September 23, 2014

Horvat, Shinkaruk lead the way as Canucks down Sharks 4-2 in split-squad game

Horvat, Shinkaruk lead the way as Canucks down Sharks 4-2 in split-squad game

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 11:34 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks got a glimpse of their future on Tuesday night.Bo Horvat scored the winner and Hunter Shinkaruk added a goal and an assist as the Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in a split-squad game that kicked off the pre-season for both clubs.


Marchessault's 2 goals in 3rd period lift Lightning to 4-2 preseason win over Predators

Marchessault's 2 goals in 3rd period lift Lightning to 4-2 preseason win over Predators

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 10:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.


Late Drayson Bowman goal gives Canadiens 3-2 comeback win over Bruins

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 10:15 PM EDT

MONTREAL - Drayson Bowman did what a player on a training camp try-out has to do in pre-season games—make himself noticed.The 25-year-old accomplished that by scoring the game-winning goal with 48 seconds left in regulation time to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the rival Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.


Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat Flyers

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 10:11 PM EDT

TORONTO - William Nylander's evaluation by the Toronto Maple Leafs is to be continued.Nylander scored in his NHL pre-season debut as the Leafs beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre and showed flashes of offensive brilliance.


Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to make 42 saves in Blue Jackets' preseason 2-0 shutout of Penguins

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to make 42 saves in Blue Jackets' preseason 2-0 shutout of Penguins

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 9:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.


NHL linesman Tim Nowak injured late in second period of Predators-Lightning preseason game

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 9:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - NHL linesman Tim Nowak was injured Tuesday night during a preseason game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning.


Enroth stops 34 shots in Sabres' 2-0 win over Hurricanes

Enroth stops 34 shots in Sabres' 2-0 win over Hurricanes

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 9:32 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 shots, and Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis both had a goal and assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-0 preseason win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.


Hurricanes C Jordan Staal helped off ice after breaking right leg in preseason game vs Sabres

Hurricanes C Jordan Staal helped off ice after breaking right leg in preseason game vs Sabres

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 9:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Carolina Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal broke his lower right leg in a preseason game at Buffalo on Tuesday night, general manager Ron Francis said.


Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin out 3 to 4 weeks due to right thumb injury

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin will miss three to four weeks due to a right thumb injury.The team announced Tuesday that the third overall pick in the 2013 draft has a slight fracture of the thumb, which Drouin says occurred when he fell to the ice during practice Thursday.


Evaluation continues of Jets rookie crop as Oilers visit Wednesday

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg defenceman Jacob Trouba's advice to this year's crop of Jets rookie prospects is pretty much what he practised last year—enjoy the moment.


Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury staying focused despite contract uncertainty

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 4:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Of all the things that happened during a tumultuous off-season for the Pittsburgh Penguins, shoring up goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the long term was not one of them.


New alternate captain Plekanec embraces role as mentor to young Canadiens

by The Canadian Press - September 23, 2014 4:42 PM EDT

BROSSARD, Que. - Tomas Plekanec has jumped right into his new role as one of the four alternate captains on the Montreal Canadiens.The 31-year-old centre was surrounded by youngsters on the ice Tuesday for a skate ahead of the team's pre-season opener against the Boston Bruins.

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