DALLAS – Things could not have gone much better for both the Winnipeg Jets and Dallas Stars in their respective season openers on Thursday night.Winnipeg (1-0-0) defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on the road Scott Laughton Jersey
, breaking open a 1-1 game after 40 minutes with four goals in the final frame, a win where Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 41 of 42 shots.And Dallas (1-0-0) gave new coach Jim Montgomery a 3-0 shutout victory over the Arizona Coyotes in his NHL coaching debut. The Stars lit the lamp three times in 96 seconds in the second period with captain Jamie Benn and newcomer Trevor Carrick, acquired in a trade earlier this week, each chipping in two assists.Article continues below ...Of course, now it’s on to game two, an early Central Division battle at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, a contest both coaches and teams are looking forward to.“The first game of the season is a little bit like the first game after the Christmas break and the Olympic break and the All-Star breaks,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said after practice Friday. “You’re not really sure what’s going to happen. There were guys falling down on both sides of the ice. I thought it was an unusual game, but there were pieces of our game that were right.”The Jets’ offensive outburst featured great balance with Kyle Connor Womens Sean Couturier Jersey
, Patrik Laine and Blake Wheeler each contributing a goal and an assist each, and Mark Scheifele adding two assists.Like Maurice, Montgomery also saw parts of the Stars’ game from the opener that need addressing.“Our wings need to stop and start better, and our layers down low, we need to make sure they block out better,” Montgomery said.After a scoreless first period, Dallas responded with three goals in 1:36 in the middle frame and then held on for the 3-0 victory.“The game opens up at times, and I think that we took advantage of it,” Stars center Jason Spezza said Friday. “I think sometimes when you score one Shayne Gostisbehere Jersey
, the other team gets a little tight. It just kind of snowballs sometimes. Momentum is real. It happens in games.”Another commonality from both the Jets and Stars openers is that both clubs got stellar goaltending with Dallas’ Ben Bishop stopping all 30 shots he faced to earn his 25th career shutout.And Connor, one of four Jets with two points against the Blues, feels that Hellebuyck’s stellar play between the pipes was a big reason why the Winnipeg offense erupted for four goals in the game’s final 20 minutes.“Yeah, it was good. We had great goaltending as well and played really well. It kind of sparked us there in the third,” Connor said.Last season, Winnipeg had Dallas’ number, taking all four meetings and outscoring the Stars 18-8.However, Montgomery puts no stock in how those Stars fared against those Jets.“Well, it’s great to see where we are Andrej Sustr Jersey Womens
, where we can match up with a big, heavy team,” Montgomery said after practice Friday. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After playing from behind for much of this season, the Philadelphia Flyers weren’t fazed when Anaheim’s Pontus Aberg tied Tuesday night’s game late in the third period.Nolan Patrick scored 21 seconds later, and the Flyers beat the Ducks 3-2 to snap a three-game losing streak.“We needed to change the direction of how we have been playing, tonight is a real good start to that,” said Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott, who made 23 saves. “We didn’t take our foot off the gas. We kept pressing and we responded really well after they scored the power-play goal. They couldn’t even announce it by the time we put it back in their net.”Oskar Lindblom had possession of the puck behind the net and found a wide-open Patrick http://www.flyersshoponline.com/authentic-nolan-patrick-jersey
, who buried it past Ryan Miller with 1:51 remaining for his third goal of the season.It marks the first time since Feb. 2, 2008 the Flyers have defeated the Ducks in regulation. Anaheim was on an 11-0-3 roll against Philadelphia.“Every time we play here, it is a little chippy and they are fun games. It was pretty open out there today but I was happy when Patrick scored,” said Claude Giroux, who had two assists.Aberg scored both goals for the Ducks, who are winless in their last six games. The left wing is the first Anaheim player since Daniel Winnik (Jan. 19-21, 2013) to record consecutive multigoal games. Aberg has already matched his four goals from last season.Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov scored the Flyers’ other goals. Miller made 33 saves and Ryan Getzlaf had an assist to extend his point streak to three games.“We were trying to make plays in cute areas. They didn’t really have a complicated game plan,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “They were forcing us to dump the puck. We got stubborn and stopped doing that.”The Flyers scored the first goal for only the second time this season. Philadelphia was on the power play less than three minutes into the game when Couturier positioned himself at the front of the net and redirected Giroux’s shot past Miller for his fourth goal of the season. It was only the second power-play goal for the Flyers in their last 21 chances.“When you score first you get control of the game a little bit more. You are a little bit more confident, too http://www.flyersshoponline.com/authentic-travis-konecny-jersey
,” Giroux said.Aberg tied it less than two minutes into the second when he fired a shot from the right faceoff circle that Elliott was unable to stop with his glove.The Flyers regained the lead seven minutes later when Giroux carried the puck into the Ducks’ zone and fired a shot toward the net, where it was redirected by Provorov for his first goal of the year.Anaheim appeared to send it to overtime with a power-play goal late in the third when Aberg screened Elliott in front of the Flyers’ goal and was able to redirect Cam Fowler’s shot into the net. But Patrick’s goal dropped the Ducks to 0-2 on their four-game homestand.“It’s brutal. That’s as high and low as you can get in a matter of seconds,” Getzlaf said.Notes: The Flyers’ have not lost four straight games since Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2015. … RW Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who was selected by the Flyers in the second round of the 2014 draft, made his NHL debut and was on Philadelphia’s fourth line. … Anaheim recalled D Marcus Pettersson from San Diego before the game and assigned right wing Kiefer Sherwood to its American Hockey League affiliate. … Sherwood had two goals and two assists in 12 games for the Ducks this season.UP NEXTFlyers: Continue their four-game road trip at Los Angeles on Thursday.Ducks: Host the New York Rangers on Thursday.