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NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2018) -- Following are NHL club rosters, as of 9 a.m., Eastern time today. The 2018-19 regular season begins tonight with four games.

Anaheim Ducks

Pontus Aberg, Andrew Cogliano, Max Comtois, Cam Fowler, Ryan Getzlaf, Brian Gibbons, John Gibson, Adam Henrique, Hampus Lindholm, Isac Lundestrom, Josh Manson, Ryan Miller, Brandon Montour, Marcus Pettersson, Rickard Rakell, Carter Rowney, Luke Schenn, Kiefer Sherwood, Jakob Silfverberg, Sam Steel, Ben Street, Andrej Sustr, Troy Terry.

Injured: Patrick Eaves, Korbinian Holzer, Max Jones, Ondrej Kase, Ryan Kesler, Kalle Kossila, Corey Perry, Kevin Roy.

Arizona Coyotes

Kevin Connauton, Nick Cousins, Lawson Crouse, Laurent Dauphin, Jason Demers, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Christian Fischer, Alex Goligoski, Michael Grabner, Vinnie Hinostroza, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Clayton Keller, Mario Kempe, Darcy Kuemper, Ilya Lyubushkin, Jordan Oesterle, Richard Panik, Brendan Perlini, Antti Raanta, Brad Richardson, Derek Stepan, Dylan Strome.

 

Injured: Jakob Chychrun, Josh Archibald, Dave Bolland, Christian Dvorak, Alex Galchenyuk, Conor Garland, Barrett Hayton, Marian Hossa, Nicholas Merkley, David Ullstrom.

 

Boston Bruins

Noel Acciari, David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Jake DeBrusk, Ryan Donato, Matt Grzelcyk, Jaroslav Halak, Danton Heinen, Steven Kampfer, David Krejci, Sean Kuraly, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Kevan Miller, John Moore, Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask, Urho Vaakanainen, Chris Wagner.

 

Injured: Martin Bakos, Torey Krug.

 

Buffalo Sabres

Nathan Beaulieu, Patrik Berglund, Zach Bogosian, Rasmus Dahlin, Jack Eichel, Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Carter Hutton, Jake McCabe, Casey Mittelstadt, Casey Nelson, Kyle Okposo, Jason Pominville, Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Ristolainen, Evan Rodrigues, Marco Scandella, Conor Sheary, Jeff Skinner, Vladimir Sobotka, Matt Tennyson, Tage Thompson, Linus Ullmark.

 

Injured: Matt Hunwick, Johan Larsson, Sean Malone, Scott Wilson.

 

Calgary Flames

Mikael Backlund, Sam Bennett, TJ Brodie, Austin Czarnik, Dillon Dube, Michael Frolik, Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano, Travis Hamonic, Noah Hanifin, Garnet Hathaway, Mark Jankowski, Curtis Lazar, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, James Neal, Dalton Prout, David Rittich, Derek Ryan, Mike Smith, Michael Stone, Matthew Tkachuk, Juuso Valimaki.

 

Injured: Matt Taormina.

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Sebastian Aho, Calvin de Haan, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Justin Faulk, Micheal Ferland, Haydn Fleury, Warren Foegele, Dougie Hamilton, Jordan Martinook, Curtis McElhinney, Brock McGinn, Petr Mrazek, Martin Necas, Brett Pesce, Jaccob Slavin, Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov, Teuvo Teravainen, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Lucas Wallmark, Justin Williams, Valentin Zykov.

 

Injured: Scott Darling, Victor Rask.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Artem Anisimov, Brandon Davidson, Alex DeBrincat, Anton Forsberg, Erik Gustafsson, John Hayden, Luke Johnson, Henri Jokiharju, Dominik Kahun, David Kampf, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Marcus Kruger, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Manning, Andreas Martinsen, Jan Rutta, Brandon Saad, Nick Schmaltz, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews, Cam Ward.

