NHL roundup: Subban stars in Preds debut

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[October 15, 2016]  The Sports Xchange

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators started their most-anticipated season in franchise history Friday night with a win, thanks to their power play.

Scoring all its goals with the man advantage, Nashville edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 at sold-out Bridgestone Arena.

Major offseason acquisition P.K. Subban, Roman Josi and Mike Fisher netted the goals for the Predators, which won their fourth straight home opener with a cast of players that some expect to win the Central Division and Western Conference.

Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots, including 12 in the third period. Rinne made four saves in the last 1:46 as Chicago played with a 6-on-4 advantage after an interference call on Subban.

Corey Crawford made 24 saves for Chicago, which also allowed three power play markers Wednesday night in its season-opening 5-2 loss to St. Louis. The Blackhawks and Nashville finish off a home-and-home set Saturday night at the United Center.

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Oilers 5, Flames 3

CALGARY, Alberta -- Connor McDavid had his second straight three-point performance to lead Edmonton over Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The sophomore center scored once and set up two others to after having two goals and an assist to help the Oilers open Rogers Place in style with a 7-4 win over their Alberta rivals on Wednesday.

Leon Draisaitl scored twice, and Mark Letestu and Jordan Eberle had a goal each.

Sean Monahan, Michael Frolik and defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka scored for the Flames, who don't have much time to regroup as they head right off to Vancouver to play the Canucks in their season and home opener at Rogers Arena on Saturday night.

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