• Leino helps Bruins beat Red Wings 3-1

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and Jonas Gustavsson made 20 saves. Leino, a former Red Wings forward, put in a loose puck from the side of the net. Hamilton opened the scoring for Boston early in the second period. Ferraro tied it with a short-handed goal midway through the second. Marchand added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

  • Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to 2-year contract

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club." The 22-year-old Schwartz had 25 goals and 31 assists in 80 games last season. In 132 career regular-season games in parts of three seasons, he has 34 goals and 38 assists.

  • Kapanen, Ebbett score, Pens beat Blue Jackets 2-1

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen and Andrew Ebbett scored in the first period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday in an exhibition game. Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was expected to make his preseason debut, but skipped the game because of the death of his grandmother. Kapanen roofed a shot past goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on a power play at 5:52, and Andrew Ebbett scored 5:52 later. Marc-Andre Fleury has 18 saves for Pittsburgh (2-2-0). Former Penguins forward Brian Gibbons scored for Columbus (4-1-0) early in the third. Bobrovsky finished with 29 saves.

  • Downie looking to catch on with Penguins

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Winger Steve Downie and assistant coach Rick Tocchet came off of the ice and walked together toward the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room after a training camp practice one day this week. It gave them a chance for a short chat. It must have been like old times. Pittsburgh signed Downie as a free agent in July, addressing a need for grit and someone to help keep opponents honest when they play against Penguins stars such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Tocchet, who won two Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s, was hired during an offseason housecleaning.

  • Blackhawks hoping Richards can anchor 2nd line

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Brad Richards in Chicago, learning to play with Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. Jarome Iginla, playing on a Colorado line with Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene. Ryan Kesler in Anaheim. Brian Gionta in Buffalo. It goes on and on. The race is on for the new kids in class. With the NHL right in the heart of its small preseason slate, a long list of accomplished forwards in new zip codes are getting used to different lines. They talk about tendencies. They make note of where each player is during each sequence. Chemistry is the goal, and the process could play a big role in the success of their teams. "This is all new to me, so it's kind of fun. A new experience," said Richards, heading into his 14th NHL seaso

  • Lessio lifts Coyotes past Sharks in shootout

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Justin Hodgman and Lucas Lessio scored in a shootout to give the Arizona Coyotes a 2-1 exhibition victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. Justin Hodgman also had a power-play goal early in the first period for Arizona (3-0-2). Joe Pavelski tied it for San Jose (1-1-1) on a power play midway through the second period and opened the shootout with the Sharks' only goal in the tiebreaker. Antti Niemi, in a fight with Alex Stalock for San Jose's starting spot in goal, allowed Hodgman's goal on the first shot he faced, then stopped 17 straight through overtime. It was Niemi's first appearance since losing the seventh game of the Western Conference first-round series against Los Angeles.

  • Canucks' Miller, Eriksson team to blank Flames

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller and Joacim Eriksson teamed for a shutout and Henrik Sedin had three assists in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-0 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Miller made seven saves in the first 30:32, and Eriksson stopped the final 11 shots. Linden Vey, Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata scored power-play goals for the Canucks (3-1-0). Karri Ramo made eight saves for Calgary (3-2-0) in the first period, and former Massachusetts-Lowell star Douglas Carr stopped 22 of 25 shots in the final two periods.

  • Rangers beat Blackhawks 4-1

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rookies Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair scored in the first period and J.T. Miller and Marek Hrivik connected 2:40 apart late in the third in the New York Rangers' 4-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Henrik Lundqvist made 15 saves for New York (1-1-0) before allowing rookie Dennis Rasmussen's goal off a rebound at 9:37 of the second period. Cedrick Desjardins replaced Lundqvist after the goal, and stopped all 15 shots he faced. Corey Crawford made 25 saves for Chicago (1-2-0). The Blackhawks used the top two forward lines that might be on the ice when they open the season at Dallas on Oct. 9, but showed little consistent offensive spark. Captain Jonathan Toews ce

  • Islanders beat Devils at Barclays Center

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson scored shootout goals to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The victory was the first for the Islanders at Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena they will move to for the 2015-16 season. Ryan Pulock and Colin McDonald scored first-period goals for the Islanders. Pulock's power-play goal at 8:21 came off assists from John Tavares and Okposo. McDonald had an unassisted goal at 11:32. Martin Havlat scored for the Devils 8 minutes into the second, and Michael Ryder tied it on a power play 2 minutes into the third. Havlat was stopped by Chad Johnson to seal the shootout win. The Islanders are preparing to pl

  • Stralman helps Lightning beat Stars 6-3

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Defenseman Anton Stralman scored two goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-3 on Friday night in an exhibition game. Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov, Matt Corrente and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning (2-1-0). Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop stopped 11 of 13 shots in his first appearance for Tampa Bay since injuring an elbow in the final week of last season. Evgeni Nabokov replaced him midway through the game and finished with eight saves on nine shots. Nicolas Blanchard, Brendan Ranford and Jason Spezza scored for Dallas (2-1-0). Kari Lehtonen made 13 saves in two periods for the Stars. Jussi Rynnas stopped seven of eight shots in the third.

  • Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Bruins

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had two power-play goals and Troy Brouwer scored at 2:12 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Liam O'Brien tied it at 4 for Washington (2-2-0) early in the third period. Michael Latta also scored for the Capitals. Seth Griffith scored twice for Boston (1-1-1). Matt Fraser and Matt Lindblad added goals. Lindblad's goal gave the Bruins a 4-2 lead in the second period. Philipp Grubauer started the game in goal for Capitals, allowing two goals on 11 shots, and Justin Peters surrendered two goals on 12 shots in relief. Niklas Svedberg made 24 saves for Boston.

  • Reimer makes 34 saves, Maple Leafs beat Sabres 6-4

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — James Reimer made 34 saves and Tyler Bozak, Roman Polak and Josh Leivo each had a goal and two assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 6-4 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Dion Phaneuf, Leo Komarov and David Clarkson also scored for Toronto (3-1-1). Chris Stewart scored twice for Buffalo (1-2-0), and Cody McCormick added a goal. Toronto defenseman Henrik Tallinder had to be helped off the ice after being shoved face-first into the boards by Mike Weber.

  • NHL linesman Nowak returns from injury

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL linesman Tim Nowak was back on the ice for Tampa Bay's exhibition game against Dallas on Friday night, three days after injuring a leg in a Lightning game. Nowak needed assistance from trainers to walk to the locker room after being hurt with 26 seconds left in the second period of Tampa Bay's game Tuesday night against Nashville Predators. Nowak, who made his NHL debut in October 1993, was hurt in a collision near the Tampa Bay bench.

  • Blue Jackets reassign 8 players from training camp

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets made their second series of roster moves of training camp, trimming eight players who were reassigned, to drop their roster to 42 players. Six players were assigned Friday to the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate: goaltender Anton Forsberg, forwards Lukas Sedlak, Trent Vogelhuber and Riley Wetmore and defensemen Hubert Labrie and Thomas Larkin. In addition, forward Nick Moutrey (Saginaw/Ontario Hockey League) and defenseman Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current/Western Hockey League) were returned to their junior clubs.

  • Nashville Predators hosting blood drive Saturday

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Saturday at Bridgestone Arena. The blood drive is running from noon to 8 p.m. CDT. The Predators are playing a special exhibition doubleheader against the Florida Panthers that day with games at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Donors who register to give blood during Saturday's drive will receive a Nashville Predators/American Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last plus a ticket to both games of the doubleheader. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (800) 733-2767 or by visiting http://www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: Preds 19.

  • Kings beat Ducks 4-3 in shootout

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight King scored the deciding goal in the shootout and also scored in the second period, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Jordan Nolan and Tyler Toffoli also had goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions and Martin Jones made 25 saves. Emerson Etem, Dany Heatley and Ryan Kesler scored for the Ducks and John Gibson stopped 31 shots. Kesler, acquired from Vancouver in a draft-day trade after spending his first 10 NHL seasons with the Canucks, played his first game with the Ducks and skated on a line between Jakob Silfverberg and left wing Patrick Maroon.

  • Canucks beat Flames 3-1

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary native Hunter Shinkaruk scored for Vancouver in the Canucks' 3-1 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Shinkaruk tipped a shot from Kent Huskins on net that was stopped, but batted the rebound out of the air and past Brad Thiessen midway through the third period. Shinkaruk has two goals in two games. Chris Higgins and Nicklas Jensen also scored for Vancouver (2-1-0). Sean Monahan scored for Calgary (2-2-0). Eddie Lack started in goal for the Canucks and was perfect on 20 shots in the first period and a half. Joacim Eriksson finished, making 10 saves on 11 shots.

  • Red Wings hold off Blackhawks 3-2

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit (2-0-1), Justin Abdelkader had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 26 saves. Bryan Bickell and Garret Ross scored for Chicago (1-1-0). Antti Raanta stopped 21 of 22 shots in the first period and half, and Michael Leighton made 17 saves on 19 shots. Tatar scored his second goal of the preseason late in the first period, and Nosek scored early in the third. Bickell put the Blackhawks on the board at 6:28, and Nestrasil got his goal midway through the third period. Ross scored in the final minute.

  • Blue Jackets beat Blues 5-4 to improve to 4-0-0

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Letestu had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Thursday night to improve to 4-0-0 in exhibition play. Letestu opened the scoring and Jared Boll, Ryan Craig, Fedor Tyutin added power-play goals in the first period. Dana Tyrell also scored for the Blue Jackets. Curtis McElhinney stopped 23 of 25 shots in the first two periods, and Anton Forsberg made seven saves on nine shots in the third. Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis (0-2-1), and David Backes and Joakim Lindstrom added goals. Paul Stastny, making his Blues debut after signing a free-agent deal, assisted on Lindstrom's goal. Brian Elliott made 17 saves.

  • Forsberg lifts Predators past Lightning, 1-0

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne and Marek Mazanec made it stand up in the Nashville Predators' 1-0 exhibition victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Forsberg took a pass from Mike Ribeiro, made a move down the right side and tucked the puck inside the left post and past Kristers Gudlevskis at 3:17. Forsberg has two goals in two preseason games. Seeing his first action of the preseason, Rinne made 12 saves in the first 32:15 of the game. He missed 51 games last season because of a bacterial infection in his left hip. Mazanec stopped the final 10 shots for Nashville (1-1-0). Kristers Gudlevskis made 31 saves for Tampa Bay (1-1-0).