Craig Smith had a power-play goal as the Nashville Predators scored twice in the first period Thursday night and held off the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in the season opener for both. Viktor Arvidsson scored the first goal of his NHL career, and Seth…TERESA M. WALKER (AP Sports Writer)
Six different Winnipeg skaters scored in the season opener, and Jets coach Paul Maurice is happy about that. ''Everybody's got hopes and dreams when they come into a season, thinking they can score 50,'' Maurice said with a smile after the Jets…JIMMY GOLEN (AP Sports Writer)
Jason Garrison scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. Garrison's game-winner came on a breakaway at 2:17 of the extra period, which featured end-to-end action…MARK DIDTLER (Associated Press)
Kyle Turris scored twice and the Ottawa Senators won a coach's challenge to overturn a goal by Buffalo in the third period to hang on for a 3-1 victory over the Sabres in the teams' season opener on Thursday night. The game's outcome was…JOHN WAWROW (AP Hockey Writer)
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forward Dan Cleary and defenseman Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids of the AHL.