Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Erik Karlsson, last year's Norris Trophy winner, had a goal and an assist to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1, in the season-opener for both teams.
Chris Neil, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris also lit the lamp for the Senators, who lost to the top-seeded New York Rangers in seven games in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Craig Anderson made 27 saves for Ottawa, which exceeded just about everybody's expectations with a 92-point season in 2011-12, an 18-point improvement from the previous year.
Dustin Byfuglien scored the lone goal for the Jets, who finished eight points out of a playoff spot last season.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 33-of-37 shots in defeat.