Saturday, October 22, 2016

Point scores shootout winner, Lightning beat Panthers 4-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame an unusual call that went against them and remained undefeated.
Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Point's goal came three rounds after it seemed Tampa Bay had won the shootout 1-0.
After Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning in the third round, Vincent Trocheck appeared to fan on his initial shot before sending the puck into the net for Florida. It was called no goal on the ice but the ruling was overturned following a replay review, tying the shootout at 1.
"I don't think it's controversy anymore because the same result happened," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.
The NHL said in a statement that a video review determined Trocheck kept the puck in motion toward the net before his shot attempt. According to Rule 24.2, "The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent's goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete."
Lightning star Steven Stamkos forced overtime when he lifted a shot from along the goal line over goalieJames Reimer with 5.5 seconds left in the third period.
"There's not many guys in the league that can do that," Cooper said. "When I say not many, you're talking one hand."
Michael Matheson scored his first NHL goal at 15:52 of the third to give Florida a 3-2 advantage.
The Lightning also got goals from Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat. Tampa Bay has opened the season 3-0 for the fifth time.
Colton Sceviour and Trocheck also scored for the Panthers, who were trying to win three in a row to start a season for the first time.
"It was a good game," Florida coach Gerard Gallant said. "It was a close game all the way through. I thought we did a lot of good things tonight. Overall we played real good hockey."
Trocheck got the Panthers even at 2 when he beat Ben Bishop from the low slot at 5:26 of the third.
Bishop made 28 saves. Reimer stopped 25 shots in his first game with Florida since signing a free-agent deal in the offseason to be Roberto Luongo's backup.
"We're real happy with the performance," Gallant said.
Palat put Tampa Bay up 2-1 on a rebound goal with 3:39 left in the second after Reimer stopped Stamkos' tough-angle shot. Stamkos has 48 points in 41 games against Florida.
Sceviour opened the scoring at 2:38 of the second on a short-handed 2-on-1 off a pass from Derek MacKenzie.
Killorn extended his season-opening goal streak to three games and tied it 6:18 into the second.
Panthers star Jaromir Jagr has not scored a goal in his past four games, including all three this season, and remains one short of 750 in his career. He had one shot on goal.
Jagr was called for hooking 2:11 into overtime, but Tampa Bay failed to generate any scoring chances.
NOTES: Tampa Bay held a pregame ceremony to honor former captain Vincent Lecavalier, who retired after playing last season with Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Lecavalier is the Lightning's career leader in games (1,037) and goals (383). He ranks second in points (874). ... MacKenzie snapped a 10-game point drought. ... Drouin had an assist. He has three assists and four points this season.
Panthers: Return home to play Washington on Thursday night.
Lightning: Complete a season-opening, four-game homestand Thursday night against Colorado.

