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Jaroslav Halak shrugged off his shaky start to the season, making 29 saves as the St. Louis Blues won coach Ken Hitchcock's debut with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
When the "new NHL" came about and there was a league-wide commitment to calling tighter games, the idea was to open the game up for more offense.
Coming home from a two-game road trip through Florida where they took the lead in the Southeast Division, the Capitals used their dormant power-play Wednesday night to fuel a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Verizon Center.
Jordan Eberle scored a pair of goals in his NHL debut and the Edmonton Oilers got the regular season off to a good start with a 4-0 victory over the rival Calgary Flames on Thursday night.