Hall, Zacha, Moore score in 2nd to help Devils beat Rangers

Montreal Canadiens' Brett Lernout (36) clears the puck as teammate Al Montoya(35) looks on during first period preseason NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Taylor Hall, Pavel Zacha and John Moore scored in the second period and the New Jersey Devils held on to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 in exhibition play Saturday night.

Beau Bennett scored twice in the first period for the Devils, and Anders Lindback stopped 30 shots while playing the entire game. Defenseman Johann Auvitu had three assists.

After John Gilmour's slap shot tied the score at 2-2 for the Rangers at 9:07 of the second, Hall put the Devils ahead to stay about 3 1/2 minutes later. Zacha made it 4-2 with 4 1/2 minutes left in the period and Moore capped New Jersey's scoring with 1:48 to go.

Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad scored in the third period for the Rangers. Chris Kreider was hooked by the Devils' Ben Lovejoy on a breakaway about 6 minutes into the third, but couldn't covert his penalty shot.

Antti Raanta started for New York and made 16 saves in his half of the game. Magnus Hellberg allowed three goals on 15 shots.


In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Lars Eller's power play goal with 9:26 remaining in the third period lifted the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Nate Schmidt also scored for Washington, and Braden Holtby stopped 16 shots.

Anders Lee scored for the Islanders and Jean-Francois Berube made 28 saves.


In Philadelphia, Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Flyers.

Heinen's goal tied the shootout at 1-1, after Philadelphia's Jordan Weal opened the tiebreaker with a goal. DeBrusk's goal decided it.

Heinen also scored in regulation with his goal at 2:56 of the first giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. David Pastrnak scored twice in the second period for Boston.

Malcolm Subban stopped 29 shots while playing the entire game for Boston.

Sean Couturier, Jordan Weal and Brayden Schenn scored in regulation for Philadelphia. Michal Neuvirth had 25 saves.


At Ottawa, Ontario, Phillip Danault scored at 46 seconds of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Senators.

Paul Byron and Bryan Flynn also scored for the Canadiens, and Al Montoya made 24 saves.

Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris scored for Ottawa, and Andrew Hammond stopped 29 shots. The game was new Senators coach Guy Boucher's first at home.

Montreal's Torrey Mitchell left with an upper-body injury midway through the first period and didn't return.