The Vancouver Canucks will test their early-season fatigue levels when they host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Senators (3-2-0-0) will attempt to adapt quickly to playing in Western Canada after a long flight -- and overcome repeated failure at Rogers Arena. The Canucks (4-1-0-1) will play their third game in four nights while trying to overcome two losses in California, to the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.
Coming off a tough 3-1 loss in Montreal on Monday night, the Flyers packed their bags and boarded a late flight back to Philadelphia, where they will take on the injury-depleted Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. The Flyers (2-3-1) received a strong, 30-save effort from goaltender Steve Mason against the Canadiens but could not solve Montreal goaltender Carey Price, who turned away 32 of their 33 shots. "We played well," Flyers right winger Jakub Voracek said in Montreal.
Steven Stamkos makes his first return to Toronto on Tuesday night after electing to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the offseason rather than entertain an offer from the Maple Leafs. Five games into the 2016-17 season and it appears Stamkos made the right decision. The 26-year-old center has three goals and two assists and the Bolts sit second in the Atlantic Division behind only the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-1-0 record.