• At a Glance: Nik Antropov will go down in history as the player who scored the first goal in the history of the new Winnipeg Jets franchise, but his team lost its inaugural game 5-1 to the Canadiens on Sunday.
Michael Cammalleri opened the scoring 3:05 into the period when he intercepted a pass at the blue line and went in alone on Ondrej Pavelec, beating the goaltender with a powerful wrist shot.
Tomas Plekanec scored a shorthanded goal with 5:43 left in the second period on a nice individual effort that started in the neutral zone.
Antropov scored 2:27 into the third period after a scramble in the crease sent Canadiens goaltender Carey Price sprawling, with Price even losing his mask.
The Canadiens got that one back when Yannick Weber plasted a one-timer past Pavelec on the power play.
Travis Moen scored the fourth Canadiens goal on a breakaway with a deke Pavelec.
Max Pacioretty joined in on the fun, scoring his first of the season during a 2-on-1 with a wrist shot over Pavelec’s left shoulder.
• Keys moments: The first period was rough on the Canadiens, who lost two players. First, defenceman Jaroslav Spacek left the game after he was hit into the board by Evander Kane. He left favouring his ribs. Later in the period, Cammalleri had to be helped off the ice after he was cut above the knee by teammate Yannick Weber’s skate after a faceoff.
• What It Means: Montreal avoids an 0-2 start after their loss to the Maple Leafs during the season opener last Thursday.
• What’s Next: The Canadiens are home to the Calgary Flames on Thursday,Oct. 13 for their home opener and then welcome the Colorado Avalanche to the Bell Centre on Saturday.