Pyatt, Stone, Kelly lead Ottawa over Arizona 7-4

Just four games into the season and the Ottawa Senators are already looking to improve on their consistency.
Five Senators had a goal and an assist each as Ottawa defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-4 on Tuesday night in front of a sparse crowd of 11,061 at Canadian Tire Centre. The win came a day after a 5-1 loss in Detroit where the Senators seemed sluggish.
"It was a good game to bounce back. We were disappointed with our effort (Monday) night and we had a meeting and talked about the things we need to improve on," said Tom Pyatt, who scored late in the first period on Tuesday.
"Tonight was definitely a better effort and we did all the simple things."
Zack Smith had a short-handed goal and Bobby Ryan scored on the power play for the Senators. Mark StoneChris Kelly,Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson, into an empty net, also scored for Ottawa. Mike Hoffman had three assists. Craig Andersonmade 31 saves to earn the win.
Pyatt, Kelly, Turris, Stone and Karlsson all had two-point nights.
"With the back-to-back and the travel we just wanted to come out, play our game and be consistent with it," Turris said. "We played a much better game but we gave up more shots than we would have liked but we're clicking offensively. It's a work in progress."
Jordan Martinook scored twice for Arizona, including his second at 18:43 just 30 seconds after Turris gave the Senators a 6-3 lead. Tobias Rieder and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had the other goals for the Coyotes.
Arizona lost the services of starting goalie Mike Smith seven minutes into the third period when he suffered an injury to his left leg during a scramble in front of the net.
"We'll re-evaluate (Wednesday), but it's too early to get any diagnosis yet. We'll just do our due diligence and find out what it is," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.
Smith, who had stopped 27 of 30 shots before getting hurt, was replaced in the goal by Louis Domingue, who finished with eight saves but surrendered two goals on the first three shots he faced less than a minute after entering the game.
Kelly capitalized on a giveaway and beat Domingue from in close at 7:30 and then Stone scored on a rebound at 8:11 giving the Senators a 5-2 lead.
Martinook pulled the Coyotes within two at 10:07.
Ekman-Larsson had cut the Senators lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal just 61 seconds into the third period.
Smith scored a shorthanded goal to give the Senators a 3-1 lead.
On his goal Smith got a great backhand pass from Pyatt and scored with a quick shot at 13:04. It was Smith's second goal of the season as he works to try and duplicate his career-high 25 goals from last season.
The Coyotes had opened the scoring in the first period when Rieder beat Anderson on a rebound from the slot.
The Senators are 3-0-0 at home this season and will host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday before heading out on a three-game Western swing.
The Coyotes continue their season-long six-game road trip in Montreal on Thursday.
Smith, who had stopped 27-of-30 shots before getting hurt, was replaced in the goal by Louis Domingue, who surrendered two goals on the first three shots he faced less than a minute after entering the game.
Kelly capitalized on a giveaway and beat Domingue from in close at 7:30 and then Stone scored on a rebound at 8:11 giving the Senators a 5-2 lead.
Domingue finished with eight saves.
Martincook pulled the Coyotes within two at 10:07.
Ekman-Larson had cut the Senators lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal just 61 seconds into the third period.
Zack Smith scored once shorthanded to give the Senators a 3-1 lead and in the final minute of the period he broke in alone on Mike Smith but his backhand shot went wide.
On his goal Smith got a great backhand pass from Pyatt and scored with a quick shot at 13:04. It was Smith's second goal of the season as he works to try and duplicate his career high 25 goals from last season.
"The execution wasn't that good and it's something we have to clean up," Tippett said. "The difference in the game was we didn't execute very well and we've got some guys that aren't competing as hard as they need to compete."
NOTES: Senators scratches were Matt Puempel and Phil Varone while Jacob Chychrun, Jamie McGinn andChristian Dvorak were scratches for the Coyotes. . The Senators' first goal Tuesday snapped an 0-for-9 start to their power play this season. . Along with Strome, Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot was also making his NHL debut Tuesday night.
The Coyotes continue their season-long six-game trip in Montreal on Thursday.
The Senators are 3-0-0 at home this season and will host Tampa Bay on Saturday before heading out on a three-game Western swing.

Radulov scores, Montoya gets shutout for Canadiens

Before the Montreal Canadiens' home opener, the Bell Centre crowd gave a huge ovation to ailing goaltender Carey Price.
After the game, they did the same for his replacement.
Veteran backup Al Montoya, filling in for a third straight game while Price recovers from the flu, made 36 saves to lead the Canadiens to a 4-0 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
In three starts to begin the season, Montoya has a 1.30 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage.
"I feel I've been trying to make a statement for a while," said Montoya, a backup most of his career who signed as a free agent this summer from the Florida Panthers. "For me, this is just an opportunity to play.
"I don't try to overdo anything. I come out, have fun, play my game and let the rest take care of itself. The win is fantastic. That's all we play for, but maybe (the shutout) was the cherry on top."
David Desharnais scored twice and another offseason signing, Alexander Radulov, got his first goal as a Canadien with Montoya picking up an assist. Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, 2-0-1.
"When you see Monty make some of those saves, it gives us an opportunity to try to get him the shutout and try to get some goals for him," Pacioretty said. "You have to credit most of that game to him because he was incredible.
"He played great all three games, but tonight, he gave us a chance. After our goal they had a flurry of chances. There were a couple of times in the first period when he had to come up big. The timeliness of those saves allowed us to get some momentum."
Price fell ill just before the start of the regular season. He got back to work on his own on Sunday and had his first workout with his teammates in the morning skate on Tuesday. It was uncertain if he will be ready to play when the Arizona Coyotes visit Thursday night.
The Penguins, coming off an overtime loss at home Monday night, played their first road game of the season. Pittsburgh outshot the Canadiens 36-32.
"We have to forget these two games and look forward," Penguins star Evgeni Malkin said. "We have to stay positive right now.
"We knew (Price) was not playing. We know they have a good team. It was opening game for Montreal. And Montoya's a good goalie too. He saved a lot tonight. But we need to score goals because we have great four lines. We had lots of power plays too (0 for 8), but made lots of mistakes."
There were 30 shots taken in the first - 17-13 for Pittsburgh - but it was on only the second of the period that Pacioretty opened the scoring at 23 seconds as he took a feed in the slot from Jeff Petry and beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot.
Desharnais was parked alone in front of Fleury when he slammed in Pacioretty's blind, backhand pass from the corner 12:07 into the second.
Radulov scored 4:31 into the third as he burst down the right wing and cut in front. The Penguins challenged, claiming goaltender interference by Brendan Gallagher, but the goal stood.
Desharnais was alone at the side of the net to tap in a cross-ice pass from Jeff Petry at 13:44 after sustained pressure in the Pittsburgh zone.
NOTES: The Canadiens made one lineup change, sending in Brian Flynn for Dan Carr. ... Pittsburgh captainSidney Crosby (concussion) did not play. ... The Penguins went with Fleury in goal for a second consecutive night rather than use backup Mike Condon, who they claimed off waivers from Montreal two weeks ago. Condon lost the backup job in camp to Montoya. ... In pre-game introductions, former coach Jacques Demers, recovering from a stroke, brought out a torch in his wheelchair to pass to Pacioretty. Shea Weber, obtained in the deal for P.K. Subban, got the loudest applause of the players on the ice.
Penguins: host San Jose on Thursday.
Candiens: host Arizona on Thursday.

