Tim Taylor and Stanley Cup MVP Brad Richards also scored for the Lightning. John Grahame stopped 24 shots in his first start since the departure of Nikolai Khabibulin, who signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. Devils 5, Penguins 1: Zach Parise, New Jersey’s first-round draft pick in 2003, scored a power-play goal and assisted on one of Brian Gionta’s two goals in an outstanding debut that led host New Jersey Devils over the highly touted Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sergei Brylin also scored twice for New Jersey as the NHL returned after a lockout canceled the 2004-05 season. Crosby had an assist on Mark Recchi’s power-play goal in the third. Canucks 3, Coyotes 2 : Vancouver spoiled Wayne Gretzky’s NHL coaching debut. Markus Naslund scored two goals and Dan Cloutier made 16 of his 30 saves in the first period to lead the host Canucks to the victory. Red Wings 5, Blues 1: Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the first 7 minutes and Detroit went on to beat visiting St. Louis. The Tampa Bay Lightning finally got a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory with their fans. The Lightning raised a giant championship banner during an emotional ceremony, and then began the defense of their title with a 5-2 victory over visiting Carolina. Vinny Prospal scored on Tampa Bay’s first shot of the season and assisted on goals by Dan Boyle and Vincent Lecavalier to help the Lightning build a 4-2 lead in the club’s first regular-season outing since beating Calgary in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals 16 months ago. Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2: Alexander Ovechkin became the first Washington player to score twice in his NHL debut, as the host Capitals beat Columbus. Sabres 6, Islanders 4: Daniel Briere scored two goals and set up another, leading Buffalo to a victory over visiting New York. Panthers 2, Thrashers 0: Roberto Luongo made 34 saves for his 24th career shutout, and Nathan Horton and Lucas Krajicek scored in the third period for host Florida. Canadiens 2, Bruins 1: Michael Ryder backhanded in the rebound of Alexei Kovalev’s shot on the power play with 11.1 seconds remaining to give visiting Montreal the win. Rangers 5, Flyers 3: Jaromir Jagr spoiled Peter Forsberg’s Flyers debut by scoring a pair of power-play goals in the third period, leading N.Y. to a road victory. Predators 3, Sharks 2: Scott Hartnell broke a tie with 4:13 left, and Tomas Vokoun stopped 22 shots to help Nashville beat visiting San Jose. Wild 6, Flames 3: Marc Chouinard scored three goals and Todd White added a goal and two assists, leading host Minnesota past Calgary. Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO ): Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the final 6 minutes of regulation and once during the first shootout in NHL history as visiting Ottawa rallied over Toronto. Oilers 4, Avalanche 3 : Shawn Horcoff scored 24 seconds into the game and then added the game-winner with 3:18 to play and host Edmonton beat Colorado. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!