NHL Daily Roundup 10/7/15
By: Matt Giusti
Montreal Canadiens 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Max Pacioretty became the first newly named Canadiens captain to score two goals on opening night, while Carey Price picked right up where he left off stopping 36 of the 37 shots he faced. The 3-1 Habs victory spoiled the head coaching debut of Mike Babcock. PK Subban added 3 assists and Alex Galchenyuk scored his first of the season. James van Riemsdyk scored the lone Toronto goal. Mike Babcock became the first coach to successfully challenge a goalie interference call
New York Rangers 3 Chicago Blackhawks 2
The United Center was rocking as the Chicago Blackhawks raised their third Stanley Cup banner in five years. Rookie Oscar Lindberg scored a 1:43 into the game for the Rangers, recording his first NHL goal. Former KHL star Artemi Panarin scored his first NHL goal, assisted by Patrick Kane. Kevin Klein scored 2:14 later for the Rangers on a beautiful pass by Keith Yandle. Derek Stepan scored with :59 left in the first period to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead. Teuvo Teravainen scored at 6:55 of the first period to cap the scoring for the night. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots for the win
Vancouver Canucks 5 Calgary Flames 1
The nastiness from last years playoff series spilled over as Flames forward Michael Ferland and Canucks forward Derek Dorsett dropped the mitts right off the opening face-off. After that, it was all Canucks as Brandon Sutter and Jannik Hansen scored first period goals. Jiri Hudler got the Flames on the board at 3:39 of the second period, from Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Daniel Sedin scored a back breaking goal at 19:55 of the second, to put Vancouver up 3-1. Alex Burrows and Henrik Sedin capped off the scoring giving the Canucks the 5-1 win. The Sedin twins combined for two goals and two assists, while Brandon Sutter had a goal and an assists in his début playing on their wing.
San Jose Sharks 5 Los Angeles Kings 1
Newly named captain Joe Pavelski shined as the San Jose Sharks spoiled the home opener for the Kings with a dominating 5-1 win. Nick Shore gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 1:49 into the game but it was all Sharks after that. Joe Thornton evened up the score on a heavy wrist shot coming down the wing. Pavelski scored a PPG at 15:52 of the first period to give the Sharks the lead. Defensemen Brent Burns gave the Sharks a 3-1 lead at 6:07 of the second period. Tomas Hertl would add a PPG to make it 4-1 and Joonas Donskoi scored his first NHL to cap the scoring off. Pavelski ended up finishing with 1 goal and two assists. The Sharks outshot the Kings 32-20, and Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped 19 of 20 shots for his first victory with the Sharks.
- Carey Price MTL ( 36 saves on 37 shots .973 save percentage )
- Max Pacioretty MTL ( 2 goals )
- Daniel Sedin VAN ( 1 goal and 2 assists )