NHL Season Day One



It was an action packed first night for the 2005-2006 NHL season, with many of the best teams facing off. The day included a lot of nice goals, some outstanding goaltending, a hat-trick, Sidney Crosby’s first point as well as the first game in NHL history to be decided by a shoot-out.

The Flames didn’t fare as well as I had hoped they would coming out on the wrong side of a 6-3 score against the Minnesota Wild. The Senators caught up to the leafs at the end of regulation, and took the 3-2 win with Danny Heatley’s goal in the after-overtime-shootout.

The Habs worked hard all game, and scored a last minute goal to beat the Bruins 3-2. Vancouver was all over Gretzky’s Phoenix Coyotes, finishing the game with 3 goals to their 1.

Markus Naslund definitely put on a show for the highlight reel tonight with his two goals against CuJo, including the game winner.

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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