Jakub Vrana scored in overtime to lift the Capitals to a 3-2 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues in the season opener in St. Louis. The Blues raised their first-ever championship banner before the game. Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov scored regulation goals as Washington erased an early 2-0 deficit. Braden Holtby had 20 saves in the win. Sammy Blais scored 53 seconds into the game and Alex Pietrangelo made it 2-0 Blues before the eight-minute mark. Jordan Binnington allowed three goals on 34 shots in defeat.
We’re just gonna pick up right where we left off. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/6PRtIpPy2b
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 3, 2019