Leafs Win, Name Tavares Captain

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The Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled John Tavares as the 25th captain in franchise history before beating the Ottawa Senators 5-3 in the N-H-L's season opener Wednesday night.

Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly were named alternate captains.

Matthews continued his dominance on opening night, as he scored twice to bring his career total to nine in his four season openers.

Ilya Mikheyev, with a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, Frederik Gauthier and Trevor Moore also scored for Toronto, which got 23 stops from Frederik Andersen.

Brady Tkachuk, Scott Sabourin and Bobby Ryan replied for Ottawa.  Craig Anderson made 37 saves.
 
Toronto visits Columbus Friday night and hosts Montreal on Saturday.