QUEBEC CITY -- The Montreal Canadiens played what was supposed to be a home game Monday.
It just didn't feel like one.
Playing the first NHL game at the brand new Videotron Centre, a building the city hopes will be home to its own NHL team one day, the Canadiens hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game in what was once extremely hostile territory.
It's been 20 years since that was the case, when the Quebec Nordiques moved away and became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995-96. An entire generation of people were born and have come of age since then, but that feeling remains.
Quebec City remains hostile territory for the Canadiens.
"It was probably 50/50," said Canadiens center David Desharnais, a native of nearby Laurier-Station, Quebec. "But that's the way it is here."
There were many red Canadiens jerseys among the sellout crowd of 18,259, but the people wearing those jerseys weren't very loud, or at least they weren't allowed to be.
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Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT): Keith Yandle scored on a penalty shot in overtime to give the New York Rangers the win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.
Yandle was in on a breakaway against Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason when Flyers forward Scott Laughton was called for hooking at 1:16 of overtime.
Dan Girardi and Chris Kreider scored third-period goals to tie the game 2-2.
The Flyers took a 2-0 lead on goals by Mark Streit in the first period and Wayne Simmonds in the second.
Mason made 41 saves.
Antti Raanta played the entire game for the Rangers and made 27 saves.
New York was 0-for-6 on the power play; Philadelphia was 1-for-6.
Red Wings 3, Bruins 1: Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Drew Miller and Tomas Jurco scored for Detroit in the second period, and Andreas Athanasiou scored 48 seconds into the third period.
Boston forward Loui Eriksson scored a power-play goal with 51 seconds remaining to end Howard’s shutout bid.
Tuukka Rask played the entire game for the Bruins and made 21 saves on 24 shots.
Detroit was 0-for-3 on the power play; Boston was 1-for-5.
Capitals 3, Islanders 1: Andre Burakovsky's power-play goal at 7:39 of the third period proved to be the game-winner in the Washington Capitals' victory against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center.
Sean Collins scored at 2:48 of the second period and Karl Alzner sealed the win for Washington at 19:03 of the third.
Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer started and made 13 saves. Justin Peters relieved him midway through the game and stopped nine of 10 shots.
Kirill Petrov scored for the Islanders at 18:09 of the third period.
Thomas Greiss allowed two goals on 24 shots.
Canucks 1, Coyotes 0: Jared McCann scored the only goal of the game on a power play 8:34 into the third period and Jacob Markstrom made 32 saves in the Vancouver Canucks' win against the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Arena.
Seventeen seconds after Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura was whistled for cross-checking, McCann took a pass from Ben Hutton and ripped a wrist shot from the left circle past goalie Mike Smith.
Markstrom made 15 saves in the second period to keep the game scoreless.
Smith made 23 saves for the Coyotes.