Links to highlights from the opening night of this shortened NHL season, some residual lockout stuff, and the Buffalo Sabres re-sign GM Darcy Regier.

Teemu Selanne among several aging stars who shone in NHL season opener.

Teemu Selanne among several aging stars who shone in NHL season opener.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: 42-year-old Teemu Selanne had a four-point night (2 goals, 2 assists) leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 7-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: 40-year-old Jaromir Jagr also had a 2-goal, 2-assist night as he led the Stars to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: 4o-year-old Martin Brodeur made 19 saves as the New Jersey Devils nipped the NY Islanders 2-1.

SUN-SENTINEL.COM: 39-year-old Alex Kovalev had a goal and two assists, as dud rookie Jonathan Huberdeau, as the Florida Panthers blew away the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Did we flash back to the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season? Impressive starts for these NHL greybeards.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Marian Hossa scored twice while Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each tallied a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks thumped the defending Stanley Cup champion LA Kings 5-2.

SPECTOR’ S NOTE: Hossa showed no lingering effects from last year’s season-ending concussion, while playing in Switzerland was certainly beneficial for Kane.

STLTODAY.COM: Rookie Vladimir Taransenko and veteran winger Chris Stewart each scored twice as the Blues crushed the Detroit Red Wings 6-0.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury collected a franchise record 227th win backstopping his team to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

BOSTON HERALD: Milan Lucic had a goal and an ejection as the Bruins downed the New York Rangers 3-1.

STARTRIBUNE.COM: The Minnesota Wild’s top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley accounted for two power-play goals, while rookie center Mikael Granlund potted his first NHL goal as the Wild downed the Colorado Avalanche 4-2.

TAMPA TRIBUNE: 37-year-old Martin St. Louis scored twice and goalie Anders Lindback made 27 saves as the Lightning doubled up the Washington Capitals 6-3.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: New Blue Jackets forwards Nick Foligno and Artem Anisimov each had a goal, and newcomer Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves, leading their club to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: Adrian Dater with the inside story of how the NHL season was saved, while Brian Cazeneuve looks at what some notable hockey people did during the lockout.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs channeled his inner C. Montgomery Burns during yesterday’s press conference prior to the Bruins-NY Rangers game, blaming the NHLPA for the lockout.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres owner Terry Pegula has agreed to a contract extension with GM Darcy Regier.

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