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DETROIT (AP) — cause for concern.Danny DeKeyser scored 2:40 into overtime Detroit Red Wings Hoodies Authentic , lifting Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after it retired Red Kelly’s jersey.Early in overtime, though, Red Wings star Dylan Larkin skated off the ice after grabbing at the right side of his abdomen. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said Larkin will travel to Ottawa for the team’s next game, adding he doesn’t know whether Larkin will be able to play with his upper-body injury.The Red Wings honored Kelly during a pregame ceremony, making his No. 4 jersey the eighth to go up in the rafters along with all-time greats such as Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom. Kelly was the first Norris Trophy winner in 1954, honoring the NHL’s top defenseman. The Hall of Famer won four Stanley Cups with Detroit and four more with the Maple Leafs, who previously retired his number.“Anytime you can see a guy’s number go up into the rafters, it’s a very special moment,” Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard said after making 19 saves.The Red Wings went ahead for a third time in overtime, setting off a celebration on a night in which fans for both teams cheered and jeered.“The atmosphere was great, just like it always is when they are here,” said Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist, who broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period. “We have a lot of fans and they have a lot of fans and it’s always crazy.”Larkin scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play with 6:27 left in the third, putting him a goal away from matching his career high of 23 goals. Patrick Marleau had a goal to make it 2-all with 2:19 remaining in regulation, giving him two points in the game.Auston Matthews tied the game late in the period and Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots for the Maple Leafs.Both teams were coming off a long break Detroit Red Wings Hats Authentic , playing for the first time in more than a week after a bye week and the All-Star break.“I didn’t know how smoothly executed the game was,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “It looked like the teams had about a week off.”Toronto looked rusty while going nearly 14 minutes before getting its first puck on Howard and was outshot 10-5 in the opening period.The Maple Leafs failed to take advantage of two power plays in the first period and went 0 for 5 with an extra skater midway through the third period.“We had some trouble getting into their zone and when we did, they were pressuring us all over the ice,” Marleau said.The Red Wings, likewise, were struggling on the power play on three chances before Larkin scored from the left circle with a shot that went off Andersen’s left shoulder.Marleau scored after Toronto pulled Andersen to add an extra skater and he knocked in the puck after Matthews made a fluttering pass across the crease.NOTES: Kelly played for the Red Wings from 1947 until they traded him to Toronto during in 1960. He was an offensive defenseman in Detroit and played center for the Maple Leafs. He retired in 1967 with 281 goals and 823 points. “Red Kelly was the premier offensive defensemen throughout his time in Detroit,” Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said. … D Jake Muzzin made his debut with the Maple Leafs after being acquired from the Los Angeles Kings for a first-round pick and two prospects. “It’s going to be an adjustment for me, because this is a faster team,” he said. … Detroit scratched Tyler Bertuzzi and he is expected to miss at least another game with an upper-body injury. … Toronto’s Jake Gardiner (back) and Andreas Johnsson (concussion) were cleared to play after being out with injuries.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host Pittsburgh on Saturday night.Red Wings: Play at Ottawa Saturday night. The first three days of the NHL season are in the books, and now we sit back and see which teams will sustain their hot starts, and which ones will overcome sloppy beginnings. It's important to not always read too much into how the first few games play out.Here are the early NHL power rankings as we enter play on Saturday.31. Ottawa Senators (0-0-1)The Senators were about to win their season opener, then defensive miscues and sloppy all-around play cost them against the Chicago Blackhawks, who took it in overtime. This should go down as the worst season in franchise history.30. Detroit Red Wings (0-0-1)advertisingThey managed to take the powerhouse Columbus Blue Jackets to overtime, but lost on home ice. Good on Tyler Bertuzzi and Dennis Cholowski to chip in with the goals, though. It's going to be a long year of transitioning, though.29. Arizona Coyotes (0-1)The Coyotes didn't put up much of a fight against the Dallas Stars on Thursday. At least they got some chances and peppered Ben Bishop with 30 shots on goal. The results will come.28. Buffalo Sabres (0-1)Will this team ever put it together? Yikes Custom Detroit Red Wings Jerseys , an ugly 4-0 home loss to the Boston Bruins. Worse yet, the fans were heavily booing this team in the first period. Sabres fans don't care about the playoffs now, but going from "terrible" to "mediocre" is long overdue.advertising27. New York Islanders (1-0) Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY SportsThe post-John Tavares era is off to a good start in Brooklyn...for one game at least. They escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes. They have a big test Saturday vs. the Nashville Predators.26. Montreal Canadiens (0-0-1)Call it a moral loss. Montreal out-played the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, but Auston Matthews and co. escaped with a 3-2 overtime win. At least Max Domi and rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi looked sharp with their new teams.25. New York Rangers (0-1)advertisingThe Rangers' home opener (a 3-2 loss to Nashville) didn't even sell out. Looks like the good folks on Broadway aren't so enthusiastic about this rebuild.24. Vancouver Canucks (1-0)Who else? Elias Pettersson