Wings lose to Nashville badly. Howard is credited with all four goals in a loss. While backup Chris Mason shuts out the Wings.
NSH Stats: G: Erat (1), Blum (1), Fisher (1), Schremp (1) W: Mason, (1-0-0) (0.00 GAA, 100 SV%)
DET Stats: L: Howard (0-1-0) (4.00 GAA, 87.10 SV%)
Notes: Detroit starts off horribly, ten players credited as a minus in the opening game against Nashville, who eliminated Detroit from the playoffs last year.
The Washington Capitals stun the former Eastern Conference champions, 7-3, chasing Brodeur after two periods.
NJD Stats: G: Kovalchuk (1), Clarkson (1), Henrique (1) L: Brodeur (0-1-0) (10.89 GAA, 76.00 SV%)
WAS Stats: G: Ovechkin (2), Brouwer (2), Carlson (1), Johansson (1) Crabb (1) W: Holtby (1-0-0) (3.00 GAA, 90.63 SV%)
Notes: Brodeur chased after two periods, but Hedberg can’t stop the bleeding and the Capitals flex early offensive muscle.
Pittsburgh trounces the Islanders, 5-0, Crosby has two goals.
NYI Stats: L: Dipietro (0-1-0) (5.00 GAA, 85.29 SV%)...