Blackhawks 6, Capitals 4: Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya and Marian Hossa scored in the third period to help Chicago open defense of its Stanley Cup title. Oduya converted a long slap shot at 13:53 to put the Blackhawks ahead to stay, 4-3. Corey Crawford made 28 saves, including two huge stops when the Blackhawks killed off a late five-on-three power play. Mikhail Grabovsky had three goals and an assist in his first game since he signed with Washington in August. Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist for the Capitals.
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 3: Tyler Bozak scored a short-handed goal and Mason Raymond netted the winner in his first game with the Maple Leafs as Toronto won a fight-filled game in Montreal. New Canadiens enforcer George Parros was carried off on a stretcher following a bout. Toronto's Colton Orr pulled Parros down during the fight, and the Canadiens forward's face crashed into the ice.
Jets 5, Oilers 4: Michael Frolik scored his second goal with 5:02 left to give Winnipeg the victory in Edmonton.
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