Pittsburgh rallied with three late goals to beat San Jose 3-2 on Thursday in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup combatants, with Evgeni Malkin, Scott Wilson and Patric Hornqvist all scoring in the third period.
New Jersey's Taylor Hall made his new fans very happy with two power-play goals in a 4:11 span of the second period as the Devils posted their first win of the season; a 2-1 over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Anaheim on Tuesday.
Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon into the net 22 seconds into overtime for his second goal of the game, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh on Monday.
Phil Kessel's power-play goal in the second period stood as the winner in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their NHL match on Saturday night.
Nashville's Mike Fisher redirected Roman Josi's shot late in the second period for the go-ahead power-play goal, and the Predators hung on to beat Chicago 3-2 on Friday.
Pittsburgh began its defense of the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Thursday, with Phil Kessel beating Braden Holtby in the fourth round of the shootout for the winning tally.
Toronto's Auston Matthews made the highest-scoring debut in modern NHL history with four goals but it was not enough to prevent the Maple Leafs losing 5-4 at Ottawa on Wednesday as the new NHL season began.
Few professional sports teams had grander beginnings than Kunlun Red Star.
The National Women's Hockey League's first transgender player scored a goal in his debut, and finally got an opportunity to hear his name announced over the PA system how he always felt it should.
U.S. President Barack Obama honored the Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House on Thursday for completing what he described as one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the National Hockey League as they won their fourth Stanley Cup.