Islanders 7, Maple Leafs 4
Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a win over Toronto Thursday night.
Moulson had one of four third-period goals for the Islanders (2-1), who overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit. Grabner had two goals, and Keith Aucoin also scored in the third for New York.
Toronto (2-2) fell to 0-2 at home after a solid 5-2 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Frustrated fans chanted "Let's go Blue Jays" with 2:40 remaining.
Grabner gave New York a 4-3 lead at 3:27 of the third, firing a wicked wrist shot past Ben Scrivens for his second of the season. Aucoin scored his first just 1:08 later to put the Islanders ahead 5-3. That was it for Scrivens, who allowed five goals on 20 shots in his third start of the season.
Flyers 2, Rangers 1
Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored to help Philadelphia win its first game of the season, beating the New York Rangers.
The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season, including a win in the Winter Classic.
Both teams are last in the Atlantic Division at 1-3.
The Flyers needed the good news after they learned All-Star forward Scott Hartnell is expected to miss four to eight weeks because of a broken left foot.
Forward Brayden Schenn also served a one-game suspension for charging New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Philadelphia also played without forward Danny Briere (broken left wrist).
But the Flyers had enough to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. Taylor Pyatt scored his third of the season for New York.
MOST VIEWED MEDIA