 

Injured: Corey Crawford, Gustav Forsling, Connor Murphy.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Mark Barberio, Tyson Barrie, Gabriel Bourque, Matt Calvert, Ian Cole, J.T. Compher, Sheldon Dries, Samuel Girard, Philipp Grubauer, Erik Johnson, Tyson Jost, Alexander Kerfoot, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Patrik Nemeth, Matt Nieto, Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg, Dominic Toninato, Semyon Varlamov, Colin Wilson, Nikita Zadorov.

 

Injured: Sven Andrighetto, Vladislav Kamenev, Anton Lindholm, Conor Timmins.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Sergei Bobrovsky, Gabriel Carlsson, Adam Clendening, Brandon Dubinsky, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Anthony Duclair, Nick Foligno, Markus Hannikainen, Scott Harrington, Boone Jenner, Joonas Korpisalo, Dean Kukan, Sonny Milano, Riley Nash, Markus Nutivaara, Artemi Panarin, David Savard, Lukas Sedlak, Alexander Wennberg, Zach Werenski.

 

Injured: Seth Jones, Ryan Murray.

 

Dallas Stars

Jamie Benn, Ben Bishop, Connor Carrick, Blake Comeau, Jason Dickinson, Radek Faksa, Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz, Julius Honka, Mattias Janmark, Anton Khudobin, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, Marc Methot, Valeri Nichushkin, Tyler Pitlick, Roman Polak, Alexander Radulov, Brett Ritchie, Tyler Seguin, Devin Shore, Gemel Smith, Jason Spezza.

 

Injured: Martin Hanzal, Stephen Johns.

 

Detroit Red Wings

Justin Abdelkader, Andreas Athanasiou, Jonathan Bernier, Tyler Bertuzzi, Dennis Cholowski, Trevor Daley, Danny DeKeyser, Christoffer Ehn, Jonathan Ericsson, Martin Frk, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, Jimmy Howard, Nick Jensen, Niklas Kronwall, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Frans Nielsen, Gustav Nyquist, Michael Rasmussen, Libor Sulak, Thomas Vanek.

 

Injured: Johan Franzen, Mike Green, Brian Lashoff, Evgeny Svechnikov, Henrik Zetterberg.

 

Edmonton Oilers

Ethan Bear, Matt Benning, Evan Bouchard, Kyle Brodziak, Drake Caggiula, Alex Chiasson, Leon Draisaitl, Jason Garrison, Zack Kassian, Jujhar Khaira, Oscar Klefbom, Mikko Koskinen, Adam Larsson, Milan Lucic, Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi, Ty Rattie, Tobias Rieder, Ryan Strome, Cam Talbot, Kailer Yamamoto.

 

Injured: Ryan Mantha, Kris Russell, Andrej Sekera.

 

Florida Panthers

Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Troy Brouwer, Evgeni Dadonov, Aaron Ekblad, Micheal Haley, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau, Roberto Luongo, Jacob MacDonald, Derek MacKenzie, Denis Malgin, Maxim Mamin, Mike Matheson, Jared McCann, Alexander Petrovic, Mark Pysyk, James Reimer, Colton Sceviour, Vincent Trocheck, Frank Vatrano, MacKenzie Weegar, Keith Yandle.

 

Injured: Josh Brown, Bogdan Kiselevich, Jamie McGinn.

 

Los Angeles Kings

Michael Amadio, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Jack Campbell, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Drew Doughty, Oscar Fantenberg, Derek Forbort, Alex Iafallo, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar, Ilya Kovalchuk, Paul LaDue, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Tanner Pearson, Dion Phaneuf, Jonathan Quick, Nate Thompson, Tyler Toffoli, Austin Wagner.

 

Injured: Jonny Brodzinski, Dustin Brown, Gabriel Vilardi.

 

Minnesota Wild

Jonas Brodin, J.T. Brown, Charlie Coyle, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Dumba, Joel Eriksson Ek, Eric Fehr, Marcus Foligno, Mikael Granlund, Jordan Greenway, Matt Hendricks, Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter, Gustav Olofsson, Zach Parise, Greg Pateryn, Nate Prosser, Nick Seeler, Jared Spurgeon, Eric Staal, Alex Stalock, Ryan Suter, Jason Zucker.

