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NHL Notebook: Senators, Canadiens and Canucks among league's early surprises

NHL Notebook: Senators, Canadiens and Canucks among league's early surprises

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets entered the NHL season as the only perceived "sure things" when it came to Canadian playoff teams.

Senators rookie winger Brady Tkachuk to miss about month with leg injury

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators will be without Brady Tkachuk for about a month after the rookie winger tore a ligament in his leg. Senators head coach Guy Boucher revealed news of the injury after the team practised in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday.
Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL's trend toward diversity

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL's trend toward diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With a laugh, Kim Pegula's competitive nature kicked in when the subject of the Toronto Maple Leafs hiring Hayley Wickenheiser was broached.
Fleury ties for 10th in NHL wins, Vegas tops Sabres 4-1

Fleury ties for 10th in NHL wins, Vegas tops Sabres 4-1

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault was 13 when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got his first NHL win on Oct. 18, 2003. Nearly 15 years later, Marchessault helped Fleury reach a major milestone with victory No. 407.
Devils still perfect and off to best start in 23 years

Devils still perfect and off to best start in 23 years

NEWARK, N.J. — Kyle Palmieri scored his seventh goal in four games, Keith Kinkaid stopped 24 shots for his second shutout and the New Jersey Devils continued their perfect start, beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Nurse scores winner, McDavid has four points as Oilers top Jets in OT

WINNIPEG — Todd McLennan made no apology for his bias toward Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid.
Staal, Dubnyk lead Wild past Arizona 2-1

Staal, Dubnyk lead Wild past Arizona 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Eric Staal had already seen his former teammate rob him of a goal once. When he got another chance, he made sure it didn't happen again.
Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2

Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. — The final score was much more important to Tyler Johnson than his fourth career hat trick.
Shattenkirk lifts Rangers to 3-2 win over Avalanche in SO

Shattenkirk lifts Rangers to 3-2 win over Avalanche in SO

NEW YORK — Kevin Shattenkirk didn't like being held out of the lineup last Thursday. He came through with a strong effort in his second game back.
Palmieri scores 7th goal, Kinkaid has 24 saves, Devils win

Palmieri scores 7th goal, Kinkaid has 24 saves, Devils win

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have found a perfect combination for the start of the season. Kyle Palmieri scores early and goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes the lead stand up.