The Montreal Canadiens remained unbeaten after toppling the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 at the Ball Centre on Saturday night to move their record to 9-0-0 for the season.
P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made a season-high 49 saves and Lars Eller, David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal. All nine of the Canadiens' wins have come in regulation, breaking the NHL record for most consecutive regulation wins at the start of a season they shared with the 1975-76 Buffalo Sabres.
While the Columbus Blue Jackets (1-8-0) recorded their first victory of the season after rallying to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Boone Jenner scored two goals, as goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves to upset the hosts at the Pepsi Centre.
Elsewhere the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0, the Philadelphia Flyers ran out 3-2 winners over the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins upset the Nashville Predators 2-1 and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightening 1-0.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Pete Mrazek made 30 saves before his long pass sent Gustav Nyquist in on a breakaway for the overtime winner with 1:10 left, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena.
Mikhail Grabovski scored with 59.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. While the Arizona Coyotes ran out 4-1 victors over the Ottawa Senators, the New Jersey Devils beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3, the Florida Panthers demolished the Dallas Stars 6-2 and the San Jose Sharks secured victory over the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.