 

Injured: Luke Kunin.

 

Montreal Canadiens

Karl Alzner, Joel Armia, Jordie Benn, Paul Byron, Phillip Danault, Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Charles Hudon, Noah Juulsen, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Artturi Lehkonen, Victor Mete, Antti Niemi, Xavier Ouellet, Matthew Peca, Jeff Petry, Tomas Plekanec, Carey Price, Mike Reilly, Nikita Scherbak, Andrew Shaw, Tomas Tatar.

 

Injured: Jacob De La Rose, Nicolas Deslauriers, David Schlemko, Shea Weber.

 

Nashville Predators

Viktor Arvidsson, Anthony Bitetto, Nick Bonino, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Kevin Fiala, Filip Forsberg, Frederick Gaudreau, Dan Hamhuis, Matt Irwin, Calle Jarnkrok, Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, Zac Rinaldo, Pekka Rinne, Miikka Salomaki, Juuse Saros, Colton Sissons, Craig Smith, P.K. Subban, Kyle Turris, Yannick Weber.

 

Injured: Ryan Hartman.

 

New Jersey Devils

Brian Boyle, Jesper Bratt, Will Butcher, Blake Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Andy Greene, Eric Gryba, Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Keith Kinkaid, Eddie Lack, Ben Lovejoy, Mirco Mueller, Stefan Noesen, Kyle Palmieri, John Quenneville, Steven Santini, Damon Severson, Sami Vatanen, Miles Wood, Pavel Zacha, Travis Zajac.

 

Injured: Cory Schneider.

 

New York Islanders

Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Johnny Boychuk, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Jordan Eberle, Valtteri Filppula, Tanner Fritz, Thomas Greiss, Thomas Hickey, Ross Johnston, Leo Komarov, Tom Kuhnhackl, Nick Leddy, Anders Lee, Robin Lehner, Matt Martin, Scott Mayfield, Brock Nelson, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Luca Sbisa.

 

Injured: Andrew Ladd, Matt Lorito, Linus Soderstrom, John Stevens.

 

New York Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Fredrik Claesson, Tony DeAngelo, Jesper Fast, Alexandar Georgiev, Kevin Hayes, Brett Howden, Chris Kreider, Vinni Lettieri, Henrik Lundqvist, Cody McLeod, Adam McQuaid, Vladislav Namestnikov, Neal Pionk, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei, Brendan Smith, Ryan Spooner, Marc Staal, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello.

 

Injured: Matt Beleskey, Boo Nieves.

 

Ottawa Senators

Craig Anderson, Mikkel Boedker, Mark Borowiecki, Cody Ceci, Thomas Chabot, Mike Condon, Dylan DeMelo, Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Alex Formenton, Ben Harpur, Maxime Lajoie, Max McCormick, Magnus Paajarvi, Tom Pyatt, Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith, Mark Stone, Chris Tierney, Brady Tkachuk, Colin White, Chris Wideman.

 

Injured: Marian Gaborik, Clarke MacArthur, Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

Sean Couturier, Brian Elliott, Christian Folin, Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere, Radko Gudas, Robert Hagg, Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Jori Lehtera, Oskar Lindblom, Andrew MacDonald, Nolan Patrick, Ivan Provorov, Michael Raffl, Travis Sanheim, Wayne Simmonds, Anthony Stolarz, James van Riemsdyk, Jakub Voracek, Mikhail Vorobyov, Jordan Weal, Dale Weise.

 

Injured: Corban Knight, Pascal Laberge, Alex Lyon, Samuel Morin, Michal Neuvirth.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Derick Brassard, Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen, Casey DeSmith, Brian Dumoulin, Derek Grant, Jake Guentzel, Carl Hagelin, Patric Hornqvist, Jack Johnson, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Jamie Oleksiak, Juuso Riikola, Chad Ruhwedel, Bryan Rust, Justin Schultz, Riley Sheahan, Dominik Simon, Daniel Sprong.

 

Injured: Kevin Czuczman, Tristan Jarry.

