Alex DeBrincat scored his first NHL goal and put one up for Artem Anisimov to assist the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Montreal Canadiens’ home opener with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal (1-3-0), which has dropped three in a row and scored just four goals in as many matches. The Canadiens went 0 for 5 on the power play and are currently 0 for 14 for this season.
Vegas has first house game • The Vegas Golden Knights played with their historical first regular-season house game late Tuesday night, against Arizona. The hosts scored four goals in the first phase and won 5-2.
Under a mile south on the Strip is that the massacre site where 58 people were killed and hundreds were wounded only nine days before.
The Golden Knights and the NHL maintained the catastrophe in the forefront whilst trying to offer their particular modicum of temporary aid into a recovery city.
The home opener initially was intended as a glamorous, Vegas-style introduction with a light display along with a pregame extravaganza packed with visual marvels construction on the group’s medieval nickname. Following the shooting, the group modified its aims and committed a more quiet evening to the sufferers, the initial responders as well as the survivors.
For example, T-Mobile Arena hadn’t any advertisements on the boards around the ice to the opener. Rather, the all-white boards only displayed the message “Vegas Strong.”
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the sport “reveals what a significant league, professional sports staff may mean to a community concerning bringing people together, uniting them, helping them heal by a catastrophe and demonstrating the ability of distraction when everyone comes together.”