OTTAWA -- Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews did more than live up to his billing. He made history, and it just took him two periods of his NHL career to do it.
Matthews became the first player to score four goals in his first game, but it still wasn't enough to defeat the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.
The Senators' Kyle Turris scored his second of the night on a slap shot from the high slot at 37 seconds of overtime to give the Senators a 5-4 victory over Matthews' Maple Leafs.
Blues 5, Blackhawks 2
CHICAGO -- Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist and St. Louis scored three times on the power play in a win over Chicago.
Richard Panik and Ryan Hartman scored for the Blackhawks.
Jake Allen stopped 17 shots in the win while the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford turned aside 29 of 32 shots.
Oilers 7, Flames 4
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Connor McDavid scored twice and added an assist as Edmonton beat Calgary in the first regular-season game played at the new Rogers Place.
Patrick Maroon opened the scoring for the Oilers after just 1:10, and Tyler Pitlick, Zack Kassian, Jesse Puljujarvi and Jordan Eberle also had goals for Edmonton. Alex Chiasson, Troy Brouwer, Michael Frolik and Dennis Wideman countered with goals for Calgary.
Perhaps the biggest news for Edmonton fans came pregame: Wayne Gretzky is an Oiler again. The NHL's all-time leading scorer was named partner and vice chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group. The announcement came as a refurbished Gretzky statue was unveiled in front of the new arena. The Great One also joined fellow Hall of Famer Mark Messier in the on-ice opening ceremony.
Sharks 2, Kings 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Defenseman Brent Burns scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and goalie Martin Jones slammed the door on his former team as the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Wednesday at SAP Center.
The Sharks earned their seventh consecutive opening-night victory, the longest current streak of first-game success in the NHL.
Jones allowed a goal to Tyler Toffoli on the Kings' first shot, then stopped the final 21 shots he faced, including all seven in the second period and each of the Kings' eight in the third. Logan Couture scored San Jose's first goal in the opening period.