Taylor scored his first goal in the Hall Sabers uniform, as well as assisting at Buffalo on Thursday night, but that did not stop his new team from losing by 6 points. At 4 in front of the Washington Capitals.
The former New Jersey Devils star scored in the first period of the power play to tie the game at 1-1 (See video above). Capitals then scored three goals to give themselves a 4-1 lead. Despite goals from Tobias Ryder, Jake McCabe and Victor Olofsson, the Sabers were unable to come back.
Nicholas Backstrom, TJ Oshi, John Carlson, Brendan Dillon, Jacob Vrana and Garnet Hathaway were the scorers for the capitals. Oshi also recorded two assists, as did Alex Ovechkin.
In Newark, Brad Marchand showed the difference in a shootout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Marchand opened the scoring for the Bruins in the power play in the first twenty. He assisted Nick Ritchie on the net during the third period, on the offense of five men.
Marchand’s presence in the Bruins opener was not confirmed until before the game. Forward, who underwent sports hernia surgery in the fall, lost some practice at Bruins Preschool. David Pasternak is not there and is still recovering from hip surgery.
On the Devils side, Miles Wood and Ty Smith threaded the needle.
It started seriously for the Wings
In Detroit, the Carolina Hurricanes closed the Red Wings 3-0.
Nino Neederwriter of Switzerland was the only scorer in the game. With the player behind him, Sebastian Aho was able to find his line-mate in front of the net, who beat Thomas Greece with a good finte.
Next, in his first game in a red and white uniform, he limited the loss to 40 runs.
Wings dominated at all points with only 14 shots fired by Peter Mrejek towards the cage. A bad penalty late in the game also allowed Ryan Dijengel to move the ropes. Andrei Svechnikov completed the score on a blank net.