Ovechkin, Oshie score as Capitals hand Avalanche first loss

All it took was one goal for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals to get their confidence back, and they didn't let it go.
Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season on the power play and assisted on one of T.J. Oshie's two goals as the Capitals solved some early season woes and beat the tired Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Tuesday night. The well-rested Capitals skated circles around Colorado, which was playing the second half of a back-to-back and its third game in four days.
A two-game power-play drought and a lack of production from the first line of Ovechkin, Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov were points of contention for the defending Presidents' Trophy winners, but those problems went away quickly as the Capitals handed the Avalanche their first loss.
"I think our first couple games we didn't execute the moment what we have," Ovechkin said. "The first goal was, I think, very important for us, mentally. You can see when we have power-play opportunities, we have so many chances to score. We get two and we'll take it."
Washington had the puck for most of the night and shelled goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who came up big by stopping 37 of the 40 shots he faced from his former team. The Avalanche barely tested Capitals backupPhilipp Grubauer, who made 18 saves for his first NHL shutout.
Much of the play was happening at the opposite end of the rink from Grubauer, as the Capitals continued to draw penalties by being a step ahead of opponents. Their power play entered 0 for 8, unusual for a unit that has perennially been one of the best in the league, but it scored twice on five opportunities to bringing its percentage up to 15.4.
"We talked about needing a little more execution, a little more finish," coach Barry Trotz said. "They were sharper, and they got rewarded. I thought they could've scored almost every power play we got."
How the power-play goals happened was no surprise. Ovechkin beat Varlamov short side from his spot in the faceoff circle 15:44 into the first period, and Oshie scored from the edge of the crease on a pretty give-and-go with Nicklas Backstrom 11:32 into the second.
Ovechkin has led the league in goals and power-play goals in each of the past four seasons. He also set up Oshie's second goal 13:35 into the third as the first line scored for the first time in Washington's third game.
"It was bound to happen eventually," Oshie said. "We've played well together in the past, and we were missing passes just a little bit and playing somewhat slow hockey. Tonight we were all three going and only had one goal as a line when we were out there together, but I think for the most part we had a good, solid game."
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov fed Ovechkin on the power play and also made the highlight reel by upending Colorado forward Matt Duchene with an open-ice hip check in the first period. Ovechkin called it "a beauty" and Oshie said it was one of the best hits he has ever seen.
"That was a real clean hit - a shoulder to sort of the midsection, the hip, and he just lifted him," Trotz said. "I know Duchy from Team Canada and he can fly. He got caught there and he was up in the air a little bit. It was good to see that he didn't get hurt or anything like that, but that's a classic one."
Duchene was not pleased and didn't want to talk about it because he didn't want to say something that would get him in trouble.
The Avalanche lost for the first time in the young season under new coach Jared Bednar, who replaced Patrick Roy when the Hall of Fame goaltender resigned abruptly in August. They were noticeably fatigued from an overtime victory Monday in Pittsburgh and needed Varlamov to be sharp to stay in the game.
Bednar called the first period that featured a 20-5 Capitals shot advantage "unacceptable," but he and Duchene didn't want to use the back-to-back as an excuse.
"We didn't match their compete and their battle level," Duchene said, crediting Varlamov for a strong performance. "We basically just chased the game all night."
Notes: The Capitals honored Braden Holtby with a pregame ceremony for winning the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender and for tying the single-season wins record. ... LW Brett Connolly made his Washington debut, replacing rookie Zach Sanford in the lineup. ... F Cody McLeod made his season debut for Colorado asBen Smith was scratched.
Avalanche: Continue their brutal Eastern Conference road trip Thursday at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Capitals: Look to stay unbeaten in regulation when they visit the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