 

San Jose Sharks

Justin Braun, Brent Burns, Rourke Chartier, Logan Couture, Aaron Dell, Brenden Dillon, Joonas Donskoi, Barclay Goodrow, Tim Heed, Tomas Hertl, Martin Jones, Evander Kane, Erik Karlsson, Melker Karlsson, Kevin Labanc, Timo Meier, Joe Pavelski, Joakim Ryan, Radim Simek, Marcus Sorensen, Antti Suomela, Joe Thornton, Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

 

Injured: None.

 

St. Louis Blues

Jake Allen, Ivan Barbashev, Sammy Blais, Robert Bortuzzo, Jay Bouwmeester, Tyler Bozak, Chris Butler, Vince Dunn, Joel Edmundson, Chad Johnson, Jordan Kyrou, Patrick Maroon, Niko Mikkola, Ryan O'Reilly, Colton Parayko, David Perron, Alex Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn, Jordan Schmaltz, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas.

 

Injured: Robby Fabbri, Erik Foley, Carl Gunnarsson, Luke Opilka, Nikita Soshnikov, Oskar Sundqvist.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Anthony Cirelli, Braydon Coburn, Cory Conacher, Louis Domingue, Adam Erne, Dan Girardi, Yanni Gourde, Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson, Mathieu Joseph, Alex Killorn, Slater Koekkoek, Nikita Kucherov, Danick Martel, Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette, Brayden Point, Mikhail Sergachev, Steven Stamkos, Anton Stralman, Andrei Vasilevskiy.

 

Injured: Michael Bournival, Ryan Callahan, Kevin Lynch, Ben Thomas, Daniel Walcott.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Frederik Andersen, Connor Brown, Travis Dermott, Tyler Ennis, Jake Gardiner, Frederik Gauthier, Ron Hainsey, Justin Holl, Zach Hyman, Andreas Johnson, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo, Par Lindholm, Martin Marincin, Patrick Marleau, Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, Igor Ozhiganov, Morgan Rielly, Garret Sparks, John Tavares, Nikita Zaitsev.

 

Injured: Nathan Horton.

 

Vancouver Canucks

Sven Baertschi, Jay Beagle, Alex Biega, Brock Boeser, Michael Del Zotto, Alexander Edler, Loui Eriksson, Nikolay Goldobin, Markus Granlund, Erik Gudbranson, Bo Horvat, Ben Hutton, Brendan Leipsic, Jacob Markstrom, Tyler Motte, Anders Nilsson, Elias Pettersson, Derrick Pouliot, Tim Schaller, Troy Stecher, Brandon Sutter, Christopher Tanev, Jake Virtanen.

 

Injured: Thatcher Demko, Derek Dorsett, Yan Pavel Laplante, Antoine Roussel.

 

Vegas Golden Knights

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Jake Bischoff, Ryan Carpenter, William Carrier, Deryk Engelland, Marc-Andre Fleury, Erik Haula, Nick Holden, Brad Hunt, William Karlsson, Oscar Lindberg, Jonathan Marchessault, Brayden McNabb, Jon Merrill, Colin Miller, Tomas Nosek, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Reaves, Reilly Smith, Paul Stastny, Malcolm Subban, Shea Theodore.

 

Injured: David Clarkson, Cody Eakin, Alex Tuch.

 

Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom, Madison Bowey, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Brett Connolly, Pheonix Copley, Christian Djoos, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Braden Holtby, Dmitrij Jaskin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jayson Megna, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, Devante Smith-Pelly, Chandler Stephenson, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker, Tom Wilson.

 

Injured: Mathias Bau, Travis Boyd, Michal Kempny.

 

Winnipeg Jets

Laurent Brossoit, Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Chiarot, Kyle Connor, Andrew Copp, Marko Dano, Nikolaj Ehlers, Connor Hellebuyck, Dmitry Kulikov, Patrik Laine, Brendan Lemieux, Bryan Little, Adam Lowry, Josh Morrissey, Joe Morrow, Tyler Myers, Mathieu Perreault, Jack Roslovic, Mark Scheifele, Brandon Tanev, Jacob Trouba, Kristian Vesalainen, Blake Wheeler.

