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Not The Start They Were Looking For

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

“You have to give credit where credit is due,” Vigneault said, the coach praising the Coyotes and goaltender Mike Smith’s puck-handling skills for negating the Blueshirts’ forecheck game. “Their goaltender handles the puck very well but we’re party responsible, too, because we have to put the puck in the corners, which we weren’t that efficient at doing.”

more on the Rangers losing to Phoenix

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

“We just didn’t play well enough,” the new Stars coach said after his team dropped a 4-2 season opener Thursday to Florida at American Airlines Center. “Maybe we thought it was going to be a little easier … that’s what I took from the game.”

more on the Stars losing to Florida

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

"I thought we had a really good start in the first 10 minutes playing the way we should," said new Canucks coach John Tortorella. "We turn a couple over after we score the [first] goal and they mounted on us there and surged and we lost the momentum. We played in spurts. Kind of a disjointed game with all the penalties.

"We have a lot to learn with tenacity and consistently being on pucks. Some good things and some teachable things. It's consistency."

more on the Canucks losing to the Sharks

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