opened the scoring in Wednesday's 5-2 home opener against the Calgary Flames. Side note: Vancouver has won five straight regular season openers, the longest active streak in the NHL.23. Chicago Blackhawks (1-0)Those were the old Blackhawks the fans in Chicago know and love. They erased a late 3-2 deficit and took down the Ottawa Senators in overtime. Patrick Kane hasn't lost his touch, so that's an encouraging sign.advertising22. Carolina Hurricanes (1-0-1) Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY SportsThe Hurricanes followed up a 2-1 home overtime loss to the New York Islanders by soundly beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on the road Friday. Taking three of four points is nothing to be upset over.21. New Jersey Devils (0-0)The Devils will open up their season against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday in Gothenburg, Sweden. Good luck stopping a motivated Connor McDavid.20. Los Angeles Kings (0-0-1)The Kings picked up a point in their season opener loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Can they show that 2017-18 wasn't pure luck, or are the Kings destined to regress this season?advertising19. Minnesota Wild (0-1) Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsIf the Wild are going to extend their playoff streak to streak to seven straight years, they better avoid the sloppy play that took place in Colorado on Thursday. The Avalanche dominated Minnesota with a 4-1 victory. This Wild team really looks like they may have lost a聽step or two.18. St. Louis Blues (0-1)The Blues are a popular pick to get back in the postseason, but that was one awful effort vs. the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. A 5-1 defeat? Perhaps the Blues aren't on Winnipeg's level at this point now. Aim for a wild card spot, or the third seed in the Central.17. Florida Panthers (0-0)advertisingFlorida visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in their season opener on Saturday. They're a sleeper in the Eastern Conference playoff race this year.16. Edmonton Oilers (0-0)The Oilers open up their season against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Can defending scoring champion Connor McDavid lead a renaissance season? Or will it be another letdown year?15. Philadelphia Flyers (1-0-)A 5-2 road win against the defending Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights? The Flyers looked legitimate, but we can't get too caught up in one road win yet.advertising14. Dallas Stars (1-0)Jim Montgomery couldn't have asked for a better head coaching debut. The Stars defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-0. They have a big test Saturday vs. the Winnipeg Jets.13. Colorado Avalanche (1-0)Colorado is trying to show that last season's playoff berth wasn't pure luck. A 4-1 victory over the rival Minnesota Wild is a nice start. Consider them a top-three team in the Central Division.12. Columbus Blue Jackets (1-1)The Blue Jackets paid a visit to the Motor City on Thursday...and barely escaped with a 3-2 overtime win. That was followed by a lackluster effort at home Friday; a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.advertising11. Anaheim Ducks (1-0) Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY SportsNo Corey Perry, no problem (yet). The Ducks went into San Jose and spoiled Erik Karlsson's debut with the Sharks, winning 5-2 on Wednesday. Efforts like this will be needed if they're to get by without their top goal scorer.10. Calgary Flames (0-1)Yes, their 5-2 loss to the Canucks on Wednesday was a wretched effort all-around. But the Flames will compete for the Pacific Division title. They're notorious slow starters, so don't start counting them out. This team will be just fine.9. Vegas Golden Knights (0-1)advertisingWell www.officialoilers.com , the Flyers sure took it to the defending Western Conference champions. Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled after allowing five goals on 16 shots. Not the start the Golden Knights wanted, but they're better than this.8. Boston Bruins (1-1)An ugly 7-0 road loss to the Washington Capitals was followed by a 4-0 victory in Buffalo. The Bruins are a top team in the Eastern Conference, but they also tend to wait until December to hit their stride. Be patient with this group.7. Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0)That was quite the season opener in the Steel City. Pittsburgh blew a late 6-4 lead vs. Washington, but Kris Letang won it in overtime on a power play goal. On a side note, goalie Matt Murray and the defence must be better if this team wants to make another run.advertising6. San Jose Sharks (1-1)The Sharks defeated the rival Los Angeles Kings in overtime on Friday to pick up their first win of the young season. Newcomer Erik Karlsson picked up an assist on Kevin Labanc's overtime game-winner. It's going to be a fun year.5. Washington Capitals (1-0-1)The Capitals had one epic banner raising night, hammering the Boston Bruins 7-0. They blew a couple of leads but stole a point against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Three of four points vs. two great teams is something to be happy about.4. Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0)John Tavares' first goal with the Maple Leafs was a beauty, and it's only fitting that Auston Matthews capped off the home opener with an overtime winner. It's going to be a great year in Toronto.3. Tampa Bay Lightning (0-0)As mentioned above, the defending Atlantic Division champions welcome their Sunshine State rivals at Amalie Arena on Saturday. For now, we'll put them down at No. 3.2. Nashville Predators (1-0)Nashville took care of the rebuilding New York Rangers at MSG with a 3-2 win on Thursday. They visit the new-look Islanders on Saturday, looking to sweep the New York road trip.1. Winnipeg Jets (1-0) Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY SportsThe popular pick to win the Western Conference, and they sure looked like a championship contender. Winnipeg dominated the St. Louis Blues all over, winning 5-1 with relative ease. They visit the Stars on Saturday.

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