NHL Roundup

Bruins 3, Sabres 1

Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal on a third-period power play in leading the hot-starting Boston Bruins Bruins past Buffalo Sunday night.

Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic, into an empty net, also scored. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 25 saves in only his second start of the season.

The Bruins (8-1-1) are off to the team's best start to a season by earning 17 points in their first 10 games. The team's previous best was 16 points through 10 games, set four times, the last in 1978-79, when they opened 7-1-2.

Rangers 5, Lightning 1

Carl Hagelin had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves in New York's victory over Tampa Bay that extended the Lightning's losing streak to four games.

Lundqvist was sharp throughout and was helped by some early offense. Hagelin scored his first goal just 31 seconds in and then made it 3-0 in the second period. Ryan Callahan added a breakaway goal with 4:47 left in the first, and Arron Asham and Rick Nash scored in the third for the Rangers (6-5), who have won four of six.

On the flipside, the Lightning - who entered with an NHL-best 42 goals this season - have netted only six during their skid. Tampa Bay (6-5) might have been a bit weary following a long bus ride from Boston on Saturday after its game against the Bruins was postponed by the big Northeast snowstorm.

Devils 3, Penguins 1

Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as New Jersey beat Pittsburgh for itsseason-high fifth straight win.

It was the second time New Jersey beat Pittsburgh in as many games after the Devils ended the Penguins' five-game winning streak in the first of installment of the home-and-home series Saturday.

Clarkson's power-play goal at 13:20 of the second period to make it 3-0 was his second of the game and team-leading ninth goal of the season. Johan Hedberg made 23 saves and the former Penguins goalie won his first game in five starts in Pittsburgh as a member of the visiting team (1-4-1).

Tomas Vokoun made 20 saves in his first start at home and James Neal scored Pittsburgh's only goal 15 seconds into the third period. Sidney Crosby, whose season-high six-game points streak ended Saturday, was held without a point for the second straight game.

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