The Stars cruised past the Kings in a 6-3 #FrozenFury win last night. Before the puck dropped, the arena opened with this display.
A very cool introduction on the ice before T-Mobile Arena's first hockey game. pic.twitter.com/2WBdGFUxdx— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) October 8, 2016
Among the night’s goals was this beauty from Julius Honka.
Patrik Nemeth also notched two goals.
And all of that scoring, led to to this.
There are more highlights from the game at the link. [NHL]
The Stars’ roster for opening night continues to take shape.
Forwards Justin Dowling and Matej Stransky clear waivers, assigned to Texas (AHL). Roster is now at 30 players.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) October 7, 2016
For the second time this offseason, the Oilers have traded away a first overall pick. Sorry, Edmonton fans. :(
The Oilers also officially put an end to #RussellWatch last night.
Russell deal may not be announced until tomorrow, but word is it's a one-year deal at approx $3.1M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 7, 2016
Get to know your Central Division enemy: The Hockey News shares their season preview for the Blackhawks. [The Hockey News]
Loui Eriksson is ready to find his footing with Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Canucks. [Puck Daddy]
From Shane Doan to Jaromir Jagr, the players who might soon find their numbers hanging in the rafters. [NHL]
Scott Matzka describes his diagnosis with ALS and drive to raise awareness for the disease.
TSN’s Scott Cullen examines how you can measure a player’s versatility. [TSN]
Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. [NHL]
And finally, Game #1 is almost, almost here.