NHL News: Stars explode for 7 in first game after COVID delay, Dubois on the move, and more

Welcome to the 2020-21 NHL Season Dallas!

The Stars (1-0) opened the season after a 10 day delay due 17 positive cases on their team in early January. They crushed the Predators (2-2) 7-0 on the strength of Joe Pavelski’s two goals and Anton Khudobin’s 34 saves.

“We wanted to come into this game with no excuses and we wanted to be able to match their work ethic or even try to outwork it,” Pavelski who opened the scoring said. “It turned into a special teams game, but overall you feel good.”

NHL News and Scores: Vegas finally loses a game, and Leafs get going

The Coyotes (2-2-1) finally put a number in the Knights (4-1) loss column last night with a strong 5-2 win. Meanwhile, the Leafs (4-2) who lost Joe Thornton to a broken rib and without Auston Matthews beat the Oilers (2-4) 4-2. Both Mitch Marner and John Tavares picked up their 4th goals of the season.

Last night, the Blackhawks (1-3-1) picked up their first win of the season beating the Red Wings (2-3) 4-1. In Minnesota, the Wild (4-1) continue to play good hockey to defeat the Sharks (2-3) soundly 4-1.

Three games went into OT with Gabriel Landeskog winning it for the Avalanche (3-2) in the extra session 3-2 over the Ducks (1-2-2). The other two games went to a shootout as the Caps (3-0-2) survived without Alex Ovechkin to beat the Sabres (1-3-1) 4-3.

Finally, Alexis Lafreniere faced off against his idol and watched the Penguins (3-2) comeback to steal a victory from the Rangers (1-2-1) 4-3.

NHL News: Pierre-Luc Dubois could be traded today

“My sense from canvassing sources tonight, Columbus is closing in on a trade involving Pierre Luc Dubois,” Darren Dreger reported late yesterday. “It’s a complicated process that could be resolved as early as tomorrow. Teams have been told they’re out. Hard to say who’s in, but it’s believed Winnipeg is among them.”

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Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to play for the Canadiens (Photo: Canadian Press)

It appears to be down to the Jets and Ducks as the two teams likely to land Dubois. The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames are also in the mix. However, it is hard to believe a Jets package of Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic could be beat by anybody else.