Puck Drops on NHL Season With 2 Games in Europe

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2008 9:00 PM CDT
New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal against Tampa Bay.   (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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(Newser) – It may get a bit lost amid the baseball playoffs and the overshadowing NFL, but the NHL season is under way. The league opened the year with a double-header in Europe. In Prague, the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on a late goal from Brandon Dubinsky, the Daily News reports. In Stockholm, the Penguins edged Ottawa 4-3 thanks to an overtime tally from Tyler Kennedy, notes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both the Rangers and Penguins figure to be in the hunt all season.  (Read more New York Rangers stories.)