Former Utah Grizzly Tommy Salo stopped all 28 shots he faced and Claude Lapointe scored twice as the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 Saturday night.
The shutout was the sixth of Salo's career, and was only the second time the Islanders have ever shut out Toronto in their 26-year history. The other shutout was on Nov. 22, 1974 when Billy Smith blanked the Maple Leafs 6-0 at home.Sergei Nemchinov also scored for the Islanders, who are 18-7-1 in home openers.
The Maple Leafs have lost their first two games, and scored only one goal in the process. They also lost newcomer Derek King at 4:55 of the third period with an apparent right knee injury.
Glenn Healy made 22 saves in the Toronto net.
Healy was tested early in the scoreless first period, as the Islanders fired the first six shots of the game. He came up big with a sweeping right pad save on Zigmund Palffy's backhand try from in close at 2:52.
Nemchinov scored his first goal as an Islander 76 seconds into the second period for a 1-0 lead. Nemchinov scored on a rebound of a shot by Bryan Berard.
Capitals 4, Devils 1
At Landover, Md., Washington continued their assault on the NHL's top goaltenders, beating Martin Brodeur and New Jersey.
Steve Konowalchuk, Dale Hunter, Mark Tinordi and Richard Zednik each scored a goal apiece.
Panthers 5, Penguins 3
At Pittsburgh, Dave Gagner had three goals and Bill Lindsay scored the tie-breaker with 18 seconds left in the third period to give Florida a win over Pittsburgh.
Canadiens 4, Bruins 1
At Boston, Mark Recchi scored three goals and Saku Koivu assisted on four as Montreal easily handled Boston for their first victory of the season.
Blues 2, Stars !
At Dallas, Jamie McLennan had 27 saves to make Jim Campbell's tiebreaking goal in the first period hold up as St. Louis spoiled Dallas' home opener.
Senators 3, Hurricanes 2
At Kanata, Ontario, Janne Laukkanen's power-play goal at 8:13 of the third period lifted Ottawa to a win over Carolina.
Sharks 3, Blackhawks 2
At San Jose, Calif., Marco Sturm scored the tie-breaking goal near the end of the second period, leading San Jose past Chicago.