Scores and highlights from yesterday’s game involving Canadian teams, plus the latest on the Canucks, Oilers and Canadiens.
OTTAWA SUN/MIAMI HERALD: Center Kyle Turris scored twice and goaltender Craig Anderson made 31 saves as the Ottawa Senators made their home-opener a memorable one by blanking the Florida Panthers 4-0. Senators rookie Jakob Silfverberg scored his first NHL goal.
TORONTO STAR/BUFFALO NEWS: Ryan Miller made 34 saves as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville scored for the Sabres, while Nazem Kadri tallied the Leafs lone goal.
CALGARY SUN/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Calgary Flames lost their home-opener, falling 5-4 to the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Winnik each scored twice for the Ducks, while Curtis Glencross tallied twice for the Flames.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oft-injured Oilers veteran winger Ales Hemsky is feeling much healthier these days and hopes to continue his strong opening-day performance throughout this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With all the focus upon the Oilers young guns, there’s less pressure upon Hemsky this season compared to recent years, when he was expected to carry the offensive load. If he stays healthy and regains his scoring touch, he’ll make the Oilers second line far more dangerous.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Brandon Prust is settling into his role as the club’s new enforcer.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks have placed defenseman Jim Vandermeer on waivers.