$64 Million Man Helps Leafs go to 2-0...Roy Era Begins in Colorado With a Rout 10/3/13
- Dave Bolland scored twice and Phil Kessel added a goal to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Maple Leafs are off to a 2-0 start and spoiled Philadelphia's season opener one night after ruining Montreal's. Jonathan Bernier (BAYRN'-yay) stopped 31 shots for the Maple Leafs.
Toronto acquired Bolland and Bernier in the offseason to bolster their bid to get out of the first round and make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Kessel scored his goal a day after he signed a $64 million, eight-year extension.
In other results from Day 2 of the NHL season:
- Pavel Datsyuk (PAH'-vuhl DAT'-sook) and Mikael Samuelsson scored 36 seconds apart midway through the first period and the Detroit Red Wings nipped the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in the season-opener for both teams.
-- Colorado opened a big early lead and coasted past Anaheim 6-1. Semyon Varlamov (sehm-YAHN' vahr-LAY'-mawf) had his shutout bid end with 6.4 seconds left. Jamie McGinn scored a pair of goals to get the Patrick Roy (wah) coaching era in Colorado off to a rousing start.