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Oct. 1: NHL Preseason Roundup

Devils hold off Rangers; P.K. Subban powers Predators @NHL

Hall buries nifty PPG

NYR@NJD: Hall kicks puck to stick, finishes for lead

Taylor Hall kicks the puck to his stick and snipes a low wrist shot past Magnus Hellberg, restoring the Devils' lead on the power play

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Left wing Taylor Hall scored his first goal with the New Jersey Devils in a 5-4 win against the New York Rangers in a preseason game at Prudential Center on Saturday. 

Hall beat goalie Magnus Hellberg with a snap shot at 12:39 of the second period on the power play to give the Devils a 3-2 lead. He also had an assist with five shots on goal in 16:59 of ice time. 

Forwards Beau Bennett, Pavel Zacha and Kyle Palmieri each had two points and defenseman Yohann Auvitu had three assists for New Jersey. 

Devils goalie Anders Lindback made 30 saves in place of Cory Schneider, who did not play as a precaution because of soreness. 

Rangers center Mika Zibanejad made it 5-4 with a power-play goal at 16:28 of the third period. Jesper Fast, Michael Grabner and John Gilmore also scored for New York, which was 1-for-6 on the man-advantage.


Subban gets goal, assist in Predators debut

P.K. Subban scored and had an assist in his first game with the Nashville Predators, a 4-3 preseason win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Subban assisted on Mike Fisher's first-period goal that tied the game 1-1, then gave Nashville a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal 5:56 into the second.

Cody Bass broke a 3-3 tie with 4:23 left in the third period. Mike Ribeiro scored for the Predators, and Marek Mazanec made 22 saves.

Nikita Nesterov, Valtteri Filppula and Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay. Ben Bishop made 22 saves on 26 shots.


Eller's PPG enough to lift Capitals

Lars Eller's power-play goal with 9:26 remaining broke a tie and helped the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 preseason win against the New York Islanders at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on Saturday. 

After Islanders defenseman Patrick Cullity was whistled for slashing, Eller took a cross-ice feed and sent a one-timer from the top of the right circle past goalie Jean-Francois Berube.  

Anders Lee erased a 1-0 deficit at 3:50 of the third period when he collected the rebound of Ryan Pulock's slap shot from the right point and poked it past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.  

Nate Schmidt opened the scoring for the Capitals with a power-play goal at 13:54 of the first period.

Capitals forwards Marcus Johansson (lower body) and Madison Bowey (upper body) left the game with an injury.

Video: WSH@NYI: Eller buries PPG on one-timer for lead


Heinen a major factor in Bruins victory

Danton Heinen scored his third goal of the preseason and then in the shootout to help the Boston Bruins defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in a preseason game Saturday. 

Jake DeBrusk scored the deciding shootout goal. David Pastrnak scored twice for Boston, including the goal that made it 3-3 with 3:12 remaining in the second period. David Backes had three assists playing his first game for the Bruins. 

Jordan Weal and Brayden Schenn scored in the second period to give Philadelphia a 3-2 lead. Weal also scored to start the shootout. Sean Couturier tied the game 1-1 with a goal at 8:54 of the first period. 

Malcolm Subban made 29 saves for Boston. Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves for Philadelphia.


Darling, Motte combine to boost Blackhawks

Goalie Scott Darling made 18 saves and forward Tyler Motte scored two goals to help the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-0 shutout win against the St. Louis Blues at United Center on Saturday.

Motte, 21, scored his first goal of the game with 29 seconds left in the second period to give the Blackhawks a 3-0 lead. He made it 4-0 on a shorthanded goal with 39 seconds left in regulation. The goals were Motte's first two with the Blackhawks.

Forward Artemi Panarin also scored and right wing Patrick Kane had an assist in his preseason debut for Chicago.

Blues goalie Carter Hutton allowed three goals on 26 shots in the first two periods. Jordan Binnington made 11 saves in the third.

The Blackhawks outshot the Blues 38-18.

Video: STL@CHI: Motte breaks away for shorthanded goal


Doan scores OT winner for Coyotes

Shane Doan scored a power-play goal at 3:53 of overtime in the Arizona Coyotes' 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Gila River Arena on Saturday. 

Trailing by a goal, Coyotes forward Dylan Strome tied the game at 11:24 of the third period. Anthony Duclair scored in the first. 

Michael Sgarbossa had a goal and an assist for the Ducks. Sgarbossa opened the scoring 5:44 into the game off a feed from Clayton Stoner. Sgarbossa then assisted on Nick Sorensen's goal at 13:12 of the first period. 

Goalie Mike Smith played the entire game for the Coyotes and made 38 saves. 

John Gibson started in goal for the Ducks and stopped 16 of 17 shots. He was replaced by Jonathan Bernier with 9:45 left in the second period. Bernier made 11 saves.

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