Hockey Night in Canada was the most-watched season premiere since 2013 with an average minute audience of 1.87 million Canadians
The first Hockey Night in Canada Saturday of the season featured 3 games in the Prime East slot.
Original 6 match-up Rangers vs. Leafs on CBC did not disappoint with 13 goals scored, knocking King Henrick from his throne, taking the game 8-5.
Other match-ups included the Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals on CITY and the Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators on Sportsnet One.
The Vancouver Canucks opened their season in HNIC Prime West, where they hosted Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks gave their home crowd an exciting performance, defeating the Oilers with a 3-2 victory.