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Sept. 26: NHL Preseason Roundup

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McDavid's power-play goal

EDM@WPG: McDavid taps puck home on power play

Connor McDavid locates the loose puck at the doorstep and taps it into the net for a power-play goal, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead

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Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the preseason for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.

The center, playing his second game since injuring his left knee in the season finale April 6, gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 1:03 of the second period with a power-play goal from low in the left circle off a pass from James Neal. McDavid had three shots playing 20:04.

Tomas Jurco had two goals and an assist, Ethan Bear scored twice, and Neal and Leon Draisaitl each had two assists for the Oilers, who trailed 3-2 entering the third period. Jurco's second goal was the game-winner on the power play at 9:38.

Tucker Poolman had a goal and an assist, CJ Suess and Gabriel Bourque scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 21 saves for the Jets.

Mike Smith made 18 saves for the Oilers.


Sharks defeat Flames for first win

Brent Burns had an assist on each of the four third-period goals scored by the San Jose Sharks in a 4-1 preseason win against the Calgary Flames at SAP Center.

Dylan Gambrell scored twice, and Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl scored for San Jose, which lost its first four preseason games. Martin Jones made 24 saves.

Cam Talbot made 24 saves playing two periods for Calgary, before Artyom Zagidulin allowed four goals on 10 shots. Justin Kirkland scored with 4:02 left in the third period.


Mantha, Rasmussen push Red Wings to Hockeyville win

Anthony Mantha and Michael Rasmussen each scored twice, and Calvin Pickard made 37 saves for the Detroit Red Wings in a 4-1 preseason win against the St. Louis Blues in the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019 game at Calumet Colosseum in Calumet, Michigan.

Mantha gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 15:28 of the first period. Ryan O'Reilly scored on a tip-in 46 seconds into the second period to tie it 1-1.

Mantha's second, at 1:06 of the second, gave Detroit a 2-1 lead when he scored on a breakaway.

Rasmussen scored to make it 3-1 at 13:59 of the second and at 15:33 to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.

Jordan Binnington made 22 saves for the Blues.

Video: STL@DET: Mantha forces turnover, pots second goal


Lightning score four straight to defeat Panthers

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored four straight goals in a 4-2 preseason win against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.

Yanni Gourde made it 2-1 with 28 seconds left in the second period when he tipped a point shot by Kevin Shattenkirk.

Cedric Paquette, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos (power play) scored, and Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves for the Lightning.

Owen Tippett scored a first-period goal, Evgenii Dadonov scored on the power play, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves for the Panthers.


Lundqvist, Rangers defeat Flyers in shootout

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the New York Rangers in a 2-1 preseason win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

Mika Zibanejad scored in the third round for the only goal of the shootout.

Lias Andersson gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 19:47 of the first period.

Travis Konecny tied it 1-1 at 6:26 of the second period. Carter Hart made 31 saves.

Video: Zibanejad's SO winner lifts Rangers past Flyers


Coyotes score twice in 24 seconds, defeat Canucks

Victor Soderstrom and Barrett Hayton scored 24 seconds apart for the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-2 preseason win against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Soderstrom tied it 2-2 at 11:41 of the second period, and Hayton made it 3-2 at 12:05. Carl Soderberg scored into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining in the third for the 4-2 final.

Lane Pederson scored shorthanded, and Adin Hill made 17 saves for Arizona.

Micheal Ferland and Zack MacEwen scored, and Jacob Markstrom made 31 saves for Vancouver.

Video: ARI@VAN: Ferland finishes his own rebound for tally


Dubnyk, Wild hold off Stars

Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 preseason win against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Jordan Greenway gave the Wild a 1-0 lead 26 seconds into the second period, and Jason Zucker made it 2-0 at 13:13.

Radek Faksa brought the Stars within 2-1 at 19:11. Anton Khudobin made 21 saves.

Video: MIN@DAL: Greenway tips pass home from in front

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