Yep, hockey is indeed back.The Rangers and Hurricanes brought some immediate excitement to Saturday afternoon’s Stanley Cup Qualifier, the first official game of the NHL’s restart. Carolina’s Jaccob Slavin scored one minute and one second into the matchup after receiving a nice cross-ice pass from Teuvo Teravainen. (Fun fact: Slavin is the first player to score in August in NHL history.)Blink and you missed it! 🚨The @Canes waste no time and strike FIRST. #StanleyCup📺: NBCSN💻: https://t.co/87i526ld5o pic.twitter.com/RPI4FpbSer— #StanleyCup Qualifiers on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) August 1, 2020MORE: Standings, seeds & Round 1 projections for Stanley Cup playoffsThen, less than two minutes later, Justin Williams and Ryan Strome decided to throw hands near New York’s bench. So much for easing back into things. Think Willy is fired up? pic.twitter.com/1ojti8Cf5g— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) August 1, 2020If you wanted intense action on the ice, the Rangers and Hurricanes checked every box over the first 20 minutes. Just take a look at the stats from the period:RangersStatHurricanes4Shots1217Hits910Faceoffs Won811Penalty Minutes13Keep in mind Rangers vs. Hurricanes is just the beginning of Saturday’s five-game slate. As they say in hockey, let’s do that hockey.