John Chayka, the Arizona Coyotes’ whiz-kid GM, is more than just a numbers nerd

As Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka took his place in the far left corner of the visiting press box at Staples Center, his age was not the only thing that set the 28-year-old apart from many of his contemporaries. Eschewing the coffee favored by most hockey folks, Chayka instead sipped a cup of mint tea and chased it with occasional gulps from a bottle of water mixed with a BioSteel nutritional supplement.

Chayka pointed out that the antioxidants in the tea and the nutrients in the supplement are more likely to help him stay healthy over the grind of an 82-game season than an artificial — and temporary — boost from caffeine.

Victor Rask scored late in regulation and Sebastian Aho had two assists in the third period while Noah Hanifin, Joakim Nordstrom and Derek Ryan also scored to help Carolina win its opener.

Mikko Koivu sent it to OT with his goal in the final second of the third. Jason Zucker, former Carolina captain Eric Staal and Chris Stewart also scored for the Wild.

Scott Darling made 23 saves in his debut as a full-time starter in Dallas Cowboys Cheap Jerseys the NHL and his first game with the Hurricanes, who traded for him during the offseason and then signed him to a four-year contract.

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