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Mike Green first NHL hat trick leads Red Wings

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Mike Green had his first NHL hat trick in his 652nd game to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators in their final home opener at Joe Louis Arena.

Video: OTT@DET: Mike Green records first career hat trick

* The Red Wings, who will relocate to Little Caesars Arena for the 2017-18 season, posted an all-time record of 21-12-2 in home openers at Joe Louis Arena.

* Green's hat trick, the 61st by a Detroit player at The Joe, was the first by a Red Wings defenseman since Nicklas Lidstrom scored three times Dec. 15, 2010 against the St. Louis Blues, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

* Detroit also donned, for the first time, the No. 9 patch that they will wear all season in honor of Gordie Howe.

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: No. 9 patch the boys are wearing all season. #9RIP



Home Team in Caps

Colorado 4, PITTSBURGH 3 (OT)

NY RANGERS 7, San Jose 4

DETROIT 5, Ottawa 1

Boston 4, WINNIPEG 1



Forwards Mats Zuccarello (1-2-3), Chris Kreider (1-1-2), Derek Stepan (0-2-2) and defenseman Ryan McDonagh (0-2-2) were among 11 players to find the scoresheet for the New York Rangers as the club erupted for seven goals in their victory against the San Jose Sharks.

* The Rangers had seven different goal-scorers in the same game for the first time since Jan. 19, 2010, when eight players scored in an 8-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

* Kreider has collected one goal and one assist in all three games in 2016-17; Elias says he is the first Rangers player to begin a season with three consecutive multipoint games since Bernie Nichols in 1990-91.

* Rookie Jimmy Vesey scored his first NHL goal. The 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner signed with the Rangers as a free agent in the offseason after he had 24 goals and 46 points in his senior season at Harvard.

Video: SJS@NYR: Vesey nets Stepan's feed for first NHL goal



The Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog tied the game in the third period and scored the overtime winner. … Teammate Jarome Iginla scored his first goal of the season. He ranks second among active players with 612 goals. … Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo, a second round pick (No. 37) in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored his first NHL goal. … Sharks defenseman Brent Burns had two goals and one assist in his 800th career NHL game, while teammate Joe Pavelski (1-3-4) tied an NHL career-high for points in a game. … Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews and Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 16. … A limited number of tickets to the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium between the Blackhawks and Blues will go on sale this morning.



All Times Eastern

Colorado @Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, ALT, NHL.TV

Anaheim @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG, PRIME, NHL.TV

San Jose @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, CSN-CA, NHL.TV

Pittsburgh @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, SN360, ROOT, NHL.TV

Florida @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, FS-F, NHL.TV

Arizona @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN5, FS-A, NHL.TV

Dallas @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-SW, NHL.TV

Los Angeles @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, FS-W, NHL.TV

Philadelphia @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NBCSN, CSN-CH, CSN-PH, NHL.TV

Buffalo @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNF, MSG-B, NHL.TV

Carolina @ Edmonton, 9 p.m., SNOL, FS-CR, NHL.TV

St. Louis @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNV, FS-MW, NHL.TV



* The Blues look to start 4-0-0 for the second time when they begin a three-game Western road trip against the Vancouver Canucks, who are 2-0-0. The Blues last won their first four games in 2013-14, when they went 7-1-2 in October.

* The Washington Capitals will honor 2016 Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby, who tied Martin Brodeur's single-season record with 48 wins in 2015-16, prior to hosting the Avalanche.

* The New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens each host their home opener when they welcome the Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins, respectively. After tonight, only the Bruins (Oct. 20), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 20), Ducks (Oct. 23) and Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 28) will have yet to play at home.

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