NHL players were forced to get off to a fast start this winter and they have done just that. The shortened 2013 season opened with a bang, as the first week of action featured an abundance of sensational plays and memorable goals.
In addition to the return of world class hockey and the atmosphere that comes along with such a long-awaited arrival, there were overtime winners, big hits, amazing saves and plenty more spine-tingling goals.
If you missed any of it, fear not.
Here, we'll recap the top plays and best goals of the NHL's first week.