Predators 3, Blackhawks 0
The Nashville Predators started their most-anticipated season in
franchise history Friday night with a win, thanks to their power
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.
Oilers 5, Flames 3
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
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.
Flyers 4, Kings 2
Sean Couturier scored twice and the Philadelphia Flyers used a
second-period run to upend the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in their
home opener on Friday night before 18,453 at Staples Center.
Nick Cousins recorded two assists for the Flyers (1-0-0), who
ended a four-game skid in openers on the road.
Goaltender Michal Neuvith stopped 23 of 25 shots for
Philadelphia. (Compiled by Amlan Chakraborty)
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