Pavelski's late goal lifts Sharks past Islanders 3-2

Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton helped the San Jose Sharks get a big win after a rough loss across town the previous night
Pavelski scored with 2:11 left to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games.
Thornton set up both the tying and winning goals by sending the puck at the net, with the first going in off Hertl's leg late in the second period. On the winning goal, Thornton sent a pass into the slot and Pavelski deflected it in.
"He buys that extra second and allows you to get open," Pavelski said of Thornton. "When you get open, he puts it in the spot you want and it's good to see that one go in for sure.:
Pavelski got his fifth point in two games after having a goal and three assists in the Sharks' 7-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. The veteran forward liked the way his team bounced back against the Islanders.
"That was a lot better," Pavelski said. "We still haven't had a whole lot of time together. It's going to keep coming and each night's a little different. We just forechecked a lot better tonight."
Brent Burns also had two assists giving both him and Thornton five on the season. Aaron Dell stopped 21 shots to win his NHL debut, with the last stop coming on Brock Nelson's slap shot in the final second.
"It took to the very last second to make it real there," Dell said. "I didn't really realize it until after I got off (the ice), so that was crazy. ... It's nice to get that one out of the way. Now we got to move forward here and finish the rest of this trip off."
The 27-year-old Dell, who appeared in 157 games in the CHL, ECHL and AHL, said he didn't change his approach for his first game in the NHL.
"I tried not to think about it too much," he said. "Just do the same things I always do and it really wasn't too bad. I've played enough games that I can just do the same thing every time."
Anthony Beauvillier and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, and Jaroslav Halak finished with 24 saves. New York lost for the third time in four games.
"We could have put more shots on net tonight at certain spots in the game," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "But they are good hockey team. We're there 2-2 and we didn't get the bounce in the third."
The Islanders trailed 1-0 after getting outplayed in the first period, but picked it up in the second and took the lead with two goals 2:10 apart in the middle of the period.
Beauvillier, one of the Islanders' two 19-year-old rookies, tied it with his first career goal at 9:39. Driving to the net, his first shot was stopped by Dell, but he reached out and backhanded the rebound in the air over Dell's glove and in.
"Had a good bounce and it went in," Beauvillier said. "It felt good. Would have been better with a win. ... I'm just happy to have my first one so I can move on from here and get a second and third one."
Lee made it 2-1 with 8:11 left. Jason Chimera backhanded a pass toward the middle to Lee, who wristed it up over Dell's shoulder.
The Sharks tied it 2-2 with 1:57 left in the middle period as Thornton's shot deflected off Hertl's thigh and in.
The Sharks controlled the puck most of the opening 20 minutes, outshooting the Islanders 10-4. The Islanders failed to get a shot on goal over the last 12:47 of the period.
Karlsson got the Sharks on the scoreboard with his first of the season at 5:36. Tommy Wingels brought the puck around the net to the left side and passed it in front to Karlsson, who tipped it past Halak. It was Karlsson's 24th career goal in 122 games.
NOTES: F Joel Ward played in his 600th career game. ... F Patrick Marleau played in his 546th consecutive game. ... Pavelski played in his 418th career game. ... The Islanders lost at home to a Western Conference team for the first time since moving to Barclays Center before last season. After going 12-0-2 here against the West last year, New York won its home opener against Anaheim on Sunday night. ... Free agent signeeAndrew Ladd has no points through his first four games in New York. ... Mathew Barzal, New York's other 19-year-old rookie, sat out for the third time in four games.
Sharks: Continue a five-game road trip at defending champion Pittsburgh on Thursday night in the teams' first meeting since the Stanley Cup final.
Islanders: Continue a five-game homestand against Arizona on Friday night.

