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Dallas blueliner Jordie Benn netted a rare power play tally in Monday's preseason-opening 4-3 win over the Blues.

Newcomers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky helped to set up the goal early in the third period. The Stars also received goals from Jason Dickinson, Curtis McKenzie and Vernon Fiddler in the win. In goal, Kari Lehtonen played the first 30 minutes of the contest and stopped 11 of 12 shots before he was replaced by Anders Lindback, who allowed two goals on 21 shots.
Sep 22 - 11:23 PM

Patrick Berglund scored a goal and added an assist for the Blues in Monday's 4-3 preseason loss to Dallas.

Fresh off signing a new three year pact, Berglund looked good in his preseason debut. Defensemen Ian Cole and Ryan Whitney also tallied for the Blues in the losing effort while Brian Elliott and Niklas Lundstrom shared goaltending duties.
Sep 22 - 11:17 PM

Tyler Graovac was the only goal scorer for Minnesota in a 2-1 preseason loss to the Jets Monday night.

Jason Zucker and Christian Folin picked up assists on the lone tally for the Wild while Ilya Bryzgalov and Niklas Backstrom shared goaltending duties. Backstrom was the sharper of the two netminders as he blocked all 12 shots he faced in 30 minutes of game action.
Sep 22 - 10:56 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal for Winnipeg in Monday's 2-1 preseason victory over the Wild.

Big Buff netted a power play marker with a slap shot in the second period while Bryan Little added an insurance marker in the third. Ondrej Pavelec was perfect in 30 minutes of action, stopping all 15 shots he faced, while Michael Hutchinson relieved him and blocked 12 of 13 during his stint.
Sep 22 - 10:51 PM

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason-opening 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Datsyuk reportedly suffered the injury as a result of a Rob Scuderi hit. There's no word on the severity of the ailment, but Red Wings fans will be holding their breath until he gets re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 10:11 PM

Capitals forward Troy Brouwer scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers in Monday's preseason opener.

Brouwer represents an important depth scorer for the Capitals in the coming season, as does Eric Fehr, who also potted a goal and an assist. Michael Latta and John Erskine also found the back of the net for the Caps in the losing effort. Goaltending duties were split between Philipp Grubauer and Justin Peters.
Sep 22 - 10:08 PM

Mark Streit filled the stat sheet for the Flyers in Monday's 5-4 preseason win over Washington.

The veteran defenseman scored a goal and dished out three helpers in an impressive offensive performance for the Flyers. Brayden Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier, Jakub Voracek and Andrew Gordon also tallied for Philly in the victory. Goaltenders Rob Zepp and Ray Emery each played about 30 minutes between the pipes to get their first taste of preseason action.

Ryan Malone scored a goal for the Rangers in Monday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey in preseason action.

The game was the first opportunity for Malone to wear a Rangers sweater in competition after he spent the last six campaigns with the Lightning. Carl Hagelin, Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider also found the back of the net in the losing effort. Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Talbot combined to give up five goals on 32 shots between the pipes in a forgettable outing.

Michael Ryder registered a goal and two assists for the Devils in Monday's 5-4 preseason win over the New York Rangers.

Ryder has been vocal about the fact he was disappointed in his 2013-14 performance and seems to be making amends already. Adam Henrique, Reid Boucher and Eric Gelinas also found the back of the net for New Jersey in the win while Keith Kinkaid and Scott Clemmensen split goaltending duties.
Sep 22 - 9:48 PM

Penguins forward Beau Bennett scored the lone Pittsburgh goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings in their preseason opener.

Bennett has struggled to avoid injury the past few seasons, but possesses a significant amount if potential if he can remain in the lineup. Marc-Andre Fleury drew the start for Pittsburgh and allowed two goals on 20 shots in two periods of action while 20-year-old Matthew Murray blocked seven shots in a clean frame on his own.
Sep 22 - 9:41 PM

Pavrl Datsyuk appeared to be in midseason for for Detroit Monday as they defeated the Penguins by a score of 2-1 in preseason action.

Datsyuk recorded a goal and an assist in the victory while the Red Wings also received a goal from Tomas Tatar. The goaltending duties were split between Jimmy Howard, who stopped 25 of 26 shots in 40 minutes of play, and Petr Mrazek, who stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third stanza.
Sep 22 - 9:37 PM

Defenseman Korbinian Holzer is one of a few bluliners trying to secure a position with the Toronto Maple Leafs to begin the season.

Holzer skated with the big club for 22 contests in 2013-14 and is hoping to regain a spot on the Toronto blue line, saying "That's what you've worked for all your life, to play in the NHL. And if you get the opportunity to get up for a sniff, you get in there and you learn what it takes, you don't want to go back." Vying for a full-time role with Toronto are veteran Henrik Tallinder and youngster Petter Granberg. Of the three, Granberg possess the greatest amount of upside, however the team may prefer a veteran presence at the back end of the roster. In any case, the players in question are unlikely to offer much in the way of fantasy value.
Source: tsn.ca
Sep 22 - 8:01 PM

Teuvo Teravainen (upper body) won't take part in Monday's scrimmage.

He's expected to be available to play in Tuesday's preseason match against Detroit, though. Teravainen suffered an upper-body injury on Saturday during a team scrimmage when he was leveled by Cam Barker.
Sep 22 - 6:45 PM

Ryan Johansen and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, have reportedly lowered his contrac demands.

The report says the latest offer was set at two years at $4.7 million per year. Overhardt has now reduced their original asking price by more than $2 million per season. The Blue Jackets probably want Johansen's demands to lower a bit more before they start meaningful negotiations.
Sep 22 - 6:06 PM

Jori Lehtera gave himself an "OK-minus" grade for his preseason debut on Sunday.

"I saw that I can play here and it was good to play with Vlad (Tarasenko)," he said. "But of course, first game, I feel a little bit like it was pretty hard, the third period. My legs got tired. There was good moments, but we didn't concentrate like we should." Lehtera scored a power-play goal in the Blues' 4-3 loss in overtime to Columbus. He skated with Tarasenko and Peter Mueller in the contest.
Sep 22 - 5:38 PM


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