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Sept. 22: NHL Preseason Roundup

Wheeler has goal, assist for Jets in win against Flames; Kadri helps Avalanche top Wild in shootout

by @NHLdotcom

Wheeler taps home loose puck

CGY@WPG: Wheeler buries bouncing puck for goal

Blake Wheeler finds the loose puck in front and pushes it past Cam Talbot, giving the Jets a 2-1 lead in the 3rd

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Blake Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-1 preseason win against the Calgary Flames at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.

Wheeler gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at 9:43 of the third period, and Joona Luoto made it 3-1 at 10:55.

Jack Roslovic also scored, and Laurent Brossoit made 23 saves for Winnipeg.

Adam Ruzicka scored a power-play goal in the third period, and Cam Talbot made 25 saves for Calgary.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored into an empty net for the 4-1 final.


Avalanche defeat Wild in shootout

Tyson Jost and Jayson Megna scored for the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-2 preseason shootout win against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center.

Dan Renouf had two assists, and Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves for Colorado. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog scored in the shootout.

Megna scored shorthanded at 16:03 of the second period to give the Avalanche a 2-1 lead, but Jared Spurgeon responded for the Wild with a power-play goal 40 seconds later.

Louie Belpedio also scored, and Alex Stalock made 34 saves for Minnesota. Gerald Mayhew scored in the shootout.


Bowey's OT goal gets Red Wings past Penguins

Madison Bowey scored at 2:58 of overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 preseason win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Little Caesars Arena.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha also scored for Detroit, and Bowey and Dylan Larkin each had two assists. Jonathan Bernier made 32 saves.

Brian Dumoulin and Jared McCann scored for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry made 22 saves.

McCann tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal at 18:34 of the second period.
Bernier made 13 saves in the third.

Video: Bowey pots OT winner to lead Red Wings past Penguins


Kostin scores game-winner for Blues against Blue Jackets

Klim Kostin scored the go-ahead goal 7:24 into the third period for the St. Louis Blues in a 5-3 preseason win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Enterprise Center.

Kostin, a forward taken by the Blues in the first round (No. 31) of the 2017 NHL Draft, drove to the net, took a pass from Jaden Schwartz and lifted a backhand shot over Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins for his third preseason goal.

Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak scored for the Blues and Jordan Binnington made 22 saves.

Jakob Lilja scored the first two goals for Columbus, and Riley Nash got the Blue Jackets even at 3-3 when he scored at 5:17 of the third period. Merzlikins made 29 saves.

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