Taylor Hall scores twice in home debut for Devils

 It didn't take Taylor Hall long to become a fan favorite in New Jersey.
Hall scored two power-play goals in a 4:11 span in the second period in his regular-season debut with the Devils and New Jersey posted its first win, a 2-1 decision over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
"If you had gotten three or four it could have been better," Hall said with a big smile. "It was a fun night, from the red carpet to the starting ovation, it was a great night. As a team we really wanted to get that first win, get that off our chest. Now we can play as a team. We played a game tonight that is repeatable, and that's the best part about it."
Having Hall step up was big as New Jersey ended a five-game losing streak against Anaheim.
It takes the pressure off him after the Devils made a big trade with Edmonton in the offseason to get him. It also allows the team to settle down after a 0-1-1 start in Florida last week.
"Obviously a big night for him (Hall)," said goaltender Cory Schneider, who had 23 saves and forced the Ducks' Chris Wagner to lose control of the puck on a second-period penalty shot. "That's great because when he is going, it's good for us."
Sami Vatanen scored on a power play for Anaheim, which is 0-3-1 in its five-game trip to start the season.John Gibson made 26 saves for Ducks, who played short-handed seven times.
"We didn't play a very disciplined game," Vatanen said. "In the second period and the third, we took way too many penalties. We killed it off pretty well. We had our chances and just couldn't bury (them)."
Hall, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010, tied the game at 1-all, putting the rebound of a shot by Mike Cammalleri into an open net at 12:35. It came after Anaheim killed off the opening part of a two-man advantage only to see New Jersey score 5-on-4.
"Sometimes when you have wide open nets like that you can psyche yourself out," Hall said. "I wanted to make sure it went in the back of the net. It was a really good feeling."
Hall's second goal came on a great deflection of a point shot by defenseman Damon Severson at 16:41. Gibson never had a chance.
Wagner got his penalty shot near the end of the period but lost control of the puck after making a move on Schneider.
"I tried to be aggressive," Schneider said. "Fortunately, he made one too many moves and it rolled off his stick. It was a bit of a lucky break."
Anaheim got a late power play but could not convert.
Gibson said the Ducks know it's early, but they have to start earning some wins.
"We can't go out there and expect to win and expect it is going to change," he said. "The league is too good. Every team is too good."
Vatanen had given Anaheim the lead at 9:03 of the first period with a shot from the right circle. The Ducks never let the Devils clear the puck out of their zone after Kyle Palmieri was called for tripping at 7:15.
New Jersey was 0 for 5 on the power play in its first two games in Florida against the Panthers and Lightning.
Devils rookie defenseman Johann Auvitu lost an apparent game-tying goal early in the second period whenReid Boucher was whistled for a high stick against defenseman Kevin Bieksa seconds before the puck went in the net.
NOTES: Devils F Sergey Kalinin (illness) is practicing again. He was placed on IR before the season. ... Vatanen's goal gave him 100 career points. ... The game opened with a short fight between the Devils' Vernon Fiddler and the Ducks' Ryan Kesler.
DUCKS: at Philadelphia on Thursday night before heading home.
DEVILS: visit Boston Thursday night.

