Hughes scores 2 in preseason debut for Devils
Jack Hughes scored twice in his NHL preseason debut, including the winner 40 seconds into overtime to lift a New Jersey Devils split squad to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night in Newark, New Jersey.
Hughes, the first overall pick in June’s NHL draft, and P.K. Subban, acquired in a trade with Nashville, each played his first game for the Devils.
Oskar Steen, Chris Wagner and Jack Studnicka scored for Boston. Studnicka’s goal with 50 seconds left in regulation tied the score 3-3. Dan Vladar took the loss as he allowed all four New Jersey goals on 14 shots. Bruins starter Kyle Keyser stopped all 17 shots he faced.
Carey Price and Cayden Primeau shared goaltending duties. Price gave up one goal on nine shots, and Primeau stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced.
WILSON SCORES IN OT TO LIFT CAPITALS
EICHEL’S OT GOAL PUSHES SABRES PAST PENGUINS
Eichel finished with a goal and an assist.
John Gilmour, Conor Sheary, Henry Jokiharju and Tage Thompson also scored for the Sabres. Carter Hutton started in goal and made two saves on three shots before being replaced by Jonas Johansson, who stopped 11 of 14 shots.
SBISA GETS TIEBREAKING GOAL FOR ISLANDERS
Thomas Hickey and Erik Brown also scored for the Islanders.
James van Riemsdyk scored Philadelphia’s lone goal. Brian Elliott started in goal for the Flyers and stopped eight of nine shots. Alex Lyon was charged with the loss, as he allowed a goal on three shots.
PREDATORS SWEEP SPLIT-SQUAD GAMES WITH PANTHERS
The Predators trailed by two 2:05 into the second period, before scoring the final five goals of the game.
Brett Connolly finished with a goal and an assist for Florida, which also received goals from Colton Sceviour and Jayce Hawryluk. Philippe Desrosiers was charged with the loss after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the second half of the game. Chris Driedger started for the Panthers and stopped 15 of 17 shots.
In Nashville, Juuse Saros and Ethan Haider combined to stop 21 shots in the Predators’ 1-0 win.
Laurent Dauphin’s goal 3:14 into the first accounted for all of the scoring.
Florida starter Sam Montembeault stopped 18 of 19 shots, and Ryan Bednard made eight saves.
KOSTIN AND BORTUZZO LIFT BLUES PAST STARS
NEAL SCORES IN OILERS DEBUT
Eric Comrie stopped 31 shots for the Jets.
FLAMES, CANUCKS SPLIT PAIR OF GAMES
Virtanen won it 1:32 into the extra period as he ripped a wrist shot past Cam Talbot on a 2-on-1.
Calgary starting goalie David Rittich exited the game after 32-plus minutes following four saves on four shots. Cam Talbot gave up three goals on nine shots in relief.
In Victoria, British Columbia, Austin Czarnik scored twice and the Canucks held off a Flames third-period rally in a 4-3 win.