The Jackets have already started the season with some bad news. RW Patrik Laine was forced to leave the season opener due to an elbow injury. The team announced he’s going to miss at least 3-4 weeks. All that and a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes to start the Johnny Gaudreau era. Gaudreau skated 20:11 in his Jackets debut and had two shots.
The Lightning fell to the New York Rangers in their opener in a rematch of the 2022 Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay allowed 39 shots, 36 of which were stopped by Andrei Vasilevskiy in a 3-1 loss. Steven Stamkos was the lone goal scorer for the Bolts.
Lightning vs. Blue Jackets
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