Lightning beats Flyers with NHL's first 3-on-3 OT goal
TAMPA, FLA. – Jason Garrison scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Garrison's game-winner came on a breakaway at 2:17 of the extra session, which featured end-to-end action in the NHL's first 3-on-3 overtime of the regular season.
The NHL moved overtime from 4-on-4 to the new setup this season.
Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop faced his second penalty shot 1:27 into overtime and made a pad save on Scott Laughton.
It was the first NHL game for Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol, who spent the past 11 seasons coaching at the University of North Dakota.
•NEW STARS: Antti Niemi (37 saves) recorded his 33rd career shutout and assisted on two goals in his Dallas debut, as the host Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. Rookie Matthias Janmark scored on his first shot on his first shift. The Stars acquired Niemi and Janmark in trades earlier this year. Niemi improved his career record against the Penguins to 5-1-1. The Stars are 4-0-1 in their last five home games against Pittsburgh.
•JETS WIN IN BOSTON: The Winnipeg Jets ended a 13-game losing streak in Boston, beating the Bruins 6-2. It was their first win in Boston since 2007 when they were the Atlanta Thrashers.
•ROAD WARRIORS: Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres to extend their road unbeaten streak to a franchise record-tying 15 games (12-0-3). Turris scored 30 seconds into the game on Ottawa's first shot on net. It was the fastest goal scored by an NHL team in its opening game since Oct. 6, 2006.
•EICHEL SCORES IN DEBUT: Eighteen-year-old center Jack Eichel, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, scored a power play goal in his NHL debut for the Sabres. Eichel is regarded as the future face of a franchise that has spent the past two seasons rebuilding through youth. Only nine players who opened last season with Sabres are still on team's roster.
•TORRES APOLOGIZES: In a statement released by the San Jose Sharks, Raffi Torres apologized for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game. "I'm extremely thankful that he wasn't seriously injured as a result of the play," said Torres, who was suspended 41 games.