 

Injured: None.

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Talk about a selective memory.  Brendan Shannahan was just talking to the Toronto media about the Nylander negotiations and he talked about his memories of the days back with the Red Wings where the players all worked to make everything fit.  Brendan apparently forgets that in those Red Wings glory days that they were routinely the team with the highest payroll in the league and were one of the reasons for the push for a salary cap.  I could only find back to 98-99 but that year the Wings payroll was $48.3 million dollars.  The league average?  $29.7.  The closest team to them in payroll was the Rangers and the Wings outspent them by $9 million.

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8 minutes ago, Sharkhaywood said:

Talk about a selective memory.  Brendan Shannahan was just talking to the Toronto media about the Nylander negotiations and he talked about his memories of the days back with the Red Wings where the players all worked to make everything fit.  Brendan apparently forgets that in those Red Wings glory days that they were routinely the team with the highest payroll in the league and were one of the reasons for the push for a salary cap.  I could only find back to 98-99 but that year the Wings payroll was $48.3 million dollars.  The league average?  $29.7.  The closest team to them in payroll was the Rangers and the Wings outspent them by $9 million.

 

He's trying to guilt the kid to show up. And you're right, the Red Wings always outspent the other NHL teams. Just like the Niners of the 90's when the NFL started their salary cap

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20 minutes ago, Sharkhaywood said:

Talk about a selective memory.  Brendan Shannahan was just talking to the Toronto media about the Nylander negotiations and he talked about his memories of the days back with the Red Wings where the players all worked to make everything fit.  Brendan apparently forgets that in those Red Wings glory days that they were routinely the team with the highest payroll in the league and were one of the reasons for the push for a salary cap.  I could only find back to 98-99 but that year the Wings payroll was $48.3 million dollars.  The league average?  $29.7.  The closest team to them in payroll was the Rangers and the Wings outspent them by $9 million.

 

 

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I have no problem with this given him being a repeat offender. 4th suspension in his last 105 games played counting pre-season and post season.

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14 minutes ago, Sharkhaywood said:

I have no problem with this given him being a repeat offender. 4th suspension in his last 105 games played counting pre-season and post season.

 

 

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Wait, player safety got one right? Like 100% right?

I know I left those bunker building plans around here somewhere...

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via Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

His lower lip swollen, an inch-long cut dotting his cheek, and with little interest in dwelling on the matter, Brad Marchand said he was sticking up for his teammates when he mugged Capitals center Lars Eller late in Wednesday night’s a season-opening rout.

“The celebration was unnecessary,” said Marchand, who was ejected at 13:54 of the third. “He took an angle in front of our bench and celebrated in a 7-0 game.”...

It earned the oft-disciplined left wing 17 penalty minutes for instigating, fighting, and a misconduct.

“That’s good,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “He’s a proud guy. I think Eller was celebrating a little on a 7-0 goal. That’s his prerogative. Marshy let him know that’s not acceptable.”\

“I think it’s unfortunate for Tom that the league is making an example out of him, they set the standards. They want to get the dirty stuff out of the game. At least Tom’s play was on the ice and he was hitting the guy that had the puck milliseconds before.

“And then you see tonight the sucker punches that Lars took in, so they kind of set the standard. Marchand has a history, and we trust that they’ll do what they’re supposed to do and take care of business.”

-T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals on the Tom Wilson suspension

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NHL MORNING SKATE

 

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps

TORONTO 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
WASHINGTON 7, Boston 0
VANCOUVER 5, Calgary 2
Anaheim 5, SAN JOSE 2

CAPITALS STRIKE EARLY AND OFTEN ON BANNER-RAISING NIGHT
After watching the franchise’s first Stanley Cup banner take its place in the rafters of Capital One Arena, Washington jumped to a 2-0 lead in the opening 1:47 of the first period - the fastest two goals by a defending Cup champion in their season-opening game in NHL history - en route to a 7-0 victory over the Bruins.

