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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

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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