RALEIGH, N.C. – Frantisek Kaberle scored early in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied from a two-goal deficit to hand the Ottawa Senators their first loss of the season, 3-2 on Monday night.

The Nashville Predators (7-0) are the only remaining unbeaten team in the NHL.

Eric Staal and Matt Cullen also had goals for the Hurricanes, who remained unbeaten in three home games and won for the third time in four games overall. Martin Gerber finished with 44 saves and held the fourth-highest scoring team in the NHL to its lowest output of the season.

The Senators were the last Eastern Conference team without a loss after winning their first six games.

But after scoring twice in the first 3 minutes of the first period, they couldn’t solve Gerber, who started in place of the injured Cam Ward (arm).

Patrick Eaves got his first career goal only 14 seconds after the opening faceoff and Jason Spezza added another a couple of minutes later to put Ottawa up 2-0.

Before play began following Spezza’s goal, Carolina enforcer Jesse Boulerice squared off with Brian McGrattan, and the fight appeared to spur the comeback by the Hurricanes.

Red Wings 6, Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brendan Shanahan and Pavel Datsyuk each scored two goals to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 for their sixth straight victory.

The NHL-leading Red Wings are 9-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 on the road.

Mathieu Schneider and Henrik Zetterberg each added a goal and an assist, Jason Williams and Niklas Lidstrom had two assists apiece, and Datsyuk added an assist to go with his goals in support of Manny Legace, who had 31 saves.

Legace, who has been in goal every game for the Red Wings, tied the NHL record and set a club mark for wins by a goaltender in October.

Bryan Berard and Trevor Letowski scored for Columbus. Marc Denis stopped 31 of the 37 shots he faced.

The Red Wings outscored the Blue Jackets 12-2 in two meetings at Nationwide Arena in just over 48 hours. They won 6-0 Saturday night behind Jason Williams’ first three-goal game.


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