OTTAWA – Dominik Hasek became the 23rd goalie in NHL history to reach 300 victories, making 34 saves Saturday night in the Ottawa Senators’ 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Chris Neil, Antoine Vermette, Brandon Bochenski, Anton Volchenkov and Brian Smolinski scored for the Senators, who improved to 5-0-0 this season.

The 39-year-old Hasek, 4-0 in his first season with Ottawa, is 300-192-82 in 14 seasons with Chicago, Buffalo, Detroit and the Senators. He was working on a shutout until Patrick Leahy jammed in loose puck 3:00 into the third period.

Just 59 seconds before Leahy scored for the Bruins, Smolinski scored his first goal of the season when his shot from the slot got past Hannu Toivonen to make it 5-0.

The Senators finished 1-for-7 on power plays, while Boston was 0-for-5.

Rangers 5, Thrashers 1

NEW YORK – Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves to win for the second straight game and the New York Rangers blistered Atlanta rookie Adam Berkhoel for three second-period goals in a 5-1 victory.

Hurricanes 6, Devils 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rod Brind’Amour scored two goals and Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Hurricanes 6, Devils 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rod Brind’Amour scored two goals and Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Flyers 5, Islanders 1

PHILADELPHIA – Michal Handzus scored twice and Simon Gagne added his NHL-leading seventh goal to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

Lightning 3, Penguins 1

PITTSBURGH – Vincent Lecavalier scored a goal and set up two others and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended Pittsburgh’s season-opening winless streak to a franchise record-tying six games by winning 3-1.

Leafs 3, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL – Eric Lindros scored twice, including one of Toronto’s two power-play goals, leading the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Nashville 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS – Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots, helping the Nashville Predators end a nine-game unbeaten string at St. Louis with a 4-1 victory over the Blues.

Brett Hull announces retirement

GLENDALE, Ariz. Brett Hull, the third-leading scorer in NHL history, announced his retirement Saturday.

“I had so much fun coming to the rink day after day,” he said at a news conference, his voice choking with emotion.

The announcement came two hours before the Coyotes faced the Detroit Red Wings.


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