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
Matt D’Agostini scored his second goal of the game 1:45 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. D’Agostini, who opened the scoring 6:53 in, jumped on a loose puck in front of the Islanders’ net and put a quick shot past Mike Morrison after
NEW YORK (AP)– Dane Byers and Ryan Callahan scored first-period power-play goals Friday to spark the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Blair Betts and Martin Straka also scored as the Rangers kicked off their preseason schedule. Al Montoya, bidding to win the backup goaltender job behind Henrik Lundqvist,
Chris Chelios scored 1 minute, 18 seconds into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Chelios scored from the bottom of the left circle after taking a pass from Pavel Datsyuk. Tomas Holmstrom also got an assist, making Detroit 2-1 in the preseason and Pittsburgh
Gilbert Brule scored twice, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason game Friday night. Kris Russell and Rick Nash added goals for Columbus, which improved to 2-2 in the preseason. Clarke MacArthur scored for Buffalo, in its first preseason game. Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed a lease Thursday, committing the NHL team to its yet-to-be built $290 million arena until 2040. The lease terms were in accordance with a March memorandum between the team and government officials, Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday. The city-Allegheny County Sports and Exhibition Authority committed Wednesday to construction financing, and the
Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen had successful open heart surgery Thursday to repair a faulty valve and hopes to be back on the ice within three months. “There were no complications,” Sabres doctor William Hartrich said after speaking to the surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic. “Teppo is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for