Among Sportsnet's Mike Johnston's "Seven Things We Learned From the NHL on Thursday":
Canadiens make history…
Considering all the Stanley Cups, all the legendary teams, the fact it’s the only franchise in the NHL with more than 3,000 wins, it’s hard to believe the Montreal Canadiens had never started a season 5-0 before.
That changed Thursday when the Habs blanked the New York Rangers 3-0 in their home opener.
The Canadiens had started the season 4-0 three previous times (1955-56, 1970-71 and 1977-78) and each time they’ve done it they’ve gone on to win the Stanley Cup. If you’re a Habs fan who believes in good omens, you must be loving the start to the 2015-16 campaign.