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GOTHENBURG Adidas Brian Gibbons Jersey , Sweden (AP) — Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils left the Edmonton Oilers behind in their season-opener, showing the form that helped them return to the playoffs last season.Palmieri and Zajac scored two goals each to lead the Devils to a 5-2 victory Saturday night in the NHL Global Series game at Scandinavium.“We feel like we have a good group, we have a strong culture,” New Jersey coach John Hynes said. “We have an identity of how we want to play, the types of players we want, how we want to be off the ice. Those are really the things that matter. We want be a tough team to play against.”Stefan Noesen also scored, Miles Wood had two assists, and Keith Kinkaid made 17 saves.“We played a pretty good hockey game from the start,” Zajac said. “Not too many lapses, in our play throughout the game, our speed eventually kind of took over. We played the right way, especially with the lead. It’s early in the season and it’s a good sign.”Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers.In the new season, Palmieri didn’t waste time.He picked up the puck near the boards in the offensive zone Adidas Carter Rowney Jersey , moved unchecked toward the net from the left and beat Cam Talbot inside the far post on the first shot on goal in the opening minute.The Oilers came back on a power play, with captain Connor McDavid setting it up. The star center used his speed to carry the puck up ice from his own zone and skated around the goal to feed Lucic in front for a one-timer to tie it at 4:01.New Jersey took control early in the middle period with goals from Palmieri and Zajac in a 1:09 span. Palmieri scored on a power play for his second, and Zajac doubled the advantage after Talbot lost the puck behind the goal. The Devils dominated, outshooting the Oilers 10-4 in the period.“Obviously, we weren’t good enough, they were good,” McDavid said. “We did some good stuff, we did some bad stuff, too.”Zajac added his second in the third period after a defensive blunder by defenseman Matt Benning, and before Draisaitl reduced the deficit to 4-2. Noesen finished it off with an empty-netter.“Give them credit, they pressured us in areas that give us a lot of headaches and we weren’t able to do the same for them,” Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said. “We had a tough night, it was evident. Our puck movement, our puck support Adidas Jaycob Megna Jersey , our ability to play fast and clean was not very good.”It was the 23rd NHL regular-season game played in Europe, the 11th in Sweden and the first in Gothenburg.Prior to Saturday, the Devils completed a training camp in Switzerland where they played SC Bern in an exhibition game, while the Oilers came from practice in Germany, where they faced Cologne in an exhibition.The NHL will return to Europe next month. On Nov. 1-2, the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets will play two regular-season games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.NOTES: It was only the second time in NHL history that the last two Hart Trophy winners faced each other in a season-opening game. It was also only the third time that the reigning Art Ross Trophy winner (McDavid) and reigning Hart Memorial Trophy winner (Taylor) played against each other in a season opener.UP NEXTOilers: At Boston on Thursday night.Devils: Host Stanley Cup champion Washington on Thursday night. WASHINGTON (AP) Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.Panarin made an incredible individual move to drive by fellow Russian Dmitry Orlov and went backhand-to-forehand to beat Philipp Grubauer top shelf.Game 2 is Sunday night in Washington.Alexander Wennberg, Thomas Vanek and Seth Jones scored in regulation, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots for Columbus, which got two power-play goals to continue a strong trend since the trade deadline.Wennberg left the game with an upper-body injury in the third period and didn’t return. Jones, son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, drew a penalty late in the third period, almost put the puck in his own net and tied it on the ensuing power play with 4:26 left in regulation to send the game to overtime.Washington got two power-play goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov on Josh Anderson’s five-minute major penalty for boarding Michal Kempny and an even-strength goal on the rush in the third period by Devante Smith-Pelly. Grubauer, who got the nod to start over 2016 Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Braden Holtby, made 23 saves in his second career playoff start.LIGHTNING 5 Adidas Max Jones Jersey , DEVILS 2TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay got early goals from four players – none of them named Nikita Kucherov or Steven Stamkos – before holding off New Jersey in Game 1.Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde scored, helping the Lightning build a 3-0 lead that New Jersey trimmed to one goal before Alex Killorn and Kucherov, who added an empty-netter, finished off the win.Taylor Hall scored an unassisted goal in the second period, then assisted on Travis Zajac’s power-play goal that cut it to 3-2 midway through third against Andrei Vasilievskiy.Killorn’s shot over the glove of goalie Kevin Kincaid’s glove restored a two-goal lead before Kucherov, who led the Lightning with 100 points this season, ensured there would be no comeback.Vasilievskiy made 29 saves.Game 2 is Saturday at Amalie Arena.SHARKS 3, DUCKS 0ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Evander Kane scored two goals in his first career playoff game, Martin Jones made 25 saves and the Sharks beat the Ducks in their first-round series opener.Brent Burns also scored and captain Joe Pavelski had two assists during a three-goal second period to help the Sharks easily take early control in the series between California rivals. San Jose and Anaheim have been regular playoff teams for the past 15 years, yet are meeting in the postseason for only the second time.John Gibson stopped 30 shots for the Ducks, who lost a series opener at home in their third consecutive playoff series. Anaheim had won seven straight home games down the regular-season stretch Adidas Andrej Sustr Jersey , losing in regulation at home just once in 17 games since late January.Game 2 is Saturday night at Honda Center.BRUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 1BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots in Boston’s Game 1 victory over Toronto.David Pastrnak also scored for Boston, and Sean Kuraly bunted one out of the air and into the net over goalie Frederik Andersen to make it 4-1 with seven minutes gone in the third period. Krejci bounced it in off Andersen from behind to make it 5-1 after Toronto’s Nazem Kadri was thrown out of the game and given a five-minute major for an elbow to Tommy Wingels‘ head.Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s only goal, and Andersen made 35 saves.Game 2 is Saturday night in Boston.PREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 2NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period and Nashville rallied to beat Colorado in Game 1 of the first-round Western Conference series.Pekka Rinne made 25 saves, including a handful on Colorado’s Hart Trophy candidate Nathan MacKinnon.Austin Watson had a goal and an assist for Nashville, which has won 11 straight over Colorado. Craig Smith and Colton Sissons scored a goal apiece, and Ryan Johansen had two assists.Nikita Zadorov and Blake Comeau scored for Colorado.Game 2 is Saturday in Nashville.