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Posted: Saturday October 1, 2011 6:49PM ; Updated: Sunday October 2, 2011 1:14AM

Roundup: Predators stop 'Canes, end preseason with sixth-straight win

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Craig Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift the Predators to a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Bryan Allen scored for Carolina (7-1-0), breaking a scoreless tie at 3:38 of the third period. He took a wrist shot from above the left circle that beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to his glove side.

The Predators (1-4-1) tied the game at 1-1 at the 7:41 mark when Patric Hornqvist connected on the power play. He deposited a rebound from close range in front of the crease to beat Carolina goaltender Brian Boucher.

Avalanche 4, Kings 1

LAS VEGAS -- Matt Duchene scored twice, Milan Hejduk had two assists, and the Avalanche beat the Kings in a preseason game at MGM Grand.

The Avalanche (2-4), who outshot the Kings 30-14, rebounded from a 6-0 loss to Los Angeles (3-2-2) this week.

Duchene and Paul Stastny scored 54 seconds apart to give Colorado a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Avalanche pushed the edge to 4-0 when Duchene and David Jones netted power-play goals in a span of 29 seconds in the middle period. Duchene's goal came during a 5-on-3 advantage.

Simon Gagne cut the Kings' deficit to 4-1 with a power-play goal 54 seconds into the third period.

Canucks 4, Oilers 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jannik Hansen scored the go-ahead goal 5:36 into the third period and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves to lead the Canucks to a win over the Oilers.

Cody Hodgson started the scoring on a first period power play after Luongo turned aside three early odd-man rushes, and finished it with his second goal into an empty net with 1.2 seconds left. That came shortly after Mikael Samuelsson's goal made it 3-1 with 44.8 seconds remaining.

Magnus Paajarvi scored on a power play and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 25 shots for the Oilers, who left several regulars out of the lineup after playing in Minnesota the night before.

Coyotes 3, Sharks 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Smith made 28 saves in the Coyotes' victory over the Sharks in the preseason finale for both teams.

Smith was perfect through two periods, and only a fluke goal prevented the shutout. Martin Hazel had a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata added two assists for the Coyotes (3-4).

The Sharks (5-1) spoiled Smith's shutout bid midway just over eight minutes into the final period when defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the right point deflected off the Phoenix defense and over Smith's right shoulder.

After a scoreless first period, the Coyotes broke it open with three goals in the second.

Devils 2, Flyers 1

NEWARK, N.J. -- David Clarkson's power-play goal with 4:21 left in the second period, snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a victory over the Flyers.

Petr Sykora added his second goal of the preseason, strengthening his chances of making the team. Sykora scored on a breakaway off a pass from Zach Parise that got by three Flyers at 4:12 of the second.

The Flyers took a 1-0 lead on Scott Hartnell's power-play goal with 3:31 left in the first. Philadelphia used with few regulars, but Ilya Bryzgalov played the entire game and made 18 saves.

Martin Brodeur backstopped New Jersey's regular lineup and stopped 25 shots.

New Jersey (3-3) will open the regular season at home against Philadelphia (4-2-1) next Saturday.

Bruins 3, Islanders 2

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Dennis Seidenberg scored with 8:07 remaining, and Boston rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Islanders.

Tim Thomas played the full game and made 25 saves for Boston, including a stick stop of Frans Nielsen's bad-angle shot during a late power play.

The Bruins got even when David Krejci and Tyler Seguin scored 86 seconds apart in the second period. Krejci beat goalie Evgeni Nabokov from the right circle at 12:22, and Seguin took a pass in front from Brad Marchand at 13:48.

The Islanders built a 2-0 lead on goals by John Tavares and Marty Reasoner. Tavares scored a rebound goal during a 5-on-3 power play in the first period, and Reasoner doubled the advantage off another rebound in the second.

Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 2

TORONTO -- Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves both had a goal and two assists in Detroit's preseason victory against Toronto.

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader and Tomas Tatar also scored and Ty Conklin made 20 saves for the win. The Red Wings (3-3-1) were 3-for-6 on the power play and won the second half of a home-and-home series after losing 4-3 in overtime on Friday in Detroit.

John-Michael Liles and Joey Crabb had Maple Leafs goals. James Reimer stopped 22 shots in a shaky start. Toronto (4-4) went 1-for-4 on the power play. Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski left after the first period and didn't return.

Canadiens 5, Lightning 1

QUEBEC CITY -- Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez scored for Montreal, who wrapped up a poor preseason with a rout of Tampa Bay.

The Canadiens finished a 1-6 preseason and rebounded from a 4-0 loss to the Lightning earlier this week. Mathieu Darche, Erik Cole and Michael Cammalleri had the other goals for Montreal.

Vincent Lecavalier scored the only goal for the Lightning, who were outshot 32-19.

Tampa Bay might be without forward Ryan Malone for a while because of a hit he delivered to the head of defenseman Chris Campoli in the third period. Malone had been involved in several earlier skirmishes and now is at risk for further punishment from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

Campoli was forced out the game, just the second he has played since signing with the Canadiens.

Stars 4, Blues 0

ST. LOUIS -- Francis Wathier and Vernon Fiddler each had a goal and an assist, leading Dallas to a win over St. Louis.

Andrew Raycroft stopped 33 shots for the shutout.

Jake Dowell and Tomas Vincour also scored, and Trevor Daley added a pair of assists for the Stars, who ended their preseason winning six of seven games.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots, but the Blues, who won five of their eight preseason games, were shut out for the second time at home.

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