Johnson, Cardinals roll past listless Jets 28-3

Stopping the run was one of the few things the New York Jets had done well this season.
Until they faced David Johnson and the Arizona Cardinals.
Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cardinals shut down the listless Jets 28-3 on Monday night.
Johnson scored on runs of 58, 2 and 2 yards while becoming the first player to rush for three scores against the Jets since LeSean McCoy did it five years ago.
"I say it each and every week. David's special," Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson said. "I mean very, very, very special. We got us one in (No.) 31."
The Cardinals (3-3) won their second in a row to climb back to .500. New York (1-5) lost its fourth straight in a rough return to Arizona for Todd Bowles, who was defensive coordinator for the Cardinals for two seasons before getting the Jets coaching job two years ago.
"We've won two in a row," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "We're still just a .500 ballclub, but I like the way we look right now."
Arians took no great joy in beating Bowles. Their connection goes back to their days together at Temple three decades ago.
"I'm glad it's over," Arians said.
The Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick was 16 of 31 for 174 yards and was benched in favor of Geno Smith after New York's longest drive of the night ended in an interception in the end zone late in the third quarter.
"As an offense we are just not consistent right now and the offense goes as the quarterback goes," Fitzpatrick said. "I have got to play better."
Smith's lone series at quarterback ended when he was intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu with 4:20 to play.
"The game was 28-3 with eight minutes left in the game," Bowles said. "We weren't doing anything else. I just wanted to give him some reps. Like a relief pitcher, a starting pitcher, on this day you put in the relief pitcher. Fitz will be (the starter) next week."
Arizona's Carson Palmer , back after missing a 33-21 win at San Francisco with a concussion, completed 23 of 34 passes for 213 yards before leaving with a hamstring strain after throwing a 9-yard TD pass to Michael Floyd with 8:20 remaining.
Arizona scored in the first quarter for the first time this season on the second time Johnson touched the ball.
"Our coach has been harping on us about that," Johnson said. "It felt good to get in the end zone. I felt like that's actually what started everyone getting hyped, everyone getting into the game."
The second-year running back dodged a pair of defenders near the line of scrimmage, and then raced to the end zone on his longest run of the season. Johnson also rushed for 157 yards in the win against the 49ers, winning NFC offensive player of the week honors.
The Jets entered the game second in the NFL in rushing defense at 68 yards per game. They were outgained on the ground 171-33.
New York had 130 yards in the first half, 70 on three receptions by Brandon Marshall . Marshall's 36-yard catch over the middle set up New York's only score, Nick Folk's' 39-yard field goal.
Arizona scored on a pair of 14-play drives in the second half. Johnson got his second 2-yard TD run up the middle, and Palmer passed to Floyd for another TD.
The Jets drove to the Cardinals 14 late in the third quarter but D.J. Swearinger intercepted Fitzpatrick's pass in the end zone to end the threat. It was Fitzpatrick's league-worst 11th interception of the season.
But Marshall said the interception was his fault.
"I read it wrong, Ryan read it right," he said. "He threw a pick, but it's my pick. I've said it all along this season, interceptions are on everyone."
The Jets were 2 for 13 on third-down conversions. They were 0 for 8 before converting one during their long third-quarter drive.
There were 19 penalties in the sloppy game - 10 against New York, nine against Arizona.
Jets: New York returns home to play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Cardinals: Arizona plays its third straight prime-time game, this one a Sunday night matchup at home against NFC West leader Seattle.

David Pastrnak scores 4th of season, Boston beats Jets 4-1

Boston's David Pastrnak is ready to go home after taking two of three games on a season-opening road trip.
The 20-year-old Pastrnak scored the eventual game-winner on Monday night as the Bruins ended their road swing with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
"We're excited to get back and see our fans," Pastrnak said. "We can't wait to play in the Garden."
Pastrnak's team-leading fourth goal of the season came in his 100th career game and was a fortunate one, as he banked a long centering pass off Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom and in late in the second period. The goal extended his point streak to three games and gives him six points on the season.
"I tried to beat (Jets defenseman Tyler Myers) wide but he made a good gap so I turned around, tried to look up, centered the puck and got a good bounce there," Pastrnak said.
Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game. Boston trailed for all of 19 seconds, however, as Dominic Moore tied things up at 10:19 of the first period.
"It's kind of the exact opposite of the last couple games - not a whole lot of time in the (offensive) zone, but we were capitalizing on our chances," Wheeler said.
"We didn't get the bounce that we needed at the right time. We were in pretty (good) control of that game until (Pastrnak) scored there at the end of the second period. It just felt like we spent a lot of time in the box in the third period and could just never really get into a rhythm to try to tie it up."
Rookie Brandon Carlo's first-career goal added insurance for the Bruins with 1:59 remaining in the third period and Zdeno Chara scored an empty-netter inside the final minute.
Boston's Tuukka Rask turned away 34 of 35 shots, while Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck stopped 21 of 24.
"We want to be able to consistently generate in a certain manner, things that you think you can replicate and do again. That was the real positive for us," Jets coach Paul Maurice said.
"We spent zone time against a pretty well-schooled defensive team and we were able to generate that. There was some finish, some shot-blocking, some quickness just with the final release of the puck that didn't go for us."
Wheeler opened the scoring when he was sprung by Alexander Burmistrov with a breakaway pass as Wheeler stepped out of the penalty box. He deked Rask and slid the puck behind the Bruins goaltender on his forehand for his third goal and fifth point in his third game of the season.
The Bruins responded immediately as Moore scored his first of the season.
Boston took the lead briefly early in the second - before a coach's challenge video review by Maurice determined Chara was unable to keep the puck onside before his shot from the blue line deflected off Winnipeg defenseman Ben Chiarot and past a screened Hellebuyck.
Neither team was able to convert on the power play, with the Bruins going 0 for 4 and the Jets 0 for 5. Winnipeg is just 1 for 13 on the season after finishing last season 30th in the NHL in power-play efficiency.
"Those penalties were deserved. We did a good job of killing them and when we had the opportunity to get some scoring chances, I thought we were pretty good," Bruins coach Claude Julien said.
"Our back end wasn't pretty as far as getting pucks out, but the battle factor was there."
NOTES: Jets D Dustin Byfuglien continued his heavy log of ice-time this season. The 31-year-old entered Monday leading the NHL in average ice time with 29:38 per game, and kept the pace up with 30:05 Monday night, including 5:20 while anchoring the power play.
BRUINS: Their home opener is Thursday night against New Jersey.
JETS: Round out a three-game home stand as they welcome Toronto on Wednesday.

