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10/14/2021 Back On The Ice 🏒

By: Jeff Yoder

NHL’s Opening Nights Feature Seattle Kraken Debut, Ovechkin’s Milestone & More

Welcome back, NHL! The league dropped the puck on the 2021-22 season on Tuesday night with a pair of games before last night’s five-pack. It was the first official game of the Seattle Kraken era on Night 1. Night 2 saw Alex Ovechkin net two goals to break another milestone. The Oilers won a shootout. Rookie Mason McTavish got his first goal. We’ve got plenty of highlights to open the season, and we’re just getting started.

 

NHL Opening Night Highlights

 

Release the KrakenThe Seattle Kraken made the franchise’s NHL debut on Tuesday night, but it was a 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights that spoiled the party. Seattle rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game before Las Vegas’ Chandler Stephenson notched the winner.

 

Pens Pound the ChampsThe defending Stanley Cup champions got blown out in their season-opener against the Penguins (6-2) that featured six goals in the third period.

 

NHL Night 2 Highlights

 

Ovechkin Scores Goal 732: Alex Ovechkin is climbing the leaderboard once again. The Capitals’ legend scored two goals in the season-opening win against the Rangers (5-1). Ovi passed Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.

 

McTavish’s First GoalDucks’ rookie Mason McTavish recorded his first career goal and assist in Anaheim’s season-opening win over the Jets (4-1). The 18-year-old forward became the youngest goal-scorer in franchise history.

 

Additional Storylines

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