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Justin Williams had a goal and two assists in the Sharks 4-1 preseason win over rival San Jose.

Williams, Anze Kopitar, Jake Muzzin and Dwight King all had multiple point nights as the Kings seem to just own the Sharks lately. Jonathan Quick stopped 16-of-17 shots through two periods before giving way to Martin Jones who stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period.
Oct 1 - 1:39 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 26-of-30 shots in the Sharks 4-1 preseason loss to the Kings on Tuesday night.

Niemi was unable exercise any demons against the Kings in this one as he let in a softie and was poor in playing the puck at times. Niemi did not help his cause to be the full-time starter this season and is in real danger to lose multiple starts to Alex Stalock this season. Make sure to handcuff your Niemi investment with Stalock if you haven't already.
Oct 1 - 1:23 AM

The NHL tossed out the entry level contract signed by Vladimir Tkachev and the Edmonton Oilers.

"We felt he was eligible because he had played games last season in North America, but in talking to the NHL, the wording is clear that he had to have played a full season," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. The 19 year-old undrafted Russian forward turned some heads in the prospects camp and was offered an invite to the Oilers training camp. It’s clear the Oiler brass was pretty disappointed they couldn’t claim his rights here with a contract. Tkachev will be thrown back into the talent pool for next year’s NHL entry draft and will be a name to look for next year.
Oct 1 - 1:05 AM

Anders Lindback stopped 28-of-33 shots faced in the Stars 5-1 preseason loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

It was not really the way Lindback hoped to play in his first action against his old team. The Stars didn't offer a lot of support for Lindback as Jamie Benn's lone goal was all they could muster up against Ben Bishop. Despite the shelling, Lindback has earned the back-up role in big D this season. The Stars won't see action until their season opener against the Blackhawks.
Oct 1 - 12:51 AM

Brett Connolly was one of five players to score a goal in the Lightning 5-1 preseason win over the Stars on Tuesday.

Connolly had a goal and helper while Richard Panik, Nikita Kucherov, J.T. Brown and Cedric Paquette had goals in the blowout win. The goals support came early and often for Ben Bishop who was solid in stopping 21-of-22 shots faced for the visiting Lightning. It was the second time in four days that Tampa beat Dallas in preseason action.
Oct 1 - 12:31 AM

The Flames highly touted prospect Johnny Gaudreau potted the game-winning goal in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

It was the first goal of the preseason for Gaudreau and it turned out to be all the Flames needed. "It feels good to get that first one out of the way," said Gaudreau after the game. Lance Bouma scored the empty netter for the Flames who got stellar outing from Jonas Hiller in the win.
Oct 1 - 12:13 AM

Jonas Hiller stopped all 28 shots he faced to earn the shutout in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

It was a nice follow up for the veteran net-minder who looked sloppy against Vancouver in forty minutes of game action for his first preseason showing. He continues to be the heavy favorite to get the large number of starts in Calgary this season. Reto Berra, his counterpart in net for the Avalanche, was solid in making 22 saves on 23 shots in a losing effort
Sep 30 - 11:55 PM

Flyers star Claude Giroux dressed in his first preseason game Tuesday night and showed no signs of being bothered by the lower-body injury that kept him sidelined in Philadelphia's previous exhibition games.

Giroux played 16:53 in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. He had two shots on net and dished out two hits.
Sep 30 - 11:27 PM

Center Cedric Paquette increased his chances of cracking the Tampa Bay roster by picking up a goal and an assist in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-1 rout of the Stars in an exhibition game in Dallas Tuesday night.

Ditto for right winger Brett Connolly, who also had a goal and an assist for the Tampa Bay. Richard Panik, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Brown notched the other goals for the winners. Vladislav Namestnikov contributed two assists. Jamie Benn was the only scorer for the Stars. Between the pipes, Anders Lindback had a tough night against his old Lightning teammates, making 28 saves on the 33 shots he faced. Ben Bishop looked good for Tampa Bay, blocking 20 shots.
Sep 30 - 11:18 PM

Left winger Nikolaj Ehlers continued to impress the Winnipeg coaching staff Tuesday night with a performance that included the Jets' game-winning goal in a 2-1 exhibition victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators.

Ehlers, who had three shots on net, may well have cemented a spot on Winnipeg's opening-day roster with his Tuesday effort. Jim Slater had the Jets' other goal. Scoring for Ottawa was Buddy Robinson. That was the only one of the 26 Ottawa shots to get past Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner split the netminding duties for the Sens, with Anderson saving 10 of 11 Winnipeg shots and Lehner saving 12 of 13.
Sep 30 - 10:33 PM

Left winger Alexander Steen, who was held out of the Blues' previous two preseason games because of an undisclosed injury, scored one of the St. Louis goals in the team's 3-1 exhibition triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night.

Also scoring for the Blues were David Backes and Vladimir Tarasenko. Ryan Murphy had Carolina's only goal. Brian Elliott was the winning goal, giving up only the Murphy goal on 20 Carolina shots. Canes goalie Cam Ward let in three goals on the Blues' 29 shots.
Sep 30 - 10:23 PM

Cal Clutterbuck notched two points -- a goal and an assist -- in the New York Islanders' 5-3 exhibition triumph over the Bruins in Boston Tuesday night.

The right winger also was a plus-3 on the night, as was teammate Scott Mayfield, who scored a goal, as well. Other goal producers for the Isles were T.J. Brennan, Cory Conacher and Kyle Okposo. Okposo also had an assist. Boston scorers were Matt Bartkowski, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. In the nets, Boston's Jeremy Smith allowed three goals on 18 shots and Niklas Svedberg allowed a goal on seven shots, while the Isles' Kevin Poulin saved 26 of the 29 shots he faced.
Sep 30 - 10:03 PM

Left winger Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists as the Flyers downed the New York Rangers 4-2 Tuesday night in exhibition play in Philadelphia.

Wayne Simmonds contributed to Philly's offense with a goal and an assist while Mark Streit chipped in with two assists. Nicklas Grossmann and Sean Couturier scored the other goals for the Flyers. Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin had the Rangers' goals. Dominic Moore assisted on both. Ray Emery was the winning goalie, blocking 24 of the 26 New York shots he faced. Cam Talbot allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Rangers' net. Jason Missiaen allowed no goals on seven Philly shots.
Sep 30 - 9:56 PM

Julius Honka was sent to the minors on Tuesday by the Dallas Stars.

The 18-year-old defenseman, who was drafted in the first round of the 2014 draft, is being loaned to AHL Texas. Radek Faksa, John Klingberg, Curtis McKenzie, Brendan Ranford and Justin Dowling were also assigned to the minors.
Sep 30 - 6:21 PM

Joel Armia was among seven players assigned to the minors on Tuesday by the Sabres.

Matt Ellis and Drew Bagnall will be sent to the AHL pending waivers, while Tim Schaller, Nick Petrecki, Nathan Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov were also trimmed from Buffalo's training camp roster.
Sep 30 - 6:16 PM



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