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Chad Johnson returned to TD Garden and backstopped his new team to a win over his old club. Johnson made 14 of his 30 saves in the third period as the New York Islanders held on for a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, who saw captain Zdeno Chara depart in the first period for an undisclosed reason. Last season, Johnson served as Tuukka Rask's backup and had 17 wins with a 2.10 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 27 games for the Bruins. Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders, who had lost two straight after opening the season with four wins in a row. Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly had the goals for Boston, which was seeking its third straight win. Niklas Svedberg, the backup to Rask this season, stopped 35-of-38 shots.
Jonathan Quick registered his second shutout of the season and 33rd of his career as the Los Angeles Kings blanked the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, on Thursday.
Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets' party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off.
Mark Letestu deflected in David Savard's shot with 20.7 seconds remaining to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the San Jose Sharks, 5-4, on Thursday.
Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings' 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts.
Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie last season with the Calgary Flames, scoring six goals in his first eight games.
Jonas Hiller turned aside all 16 shots fired his way and Sean Monahan scored twice as the Calgary Flames shut out the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-0, on Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Neal scored three goals to lift the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored for the Hawks.
Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Even with the schedule working against him, Darcy Kuemper has been on a roll to start the season.