Powe appeared to be in great pain after taking Capitals forward Joel Ward into the boards in the Rangers' zone 8:23 into the period. After spending a few seconds prone on the ice, Powe skated in obvious discomfort to the bench and did not return after playing only 2:33.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine also appeared to be hurt following a hard hit from Ryan Callahan in the Washington end with 4:23 remaining in the opening period. Callahan knocked Erskine down in the corner and the Capitals defenseman did not return in the opening period. But, he did return in second.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets