WILD 4, AVALANCHE 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play.
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.
Ty Lewis, Jayson Megna and Conor Timmins scored for Colorado, and Pavel Francouz stopped 22 shots.
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 3, PENGUINS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Joonas Korpisalo stopped 24 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.
Cam Atkinson, Eric Robinson and Josh Anderson scored for the Blue Jackets. Robinson's goal 2:12 into the third gave Columbus the lead. Anderson added an empty-netter with 36 seconds left.
Juuso Riikola scored for Pittsburgh, and Casey DeSmith finished with 19 saves.
CAPITALS 3, HURRICANES 2
WASHINGTON - Brian Pinho scored two goals, including the game-winner 8:31 into the third period to help the Washington Capitals top the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.
Brett Leason also scored for Washington, and Ilya Samsonov finished with 13 saves.
Anton Forsberg and James Reimer each played half the game in goal for Carolina. Forsberg started and allowed two goals on 10 shots. Reimer was charged with the loss, despite stopping 9 of 10 shots.
Brock McGinn and Janne Kuokkanen scored third period goals for the Hurricanes.
SABRES 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3
BUFFALO - Victor Olofsson scored twice, including the game-winner with 2:36 left, as the Buffalo Sabres topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3.
Sam Reinhart, Jimmy Vesey, and C.J. Smith also scored for Buffalo, and Carter Hutton stopped 31 shots.
John Tavares, Pierre Engvall, and Trevor Moore scored for Toronto. Michael Hutchinson was charged with the loss as he allowed two third period goals on nine shots.
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.
CANADIENS 4, SENATORS 0
OTTAWA - Keith Kinkaid stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Montreal Canadiens shut out the Ottawa Senators 4-0.
The Canadiens improved to a perfect 4-0-0 in this year's pre-season with the win.
Jeff Petry, Jake Evans, Thomas Tatar and Phillip Danault also scored for Montreal.
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.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3, SHARKS 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 win over the Sharks.
Valentin Zykov and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas, and Marc-Andre Fleury had 28 saves.
Antti Suomela scored for San Jose, and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots.
PANTHERS 6, STARS 0
TULSA, Okla. - Anthony Greco scored twice and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 6-0.
Henrik Borgstrom, Mike Hoffman, Owen Tippett, and Noel Acciari also scored for the Panthers.
PREDATORS 5, LIGHTNING 4, OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rem Pitlick's unassisted goal 1:39 into overtime gave the Nashville Predators a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Filip Forsberg, Eeli Tolvanen, Viktor Arvidsson and Matt Duchene also scored for the Predators. Duchene's goal with 4 seconds left in regulation forced overtime.
Pekka Rinne made 17 saves for Nashville.
Carter Verhaeghe scored twice for Tampa Bay, and Cameron Gaunce and Erik Cernak each had a goal. Scott Wedgewood stopped 39 shots for the Lightning.
BLACKHAWKS 3, BRUINS 2, OT
CHICAGO - Patrick Kane's goal 3:04 into overtime pushed the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
Dylan Strome and Brandon Saad also scored for Chicago, and Robin Lehner made 39 saves.
Ryan Fitzgerald and Par Lindholm scored for the Bruins. Maxime Lagace stopped 24 of 26 shots in the first two periods, and Kyle Keyser made 20 saves the rest of the way.