- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Chris Kelly scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:51 left in the third period, and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in their season opener Wednesday night.

Reilly Smith also scored for Boston, which finished with the best record in the NHL last season but couldn’t get past the second round of the playoffs.

Sean Couturier scored for Philadelphia, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots.

It was 1-all when Mason deflected Adam McQuaid’s slap shot from the blue line into the air. The puck came down in the crease, and Kelly swiped it in.


TORONTO (AP) - Tomas Plekanec banked a shot off Toronto defenseman Stuart Percy’s skate with 43 seconds left to lift Montreal past the Maple Leafs in their season opener.

Plekanec scored his second goal of the game after Morgan Rielly tied it for Toronto with 2:19 to play.

P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 24 saves.

Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozak added goals for Toronto, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 28 shots.

Plekanec tied it 2-all at 4:34 of the second period, beating Bernier with a backhander. Subban gave the Canadiens the lead at 8:41 of the third period with a shot from the high slot.

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