…FLYERS SPOIL PARTY, HANG ON FOR WIN
The Flyers scored four times in the second period – including two goals from forward Sean Couturier – to take a 4-0 lead they would not relinquish in a 4-2 win over the Kings.
* The Flyers received multi-point efforts from Couturier (2-0—2), 19-year-old rookie forward Travis Konecny (0-2—2) – who was skating in his first career NHL game – and forward Nick Cousins (0-2—2).
Mike Fisher recorded 1-1—2 in his first game as Predators captain… The Predators also received multi-point efforts from Ryan Johansen (0-3—3) and Roman Josi (1-1—2)… Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (0-1—1) recorded his first career NHL point in his first game… Flames forward Sean Monahan scored his first goal of the season. He leads the 2013 NHL Draft class in career goals (81) and points (160)… The Ducks signed forward Rickard Rakell to a six-year contract.
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Boston @ Toronto, 7 p.m., CBC, NBCSN, NESN
Montreal @ Ottawa, 7 p.m., CITY, TVAS
New Jersey @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, MSG+ 2
Detroit @ Florida, 7 p.m., FS-F, FS-D
Anaheim @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, ROOT, PRIME
NY Islanders @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, MSG+
San Jose @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, CSN-CA
Winnipeg @ Minnesota, 7 p.m., SN1, FS-N, FS-WI
NY Rangers @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, MSG
Nashville @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., WGN, FS-TN
Dallas @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, FS-SW
Philadelphia @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, CSN-PH
Calgary @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., CBC
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AUSTON MATTHEWS MAKES HOME DEBUT AS LEAFS CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL
Auston Matthews, who became the first player in the NHL’s modern era to score four times in his League debut on Wednesday, will play his first home NHL regular-season game at Air Canada Centre when the Maple Leafs host the Bruins in a contest televised nationally in Canada (Hockey Night in Canada on CBC) and the United States (NBCSN). Toronto, who is celebrating its centennial season, unveiled The 100 Greatest Maple Leafs in franchise history on Friday.
HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA RETURNS WITH FOUR GAMES
Hockey Night in Canada returns on Saturday with four games featuring six Canadian teams including the Bruins/Maple Leafs contest: The Canadiens visit the Senators in an all-Canadian match-up on CITY; Patrik Laine (selected No. 2 overall in the 2016 NHL Draft), who recorded 1-1—2 in his NHL debut on Thursday, and the Jets face-off with the Wild on SN1; The Flames travel to Vancouver for a Pacific Division showdown with the Canucks on CBC.
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Source: NHL Public Relations