October 2: NHL pre-season review
The forward scored a power-play goal at 14:33 of the second period to give Detroit a 3-0 lead, another with 1:15 left in the third period for the 5-1 final.
“I just felt like everything was going fast. I wasn’t,” Larkin said. “As the second and third (periods) started, I felt a little more comfortable. It was nice to be on the safe side of some good games, and the power play was clicking. I felt good.
Larkin, the Red Wings captain, missed 12 games last season and did not play after April 20 with a neck injury.
“I’m not [going to] lying to you guys, I was nervous today, ”Larkin said. “I was nervous to play. … I was nervous, not to get hurt, just to play hockey. It has been a long road. “
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Taro hirose, Chase pearson and Joe veleno marked, and Thomas greiss and Calvin pickard combined with 19 saves for the Red Wings, who are 3-0-0.
Carson Meyer scored a goal in the third period, and Elvis merzlikins made 18 saves for Columbus.
Video: Larkin scores 2 goals in 5-1 win over Blue Jackets
Rangers 4, Bruins 3 (OT): Alexis Lafreniere scored 1:38 in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday.
Before the Bruins David Pastrnak handed the puck to the goalie Linus Ullmark from the center of the ice. Ullmark’s pass attempt hit Lafrenière, who shot a backhand in the near post.
Rangers forward Kevin rooney shorthanded on a penalty shot to tie 3-3 at 11:05 of the third period.
Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each scored their first goal of the preseason and Ullmark made 15 saves on 19 shots for Boston.
Ryan strome and Sammy Blais Mark, Nils Lundkvist got two assists and Alexander Georgiev made 22 saves on 25 shots in two periods for New York. Tyler’s wall saved 11 shots in relief.
Video: Lafrenière scores overtime win to seal 4-3 win
Canadians 2, Senators 1: Nick suzuki scored a decisive goal 21 seconds into the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a preseason game at the Montreal Bell Center on Saturday.
Tim Stutzle gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead in the first period. Brendan Gallagher tied 1-1 in the second period.
Cayden Primeau made 20 stops for Montreal. Anton Forsberg (17 saves) and Filip Gustavsson (four saves) each gave Ottawa a goal.
Video: Suzuki leads Canadiens to 2-1 preseason win
Oilers 4, Jets 3: Ryan nugent hopkins nodded with 1:56 left in the third period, giving the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 preseason victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday.
With the teams 4 on 4, Nugent-Hopkins scored in the slot on a pass from Leon Draisaitl, who stole the puck in the neutral zone.
Jesse puljujarvi scored twice, and Draisaitl and Connor mcdavid each has two assists for Edmonton. Mikko Koskinen made 30 stops.
Kyle connor, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey scored for Winnipeg. Eric Comrie made 23 saves.
Video: Puljujarvi scores twice in Oilers 4-3 win
Flyers 3, capitals 1: Cam Atkinson scored the go-ahead goal for the Philadelphia Flyers at 2:00 of the third period in a 3-1 preseason victory over the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday.
It was his first goal for Philadelphia since being acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 24.
Scott Laughton scored on a breakaway with 3:04 to go to make it 3-1.
Aliaksei Protas of Washington (3:18) and Philadelphia Claude Giroux (5:41) each scored a power play goal in the first period.
Martin jones made 21 saves for the Flyers, and Ilya Samsonov makes 28 for the Capitals.
The last 2:54 of the second period was played after the intermission following a power outage in the arena.
Video: Laughton and Giroux lead Flyers to 3-1 win
Blackhawks 5, Blues 1: Henrik borgstrom and Colton Dach each scored a goal and an assist for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-1 preseason win over the St. Louis Blues at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri on Saturday.
MacKenzie Entwistle, Mike hardman and Dominik kubalik scored for Chicago.
Torey Krug gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead after 50 seconds of the game.
Malcolm subban made 18 saves for the Blackhawks. City Husso allowed four goals on 17 shots in the second period for the Blues, and Joel hofer awarded the goal to Kubalik at 11:33 of the third period.
St. Louis onwards Klim Kostin left the game with an upper body injury.
Predators 6, Lightning 1: Juuse saros made 16 saves in his preseason debut for the Nashville Predators, a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Saturday.
It was Saros’ first game since signing a four-year, $ 20 million contract (average annual value of $ 5 million) on August 16.
Nick cousins scored one goal and had two assists, and Alexandre carrier and Rocco grimaldi each had a goal and an assist for the Predators. Mattias Ekholm, Mikael granlund and Romain Josi each got an assist in their first game of the preseason.
Boris Katchouk marked, and Brian Elliott made 21 saves for the Lightning, who lost three of four games.
Devils 2, Islanders 1 (OT): Mackenzie Blackwood made 15 saves in his first preseason start for the New Jersey Devils, a 2-1 overtime win over the New York Islanders at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday.
Blackwood, who had ankle surgery in June, was replaced early in the second period by Scott Wedgewood, who made 17 saves.
New Jersey won their third straight game when Yegor Sharangovich scored at 3:36 overtime from the top of the right circle.
Mark Jankowski tied the game 1-1 at 2:45 pm of the third period.
Kieffer bellows gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead at 3:23 of the first period, scoring from a receiving shot on a pass from Matthieu barzal.
Ilya Sorokin made 11 saves for New York before being replaced early in the third period by Cory Schneider, who allowed two goals on five shots.
Devils center Jack hughes did not return to the bench early in the third period after being cross-checked in the second period by the Islanders forward Ross johnston, who received a penalty on the play.
“No real update (on Hughes),” said Devils coach Lindy Ruff. “He is feeling good, we hope all is well and we will know more about it tomorrow.”
When asked if he was concerned that Hughes was being sidelined, Ruff replied “not at this time” and he “hoped it was nothing serious and more careful”.
Coyotes 4, Ducks 3: Jakob chychrunThe game’s second goal broke the tie in the third period, helping the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-3 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. On Saturday.
Chychrun went 4-3 at 2:08 pm. His first goal gave Arizona a 1-0 lead late in the first period.
Louis Eriksson scored in a second straight game and had one assist, and Connor Timmins had two assists for the Coyotes, who are 3-0-0 in the preseason. Carter hutton stopped 14 of 16 shots in the first two periods of his Arizona debut, and Karel Vejmelka made 10 saves.
Adam henrique, Isac Lundestrom and Rickard rakell marked, and Trevor Zegras got two assists for the Ducks. Antoine Stolarz made 27 saves.