Jiri Hudler scored and Dominik Hasek made three saves in a shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 home victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night in a rematch of the Western Conference finals.
Anaheim's Todd Bertuzzi scored and set up a go-ahead goal late in the second period for the defending Stanley Cup champions against his former team, but the Red Wings tied it at 2 early in the third.
Tomas Holmstrom tied the game on a power-play goal off a cross-crease assist from Henrik Zetterberg, who had scored midway through the first period.
Anaheim's Ilya Bryzgalov made 40 saves, playing for injured goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere.Hasek stopped 13 shots.
CANADIENS 3, HURRICANES 2, OT: At Raleigh, N.C., Saku Koivu scored his second power-play goal of the game 1:05 into overtime to lift the Canadiens. Mark Streit also scored and Andrei Markov had two assists for Montreal, which scored all three goals on the power play. Moments after Niclas Wallin was called for cross-checking, the Canadiens worked the puck back to Koivu, who snapped the game-winner past Cam Ward's glove side.
SENATORS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3, OT: At Toronto, Dany Heatley scored his second goal of the game 2:57 into overtime to lift Ottawa past Toronto. Just hours before the season opener for both teams, Heatley agreed to a new 6-year, $45 million deal with the Senators. Heatley, who had tied the game late in the third period, buried a wrist shot from the middle of Toronto's zone between the legs of goaltender Andrew Raycroft.
AVALANHE 4, STARS 3: At Denver, Paul Stastny had his first career hat trick and Andrew Brunette added three assists as the Colorado Avalanche held off the Dallas Stars.