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Maple Leafs rookie has record four goals in opening loss; ex-Lightning coach Boucher wins Senators debut

OTTAWA — Auston Matthews, the first overall pick in this year's draft, scored four goals in his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs, but the Senators' Kyle Turris scored 37 seconds into overtime for a 5-4 win Wednesday in former Lightning coach Guy Boucher's debut with Ottawa.

Matthews, 19, scored the most goals in a debut in the modern era. Joe Malone and Harry Hyland each had five on the opening day of the 1917-18 season, when the forward pass wasn't allowed, Elias Sports said. Matthews is the fourth player in the modern era with four in a season opener and the first since the Lightning's Chris Kontos against the Blackhawks in 1992.

''It's pretty surreal," said Matthews, who's from Scottsdale, Ariz. "I couldn't believe it''

blues 5, blackhawks 2: Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist for the visiting Blues. Richard Panik and Ryan Hartman scored for Chicago, which had five rookies in the starting lineup.

Around the league: Wayne Gretzky was named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group, returning to the team with which he won four Stanley Cups in the 1980s. … The Penguins' Sidney Crosby (concussion) practiced but was ruled for Thursday's season opener, and Stanley Cup banner raising, against the Capitals. … Sabres top center Jack Eichel, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a high ankle sprain suffered in practice Wednesday. … Goaltender Carey Price will miss the Canadiens' regular-season opener because he has the flu, the team said. Al Montoya is expected to be in goal when the Canadiens face the Sabres in Buffalo on Thursday night.

Game summaries: See them at tam score board.asp.

Maple Leafs rookie has record four goals in opening loss; ex-Lightning coach Boucher wins Senators debut 10/12/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:46pm]
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