NEW YORK, N.Y. – Clarke MacArthur scored for the fourth straight game and Phil Kessel netted the winner during an overtime power play as the undefeated Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back from a blown third-period lead and spoiled the New York Rangers’ home opener with a 4-3 victory Friday night.
Just 20 seconds after Rangers defenceman Marc Staal went off for interference, Kessel scored his second goal of the game at 3:08 of overtime.
Toronto used a dominant second period to grab a 3-1 lead, but the Rangers got two goals from Brian Boyle in the third to force overtime and salvage a point.
MacArthur, who signed with Toronto as a free agent during the off-season, became the first player to score in his first four games with the Maple Leafs. His fifth goal of the season started a spurt of three Toronto tallies in a span of 5:46 early in the second that turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead.
Mike Komisarek and Kessel also scored in the second, in which Toronto held a 14-5 shots advantage. The edge was 30-12 through two periods. The Maple Leafs, who had the worst record in the Eastern Conference last season, are 4-0 for the first time since they won 10 straight to start the 1993-94 season.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished with 21 saves for Toronto. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots for the Rangers, 0-1-1 since a season-opening win at Buffalo.
Michal Rozsival also scored for New York.
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Alex Goligoski scored on a power play at 1:51 of overtime to give the Penguins their first victory in four games at Consol Energy Center.
Goligoski’s shot just under the crossbar from the left circle off a rebound of Evgeni Malkin’s shot beat goalie Rick DiPietro, giving Pittsburgh its first power-play goal of the game after seven unsuccessful tries.
Eric Tangradi scored his first career goal and Mike Rupp also scored for the Penguins. Josh Bailey and Radek Martinek scored for New York. The Islanders have lost nine consecutive games in Pittsburgh.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Patrick Sharp broke open a one-goal game with two second-period scores for Chicago, and Marty Turco followed a mediocre performance in his first two games with 30 saves.
Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky each added a goal and an assist and Viktor Stalberg also had a goal.
R.J. Umberger’s short-handed goal drew Columbus to 2-1 early in the second period, but Sharp countered with his second and third goals of the season, the first also coming short-handed. Kristian Huselius added a goal in new coach Scott Arniel’s Columbus debut.
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jonathan Quick made 25 saves, captain Dustin Brown scored two third-period goals and the Kings avenged their first-round playoff loss for the second time in seven days, beating Vancouver.
Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings, who earned their third win in four games to open the season. Daniel Sedin scored his fourth goal of the young season with 13:12 to play for the Canucks. Roberto Luongo stopped just 15 shots for Vancouver, winless on a two-game trip to southern California.
A year after setting Los Angeles’ franchise record for victories by a goalie, Quick has allowed just three goals in his first three starts, which include two wins over Vancouver.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Anthony Stewart scored his first three goals of the season, completing his first career hat trick with a tying power-play goal that was upheld by video replay late in the third period, and Atlanta beat Ducks in a shootout.
Stewart, who had only four goals in 105 games entering this season, got the equalizer with 5:22 left in regulation while Corey Perry was off for slashing. Atlanta’s Rich Peverley tried to bat a fluttering puck into the net with a high stick and grazed it, then Stewart’s stick also hit the puck before it went in.
Chris Thorburn also scored in regulation for Atlanta, and Nigel Dawes had the lone shootout score.
Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Toni Lydman scored for Anaheim.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Craig Anderson made 41 saves and Chris Stewart had a goal and an assist to help Colorado win for the third time in four games.
Anderson had 17 of his saves in a one-sided first period and tough-guy Cody McLeod and T.J. Galiardi added goals for the Avalanche win for the third time in four games.
Rookie Matt Taormina scored his first NHL goal and assisted on Ilya Kovalchuk’s third-period tally for slumping New Jersey (1-3-1).
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)—Carey Price made 22 saves and Alexandre Picard and Josh Gorges scored for Montreal.
Derek Roy scored and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for the Sabres, who have dropped four straight—all at home—since a season-opening win at Ottawa. Before Roy’s third-period goal, the Sabres hadn’t scored since the third period of their loss Monday to Chicago, a streak of 118 minutes, 55 seconds.