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.