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Calgary Flames left wing Eric Nystrom, left, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in Chicago. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Charles Rex Arbogast) Author: The Hockey News

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A quick look at Monday's NHL games:

Blackhawks 6 Flames 5 (OT)

At Chicago, Brent Seabrook scored 26 seconds into overtime and the Blackhawks matched the biggest comeback in NHL history, rallying from a five-goal deficit to beat Calgary.

Chicago fell behind 5-0 in the first period before overtaking the Flames, the team they knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last April.

By rallying from five goals down, the Blackhawks tied the NHL record for biggest deficit overcome, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The previous club record had been a four-goal rally.

Seabrook picked up the puck and shot it past Miikka Kiprusoff in the overtime and was mobbed by his teammates as the crowd at the United Center rocked.

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Oilers 6 Predators 1

At Nashville,Tenn., Zack Stortini scored two of Edmonton's four first-period goals as the Oilers pounded the Predators.

It was Edmonton's first win in Nashville in four years.

Shawn Horcoff, Gilbert Brule, Andrew Cogliano and Denis Grebeshkov also scored for the Oilers.

Former Oiler Jason Arnott scored Nashville's lone goal in the final minute of the second period.

Seeing his first action of the season, Edmonton goaltender Jeff Deslauriers turned aside 40 shots in the victory.

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Rangers 7 Maple Leafs 2

At New York, Dan Girardi and Sean Avery both scored two goals and the Rangers beat the Maple Leafs for their fifth straight victory.

Wade Redden had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Callahan, and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Rangers, undefeated since a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh. New York has also won seven consecutive at home, dating to last season. Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth victory.

Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Drury, Artem Anisimov and Vinny Prospal all had two assists for the Rangers, who scored four goals in the third period.

Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jason Blake replied for the Maple Leafs (0-4-1), who along with the New York Islanders are the NHL's only winless teams.

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Penguins 4 Senators 1

At Ottawa, Tyler Kennedy scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves, leading the Penguins to a win over the Senators.

Bill Guerin and Jordan Staal also scored for the Penguins, who won their third in a row to remain undefeated on the road despite Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin being held off the scoresheet.

Kennedy gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead in the second with his third goal of the season. He added his fourth goal - his second of the game - later in the period when he beat Pascal Leclaire with a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle.

Milan Michalek got his first Ottawa goal to open the scoring 15:59 in.

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Avalanche 4 Bruins 3

At Boston, David Jones scored a short-handed goal to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Bruins.

Marek Svatos had a tiebreaking, power-play goal midway into the second period. Milan Hejduk and Scott Hannan also scored for the Avalanche (3-1-1).

Craig Anderson made 29 saves for Colorado.

Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Blake Wheeler each scored for Boston (2-3), which closed its season-opening homestand.

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Kings 2 Islanders 1

At Uniondale, N.Y., Jon Quick made 28 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty scored.

Quick, who has played every minute in the Kings' first five games of the season, was rarely tested. Los Angeles has won four straight following a season-opening, 6-3 loss to Phoenix. Quick fell 1:55 short of his fifth NHL shutout when Matt Moulson scored his second goal of the season.

New York (0-1-3) is still seeking its first win after starting the season with three overtime losses, two by shootout. Martin Biron made 20 saves and is one win away from 200 in the NHL.

John Tavares, the top pick in this year's draft by the Islanders, failed to earn a point for the first time in his NHL career after two goals and three assists in his first three.

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Devils 3 Capitals 2 (SO)

At Washington, Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the shootout, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur stopped shootout attempts by Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin and the Devils beat the Capitals for their third straight victory.

Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Capitals in the shootout, but Brodeur used his left arm to block Semin's drive and kicked away Ovechkin's shot at the left post.

Brian Rolston and David Clarkson had goals in regulation for the Devils, who notched their third consecutive road victory to open a season - something New Jersey hasn't done since winning its first four road games in 1989-90.

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Lightning 3 Panthers 2

At Tampa, Fla., Ryan Malone's rebound goal in the third period gave the Lightning a victory over the Panthers.

After Lightning goalie Antero Niittymaki made a save on David Booth's breakaway, Steven Stamkos picked up the loose puck and his shot after an end-to-end rush was stopped by Florida's Tomas Vokoun. However, Malone scored his fifth goal of the season when he converted the rebound from near the post to put Tampa Bay up 3-2.

Stamkos and Martin St. Louis had the other Lightning goals.

Radek Dvorak and Nathan Horton scored for the Panthers, who have lost four in a row.

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Coyotes 1 Sharks 0 (SO)

At San Jose, Calif., Lauri Korpikoski scored a shootout goal to give Phoenix a win over the Sharks.

The goalkeepers - Sharks Evgeni Nabokov and Coyotes Ilya Bryzgalov - were the stars of the game, keeping the opposition off the scoreboard when the puck was put on the net.

Nabokov and Bryzgalov each made several remarkable saves to keep the game scoreless. Nabokov made 30 saves while Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots to send it to a shootout.

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