NHL: San Jose Sharks stay unbeaten with win over Ottawa Senators

Last Updated: 14/10/13 11:32am

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Tomas Hertl: Rookie bagged seventh goal of the season

Tomas Hertl: Rookie bagged seventh goal of the season

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Rookie Tomas Hertl got his league-leading seventh goal and Brent Burns netted a third-period winner as the San Jose Sharks kept up their 100 percent start to the season with a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Hertl opened the scoring after just 55 seconds, but the Sharks found themselves behind going into the second period after goals from Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan.

Patrick Marleau tied it up in the second, though, and Burns was on target 7:08 into the third to keep the Sharks rolling.

The Colorado Avalanche also made it five wins from five as Alex Tanguay's two goals helped them beat the Washington Capitals 5-1.

Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves against his old team, Nathan MacKinnon scored his first NHL goal and the Avalanche remained perfect through five for the first time since the franchise moved to Colorado.

David Backes scored twice to lift the St Louis Blues to their fourth straight win to start the season, 5-3 over the New York Rangers.

Derek Roy, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues who got off to a 4-0 start for the first time in their history.

Maple Leafs

Joffrey Lupul scored his second goal 31 seconds from the end of regulation and Dave Bolland scored an overtime winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs continued their good start to the season by beating the Edmonton Oilers 6-5.

James van Riemsdyk also scored twice for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 5-1, while Ryan Smyth had two for the Oilers.

Sidney Crosby scored a hat-trick as the Pittsburgh Penguins got back on track with a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby also had an assist while Matt Niskanen scored the winner with 18.6 seconds remaining to help the Penguins improve to 4-1 having lost to Florida last time out.

Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, who fell to 1-2 since Craig Berube took over as coach.

Ben Smith and Patrick Kane scored as the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks won their second straight, beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1, while Carey Price made 40 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

The Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1, the Nashville Predators were 3-2 winners over the New York Islanders and the Minnesota Wild eased past the Dallas Stars 5-1.

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