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NHL: 3 stories to pique your interest

10/10/2014 09:39 EDT | Updated 12/10/2014 05:59 EST
It was a very quiet night in the National Hockey League after last evening's onslaught that featured a dozen games. But here are three hockey topics that should stir your interest this evening.

- For the New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes, finally, opening night had arrived. They were the final two teams to play their National Hockey League opener for the 2014-15 season. in fact, they had the spotlight to themselves as the only game on the schedule. The Islanders came out flying and captain Jon Tavares who ruined his knee at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and missed the rest of the NHL season, proved his worth right away. Tavares handed out three assists to spark the Isles' attack and they went on to a 5-3 victory.

- You'd also be wise to take a look at a couple of other areas of hockey interest this evening. First, there's our extended feature on P.K. Subban the Montreal Canadiens' defenceman whose value even the club's hierarchy questioned. Subban and the Canadiens, off to a 2-0 start to the new season, play Saturday in Philadelphia. In the meantime, check out Tim Wharnsby's look at the Montreal defenceman.

- Plus, tomorrow evening on Hockey Night in Canada on CBC at 7 p.m. ET,  it's Pittsburgh at Toronto. Sidney Crosby is fresh off a three-point night as his Penguins scored six goals in a victory over the Anaheim Ducks, while the Maple Leafs didn't get the same kind of production out of their top line in the season-opening 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. For a preview of that game, Click here

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