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* The Capitals set an NHL record for the largest shutout victory by a defending Stanley Cup champion in its season-opening contest. In fact, only two other teams in NHL history, regardless of stature, have won by at least seven goals in a season-opening shutout: MTL on Oct. 8, 1975 against LAK (9-0 W) and DET on Oct. 28, 1945 against BOS (7-0 W).

* The seven-goal outing also placed Washington in select company among other defending champions.

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* T.J. Oshie (1-1—2) began the Capitals’ offensive outburst just 24 seconds into the contest, followed 1:23 later by Evgeny Kuznetsov (2-0—2), who led the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 12-20—32 in 24 GP. Washington’s two goals in the opening 1:47 of the game set the NHL record for fastest two goals by a defending Cup champion in their season opener, besting the previous mark established by the original Ottawa Senators (two goals in 3:30) against the Hamilton Tigers on Dec. 14, 1923.

* Fresh off his seventh Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2017-18, Alex Ovechkin (1-1—2) scored his 10th goal and 17th point in a season-opening game to move into a tie for the lead among active players in each category.

* Additionally, Nicklas Backstrom (0-3—3) collected three assists to overtake Mike Green (12) and Joe Thornton (12) for the most by an active player in season-opening games. In doing so, he also eclipsed the 800-point milestone, becoming the 10th Swedish-born player in NHL history to reach the mark and the first skater from the 2006 NHL Draft Class to hit the milestone

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MATTHEWS, TAVARES LIFT MAPLE LEAFS
Auston Matthews (2-0—2) scored 1:01 into overtime and John Tavares, who signed as a free agent with the club on July 1, tallied in his Maple Leafs debut to lift Toronto to victory.

* Matthews has now scored at least one goal in all three season-opening games of his career (also 4-0—4 in 2016-17; 1-2—3 in 2017-18). Only three players in NHL history have scored in four consecutive season-opening games to begin their career: Sergei Fedorov (1990-91 to 1993-94), Dave Andreychuk (1982-83 to 1985-86) and Dit Clapper (1927-28 to 1930-31).

In franchise history, Matthews is just the fifth Maple Leafs player to score at least seven goals in season opening games. The others: Babe Dye (9 goals in 5 GP), Darryl Sittler (8 goals in 12 GP), Mats Sundin (7 goals in 13 GP) and Charlie Conacher (7 goals in 8 GP).

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* Tavares, who famously announced signing with his home-province Maple Leafs by tweeting out a childhood photo of him wrapped in team logo bedding, became the first Ontario-born player to score in his Maple Leafs debut since Eric Lindros on Oct. 5, 2005 vs. OTT.

* Tavares (2009) and Matthews (2016) became the first set of No. 1 picks in the NHL Draft to score in the same game for the Maple Leafs since Mats Sundin (1989) and Eric Lindros (1991) did so on Nov. 17, 2005 at BOS.

TEENAGERS MAKE THEIR MARK OUT WEST
After 22 teenagers made season-opening rosters across the NHL, a pair of nineteen-year-old rookies scored in their NHL debut to lead their respective team to victory.

* In Vancouver, Elias Pettersson, who enters the NHL after an MVP season in the Swedish Hockey League, recorded 1-1—2 to help the Canucksextend the League’s longest active win streak in season openers to five contests (5-0-0 since 2014-15). Tampa Bay has the opportunity to match the streak with a win on Saturday. 

* Pettersson is the Canucks to collect multiple points in his NHL debut and second Vancouver skater in three seasons to score in his first career NHL game (also: Brock Boeser on March 25, 2017).

* Ducks forward Max Comtois, who was selected in the second round (50th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft, scored 49 seconds into the first period, marking the sixth-fastest goal in NHL history by a player making his League debut.

