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Red Wings continue home winning streak

First, the Detroit Red Wings raised the Stanley Cup banner to the rafters in pregame ceremonies celebrating their 1997 NHL championship. Then they lowered the boom on Dallas, beating the Stars 3-1 Wednesday night.

The Red Wings were playing their first game before the home fans at Joe Louis Arena since winning the Stanley Cup last spring. They opened with two victories on the road before their celebratory home opener that featured the appearance of Detroit legend Gordie Howe in the pregame ceremonies.Mathieu Dandenault, Viacheslav Fetisov and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored for Detroit. The Red Wings, who have outscored the opposition 14-4 in their first three games, allowed only a goal by Grant Marshall.

Capitals 6, Islanders 3

Adam Oates reached the 1,000-point mark with three goals and two assists as Washington won at New York, the Capitals' fourth straight victory. The Capitals equaled the fastest start in franchise history (4-0-0, 1991-92).

Robert Reichel, Kenny Jonsson and Zigmund Palffy all scored power-play goals for the Islanders.

Devils 4, Flyers 1

Randy McKay scored his third goal in as many games as New Jersey beat visiting Philadelphia.

The Flyers' Eric Lindros made his second questionable hit this season. Lindros, whose Game 1 hit gave Florida's Rob Niedermayer a concussion, ran Martin Brodeur early in the third period.

Canadiens 3, Penguins 0

Andy Moog became the first opposing goaltender to get a shutout in Pittsburgh in more than five years as he stopped 26 shots in Montreal's win over the Penguins.

Oilers 3, Rangers 3

Doug Weight scored two goals, including the first successful penalty shot against New York goalie Mike Richter, as Edmonton tied the visiting Rangers. Pat LaFontaine scored two New York goals for New York.

Edmonton's Ryan Smyth forced overtime with his first goal of the season early in the third period.

Bruins 3, Coyotes 2

Ted Donato scored 2:09 into overtime to lift Boston at Phoenix. Dmitri Khristich and Kyle McLaren had the other Boston goals, both on second-period power plays 68 seconds apart. The Coyotes forced overtime on Bob Corkum's goal with :39 to play.