Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing wrist surgery Sunday. Boyle got hurt in a freak locker room accident Saturday night after the Lightning’s 2-1 preseason loss to Washington. The defenseman was distracted while hanging up his skate. The skate slipped off the hook and hit Boyle in
Thomas Plekanec scored three goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-3 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Plekanec opened the scoring early when he deflected Brian Smolinski’s shot, that came off the right wing boards, past goalie Manny Fernandez. He made it 2-0 six minutes into the game with a power-play goal.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)(AP) — Jeremy Roenick, Devin Setoguchi and Jonathan Cheechoo scored power-play goals to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Saturday night in a penalty-filled preseason game. Dimitri Patzold stopped nine of 10 shots and the Sharks dominated the injury-depleted Canucks from start to finish, outshooting the visitors
Andrew Cogliano’s second goal of the game with 20 seconds left in overtime Saturday night gave the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 preseason win over the Calgary Flames. As the Oilers’ rookie cut through the slot, a bouncing puck landed right on his stick and after knocking it initially off the goal post, he was able
Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and two assists, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game Saturday night. Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and three assists for the Red Wings (3-1-0). Sidney Crosby had two assists for the Penguins (1-1-2). The matchup completed a home-and-home series
Alexander Semin broke a tie early in the second period, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Semin broke free near the Tampa Bay net and redirected a pass from Nicklas Backstrom past goalie Johan Holmqvist at the 1:41 mark. Washington left wing David Steckel
Mike Knuble scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-0 victory over New York on Saturday night, spoiling Scott Gomez and Chris Drury’s first preseason game for the Rangers. Sami Kapanen, Mike Richards and Steve Downie also scored for the Flyers (2-1-0). Both Philadelphia goalies played well.
Jason Spezza scored on a power play in the second period and set up Shean Donovan’s goal later in the period to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Spezza beat Cristobal Huet with a long wrist shot inside the right post to open the scoring
Defenseman Pavel Kubina converted the only goal of a 14-shot shootout Saturday, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins. Boston goalie Tim Thomas had to touch only one of the first six shoots in the shootout — with two hitting posts — before Kubina walked in and scored on
Joe Pavelski scored his first two goals of the preseason and San Jose beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Friday night. Pavelski’s second goal came at 15:48 of the third period, breaking up a close game that San Jose (2-0-1) dominated, outshooting the Ducks 36-19. It was San Jose’s second win
Mikko Koivu’s third goal of the game — a deflection during a power play with 5.3 seconds left in overtime — lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 preseason win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Koivu scored with Chicago’s Patrick Kane, the first pick overall in the 2007 draft, off for holding.
Cam Ward lost 20 pounds this offseason and still managed to come up big. A slimmed-down Ward stopped 18 shots during the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-0 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Casey Boyer and former Predator Scott Walker each had a goal and an assist, and Ray Whitney also scored for the