From now on, whenever P.K. Subban‘s name is mentioned, Taylor Hall‘s will come to mind and vice versa. Both players were part of hockey’s most thrilling 23 minutes this past June when they were dealt from their respective teams in blockbuster deals.
It was fitting then that the two debuted at home for their new teams on the same night Saturday, and both made an immediate impact. In fact, the Nashville Predators sold out a pre-season game for the first time in franchise history.
That’s a lot of fans excited to see Mike Fisher wearing the Captain’s “C” for the first time. That, or Smashville was thrilled to welcome their new star player.
It didn’t take long for Subban to factor into the scoring, sending a blast from the point through Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop. He finished with a goal and an assist. Nashville topped Tampa 4-3.
Meanwhile, Hall buzzed around all night in New Jersey as the Devils beat the Rangers 5-4.
The former Edmonton Oilers forward had a goal and an assist with five shots on goal.
Hall was the third star of the game while Subban earned second star honours.