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Sept. 19: NHL Preseason Roundup

Galchenyuk scores power-play goal for Penguins; Eriksson has two assists for Canucks; Golden Knights rally for OT win @NHLdotcom

Galchenyuk's power-play goal

CBJ@PIT: Galchenyuk buries Guentzel's dish for PPG

Alex Galchenyuk receives Jake Guentzel's pass and fires a wrister into the twine to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead on the power play

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Alex Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal in his Pittsburgh Penguins preseason debut, and Nathan Legare scored twice in 23 seconds during a 4-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday.

Jake Guentzel had a goal and an assist, and Justin Schultz and Kasper Bjorkqvist each had two assists for the Penguins.

Sonny Milano scored a second-period goal for the Blue Jackets.

Legare made it 3-1 at 6:03 of the third period by scoring through Veini Vehvilainen's five-hole, then scored at 6:26 on a slap shot from the top of the slot.

Matt Murray made 27 saves for Pittsburgh. Starter Elvis Merzlikins made 17 saves on 18 shots for Columbus in 29:18, and Vehvilainen made 14 saves on 17 shots.

The teams play again at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.


Canadiens defeat Panthers in shootout

Jordan Weal scored in the first period and in the shootout for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-4 preseason win against the Florida Panthers at Bell Centre.

Brett Connolly tied it 4-4 for the Panthers with a power-play goal at 10:10 of the third period.

Brendan Gallagher scored two goals, Weal had a goal and an assist, and Brett Kulak scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 14 saves.

Jonathan Ang had a goal and an assist, and Owen Tippett and Anthony Greco scored for the Panthers. Sam Montembeault made 42 saves.

Canadiens forward Paul Byron did not return for the third period after sustaining an undisclosed injury. 

Montreal outshot Florida 46-18.

Video: FLA@MTL: Gallagher scores tap-in tally from in close


Bruins score once in each period to defeat Flyers

Danton Heinen, Peter Cehlarik and Connor Clifton scored for the Boston Bruins in a 3-1 preseason win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Cehlarik put Boston ahead 2-1 at 4:16 of the second period. Clifton made it 3-1 at 16:15 of the third.

After Heinen gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 7:47 of the first period, Matt Niskanen tied it 1-1 in his debut for the Flyers at 11:58.

Jaroslav Halak made 16 saves on 17 shots through the second period for Boston, and Maxime Lagace made six saves in relief.

Brian Elliott allowed two goals on 24 shots through the second, and Alex Lyon saved nine of 10 shots in relief.

Video: BOS@PHI: Heinen buries Coyle's centering dish


Horvat, Eriksson help Canucks handle Oilers

Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and Loui Eriksson had two assists for the Vancouver Canucks in a 6-1 preseason win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

Brogan Rafferty and Jay Beagle scored in the first period, and Sven Baertschi and Lukas Jasek each scored a power-play goal in the second period to put Vancouver ahead 4-1.

Horvat scored unassisted 1:24 into the third period to give the Canucks a 5-1 lead.

Adam Gaudette scored, Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves, and J.T. Miller had two assists for the Canucks.

Cooper Marody scored, and Mikko Koskinen allowed four goals on 23 shots through the second period for the Oilers. Shane Starrett made nine saves on 11 shots in relief.

Video: VAN@EDM: Horvat pads lead to four off turnover


Stars score twice in third to defeat Avalanche

Michael Mersch scored with 4:25 remaining in the third period to help the Dallas Stars defeat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 at Pepsi Center.

Scottie Upshall tied it 1-1 for the Stars at 3:59 of the third.

Jake Oettinger played the first two periods for Dallas and allowed one goal on 32 shots. Landon Bow made 15 saves in relief.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored a first-period goal and Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves for Colorado.

Video: DAL@COL: Mersch takes the lead on redirected wrister


Golden Knights rally, defeat Kings on Marchessault OT goal

Jonathan Marchessault scored at 1:04 of overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Curtis McKenzie (14:06) and Mark Stone (15:00) scored 54 seconds apart for Vegas in the third period to tie the game 2-2.

Oscar Dansk made 36 saves for the Golden Knights.

Dustin Brown scored a power-play goal in the second period for the Kings, and Blake Lizotte scored in the third period to make it 2-0. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for Los Angeles.

Video: VGK@LAK: Marchessault goes bar down for OT winner

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