Hischier scores as Devils beat Capitals in preseason opener
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Nico Hischier scored in his preseason debut, helping the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.
Hischier, the first overall pick in this year's NHL draft, made it 4-1 with a steal and a slick backhander at 15:46 of the third period . Mirco Mueller, Stefan Noesen and Kyle Palmieri scored in the second period for New Jersey.
Nathan Walker scored for Washington in the first.
RANGERS 1, ISLANDERS 0, OT
In New York, Neal Pionk scored 2:31 into overtime to lift the Rangers to the win.
Islanders starter Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves in the first two periods, while Eamon McAdam made 19 stops on 20 shots in the third and overtime.
HURRICANES 3, SABRES 2, OT
In Buffalo, New York, Derek Ryan scored twice for Carolina, including the game-winner 2:19 into overtime.
SENATORS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2
In Ottawa, Ontario, Mike Hoffman scored twice to lead the Senators to the preseason win.
Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 12 shots before Garret Sparks came in midway through the second. Sparks allowed two goals on 14 shots.
Highly touted Senators prospect Colin White left the game holding his left arm after blocking a Calle Rosen shot late in the third.
BRUINS 3, CANADIENS 2
In Quebec City, Quebec, Tim Schaller's short-handed goal in the second period lifted Boston to a comeback victory.
Zane McIntyre played in goal in the second half for Boston.
WILD 3, JETS 2
The 37-year-old Malone, who retired almost two years ago, is attempting to return to pro hockey. His low shot beat Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck.
Hellebuyck made 34 saves in regulation and two in overtime.
Niklas Svedberg stopped 22-of-24 shots for Minnesota through two periods.
OILERS 5, FLAMES 2
In Edmonton, Alberta, Mark Letestu scored a pair of goals as Edmonton defeated Calgary in a split-squad pre-season game.
OILERS 5, FLAMES 4
In Calgary, Alberta, Drake Caggiula scored two goals to lead Edmonton over Calgary in a split-squad pre-season game.
Sean Monahan put the home team in front on the first shot of the game, but Edmonton reeled off the next four goals. Caggiula started the spree on a deflection at 5:24 of the first, then added a power-play goal at 6:12 of the second to give the Oilers a 4-1 lead.
Updated September 19, 2017