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Firsts for the new NHL season

Thursday, 10.06.2011 / 11:12 PM / 2011 NHL Face-Off

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Firsts for the new NHL season
Some firsts for the 2011-12 season:

Faceoff victory -- Scott Gomez, Montreal Canadiens, beat Mikhail Grabovski, Toronto Maple Leafs on opening draw (7:20 p.m. ET)

Hit -- Raphael Diaz, Montreal Canadiens, 1:16 of first period

Shot/Save --
Raphael Diaz, Montreal Canadiens, stopped by James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs, 1:27 of first period

Penalty -- John-Michael Liles, Toronto Maple Leafs, 15:53 of first period, for cross-checking

Goal/Assists --
  Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins, 9:42 of first period vs. Philadelphia (7:51 p.m. ET), assisted by Tyler Seguin and Joe Corvo. It was a power-play goal.

Even-strength goal -- Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers, 19:57 of first period vs. Boston.

Shorthanded goal -- Matthew Lombardi, Toronto Maple Leafs, 33 seconds into the second period vs. Montreal

Shutout -- James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs, stopped 32 shots to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0
Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday