QUEBEC CITY (AP) – Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre.
Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. The Canadiens won for the first time in three exhibition games,
Alex Ovechkin scored in his preseason debut, and Connor Hobbs also connected for the Capitals. Pheonix Copley stopped 20 of 24 shots in the first two periods, and Vitek Vanecek made three saves in the third.
Montreal Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher and Washington Capitals’ Michal Kempny battle during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tomas Tatar, making his debut with the Canadiens after coming to Montreal in the trade with the Vegas Golden Knights for former captain Max Pacioretty, had an assist. Fellow Montreal newcomer Max Domi sat out after being suspended for the remainder of the preseason for sucker-punching Florida’s Aaron Ekblad on Wednesday night.
RED WINGS 4, BLACKHAWKS 2
At Detroit, Evgeny Svechnikov broke a tie with 5:45 left to push Detroit past Chicago.
Gustav Nyqvist added an empty-net goal with 45 seconds left. Thomas Vanek and Andreas Athanasiou also scored for the Red Wings. Jonathan Bernier and Patrik Rybar split time in goal.
Patrick Kane and MacKenzie Entwistle scored for the Blackhawks, and Anton Forsberg and Kevin Lankinen played in goal.
STARS 3, WILD 1
At St. Paul, Minnesota, Justin Dowling broke a tie with 4:06, Anton Khudobin made 14 saves and Colton Points added 12 in Dallas’ victory over Minnesota.
Miro Heiskanen and Radek Faksa also scored.
Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, and Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves.
ISLANDERS 2, DEVILS 0
At New York, Thomas Greiss made 25 saves in the first two periods, and Christopher Gibson stopped 10 shots in the third in New York’s victory over New Jersey.
Kieffer Bellows and Anders Lee scored. Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves for the Devils.
OILERS 7, JETS 3
At Edmonton, Alberta, Ty Rattie had two goals and three assists and Connor McDavid added a goal and three assists in Edmonton’s victory over Winnipeg.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals, and Jesse Puljujarvi and Milan Lucic also scored to help the Oilers improve to 3-0 in preseason play. Marko Dano, Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp scored for the Jets.
SHARKS 7, DUCKS 3
In Anaheim, Antti Suomela and Joonas Donskoi had three points each to lead San Jose.
Suomela scored two goals and had an assist. Donskoi finished with a goal and two assists. Radim Simek, Lukas Radil, Kevin Labanc and Jacob Middleton also scored for the Sharks.
Aaron Dell played the entire game in goal for San Jose and made 23 saves.
Ondrej Tase scored twice for Anaheim, and Jakob Silfverberg added a goal.
Ryan Miller made 15 saves on 18 shots in his half of the game. Miller’s replacement, Jared Coreau, allowed four goals on eight shots.
Recently acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson did not dress for San Jose. The Sharks acquired Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner, in a blockbuster trade with Ottawa last week.
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Montreal Canadiens’ David Schlemko, right, attempts to stop Washington Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry (35) stops a shot against Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) celebrates his goal on Dallas Stars goalie Colton Point (32) during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) and New Jersey Devils left wing Brett Seney (43) fight during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Winnipeg Jets’ Dennis Everberg (45) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Evan Bouchard (75) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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