Last night consisted of upsets, the Avalanche came into the Garden and shut the New Yorkers up quick with a 4-2 victory. Bruins had two rookies score their first NHL goals leading them to a 4-3 win, Charlie McAvoy and Jake DeBrusk shelved their first goal. Canadiens came into the tundra of Buffalo and took home a shootout win 3-2. Jonathan Drouin buried the game-winning SO goal. Capitals saw some offense last night, Alexander Ovechkin is back? Ovi slots three home for a 5-4 shootout win for Washington. Red Wings are alive? Little Caesars arena must have been Detroit’s secret, as Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha get on the board early to lead Detroit to a 4-2 win. Blackhawks dismantled the Penguins, 10-1. Don’t panic Pittsburgh. Anthony Duclair, Max Domi, and Clayton Keller all get on the board for Arizona but Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry helped the Ducks to a 5-4 win. Kings shutout the Flyers in the home opener, and Jonathan Quick is back…..
New York Islanders @ Columbus Blue Jackets:
The cannons will be firing off tonight at the Nationwide Arena! Columbus home opener the “5th line” will be livid tonight, the fans in Columbus want some hockey back and tonight starts their road back to the postseason. Expectations are high for this Columbus team. The Islanders managed to scratch Josh Ho-Sang on the first night so this could be a sign of how things may go with the Islanders this season. Johnny T and Eberle will be put to the test tonight, so that’s a plus. Columbus 4-2.
Vegas Golden Knights @ Dallas Stars:
Holy moly Vegas is a franchise now! Every time I see them on the schedule it’s a bit weird. A lot of moves have been made by Vegas lately between dropping, cutting and what not the team gets ready to take on the powerhouse Stars offense. The Stars Benn-Seguin-Radulov madness starts tonight and we get to see Ben Bishop silence the doubters. Stars 3-1.
Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning:
The battle of Florida! The Panthers travel over to Tampa Bay for a 7:30 puck drop, as Steven Stamkos is back healthy in the line up the Lightning look to leave no stone unturned this season and get going with a head full of steam. Andrei Vasilevskiy will be put to the test all season, if he does not fare in Tampa Bay could we see Petr Budaj? Tampa Bay, 4-2.