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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Devan Dubnyk stopped 28 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 preseason win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Mikael Granlund scored and assisted on Matt Dumba’s winning goal early in the second period for the Wild. Andrew Agozzino scored for the Avalanche, and Jonathan Bernier had 22 saves. …

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DETROIT (AP) Martin Frk and Frans Nielsen scored two goals each to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins in an NHL preseason game Saturday night. Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings, who got a 19-save performance from Jimmy Howard. Zane McIntyre started in goal for the …

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Steven Porzio’s father was a New York Rangers fan, but he always rooted for the New Jersey Devils. A goaltender himself, Porzio was struck by Martin Brodeur, and he dreamed of replacing the NHL’s career wins leader when his days at the Prudential Center were done. Porzio is now 27 years old …

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BEIJING (AP) The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the National Hockey League’s first-ever preseason games in China. Saturday’s game in Beijing caps a push by the NHL to popularize ice hockey in China ahead of the country’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Kings won …

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When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach. Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven teams hired new coaches this offseason, including the first head coach in the history …

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WASHINGTON (AP) Ville Husso stopped all 27 shots he faced and Robert Thomas scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason game Friday night. Conner Bleackley and Kllim Kostin also scored for the Blues. Braden Holtby made 20 saves on 22 shots in …

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BOSTON (AP) Kenny Agostino’s goal with 1:40 left in overtime lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL preseason game Thursday night. Paul Postma also scored for Boston, which received a 30-save performance from Tukka Risk. Reserve goaltender Alex Lyon took the loss for Philadelphia, as he allowed …

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CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks’ 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night. A member of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012-13 and 2014-15, Chicago re-acquired Saad in a NHL Draft day from Columbus which sent Artemi Panarin to the Blue Jackets. Ryan Hartman, Brent …

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When Alex Chiasson found himself without a job halfway through the offseason, frustration began to set in. Even at age 26 with 106 points to his name in 320 NHL games, Chiasson wasn’t tendered a contract by the Calgary Flames, and by late July his options were limited. In early September, he agreed to attend …

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SHANGHAI (AP) A golden dragon was held aloft on poles by skaters. Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about. NHL preseason hockey made its debut in China – a 5-2 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Vancouver Canucks – in …

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