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LOS ANGELES — Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings' Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.


Captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who jumped to a 3-0 lead on Michael Frolik's goal less than 15 minutes in. With superior speed and skill, Chicago ruined the party shortly after the Kings raised their first championship banner to the Staples Center rafters.


Rob Scuderi and Jordan Nolan scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots for the Kings, who returned every player from the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.




Senators 4, Jets 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators spoiled the Winnipeg Jets' home opener.


Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Chris Neil, with the game-winner in the second period, scored Ottawa's other goals. Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets.



Devils 2, Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — David Clarkson's goal at 8:17 of the third period sent the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 season-opening win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.


Travis Zajac also scored for New Jersey. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots to increase his NHL wins record to 657.


Travis Hamonic had New York's goal, a power-play score at 7:12 of the third. Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves for the Islanders.


Islanders coach Jack Capuano missed game due to medical reasons.



Bruins 3, Rangers 1

BOSTON – Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for Boston in his first game after taking over for two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, and the Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-1 in the lockout-delayed season opener on Saturday night.


Milan Lucic and Daniel Paille scored for Boston, which won the Northeast Division last year before losing in the first round of the playoffs. Rask backed up Thomas during the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup run and inherited the job when the enigmatic goalie decided to take a year off to rest.


Lightning 6, Capitals 3

TAMPA, Fla. — Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals in the season opener for both teams.



Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL — Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozek scored power-play goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs opened the lockout-shortened NHL season with a victory over the Montreal Canadiens.


The Maple Leafs went 2 for 5 with the man-advantage and held Montreal to 1 for 5 on Brian Gionta's goal — and that was the difference in a sloppily played game by both clubs.



Panthers 5, Hurricanes 1

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists in his NHL debut, Brian Campbell scored twice in a first-period frenzy and the Florida Panthers opened defense of their Southeast Division title with a win over the Carolina Panthers.


Alex Kovalev also had a goal and two assists in his first game with Florida.



Blues 6, Red Wings 0

ST. LOUIS — Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings in their season opener.



Blue Jackets 3, Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derick Brassard scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Nashville Predators for their fifth win to start a season and a very rare win over their Central Division foe.



Stars 4, Coyotes 3

DALLAS — Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner in his Dallas debut, and the Stars opened the shortened season with a victory against the Phoenix Coyotes.


Jagr, the NHL's active leader in goals, assists and points, had a hand in all four goals for Dallas. Ray Whitney, Phoenix's leading scorer last season, scored a goal in the first game against his former team.


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