Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello’s 3 points.
Zuccarello, signed to five-year, $30 million free agent contract by the Wild on July 1, assisted on goals by Jason Zucker and Eric Staal in the second period. Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota, and Devan Dubnyk had 30 saves.
The game was Wild captain Mikko Koivu’s first since last February, when he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee. Koivu had two penalty minutes and blocked a shot in 16:41.
BLUE JACKETS BEAT PENGUINS 3-1
CAPITALS HOLD OFF HURRICANES
HAYES HELPS FLYERS BEAT RANGERS
It was the first time Hayes and Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault faced the Rangers since their departures. Vigneault was fired following the final game of the 2017-18 season and Hayes was traded to Winnipeg on Feb. 25. Hayes’ rights as an impending free agent were dealt to Philadelphia after the season and he subsequently signed a new deal.
BOQVIST SCORES 2 AS DEVILS BEAT ISLANDERS
Leo Komarov, Mathew Barzal and Otto Koivula scored for the Islanders. Thomas Greiss started and gave up three goals on 11 shots through the first two periods, and Jared Coreau made nine saves in the third.
OLOFSSON SCORES 2 AS SABRES BEAT MAPLE LEAFS
Michal Neuvirth started and stopped 20 of 22 shots in the first two periods, and Michael Hutchinson had seven saves on nine shots in the third.
KINKAID, CANADIENS SHUT OUT SENATORS
The Canadiens improved to a perfect 4-0-0 in this year’s pre-season with the win.
Craig Anderson stopped 27-of-29 shots through two periods of play and was the only reason the game was close as the Senators (2-1-0) were being heavily outplayed. Joey Daccord gave up two goals on five shots in the third period.
PACIORETTY LEADS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PAST SHARKS
GRECO SCORES 2, PANTHERS BLANK STARS
PREDATORS STUN LIGHTNING IN OT
Pekka Rinne made 17 saves for Nashville.
BLACKHAWKS SLIP PAST BRUINS
KINGS TOP CANUCKS IN HIGH-SCORING GAME
COYOTES OUTLAST DUCKS IN SHOOTOUT
Schmaltz and Garland were the only skaters to score in the tiebreaker.
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