Hockey Headlines: Rangers Top Hawks, 3-2; Habs Defeat Leafs, 3-1

NHL regular season play is underway! Here are the headlines surrounding last night’s action:

The first game of the season saw Montreal top Toronto, 3-1. [Pension Plan Puppets] Leo Komarov delivered a nasty hit to P.K. Subban in the rough contest. []

Mike Babcock officially won the first coach’s challenge in NHL history. [Puck Daddy]

It’s another banner raising for the Blackhawks. [ESPN] Gary Bettman was booed by Blackhawks fans – maybe louder than usual – during banner ceremony. [Chicago Sun-Times]

The Blackhawks’ ceremony and loss to the Rangers in pictures and video. [Committed Indians] The Rangers wanted payback for having to watch the Blackhawks’ banner-raising ceremony. [Newsday]

Peter DeBoer opened his Sharks tenure with a 5-1 rout of the Kings on the road. [San Jose Mercury News] The Kings’ debut is the worst of starts. [LA Times]

Milan Lucic (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
Milan Lucic (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Milan Lucic was given a match penalty in his debut with the Kings. [The Score]

The Canucks got some revenge on the Flames for last season’s playoffs. [The Province] The Canucks boasted some punch in their season-opening win. [Vancouver Sun]

Brandon Sutter added his first goal as a Canuck in stylish fashion. [Hockey Feed]

Keith Yandle could be the difference for the Rangers this year. [Rant Sports]

Scott Gomez has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues. [Arch Authority] Can Gomez be one of the Blues’ top-two centers? [St. Louis Game Time]

Richard Bachman has been recalled by the Oilers. [Today’s Slapshot]

The Sharks signed defensive prospect Cavan Fitzgerald. [Fear The Fin]

Overreact much? If you’re going to, make it one of these storylines. [Grantland]