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Preseason Roundup: Kids help Rangers rout Flyers

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The New York Rangers' kids had their way with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

Rookies Jesper Fast and Ryan Haggerty each scored twice to lead the Rangers to a 6-3 victory against the Flyers at Madison Square Garden in the opener of a home-and-home series. Anthony Duclair, a 19-year-old forward, had his second goal in as many games and added an assist, and rookie forward Kevin Hayes had two assists.

The only goal scored by a player older than 22 was 28-year-old Chris Mueller's power-play goal in the second period.

Duclair, Haggerty and Fast scored in a span of less than four minutes to put the Rangers up 3-0 before the game was 10 minutes old, and the Flyers never got closer than two goals the rest of the way.

All three Philadelphia goals came from rookies. Taylor Leier and Jason Akeson scored in the second period and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere had a third-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist, who made 22 saves in his first full game of the preseason.

Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for the Flyers, who host New York on Tuesday.

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Red Wings 3, Maple Leafs 0: As the Detroit Red Wings' third goaltender, Petr Mrazek is likely to spend the season in the minors, but he was the best player on the ice at Joe Louis Arena, stopping all 27 shots in a shutout against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Nick Jensen and Riley Sheahan had power-play goals for Detroit; both came with Josh Leivo in the penalty box. Tomas Jurco added an empty-net goal.

James Reimer made 14 saves for Toronto.

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Wild 4, Penguins 1: Jason Pominville's third-period hat trick was more than enough to power the Minnesota Wild past the Pittsburgh Penguins, who again played without Sidney Crosby.

The Penguins said Sunday that Crosby would make his preseason debut at Xcel Energy Center, but he returned to Nova Scotia for the funeral of his grandmother, who died Saturday.

Pominville broke a 1-1 tie when he converted a pass from Zach Parise at 8:39 of the third period. He scored again at 12:57 and completed his hat trick by hitting the empty net with 20 seconds remaining.

Parise opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 18:32 of the first period. Pittsburgh tied it on a goal by Steve Downie at 15:33 of the second. That was the only one of the Penguins' 33 shots to beat goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

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Blue Jackets 3, Predators 0: The Columbus Blue Jackets got a 36-save performance by backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney and beat the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

Defenseman James Wisniewski set up Artem Anisimov's first-period power-play goal, then scored a shorthanded goal 4:22 into the second period to make it 2-0. Jared Boll's goal at 7:53 of the third period completed the scoring.

Nick Foligno assisted on the first two goals for Columbus.

Pekka Rinne made 24 saves for the Predators.

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Stars 5, Panthers 4: The Dallas Stars spotted the Florida Panthers a three-goal lead before Tyler Seguin's  hat trick rallied them to victory at American Airlines Center.

Rocco Grimaldi and Scottie Upshall scored in the first period for Florida, and Quinton Howden's unassisted goal 2:25 into the second period made it 3-0. But Valeri Nichushkin and Jason Spezza scored 53 seconds apart to cut the deficit to 3-2, and Seguin tied the game at 14:10.

After Colby Robak put Florida back in front early in the third period, Seguin scored two power-play goals in a 2:08 span, firing the winner past Roberto Luongo with 4:18 to play.

Spezza, acquired by the Stars during the summer, had two assists to go along with his goal.

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen left the game with 18:11 remaining after a collision in the goalmouth. Coach Lindy Ruff said Lehtonen has a mild concussion.

Oilers 3, Jets 1: The combination of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall carried the Edmonton Oilers past the Winnipeg Jets at Rexall Place.

Hall scored a pair of second-period goals, both on setups by Nugent-Hopkins. He fired a cross-ice pass behind goaltender Michael Hutchinson at 2:08 to make it 2-0. After Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault scored at 6:34, Hall closed out the scoring at 9:12, again on an assist from Nugent-Hopkins.

Defenseman Mark Fayne scored in the first period for the Oilers, who got 27 saves from Viktor Fasth.

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Coyotes 4, Canucks 2: Newcomer Joe Vitale had a goal and an assist to help the Arizona Coyotes stay unbeaten in six preseason games by beating the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Vitale, signed as a free agent this summer, tied the game by scoring at 12:02 of the first period and set up Brandon McMillan's go-ahead goal at 10:55 of the second. Shane Doan's power-play goal at 18:45 gave Arizona a 3-1 lead after two periods.

Ex-Coyote Radim Vrbata scored a power-play goal with 9:00 remaining in regulation, but David Moss beat Ryan Miller with 1:41 to play to put the game away. The Coyotes are 4-0-2 with two preseason games remaining.

Arizona goaltender Mike Smith stopped 23 shots; Miller finished with 31 saves.

Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado sustained an upper-body injury in the second period and did not return.

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