showed the Anaheim Ducks
they have some goaltending depth by stopping 32 of 33 shots, and three different players scored in the second period Sunday during a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings
at Staples Center.
, Andrew Gordon
and Patrick Maroon
all solved Jonathan Quick
as the Ducks won their second game in as many nights after an 0-3 start to the preseason. They claimed a 4-1 victory Saturday in Vancouver against the defending Western Conference champions.
"The effort and the tenacity that we showed tonight was a huge upgrade from where we've been the first three games of the year," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle
said. "We were pretty good last night in Vancouver, but we couldn't really judge because we didn't play against the same quality of lineup we played tonight.
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Zetterberg lifts Wings over Hawks in SO
scored a highlight-reel goal in the shootout and Henrik Zetterberg
followed with the decisive tally as the Red Wings claimed a 4-3 win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks
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"You've got to give our guys credit. They went out and worked hard. It wasn't pretty but they did a lot of the little things it takes to win in the NHL."
A breakaway goal in the third by Andrei Loktionov
was the only blemish on the night for Deslauriers, who spent all of last season in the minor leagues after playing in 58 games over parts of the previous two seasons for the Oilers. While the Ducks appear set with veterans Jonas Hiller
and Dan Ellis
, they did go through several goaltenders last season after vertigo symptoms derailed Hiller's all-star campaign.
Palmieri, a first-round pick in 2009, saw 10 games of action for Anaheim last season and is now looking to become a regular contributor. He started the scoring 2:45 into the second when Maxime Macenauer
centered a pass from the corner and Palmieri was able to deflect it under the crossbar.
The score stayed 1-0 until a sudden burst late in the period by the Ducks opened up their lead. Gordon, who had a goal and an assist in 12 NHL games over parts of three seasons for the Capitals, capitalized on the rebound of an Andrew Cogliano
shot and slipped a backhander just inside the left post for his third goal of the preseason. It took only 11 seconds before Maroon made it 3-0 by coming out from behind the net and putting the puck over Quick.
"I want to play every game," Gordon said. "I've played four of the five so far, and I'll play as hard as I possibly can. Every time you put your skates on here, it's an opportunity to impress, and that's what I'm trying to do."
Hurricanes 4, Jets 0
gave the hometown fans in Carolina a taste of what they hope to see plenty of during the regular season, as he stopped all 36 Winnipeg shots to record the shutout and give the Hurricanes their first win in three preseason games.
and Jay Harrison
scored in a quick first-period burst to provide Ward with all the offensive support he would require. Dalpe's breakaway goal at the 6:43 mark held up as the game-winner, and Harrison followed 69 seconds later by knocking a shot down near the blue line and then firing it past Jets goalie David Aebischer
and Riley Nash
added goals in the second off rebounds, Samson with 6:55 left in the period and Nash with 1:26 to play. Carolina had managed only three goals in losses to Buffalo and Nashville.
Aebischer, looking to return to the NHL for the first time since playing in one game for Phoenix during the 2007-08 season, finished with 26 saves.
Bruins 7, Canadiens 3
A crowd in Halifax, N.S., got to enjoy what fans in Boston and Montreal enjoy a combined total of six times each regular season, as the Bruins and Canadiens brought their Original Six rivalry to a neutral site -- with the defending Stanley Cup champions' special teams helping lead them to the win.
Defense - BOS
GOALS: 11 | ASST: 29 | PTS: 40
SOG: 191 | +/-: -14
, one of Boston's key offseason acquisitions, and Brad Marchand
, a hero from their playoff run last spring, each connected for a power-play goal. Zdeno Chara
and Daniel Paille
had shorthanded goals as the Bruins scored five straight at one point after falling behind early.
Boston also received goals from Gregory Campbell
, Tyler Seguin
and Jordan Caron
to improve to 2-0-1 in the preseason with another matchup against the Canadiens slated for Monday in Montreal.
, Brian Willsie
and Aaron Palushaj
scored the goals for the Canadiens, who have lost four of five.
Avalanche 3, Stars 0
Veteran goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere
made a positive first impression on the crowd in Denver, turning aside all 16 shots he faced as Colorado blanked Dallas for its first victory of the preseason.
Giguere, who along with young Semyon Varlamov
comprise the new Avalanche goaltending tandem assembled during the offseason, didn't have to stand on his head but he stopped whatever he saw, and Ryan O'Reilly
was the hero on the offensive end with a pair of goals.
The Stars, who had won their first three games, received 28 saves in goal from Richard Bachman
's power-play goal turned out to be all the offense Giguere would need. Joakim Lindstrom
took the puck at the point, found an open shooting lane and his shot deflected off Stoa and past Bachman as Colorado grabbed the lead.
From there, O'Reilly took over with some help from top pick Gabriel Landeskog
. In the second period, Landeskog carried the puck into the Dallas zone and, off the rush, the No. 2 pick in June's draft feathered a pass across to O'Reilly, who lifted a shot over Bachman's right shoulder for a 2-0 lead. O'Reilly also closed the scoring by banging home the rebound of a Kyle Quincey
Giguere denied the only Stars' chance during an extended 5-on-3 advantage and made a nice save on a stuff attempt by Krystofer Barch
Blue Jackets 4, Sabres 1
In Columbus, forward Dane Byers
scored a goal and contributed a pair of assists and Steve Mason
turned in a solid outing with 19 saves as the Blue Jackets handed the Sabres their first loss of the preseason.
Goalie - CBJ
GAA: 3.03 | SVP: 0.901
Byers, who scored once in six career games of NHL action with the Rangers, was joined on the score sheet for Columbus (3-1-1) by Jeff Carter
, Grant Clitsome
and Ryan Johansen
. Mason carried a shutout into the third period before defenseman Tyler Myers
got Buffalo (4-1-0) on the board with a backhander on the power play.
Carter, expected to provide an offensive spark on a line with Jackets captain Rick Nash
, opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 midway through the first period and Clitsome beat Ryan Miller
, who made 23 saves, on a snap shot from long range for a two-goal lead.
The Blue Jackets doubled their advantage in the second with goals from Byers and Johansen.
Oilers 3, Flames 0 | HIGHLIGHTS
Edmonton got a long look at young goaltender Devan Dubnyk
last season and the Oilers liked much of what they saw. The third-year netminder proved flawless at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday in helping them finish off a home-and-home sweep of their Alberta rivals in Calgary.
Dubnyk stopped all 30 shots he faced, while in front of him two other faces of the Oilers' future, Linus Omark
and Jordan Eberle
, each produced a goal and an assist. Shawn Horcoff
had the other goal as Edmonton won for the third time in five preseason games. Defenseman Taylor Fedun
assisted on a pair of goals.
Dubnyk played in 35 games and won 12 for the Oilers last season with a 2.71 goals-against average and two shutouts.
The Flames split their goaltending duties between second-year netminder Henrik Karlsson
and veteran Miikka Kiprusoff
. Karlsson took the loss, stopping 11 of 12 shots before Kiprusoff relieved and made 10 saves.