Wild 2, Sabres 1
Jason Pominville, the former Sabres captain, returned to Buffalo and scored with 9.7 seconds left in the second period to lead the Wild to a victory.
Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Wild (3-1-2). Josh Harding had 22 saves.
Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Sabres, who are off to one of the worst starts in franchise history. Buffalo (0-6-1) is winless through seven games, matching its two worst efforts to begin a season.
Buffalo also began with seven-consecutive losses in the 1990-91 and 1999-2000 seasons.
The Sabres and the New Jersey Devils (0-3-3) are the only winless teams in the league.
Brian Flynn scored for Buffalo. Enroth made 18 saves.
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Capitals 4, Oilers 2
After netting just four goals in their previous three games, all losses, the Capitals erupted for three goals in a span of 3 minutes, 55 seconds of the second period to hand the Edmonton Oilers a defeat.
Brooks Laich, Joel Ward and Troy Brouwer each scored their first goals of the season, and Alex Ovechkin improved his team-high total to six as the Caps improved to 2-4-0.
Former Capitals center Boyd Gordon and Will Acton scored for the Oilers, who have allowed the most goals in the NHL (29).
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Red Wings 3, Bruins 2
Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary scored goals 1:40 apart in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a victory over the Boston Bruins.
Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg (No. 5) and Boston's Loui Eriksson (No. 2) traded first-period goals, Milan Lucic (No. 3, 100 career) with 1:20 remaining.
Jimmy Howard was scheduled to start in goal for Detroit but has a bruised hand and realized during warmups he could not play. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson, making his 2013-14 debut, stopped 28 shots.