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Kane ruins Isles' Brooklyn debut in OT

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NEW YORK (AP) Two nights after the Chicago Blackhawks lost at home in their championship banner-raising season opener, Patrick Kane helped them spoil the New York Islanders' Brooklyn debut.

Kane scored on a power play at 1:49 of overtime to give the Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders on Friday night, giving the defending Stanley Cup champions their first win of the season.

With the Blackhawks awarded an extra skater after a slashing penalty on the Islanders' Nick Leddy during the 3-on-3 overtime, Kane sent the puck toward the middle of the net from the right side.


Abdelkader scores 3, Wings beat Babcock

DETROIT (AP) Mike Babcock bowed his head and rubbed his brow after seeing a fourth puck go in his team's net.

There wasn't much else the Toronto coach could do while watching his former team rout the franchise he's trying to revive.


Jets beat Devils 3-1, spoil Hynes' debut

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Throw out the first period against Boston and a couple of minutes against the New Jersey Devils and the Winnipeg Jets couldn't be happier with their start to the NHL season.

Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler each had a goal and an assist in a big second period and the Jets beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Friday night to remain perfect and spoil John Hynes' NHL coaching debut.


Rangers net 3 in 1:17 span, top Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Goalie Henrik Lundqvist admitted his New York Rangers were in a tough hole when Columbus scored with just under four minutes left to take the lead. New York found its way out in a hurry.

Mats Zuccarello had two goals and the Rangers scored three times in 1:17 late in the third to rally to a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Friday night.


Domi scores in debut, Coyotes beat Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Domi just about did it all in his NHL debut, except collecting the puck from his first goal. Lucky for him, Steve Downie was there to pick up the touted rookie.

Domi had a goal and an assist to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Friday night.


Kings, C Richards settle grievance

LOS ANGELES (AP) Center Mike Richards and the Los Angeles Kings settled their dispute Friday over the termination of Richards' contract after his arrest in June.

The NHL Players' Association announced the settlement without disclosing the terms. Richards, who had five years and $22 million left on his contract, officially became an unrestricted free agent.


Hurricanes lose D Wisniewski to torn ACL

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski will need surgery for a knee injury.

The team said in release Friday that Wisniewski will have surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and will face an estimated six-month recovery time. He was injured during Thursday's game at Nashville after skating just 47 seconds in his debut with the Hurricanes.


Ducks extend Despres for 5 years, $18.5M

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Simon Despres agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with Anaheim on Friday, punctuating his remarkable six-month rise with the Ducks.

Despres has been an outstanding contributor to the Ducks' lineup since the club acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh on March 2. Despres would have been a restricted free agent next summer, but Anaheim general manager Bob Murray made sure his surprising find is bound to the team through 2021.


Trophy-hunt protesters focus on Stoner

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) A group that opposes trophy hunting hopes the case of an NHL player charged with killing a grizzly becomes a rallying cry to protect bears.

About a dozen members of Bears Matter gathered outside provincial court in Vancouver on Friday in connection with a court date for Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner.


Devils won't risk future over needs now

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The owner of the New Jersey Devils has no intention of sacrificing the future of the team to make changes that might pick up a couple of extra wins this season.

Speaking 90 minutes before the season opener against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night, Josh Harris said the Devils were starting a new era with general manager Ray Shero in the front office and John Hynes behind the bench.

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