Phil Kessel scored twice in his Pittsburgh debut and Kris Letang had a goal and three assists to lead the Penguins to a 7-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Nine Penguins recorded at least one point in the win, including Sidney Crosby with a goal and two assists while centering a line with Kessel and Chris Kunitz. Olli Maatta had a goal and an assist and Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Kunitz all had two assists.

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on 25 shots in 40 minutes and Matthew Murray stopped all six shots he faced.

Justin Faulk, James Wisniewski and Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina.

BLUE JACKETS, BLUES SPLIT TWO GAMES

In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 24 shots he faced in nearly 40 minutes to lead a Blue Jackets split-squad to a 3-1 win over a St. Louis Blues split-squad.

Ryan Johansen, Sonny Milano and Gregory Campbell scored for the Blue Jackets. Anton Forsberg stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced.

Dmitrij Jasken scored St. Louis’ lone goal. Starting goaltender Jake Allen made three saves in the first period, and Jordan Binnington stopped 13 shots the rest of the way.

In St. Louis, Alex Steen’s goal late in the second period led the other Blues split-squad to a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets split-squad.

Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Spencer Asuchak also scored for St. Louis. Brian Elliott made eight saves in 20 minutes, while Pheonix Copley turned stopped 13 of the 14 shots he faced in 40 minutes.

Boone Jenner and Justin Falk scored for Columbus while Curtis McElhinney stopped 31 shots.

MASON A WALL FOR FLYERS

In Philadelphia, Steve Mason had 29 saves to lead the Flyers to a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Shayne Gostisbehere scored twice in the third period and Yevgeni Medvedev, Brayden Schenn and Sam Gagner also scored for the Flyers.

Mat Bodie scored twice for New York, and Oscar Lindberg had one.

Magnus Hellberg made nine saves on 11 shots in 28 1/2 minutes for the Rangers, and Antti Raanta stopped 14 of the 17 shots he faced.

Following the end of regulation, the teams played a scoreless 3-on-3 overtime session.

PASTRNAK DOUBLES UP CAPS

In Boston, David Pastrnak scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 2-1.

Malcolm Subban, brother of Montreal defensemen P.K. Subban, made 17 saves in nearly 30 minutes. Zane McIntyre only allowed Nate Schmidt’s goal while facing 10 shots.

Washington starter Justin Peters stopped all 15 shots he faced, while reserve Philipp Grubauer surrendered both of Pastrnak’s goals on 17 shots he faced.

BJUGSTAD LIFTS PANTHERS OVER STARS

In Sunrise, Florida, Nick Bjugstad’s power play goal midway through the third period was the difference in the Florida Panthers’ 3- 2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice for Florida and Roberto Luongo stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first two periods. Mike McKenna allowed two goals on nine shots in the third.

Jason Demers and Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, and Jack Campbell stopped 32 shots.

GARDINER GOAL GIVES LEAFS WIN OVER CANADIENS

In Montreal, Jake Gardiner had a goal and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens.

William Nylander also scored for the Maple Leafs. Antoine Bibeau made 13 saves in about 30 minutes. Garret Sparks stopped all seven shots he faced in his 30 minutes.

Michael McCarron scored Montreal’s lone goal. Carey Price stopped all 11 shots he faced in his 30 minutes before Zachary Fucale allowed two goals on 16 shots.

BACKSTROM BLANKS JETS

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 overtime win over the Jets.

Matt Dumba scored the game’s lone goal 4:12 into overtime with a wrist shot that beat Winnipeg reserve goalie Connor Hellebuyck.


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