Edmonton's Jesse Puljujärvi became the first Finnish player of the NHL season to score a goal in the opening match of the Oilers against the Vancouver Canucks.

Puljujärvi flicked from the goal line to the home team's 1-0 lead at the end of the opening round.

Those readings also went to the first batch break.

The match is in progress.

Puljujärvi, 23, got to start the season in a real dream chain alongside superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

In the last two seasons, Tornio's chain mates have taken turns winning the NHL's Most Valuable Player award.

Wednesday's NHL Round

Toronto Maple Leafs – Montreal Canadiens 2–1 (1–1, 0–0, 1–0)

Washington Capitals – New York Rangers 5–1 (1–0, 2–0, 2–1)

Colorado Avalanche – Chicago Blackhawks x – x (3–0, x – x, x – x)

Edmonton Oilers – Vancouver Canucks x – x (1–0, x – x, x – x) E: Jesse Puljujärvi 1 + 0

Anaheim Ducks – Winnipeg Jets x – x (2–0, x – x, x – x)

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