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Oct. 3: NHL Preseason Roundup

Voracek lifts Flyers in OT; Rangers' Vesey gets first goal as pro @NHL

Voracek nets OT winner

NYR@PHI: Voracek skates by defense to win game in OT

Jakub Voracek forces a turnover and makes a great individual effort for his second goal to win the game 27 seconds into overtime for the Flyers

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Jakub Voracek scored his second goal of the game 27 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 preseason win against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on Monday. 

The Rangers rallied from down 3-0 on goals by Ryan Graves, Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Vesey.

Vesey scored his first goal as a professional, on the power play, at 10:51 of the third period to tie it 3-3. 

Jordan Weal and Travis Konecny also scored for Philadelphia. 

Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas received a boarding major and game misconduct for a hit on Vesey with 22 seconds left in the first period.

Video: Voracek nets OT winner as Flyers top Rangers, 4-3


Capitals defeat Blues in shootout

Andre Burakovsky scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center. 

St. Louis forward Dmitrij Jaskin scored a power-play goal at 14:13 of the first period. Washington center Paul Carey tied it 1:50 into the third. 

It was Alex Ovechkin's first preseason game with the Capitals since returning from the World Cup of Hockey 2016, when he competed for Team Russia. He was held off the score sheet but had 10 shots on goal in 22:09. 

Blues goalie Carter Hutton made 37 saves on 38 shots through overtime before allowing two goals on four shootout tries. 

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 13 saves on 14 shots in 31:50 before being relieved by Philipp Grubauer, who made saves on all seven shots he faced before denying three of four Blues in the shootout.

Video: Carey, Burakovsky lead Caps to SO win


Islanders hold off Devils

Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 30 shots in his preseason debut for the New Jersey Devils in a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center.

Schneider did not play Saturday in a 5-4 win against the New York Rangers as a precaution because of soreness. He appeared in one game for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Forward Andrew Ladd scored his first goal with the Islanders at 14:29 of the second period to tie the game 2-2. Rookie center Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist.

Defenseman Johnny Boychuk had two assists, and former Devils forwards Steve Bernier (two assists) and Stephen Gionta (goal) each had a point for the Islanders.

Forwards Reid Boucher, Miles Wood and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored for the Devils.


Kyle Connor sends Jets past Senators

Forward Kyle Connor scored his third goal of the preseason to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at MTS Centre.

Connor, selected with the No. 17 pick by the Jets in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored a power-play goal at 7:02 of the third period for a 3-2 lead.

Forwards Blake Wheeler, Mathieu Perreault and Nikolaj Ehlers and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien each had two points. Michael Hutchinson allowed two goals on 29 shots for Winnipeg.

Forward Drew Stafford sustained an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return.

Tom Pyatt and Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators. Goalie Andrew Hammond allowed three goals on 32 shots.

Video: Wheeler, Connor help lead Jets over Senators


Oliver Ekman-Larsson lifts Coyotes to victory

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's power-play goal in the second period stood up as the game-winner in the Arizona Coyotes' 4-2 victory at the Vancouver Canucks. 

It was Ekman-Larsson's preseason debut after he played for Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. He scored with a slap shot off a pass from fellow defenseman Alex Goligoski, who had two assists, to make it 3-1 at 5:45. 

Anthony DeAngelo, Anthony Duclair and Shane Doan also scored for Arizona. 

Markus Granlund and Ben Hutton scored for Vancouver.

Video: Coyotes net three power-play goals in 4-2 win

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