1. It’s OFFICIALLY hockey season.
3. The final scores of the three opening games were:
– Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens on home ice :: 4 to 3
– Chicago Blackhawks win on home ice against the Washington Capitals :: 6 – 4
– Winnipeg Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers on home ice :: 5 – 4
4. Martin St Louis was named the 9th Captain for Tampa Bay Lightning with Matt Carle, Steven Stamkos, and Nate Thompson named as alternate captains. St Louis replaces Vincent Lecavalier who signed with the Philadelphia Flyers after Tampa used one of their compliance buyouts.
5. The Chicago Blackhawks raised their 5th Stanley Cup Banner
Luke Gadzic of the Edmonton Oilers scored his first NHL goal.
Added this because I met this kid when he played for the Texas Stars (AHL) and it’s always good to see the young guns score in the big league. He’s also a nice fella.