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NHL On Tap: Flames, Oilers Reopen Battle of Alberta

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The Battle of Alberta resumes when the Calgary Flames visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, CITY, ESPN+, SN NOW). Both teams start the season with his 1-0-0. The last time we saw his two teams go head-to-head, the Oilers added a new chapter to their storied rivalry as he beat the Flames in five games in the Western Conference second round of the best-of-seven. A lot has changed since then with the new addition of Flames (Jonathan Huberdeau, Mackenzie Wieger, Nazem Kadri) Get your first chance to experience Alberta’s battle against the Oilers and global forwards Connor McDavid When Leon dry citeAnd with both teams being top contenders in the Pacific Division, there’s no shortage of drama. This is the epitome of must-see hockey. — Amalie Benjamin, staff writer

Benier hopes to continue offensive surge

Matty Beniers Home opener against the Vegas Golden Knights at the Climate Pledge Arena (10pm ET, ROOT-NW, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+, SN NOW). The 19-year-old center has scored three goals (one goal and two assists) in his two games, and has scored at least three goals in his 11 of his first 12 NHL games going back to last season. has scored 1 point. He is the third teenager to join Joe Sakic. Jonathan Towes, the sixth player in NHL history (Sakic, Dmitri Kvartarnov, Toos, Rob Gaudreau, Thiem Seranne).goalie Logan Thompson He started the first two games of the season for the Golden Knights (2-0-0). That included a shutout in his 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The 25-year-old is averaging 1.50 goals and a .947 save percentage over two games. — Mike G. Moreale, Staff Writer

Ontario game

The Battle of Ontario for the 2022-23 season begins anew as the Ottawa Senators visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena (7 p.m. ET; CBC, SNO, SNP, SNW, ESPN+, SN NOW). Matt Murray He was due to face his former team of the Maple Leafs in this Hockey Night in Canada game, but will be sidelined for at least four weeks due to an adductor muscle injury after the goaltender was shot during his morning skate. is expected. Murray was traded from the Senators to the Maple Leafs on July 11 with his two picks in the draft. He made 19 saves in his 4–3 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal on Wednesday in his Leafs debut. Ilya Samsonov started for Toronto (1-1-0), who won three of their four games against Ottawa last season (0-1-0). — Shawn P. Roarke, Senior Director of Editorial

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Florida Panthers v Buffalo Sabers (1pm ET, MSG-B, BSFL, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Each team won their opening game on Thursday. Victor Olofsson scored two goals, Craig Anderson He made 35 saves for the Sabers in a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Coach Paul Morris earned his debut with the Panthers in his 3-1 road win over the New York Islanders. Matthew Takachukscored a goal in his first game against the Panthers, Sergey Bobrovsky 32 saves.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Vancouver Canucks (4pm ET: SNP, NBCSP, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Canucks (0-1-0) are still in good spirits after taking a 3-0 lead in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.canucks forward JT mirror 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Andrey Kuzmenko scored his first NHL goal. The Flyers scored his 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Thursday’s opener.They become injury-free forwards Owen Tippett When Cam Atkinson defense man Rasmus Ristrainen.

Arizona Coyotes of the Boston Bruins (7 PM ET; NESN, BSAZ, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Nick Richie He finished with two goals in the Coyotes’ season opener in a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Arizona allowed 53 shots in the loss. This is the Bruins’ home opener, starting the season with his 5-2 away win against the Washington Capitals. David Craig (1 goal, 2 assists) returned to the Bruins after playing in the Czech Republic last season, scoring three points. David Pastanak Scored 4 goals (1 goal, 3 assists).

Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils (7pm ET, MSG, BSDET, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Nico Hisie He will make his season debut with the Devils after missing the season opener with a hamstring injury. New Jersey lost his 5–2 game to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.goalie Vitek Vanessek and made his Devils debut. The Red Wings will take his 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.goalie Ville Fusso 29 saves in Red Wings debut. Alex Nederikovic He is scheduled to start in Detroit against New Jersey.

Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals (7pm ET; CITY, SNE, TVAS, NBCSWA, ESPN+)

The Canadiens (1-1-0) were shut out by the Red Wings on Friday.Montreal goalkeeper Jake Allen He stopped 37 of 38 shots before Detroit scored two empty net goals. Capitals (0-2-0) didn’t win, going 8-4.Washington Forward Alex Ovechkin is pointless and minus three.

Toronto Maple Leafs Ottawa Senators (7pm ET; CBC, SNO, SNP, SNW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

maple leafs forward John Tavares Two points behind 900 in the NHL. Alex Devlincat He didn’t score, but had seven shots on goal in his Senate debut against the Sabers on Thursday.

Tampa Bay Lightning with Pittsburgh Penguins (7 PM ET; NHLN, ATTSN-PT, BSSUN, SN NOW)

The Lightning (1-1-) earned their first win of the season on Friday, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2.lightning captain Stephen Stamkos 3 goals in the first 2 games. The Penguins have his 6-2 season opener victory over the Coyotes. Sidney Crosby He was one of six Penguins to score multiple points in a win, with a goal and two assists.

Anaheim Ducks with New York Islanders (7:30 PM ET, MSGSN, BCSC, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Islanders (0-1-0) lost to Coach Lane Lambert, who made his 3-1 debut against the Panthers on Thursday.defense man Noah Dobson Scored the only goal. The Ducks (1-0-0) start a 5-game expedition. Troy Terry With two goals, including the winner of extra time, Trevor Zeglas There were goals and assists that led the Ducks to a big 5-4 win against the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday.

Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues (8pm ET; BSMW, BSOH, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Blue Jackets (0-2-0) lost to the Lightning 5-2 in their home opener on Friday.Forward Johnny Gaudreau Scored his first goal for Columbus on Friday. Blue Jacket forward Patrick Laing He has been out for at least three weeks with an elbow sprain. It was the Blues’ season opener, the last of the 32 teams to play a game.goalie jordan binnington Bruce is expected to start. He has won each of his two starts with his Blue Jackets.

Los Angeles Kings at Minnesota Wild (8pm ET, BSN, BSWIX, BSW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Kevin FialaAcquired by Kings From The Wild on June 29, the 2018 will return to Minnesota for the first time since the trade. He had his NHL career-high goals (33), assists (52) and points (85) in the Wild last season. The Kings (0-2-0) are looking for their first win of the season. Wild (0-1-0) lost his season opener to the New York Rangers on Thursday, 7-3.

Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (8 PM ET; BSSW, BSSO, ESPN+, SN NOW)

This is the back end of the Home and Home set. The Stars (1-0-0) scored two goals on Thursday as he won 4-1. mason marchment And one by one from the newcomers Wyatt Johnston When Joe Pavelsky. Jake Ettinger Made 31 saves in Dallas.Forward Ryan Johansen He scored for the Predators (2-1-0) and has 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) in 3 games.

Vegas Golden Nights at Seattle Kraken (10 PM, ROOT-NW, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+, SN NOW)

seattle forward Shane Wright The No. 4 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, he was a healthy scratch in Los Angeles on Thursday after failing to score a point in his NHL debut in Anaheim on Wednesday with 6:14 ice time. Vegas defenseman Nicholas Haig, who signed his three-year deal on Monday, was plus one in his shot two blocks into Thursday’s ice time at 13:51.

Chicago Blackhawks v San Jose Sharks (10 p.m. ET, NBCSCA, NBCSCH, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Blackhawks (0-2-0) haven’t scored the same amount of goals in their first two games, losing to the Colorado Avalanche and the Golden Knights. The Sharks (0-2-0) are playing their home opener after his second loss to the Czech Republic’s Predators in last week’s Global Series.

Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers (10pm ET; CBC, SN, CITY, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Both the Flames and Oilers won their season openers, with the Flames defeating the defending Stanley Cup champions Avalanche on Thursday for coach Darryl Sutter’s 700th career regular season victory. Connor McDavid gave the Oilers his four-point opener, scored three goals, and added an assist in Vancouver’s 5–3 win against the Canucks. He is the sixth fastest player in NHL history to reach 700 career points (242 goals and 459 assists in 488 games).