 

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QUICK CLICKS

Capitals’ Tom Wilson Suspended 20 Games for Illegal Check to the Head

Jack Eichel named Sabres captain
Leon Draisaitl hailed as hero during homecoming with Oilers at Global Series

Ducks marvel at Ryan Getzlaf's hair, don't notice Sherwood in old photo
Curtis Joseph gives personalized Maple Leafs jersey to pop star Shawn Mendes

 

SNEAK PEAK AT THURSDAY’S ACTION


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MORE 2018 NHL DRAFT PICKS EXPECTED TO DEBUT ACROSS 10-GAME SLATE

Four of the top five picks from the 2018 NHL Draft are expected to make their League debuts across Thursday’s 10-game slate, in which they would join Jesperi Kotkaniemi (MTL; No 3) as the only players from the draft class to play in a 2018-19 season-opening game. Kotkaniemi (18 years, 89 days) collected an assist in his NHL debut on Wednesday to become the second-youngest player in Canadiens history to record his first career point, behind only Mario Tremblay (18 years, 75 days) on Nov. 16, 1974 (2-0—2 vs. NYR).

 

* Buffalo’s Rasmus Dahlin (No.1) is set to become the fourth-youngest defenseman in the past 20 years to make his NHL debut (18 years, 174 days on Oct. 4). The franchise record for points by a rookie defenseman was set in 1982-83 by Phil Housley (19-47—66 in 77 GP), the team’s current head coach.

 

* Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov (No. 2) will become the third-youngest player to debut with the franchise (18 years, 192 days on Oct. 4) behind Jeff Skinner (18 years, 144 days) and Paul Lawless (18 years, 172 days). The franchise record for goals (40) and points (72) by a rookie was set by the club’s first-ever No. 2 pick, Sylvain Turgeon, in 1983-84 when the team was in Hartford.

 

* Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk (No. 4), who celebrated his 19th birthday on Sept. 16, can make his NHL debut less than two years after his brother,Matthew, did so with the Flames (Oct. 12, 2016 at EDM). Their father, Keith, started the family tradition on Feb. 28, 1992 with the original Jets, notching an assist against the Canucks. Keith had 28-23—51 during his first full season as a rookie in 1992-93, while Matthew posted 13-35—48 in his rookie campaign of 2016-17.

 

* Arizona’s Barrett Hayton (No. 5) could become the youngest player in Coyotes/Jets franchise history to make his League debut (18 years, 118 days on Oct. 4). Hayton would aim to follow in the footsteps of teammate Clayton Keller, who led the club with 23-42—65 as a rookie last season (82 GP). Since the end of the 1980s, only three clubs have had back-to-back seasons with a rookie hitting 60 points: the Red Wings from 1990-92 (Sergei Fedorov and Niklas Lidstrom), the Flyers from 1992-94 (Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg) and the Penguins from 2005-07 (SidneyCrosby and Evgeni Malkin). Note: The 1992-93 Jets (2) and 2016-17 Maple Leafs (3) each had multiple rookies hit the mark in the same season.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Only once in the past 31 years have each of the top five picks played in a season-opening game immediately following their draft: 2008-09 (Steven StamkosDrew DoughtyZach BogosianAlex Pietrangelo and Luke Schenn).

the information above was supplied by the NHL PR department

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The San Jose Sharks gave re-signed forward Barclay Goodrow to a two-year, $1.85 million contract with an AAV of $925,000.

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will appeal his 20-game suspension to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.  

Wilson has 48 hours from the time of the suspension to give written notice of an appeal to the office of the commissioner. 

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The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee

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3 hours ago, Fugazi said:

The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

Photo: Kevin Lee - @BringBackLee

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Ottawa can't do anything right these days...

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3 hours ago, Fugazi said:

The Ottawa Senators dropped weird heavy beach balls on the crowd during warmups tonight.

The balls spilled a lot of beer and injured some children.

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What. Shitshow. 

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48 minutes ago, winecountrysharksfan said:

Philly is putting a serious beat down on Vegas...5-1 halfway through the second period. 

Fuсk Vegas asunder.

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54 minutes ago, winecountrysharksfan said:

Philly is putting a serious beat down on Vegas...5-1 halfway through the second period. 

Win one for gritty!!

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