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Storm Advisory for October 8: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Let’s all catch our breath, shall we?

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Jaccob Slavin scored the lone shootout goal and goaltender Scott Darling earned his first victory as a member of the Hurricanes organization.

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  • The Washington Capitals hired former player Peter Bondra as director of alumni affairs and business development. [Capitals Today]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have now scored 15 goals through two games and have gone 2-0 in the process. [CBC]
  • Remember when NHL Network ranked Alex Ovechkin as the 18th best player in the NHL? Think again. The Russian forward has 7 goals through two games after potting four last night against the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Nashville Predators in a Stanley Cup rematch on Saturday night after receiving a beating from the Chicago Blackhawks earlier in the week. 10-1. Ouch. [Sportsnet]
  • 2017 first overall pick Nico Hischier impressed in his NHL debut with the Devils, generating offensive chances and impressing with his stickhandling. [NHL]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights, meanwhile, continue to possess the highest win percentage in NHL history: two games, two wins. [Review-Journal]
  • Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker became the first Australian to play in the NHL, and scored in his debut, to the delight of his family in the stands. [Fox Sports Australia]
  • Nathan Gerbe may be long gone from the Hurricanes, but that doesn’t faze his youngest:
@nathangerbe7 (Instagram)