Carolina Hurricanes beat Dallas Stars 5-2, Canadiens whip Oilers


RALEIGH, North Carolina, AP

Rod rind’Amour and Bates Battaglia scored four minutes apart in Carolina’s three-goal second period as the Hurricanes beat the Dallas Stars 5-2. Sandis Ozolinsh added a short-handed goal Tuesday night late in the second as Carolina defeated goalie Marty Turco, who was making his NHL debut, as the Stars rested Ed Belfour. The defending Western Conference champions are off to a 1-2-1 start, scoring just eight goals. Brett Hull’s 612th career goal late in the second was one of the few bright spots for Dallas, which went 0-for-7 on the power play. Canadiens 5, Oilers 2 In Montreal, Saku Koivu and Patrice Brisebois scored power-play goals in the second period and Benoit Brunet scored twice to lead Montreal to a victory over Edmonton in the Canadiens’ 91st home opener. Craig Darby also scored for the Canadiens, who were outscored 10-4 in losing their first two games of the season. Edmonton’s Chad Kilger scored his first goal of the season and Daniel Cleary scored the Oilers’ second goal. Canadiens goalie Jeff Hackett, making his third straight start, stopped 16 shots.

Avalanche 3, Flames 1In Calgary, Alberta, Patrick Roy made 29 saves and moved closer to Terry Sawchuk’s record for career wins as Colorado beat Calgary. After starting the season with a pair of ties, Roy earned his 445th win to move within two victories of tying Sawchuk’s NHL record. Roy was 50 seconds away from his 49th career shutout when Dwayne Hay scored. Adam Deadmarsh, Peter Forsberg, and Shjon Podein scored for the Avalanche while Ray Bourque and Adam Foote each had a pair of assists. Calgary has dropped its first two games — both on home ice.