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The 2016-17 NHL season is two weeks old and there is one team without a regulation loss.

The Pittsburgh Penguins? Nope. The Chicago Blackhawks? Guess again.

It's the Los Angeles Kings, who defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Wednesday to improve to 5-0-1. The Kings, who missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, have 11 points under new coach John Stevens, the highest total in team history through the first six games of a season. It's the third time the Kings have opened a season with at least one point in six straight games, joining the 1974-75 (3-0-3) and 1995-96 Kings (4-0-3).

Adrian Kempe scored three times in the third period for his first career hat trick and the first hat trick by a Kings rookie since Vitali Yachmenev did it on March 2, 1996 against the Canadiens.

 

Choose the greatest moment in NHL history

The NHL is giving fans the opportunity to choose the greatest moment in the NHL's 100-year history. Voting opened Wednesday.

 

Vote now for the Greatest NHL moment!

 

Welcome back, Edzo

Ed Olczyk made his return to the broadcast booth Wednesday, and he was welcomed back in style by St. Louis Blues fans.

 

Rask leaves practice

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was injured during practice and had to be helped off the ice.

 

Maple Leafs mourn Downie

The Maple Leafs honored The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie with an incredible gesture before their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

 

Ovi's no FBI agent

Alex Ovechkin is a world-class goal scorer, but his handling of a battering ram, which was on display during a Capitals team-building day at the FBI Academy, leaves something to be desired.

 

Allen sprawls to rob Kane

Blues goaltender Jake Allen laid out to steal a goal from Patrick Kane during the third period in a win against the Blackhawks.

 

Schwartz hits empty net to cap hat trick

St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz scores an empty-net goal from about 150 feet to finish his third NHL hat trick.

 

Batter up, Cammy

Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Cammalleri bats Jake Muzzin's pass out of the air and past Montreal Canadiens goalie Al Montoya for his first goal of the season.

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