COLORADO- Timo Meier sends the sell-out Opening night crowd home with a smile on their faces, after he beats Phoenix Copley in the 7th round of the Shootout! Av’s starting Goalie Pekke Rinne was a disgusted veteran after Coach Roy yanked him 16 minutes into the game, as Dallas had scored 4 times for a 4-2 lead! Auston Matthews made it 4-3 before end of period! Steven Stamkos would tie game at 4 in the 2nd period & it stayed that way till the Shootout! Coach Roy was extremely happy with Rookie Copley’s play, saying “The Kid got us a point all by himself”
TORONTO- 6-2 is a nice Final Score, but that is what the scoreboard had after 20 minutes! For the 2nd straight game, the opposing Starting Goalie did’nt finish the 1st period! Fans on the concourse in between periods could be heard saying ” We’re gonna score double figures tonight” Nope! Leafs score twice in 3rd & Stars have to hang on for 6-4 Win!
LOS ANGELES- Timo Meier scored midway thru 3rd period to break a 1-1 tie & Stars win 3rd straight at home by a 2-1 score! The “Flower” Marc-Andre Fleury & “Bob” Sergei Bobrovsky were quite sharp in this one, Bob had point-blank stops on Ovie(1-14) & youngster Alex Tuch(1-8)in this contest!
PHILADELPHIA- David Pastranak’s 3rd period PP Goal was the Game-Winner in a 5-3 score! Stars led 2-1 into the 3rd before the Flyers got to their former teammate, shelling Bobrovsky for 3 Tallies & an empty-netter!
NEW JERSEY- Jonathan Hubie Doobie Doo scores twice, once on the Power-Play in a 3-1 Devil’s Win in Texas! New Jersey , behind 34 saves by Thomas Greiss , win the special teams battle scoring twice on the Power-Play & going a perfect 3/3 on the Penalty-Kill!