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NHL: Lightning Trounces Hurricanes in Season Opener

The National Hockey League resumed action Wednesday after a 16-month layoff, thanks to a labor dispute. The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning were finally able to celebrate their championship with their fans, unveiling a massive banner in their arena. They opened the season with a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

In other NHL action Wednesday, it was:

Montreal Canadiens 2

Boston Bruins 1

Buffalo Sabres 6

New York Islanders 4

New York Rangers 5

Philadelphia Fliers 3

Washington Capitals 3

Columbus Blue Jackets 2

Florida Panthers 2

Atlanta Thrashers 0

Ottawa Senators 3

Toronto Maple Leafs 2

New Jersey Devils 5

Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Detroit Redwings 5

St. Louis Blues 1

Nashville Predators 3

San Jose Sharks 2

Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5

Chicago Blackhawks 3

Minnesota Wild 6

Calgary Flames 3

Dallas Stars 5

Sacramento Kings 4

Edmonton Oilers 4

Colorado Avalanche 3

Vancouver Canucks 3

Phoenix Coyotes 2