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NHL Opening Night: Blackhawks, Ovechkin, Parros Injury Among 5 Things That Stood Out

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Members of the Chicago Blackhawks watch as the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship banner is hung during a ceremony before taking on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) | Getty

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their 2013 Stanley Cup title one last time on Tuesday night. The team had a ceremony and raised a giant banner in the United Center rafters to take its place alongside the franchise's other four championships.

Then, the puck dropped and Chicago's title defense officially began. The Blackhawks rallied in the third period, scoring three goals to defeat the Washington Capitals 6-4 in their season opener.

The 2013-14 NHL season began with two other games on Tuesday, including an Original Six rivalry matchup between the Canadiens and Maple Leafs. With just three games played on opening night, plenty of things stood out. 26 goals were scored. The defending champs were in midseason form. As was Alex Ovechkin. And unfortunately, there was already a brutal injury.

Have a look at five things that stood out on NHL's opening night.

5 Things: NHL 2013-14 Opening Night
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