Oct 2, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and right wing PA Parenteau (15) celebrate after the game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Around The NHL: Tonight’s Scores - October 2nd

It’s opening night for 5 of the 6 teams in tonight’s matchups, and one is looking to pick up their second win of the season. Did they get what they wished for? Let’s find out as we take a look at tonight’s scores from around the National Hockey League.

Game 1

Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Philadephia Flyers 1


The Toronto Maple Leafs pick up their second win of the season as they defeat Vincent Lecavalier and the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 3-1.

Brayden Schenn picks up Philly’s only goal of the night on the Power Play in the first period. The assists on the goal went to Vincent Lecavalier and Mark Streit.

From then on, it was all about Toronto. In the final 3 minutes of the second period, right wing Phil Kessel buried one in with an assist from captain Dion Phaneuf tying the score at 1.

The next two goals were scored by former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland. His first goal was at 2:30 in the third period with assists from Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin.

The second was at 19:37 in the third with assists from Joffrey Lupul and Cody Franson.

Three Stars of the Game:

  1. Troy Bodie
  2. Brayden Schenn
  3. Jonathan Bernier


Game 2

Detroit Red Wings 2
Buffalo Sabres 1


The Detroit Red Wings were able to edge out the Buffalo Sabres in this Atlantic Division matchup by the score of 2-1.

The first period was all about the Red Wings. The Wings struck first blood at 12:05 with a goal from right wing Mikael Samuelsson. Assists on that goal went to Cory Emmerton and Niklas Kronwall. The second goal in the first was 36 seconds later at 12:41 when center Pavel Datsyuk found the back of the net unassisted, bringing the Red Wings up by 2.

The second period would see 10 minutes in penalties between the two teams, but no scoring.

The Sabres tried to battle back in the third with a goal from center Zemgus Girgensons at 12:36 with an assist from Brian Flynn.

Unfortunately, that would be the only goal that the Sabres would see tonight.

Three Stars of the Game:

  1. Pavel Datsyuk
  2. Kyle Quincey
  3. Zemgus Girgensons


Game 3

Colorado Avalanche 6
Anaheim Ducks 1


 The Colorado Avalanche routed the Anaheim Ducks in Head Coach Patrick Roy’s first game behind the bench.

The Avalanche’s first goal came late in the first period at 15:39 by center Ryan O’Reilly. The goal was unassisted.

The scoring in the second period would kick off at 8:38 on the power play with a goal from former Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Steve Downie. Assists on that goal went to Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Tanguay.

Just over 2 minutes later, center John Mitchell would find the back of the net again for Colorado with assists from Tyson Barrie and Cody McLeod. This would bring the score to 3-0 Colorado.

At 17:20 the Avalanche would find the net again with a goal from left wing Jamie McGinn with assists from the Avalanche’s number one overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon and Alex Tanguay.

The third period was much of the same. At 11:14 Jamie McGinn found the net for the second time tonight this time with assists from Nathan MacKinnon and P.A. Parenteau.

Just over 2 minutes later, at 13:42 center Matt Duchene would fire one in with the assists from Steve Downie and Alex Tanguay. This would bring the score to 6-0 Colorado.

The Ducks gave it one final push at the end with a goal from right wing Jakob Silfverberg at 19:53 with assists from Nick Bonino and Mark Fistric.

Unfortunately for the Sabres, it was too little, too late.

Three Stars of the Game:

  1. Semyon Varlamov
  2. Ryan O’Reilly
  3. Nathan MacKinnon


Tags: Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres Colorado Avalanche Detroit Red Wings NHL Philadelphia Flyers Toronto Maple Leafs

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