Green's 1st hat trick helps Red Wings beat Senators 5-1

Mike Green had the best game of his career offensively, allowing Detroit Red Wings fans to truly celebrate the last home opener at Joe Louis Arena.
Green scored three times for his first hat trick and Darren Helm had two goals to help Detroit beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Monday night.
The Red Wings are leaving the venue they have called home since the 1979-80 season next year for a new arena nearby. Red-and-white clad fans filed into the arena that has been the home of four of the franchise's Stanley Cup-winning teams ready to celebrate and they weren't disappointed.
"You could feel the energy of the fans," Green said. "That led right into the opening ceremony, in through the intros and then the game. We were excited and wanted to put on a good show."
Green scored twice in the first period and his third goal restored a three-goal lead with 6:36 left in the game.
The 31-year-old defenseman entered the game with 120 goals in his career, which began during the 2005-06 season with the Washington Capitals and included a 31-goal season three years later.
"He certainly showed that he's still has a lot of ability from a few years ago," Andrew Hammond said after stopping 20 shots in his first start of the season for Ottawa. "He was the difference."
The Red Wings signed Green last year and he had a relatively quiet season with seven goals and 28 assists.
"He's coming into this season much more comfortable," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. "He spent a whole career with another team and then he switched teams. It takes a little while as a human sometimes to adjust."
Helm scored on a breakaway in between Green's goals in the first period and added a second goal with 2:56 left in the third, giving the Red Wings three goals in a 5:34 stretch.
"That first goal just deflated us and there's no way that one goal should deflate us," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "You're asking for trouble when you react that way to one goal."
Ryan Dzingel's short-handed goal midway through the second period pulled the Senators within two goals.
"We tried to come back in the second period, but you can't start out that way in the first period," he said.
Detroit's Petr Mrazek made 13 of his 31 saves in the second period to keep a relatively comfortable cushion.
After beginning the season with two losses, Detroit looked determined to start strong against the previously unbeaten Senators.
Detroit's Jonathan Ericsson fired up the crowd by dropping his gloves and fighting Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf less than 6 minutes into the game.
With more scoring and fights, fans had plenty of reasons to cheer the rest of the night.
"The home opener is one thing for sure, but certainly it felt more a little more a playoff game, given the last home opener in The Joe," Blashill said. "You could feel that energy right at the drop of the puck. It's an unreal building in terms of energy and I'm sure we feed off that."
NOTES: The Red Wings, playing their first home game since the death of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, honored the man known as Mr. Hockey with a video tribute during the first break in the game. Fans were asked to stand and to hold up No. 9 signs that were on each seat before the game. The Red Wings also will wear a "9" on their jerseys. Behind each net, "Howe 9," is painted in red. ... Ottawa F Matt Puempel played for the first time this season, replacing Phil Varone in the lineup.
Senators: Host Arizona on Tuesday night.
Red Wings: Play Wednesday night at the New York Rangers.