NHL: Erik Karlsson's overtime goal lifts Senators over Sabres
Day in the NHL • Anderson outduels Miller in battle of stellar goaltenders.
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Buffalo, N.Y. • Senators goalie Craig Anderson knew there was no room for error with the way Buffalo's Ryan Miller was stopping everything directed his way at the other end of the ice.

It took nearly all three periods for one to falter in a stellar goaltending matchup, which Anderson won by stopping 35 shots in Ottawa's season-opening 1-0 win on Friday night.

Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal, sneaking a one-timer in under Miller's legs with 1:35 remaining — and after Miller had stopped the first 45 shots directed his way.

"When you watch the guy at the other end make big save after big save, it gives you a little fire to kind of return the favor," said Anderson, who earned his 23rd career shutout.

"It's one of those battles where you enjoy to be in it, but at the end of the day, you like the win on the other side of it."

Just ask Miller.

"It's not a fun way to lose," Miller said. "We need points where we can get them. And I needed to make one more save. It's disappointing."

The Sabres lost their home opener and dropped to 0-2, following a 2-1 loss at Detroit on Wednesday.

Former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur set up the goal. Driving up the left wing, MacArthur slipped a pass through the middle to set up Karlsson alone in the right circle. Karlsson got just enough of the puck to direct it toward the net. Karlsson's goal came a half-minute after Anderson made a huge glove save at the other end, stopping rookie Zemgus Girgensons' shot from the high slot.

Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT) • In Raleigh, N.C., Stephen Weiss scored at 3:13 of overtime and Detroit rallied to beat Carolina.

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 16.4 seconds left in the third to tie it, Justin Abdelkader scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots to help the Red Wings win their first road game since moving to the Eastern Conference.

Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe scored in their debuts with Carolina, which led 2-0 in the third period but lost its opener for the fourth time in five seasons. EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Toronto 2 2 0 0 4 7 4

Detroit 2 2 0 0 4 5 3

Boston 1 1 0 0 2 3 1

Florida 1 1 0 0 2 4 2

Ottawa 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

Montreal 1 0 1 0 0 3 4

Tampa Bay 1 0 1 0 0 1 3

Buffalo 2 0 2 0 0 1 3

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 1 1 0 0 2 3 0

N.Y. Islanders 1 1 0 0 2 4 3

Washington 2 1 1 0 2 9 10

Carolina 1 0 0 1 1 2 3

New Jersey 2 0 1 1 1 3 7

Columbus 1 0 1 0 0 3 4

Philadelphia 1 0 1 0 0 1 3

N.Y. Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 1 4

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Colorado 2 2 0 0 4 9 2

Winnipeg 2 2 0 0 4 10 7

Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 6 4

St. Louis 1 1 0 0 2 4 2

Minnesota 1 0 0 1 1 2 3

Dallas 1 0 1 0 0 2 4

Nashville 2 0 2 0 0 3 7

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Calgary 2 1 0 1 3 8 8

Phoenix 1 1 0 0 2 4 1

San Jose 1 1 0 0 2 4 1

Los Angeles 2 1 1 0 2 6 7

Edmonton 1 0 1 0 0 4 5

Vancouver 1 0 1 0 0 1 4

Anaheim 1 0 1 0 0 1 6

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Friday's games

• N.Y. Islanders 4, New Jersey 3 (SO)

Ottawa 1, Buffalo 0

Detroit 3, Carolina 2 (OT)

Calgary 4, Columbus 3

Winnipeg 5, Los Angeles 3

Colorado 3, Nashville 1

Saturday's games

Detroit at Boston, 5 p.m.

Ottawa at Toronto, 5 p.m.

• Philadelphia at Montreal, 5 p.m.

• Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Florida at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Washington at Dallas, 6 p.m.

Anaheim at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.