James van Riemsdyk could feel the pressure increasing when the Toronto Maple Leafs forward went scoreless his first two games with his new club.
The Pittsburgh Penguins did their best to ease van Riemsdyk's load. The speedy forward scored twice and added an assist in Toronto's surprisingly easy 5-2 win over the host Penguins on Wednesday.
"Both those goals, I really didn't have to do too much," van Riemsdyk said.
Not the way the sloppy Penguins were handling the puck.
Van Riemsdyk gave Toronto the lead for good late in the second period when a weak clearing pass by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin ended up right on van Riemsdyk's stick at the top of the left circle. The quick shot that followed whizzed over Marc-Andre Fleury's glove and highlighted a night that sent the Penguins crashing back to earth after road wins in Philadelphia and New York.
Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Maple Leafs. Nikolai Kulemin added three assists and James Reimer stopped 28 shots in his first start of the season.
Toronto forward Joffrey Lupul suffered a fractured forearm in the second period. The 29-year-old, who signed a five-year contract extension Sunday, got drilled by a slap shot from teammate Dion Phaneuf and did not return. Lupul will be re-evaluated Thursday.
Rangers 4, Bruins 3: Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds
Gaborik broke free and outraced Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk down the ice. His first shot was blocked by goalie Tuukka Rask, but Gaborik batted the rebound out of the air to end the game and start a cascade of flying hats onto the ice to celebrate his 14th NHL hat trick.
Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (1-2), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves for the win.
It was Horton's first goal in more than a year as he was sidelined by a concussion last January until the NHL resumed last weekend.
Coyotes 5, Blue Jackets 1: Steve Sullivan scored three goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, and host Phoenix beat Columbus for its first win of the season.
Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera stopped 21 shots after starter Mike Smith left midway through the first period with a lower-body injury. The Coyotes avoided their first 0-3 start since the 1985-86 season, when the franchise was in Winnipeg.
Canucks 3, Flames 2: Zack Kassian scored in regulation and got the winner in the shootout, lifting host Vancouver over Calgary.