 shots to extend his shutout streak to 128 minutes and 31 seconds.

Mighty Ducks 2, Oilers 1

At Anaheim, Calif., Dmitri Mironov scored with 1:04 remaining in the third period to lift the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a victory over the Edmonton Oilers. His brother, Boris Mironov, had tied the game with a goal for Edmonton in the second period.

Kings 5, Flyers 1

At Inglewood, Calif., Jozef Stumpel had a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings used balanced scoring to beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Stumpel moved into a tie with Philadelphia's Eric Lindros for the NHL scoring lead with 13 points each. Lindros was shut out in his only appearance at the Forum.