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Roundup: Senators, O’Connor defeat Canadiens

Kyle Turris had four assists, and Mark Stone had a goal and two assists in the Ottawa Senators' 5-4 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

Matthew O'Connor, with the Senators because Andrew Hammond (groin) is injured, made 33 saves.

Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who finished the preseason 3-3-2. Chris Neil, Chris Wideman and Codi Ceci also scored.

Senators forward Clarke MacArthur was injured in the second period and held out of the rest of the game for precautionary reasons.

Dale Weise, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal. Nathan Beaulieu had three assists.


WHL Roundup: Jayce Hawryluk scores four as Wheat Kings shut out Pats

REGINA - Jayce Hawryluk carried the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday night.

He scored four times, including three on the power play, and added an assist as Brandon blanked the Regina Pats 6-0 in Western Hockey League action.

Jordan Papirny had the shutout — making 16 saves in goal.

John Quenneville added a goal and two assists and Reid Duke had the other for the Wheat Kings (2-1-1). Nolan Patrick had three assists while Ivan Provorov, Kale Clague and Macoy Erkamps tacked on two helpers apiece.


Foligno, Saad each score twice in Blue Jackets’ 7-1 exhibition victory over Predators

Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad scored twice to help the Columbus Blue Jackets rout the visiting Nashville Predators 7-1 on Saturday night in their preseason finale.

Rene Bourque, Jared Boll and Brandon Dubinsky also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves.

Cody Hodgson scored for Nashville.

Pekka Rinne allowed all seven goals before being replaced Carter Hutton with 5:50 left in the third period. Rinne made 26 saves, and Hutton stopped one shot.



WHL Roundup: Luke Philp scores twice, adds assist to lead Ice past Chiefs

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Luke Philp had two goals and an assist as the Kootenay Ice beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-2 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action.

Zak Zborosky also scored twice for the Ice (1-2-0) in their first win of the season. Jon Martin chipped in with a goal and assist while Cale Fleury tacked on three assists.

Keanu Yamamoto and Dominic Zwerger found the back of the net for Spokane (1-1-0).


With Hammond out with groin injury, Sens goalie O’Connor gets another chance at NHL

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators always intended for Matt O'Connor to get some NHL experience, just not this soon.

The Senators announced Friday that goaltender Andrew Hammond will miss at least two weeks with to a groin injury, giving O'Connor another chance at the NHL level. The 23-year-old had been on the ice for just 20 minutes with Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton before he was called off and told to make his way to Montreal to meet the team for a pre-season game.

"It was a quick turn over there and a nice warm welcome and then back up," said O'Connor. "I feel very privileged to be here and I'm really excited to help the team and the organization as much as I can."

Senators general manager Bryan Murray told reporters that the team will be cautious with Hammond's injury, suffered Thursday at practice.

"It's not a tear or anything, but it's a pull and we have to be careful," Murray said. "With Andrew coming off the year he had or the finish of the year he had and to start (with an injury) is difficult. It takes a while to get back from it we know that; so we'll have to address it as he gets closer to returning to the lineup, but very definitely it's a real kick for him to not be at the top of his game to start with."


Craig Anderson makes 40 saves, Senators beat Canadiens 5-2 in exhibition game

Craig Anderson made 40 saves, Mark Stone and Cody Ceci each had a goal and two assists and the visiting Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur and Patrick Wiercioch also scored for Ottawa.

Andrei Markov and Nathan Beaulieu scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 16 saves.

Montreal's Max Pacioretty, returning earlier than expected from a knee injury, wore the 'C' for the first time at the Bell Centre since being named captain at the start of training camp.

The teams will meet again Saturday night in Ottawa.


Roundup: Lundqvist helps Rangers edge Bruins

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Lundqvist allowed a goal on the Bruins' first shot, a tip-in by Brett Connolly 40 seconds into the game, then stopped 38 consecutive shots before Connolly scored again with 1:57 left. He was at his best in the second period, when he stopped all 19 shots.

The Rangers tied the game 1-1 on Viktor Stalberg's goal at 16:27 of the second period, and J.T. Miller scored less than three minutes later to put New York ahead to stay. Rick Nash had a power-play goal at 5:21 of the third period that turned out to be the game-winner.

The regulation 60 minutes were followed by a 3-on-3 overtime in which neither team scored.


Travis Zajac scores twice, Devils beat Flyers 4-2 in exhibition play

Travis Zajac broke a tie late in the second period and added an empty-net goal with 32 seconds left in the visiting New Jersey Devils' 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play Wednesday night.

Tuomo Ruutu and Adam Henrique also scored for New Jersey, and Keith Kinkaid made 27 saves.

Chris Porter and Wayne Simmonds scored for Philadelphia. Michal Neuvirth allowed three goals on 18 shots in the first two periods, and Jason LaBarbera stopped all eight shots he faced in the third.




Oilers’ Eberle out 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury

EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle will be sidelined 4-6 weeks because of a shoulder injury sustained Tuesday in a preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Eberle, 25, left the game in the first period and did not return after taking a hit from Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura along the boards behind the Arizona net.

"It wasn't anything big, it was a small hit, I was trying to keep the play alive by reaching for the puck and was just kind of folding my shoulder over," Eberle, his right arm in a sling, said at practice Wednesday. "I got hit and right away I knew something was wrong and got back to the bench and it was a shoulder injury. I'm pretty frustrated. You train pretty hard in the offseason to get where you are and you get a setback like this and it definitely [stinks]. There's definitely a bright side to this, it's better to do something like this now than maybe later in the season when we're battling for a playoff spot or in the mix."


Roundup: Eichel helps Sabres top Maple Leafs

Evan Rodrigues scored twice, and Jack Eichel scored a shorthanded goal for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-0 preseason win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on Tuesday.

Robin Lehner made 24 saves for the Sabres, who are 4-1-0 this preseason.

Eichel scored 13:48 into the first period. Matt Moulson gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead 59 seconds into the second.