Hughes powers Devils past Rangers for preseason win
By The Associated Press
Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 preseason win over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
The 18-year-old Hughes opened the scoring with a breakaway goal 34 seconds into the game. He also set up Hall's power-play goal 11:55 into the first period.
New Jersey's presumptive top line of Hall, Hughes and Palmieri finished with two goals and three assists.
Vladislav Namestnikov and Brett Howden scored for New York in Newark, New Jersey. In his first game of the preseason, Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves on 24 shots before being replaced by Adam Huska, who finished with 15 saves.
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In Tampa Bay, reigning NHL MVP Nikita Kucherov scored two third-period goals to lead the Lightning to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
Alexander Volkov also scored in the third for Tampa Bay, which trailed 1-0 after two.
Kucherov's first goal, at 19:21, was the game winner. His second, 23 second later, ended the scoring.
Curtis McElhinney made 31 saves for the Lightning.
BEAUVILLIER, ISLES SOAR OVER WINGS
Anthony Beauvillier scored his second goal of the night in overtime, helping the New York Islanders top the Red Wings 4-3 in Detroit.
Trailing 3-2 with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, Beauvillier tied the game with a backhander. His game-winner was a snap shot 32 seconds into the extra period.
Derick Brassard and Devon Toews also scored for New York, which had Semyon Varlamov and Christopher Gibson split the game in goal. Varlamov made 15 saves in the first two periods. Gibson allowed two goals on 11 shots in the third, and did not see a shot in overtime.
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Matt Read also scored for the host Maple Leafs.
PERRON LIFTS BLUES TO OVERTIME WIN AGAINST JETS
David Perron scored 1:58 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Perron also tied the game with 33 seconds remaining in the third after Gabriel Bourque had given the Jets a 3-2 lead at the 16:59 mark of the period.
Klim Kostin and Joel Edmundson also scored for St. Louis. Kostin added two assists in the team's third straight road game.
Connor Hellebuyck, also playing his first exhibition game, made 15 saves for the Jets.
NUGENT-HOPKINS SCORES AS OILERS BEAT FLAMES
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a short-handed goal in the second period, and the Edmonton Oilers pulled away for a 6-2 exhibition win over the Calgary Flames.
Nugent-Hopkins' short-handed goal tied it at 2 with 5:01 left in the second. Joakim Nygard put Edmonton ahead to stay 17:09 into the second, and Kassian, Draisaitl and Gagner scored in the final period.
Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen made 18 stops.
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Updated September 21, 2019