Jonathan Toews lifts Blackhawks over Capitals in shootout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in an NHL preseason game Friday night.
Toews played his first preseason game after being sidelined by a lower body injury.
Alex Ovechkin's first goal of the preseason, a power-play tally at 8:17 of the third period, lifted the Capitals into a 4-4 tie.
Dylan Olsen had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which also got goals from Jeremy Morin, Brad Winchester and Brandon Bollig. Antti Raanta made 26 saves through overtime.
Niklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson and Eric Fehr also scored for the Capitals. Marcus Johansson had two assists.
Michael Neuvirth played the first 30:01 for Washington, allowing three goals on 17 shots. David Leggio stopping 16 of 17 shots in relief.
Filppula assists on 3 of Lightning's 4 goals
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Tampa Bay's four goals, and the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Friday night for their third NHL preseason win in three days.
Artem Sergeev, Brett Connolly, Ondrej Palat and Pierre-Cedric Labrie had goals for the Lightning (3-0), who will host the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Ben Bishop, who grew up in St. Louis, and Anders Lindback split time in goal for the Lightning. Bishop stopped 14 of 15 shots. Lindback made 13 saves on 15 shots.
Corey Locke had a goal and assist for the Blues, who were beaten by the Lightning 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday. Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie added goals.
Jaroslav Halak made his first preseason start in goal and played the entire game, making 19 saves.
Pateryn, Galchenyuk lead Canadiens rout of Canes
QUEBEC CITY (AP) -- Greg Pateryn and Alex Galchenyuk scored 26 seconds apart early in the first period, and the Montreal Canadiens coasted to a 6-0 NHL preseason rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
David Desharnais, Michael Bournival, P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal (1-1-1) before a less-than sellout crowd. Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarsky combined for the shutout.
Cam Ward went all the way and took the loss for the Hurricanes (0-3-3), who will face the Canadiens again on Saturday in Montreal.
The Canadiens scored four goals on 10 shots in the first period. Montreal had a two-man advantage when Subban, who also had two assists, beat Ward from the high slot in the second.
Pacioretty converted on a penalty shot after he was tripped by Mike Komisarek 4:22 into the third.
Roussel scores 2 goals in Stars' win over Panthers
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Antoine Roussel scored two goals for the Dallas Stars on Friday night in a 4-1 NHL preseason win over Florida in an NHL preseason game played at the home of the Panthers' AHL affiliate.
It appeared that Roussel had completed a hat trick 2:37 into the third period during a power play, but his shot from the right circle was redirected into the net by Colton Sceviour.
Roussel, who netted seven goals last season as a rookie with the Stars, scored less than five minutes into the game when he deflected in Trevor Daley's shot.
In the second period, Roussel took a centering pass after Chris Mueller's rush and quickly bounced the puck under goalie Michael Houser. Mueller also scored with less than six minutes to go.
Dan Ellis, subbing for Stars starter Kari Lehtonen, lost his shutout bid when Tom Gilbert scored a power-play goal midway through the third period.
O'Reilly's OT goal lifts Avalanche past Kings 4-3
DENVER (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly scored two goals, including a short-handed tally 45 seconds into overtime, and the Avalanche earned a 4-3 NHL preseason victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night for Patrick Roy's first win as Colorado's coach.
The Avalanche rallied after Dwight King's power-play goal at 38 seconds of the third period made it 3-1.
Steve Downie lifted the puck over sprawled goalie Martin Jones for a power-play goal at 3:20. O'Reilly made it 3-3 at 9:37 when he put in his rebound after taking a pass from Matt Duchene, who had three assists.
In overtime, O'Reilly spun around a defender near the net before knocking in a backhander for the winner.
The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead 26 seconds in on Andre Benoit's goal, but the Kings answered 25 seconds later on a power-play tally by Justin Williams.
Williams also assisted on a goal by Nick Shore, a former University of Denver star.
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