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Philadelphia flies by Devils

Jon Sim had the go-ahead goal, and Simon Gagne scored twice, leading the Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night in Philadelphia.

Michal Handzus and Turner Stevenson also had goals for the Flyers, who scored five straight.

Jamie Langenbrunner and Alexander Mogilny scored power-play goals to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead.

The new-look Flyers, who revamped their roster and came in as strong favorites to win the Stanley Cup, evened their record after losing their opener to the New York Rangers Wednesday night.

Thrashers 7, Capitals 3 -- Peter Bondra made a successful return to Washington, scoring the opening goal and adding two assists to send Atlanta to victory.

Atlanta, shut out by Florida in its opener, scored its first four goals on power plays. Marc Savard had a goal and his 200th career assist, Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists, and Bobby Holik, Jaroslav Modry, Eric Boulton, and Vyacheslav Kozlov also scored.

Flames 3, Blue Jackets 1 -- Jarome Iginla set up Daymond Langkow's go-ahead goal early in the third period and Calgary defeated host Columbus.

The Flames made it 2-1 early in the third period when Iginla streaked down the right wing, deked defenseman Francois Beauchemin, and then sailed in on goaltender Marc Denis. Denis blocked Iginla's shot but Langkow, who earlier assisted on Shean Donovan's goal, swooped into the slot to tap in the rebound at 4:44.

Panthers 2, Lightning 0-- Roberto Luongo made 27 saves for his second straight shutout and Juraj Kolnik broke up a scoreless game with 2:27 left in Sunrise, Fla., leading host Florida over Tampa Bay.

Blackhawks 6, Sharks 3 -- Rookie Pavel Vorobiev had two goals and an assist, and Nikolai Khabibulin made 21 saves for his first win with the Blackhawks as host Chicago defeated San Jose.

Hurricanes 3, Penguins 2 -- Cam Ward stuffed Sidney Crosby in the shootout to complete a stellar outing in his first NHL start, and Cory Stillman's goal in the tiebreaker was enough to give Carolina the victory over visiting Pittsburgh.

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