Daniel Alfredsson scored twice and Ray Emery stopped 26 shots in his first start of the season as the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to four with a 4-2 victory over the Canadiens last night in Montreal.
Alfredsson, who also scored in Monday's 6-5 shootout win over Toronto, tied it at 2 late in the second period with a shorthanded goal. He added his fifth of the season on a power play at 14:35 of the third to put Ottawa up, 4-2.
Antoine Vermette gave the Senators their second lead of the game 2:58 into the third period when he redirected Chris Phillips's point shot past Jose Theodore. Phillips also assisted on Zdeno Chara's first of the season, which opened the scoring 2:27 in.
Emery, making his first appearance after Dominik Hasek got the Senators' season off to a 3-0 start, assisted on Alfredsson's shorthanded effort at 18:55 of the second.
Saku Koivu and Steve Begin scored for Montreal, which drew a capacity crowd of 21,273 for its home opener after the Canadiens won their first three games.
Chara beat Theodore with a slap shot from the point to put Ottawa ahead early, but Montreal tied it at 14:26 of the first when Koivu put Alexei Kovalev's pass from behind the net past Emery from the edge of the crease.
Begin scored a shorthanded goal 7:48 into the second, taking a flip pass from Tomas Plekanec while he was covered by Dany Heatley and redirecting it into an open right side.
Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 2 -- Jeff O'Neill scored his first goal with hometown team and Eric Lindros added one against his former club as host Toronto topped Philadelphia for its first win of the season.
O'Neill's one-timer on the power play gave Toronto a 3-2 lead at 7:34 of the third period.
Lindros scored with 6:51 left to make it 4-2 for the Maple Leafs (1-1-2). Lindros, a Toronto native, has 4 points in four games with his new team.
Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers.
Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 -- Jay McClement scored his first NHL goal on a penalty shot and added an assist to lead St. Louis to its first win of the season by beating visiting Chicago.
Patrick Lalime, acquired by the Blues from Ottawa before the NHL lockout, made 32 saves for the victory.
St. Louis, which had been the only Western Conference team without a win, started off strong. Just 20 seconds in, Sillinger centered the puck to McAmmond in the left circle, and he flipped a shot over the left shoulder of Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.
Stars 3, Coyotes 2 -- Jussi Jokinen scored the first goal of his NHL career to break a tie late in the second period and Mike Modano added a shorthanded goal midway through the third period, lifting host Dallas past Phoenix.
With 1:01 left in the second period, David LeNeveu was beaten by Jokinen with a shot from a sharp angle. Coach Wayne Gretzky's club couldn't recover, falling to 1-3, 0-3 on the road.