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NHL preseason: Klesla recovering from hit; game recaps

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Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla gave the thumbs up as he was wheeled off the ice Sunday night.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is resting at home a day after being wheeled off the ice following a hit by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jordan Nolan.

Klesla was injured in the first period of Phoenix's opening preseason game Sunday night when Nolan knocked him off his skates. The hit triggered a series of fights among players on both teams and led to four 10-minute misconducts.

Klesla was alert and waving to the crowd as he was wheeled off on a stretcher. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett says Klesla was released from the hospital around 3 a.m.

Klesla suffered a concussion and whiplash and Tippett said on Monday that he was resting comfortably at home, likely with a headache.

Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette was suspended for 10 regular-season games after leaving the bench to fight with Nolan.

Selanne, Ducks strafe Coyotes

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Teemu Selanne and defensemen Sami Vatanen and Nolan Yonkman scored on Anaheim's first three shots against Phoenix Coyotes rookie Mark Visentin, and the Ducks earned a 6-2 victory Monday night in their preseason opener.

Yonkman's short-handed goal came 2:59 in, and Daniel Winnik capped Anaheim's four-goal first period. Hampus Lindholm connected during a 5-on-3 power play in the second, Emerson Etem also had a goal, and Andrew Cogliano had three assists.

Both starting goalies sat out the third period. Jonas Hiller stopped 12 of 13 shots for the Ducks. Visentin, one of two first-round picks by the Coyotes in the 2010 draft, made 18 saves.

Guillaume Latendresse and Chris Brown scored for Phoenix.

Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette was suspended for 10 regular-season games by the NHL on Monday for leaving the bench to fight Los Angeles' Jordan Nolan on Sunday. Nolan had leveled Coyotes defenseman Rotislav Klesla with a hit that left him with a concussion and whiplash.

Iginla shines in debut with Bruins

MONTREAL (AP) -- Jarome Iginla's second goal of the game broke a tie and led the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban earned the win over his brother P.K., a Canadiens defenseman.

Nick Johnson added two goals, and David Krejci and Zach Trotman also scored for Boston. Travis Moen and Max Pacioretty had goals for Montreal. P.K. Subban scored against starting goalie Chad Johnson.

Milan Lucic and Torey Krug both had three assists for Bruins. Boston went 4 for 6 on the power play.

Malcolm Subban entered the game midway through the second period and stopped all 12 shots he faced. Boston outshot Montreal 40-20 overall.

Carey Price allowed three goals on 22 shots.

The Canadiens didn't get a shot on Chad Johnson until after the 12-minute mark, but they scored when they did. Francis Bouillon picked up Louis Lelanc's rebound and banked it in at 12:07.

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Panthers sweep Predators in doubleheader

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) Buddy Robinson scored for the second straight night, and the Ottawa Senators earned a 4-2 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday.

Enthusiastic fans in Saskatoon were decked out in the jerseys of their favorite stars such as like former Flames captain Jarome Iginla and Senators forward Jason Spezza, but the game featured young players trying to make the teams instead.

Cory Conacher added a second-period goal for Ottawa with assists by Stephane Da Costa and David Dziurzynski.

Four fights broke out in the second period.

David Jones scored an unassisted goal in the third for Calgary, and Corban Knight tied it 2-2 late in the period. But Ottawa answered with goals by Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur to put the game away.

Reto Berra made 31 saves for Calgary, which is looking for a goalie after longtime starter Miikka Kiprusoff retired.

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Red Wings overpower Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Adam Almquist scored two power-play goals in the second period and Tomas Tatar had a goal and assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game.

Paval Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, netting a second-period, unassisted goal.

Almquist scored at 6:10 and 11:50 with shots from the point to put the Red Wings ahead 3-1.

Brandon Sutter netted the lone Pittsburgh goal at 1:05 of the second, to get the Penguins even at 1.

Tatar opened the scoring when he took a failed wraparound attempt and tucked the puck under the crossbar at 12:56 of the first.

Both starting goalies worked two periods. Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 15 shots for the Penguins. Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 13 saves.

Sharks nip Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Tommy Wingels' goal at 16:07 of the third period lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a preseason game Monday night.

Wingels deflected in Joe Pavelski's point shot during a power play with Canucks veteran Alex Burrows was off for roughing.

Wingels and Pavelski both had a goal and an assist for the Sharks while John McCarthy scored their other goal.

Brendan Gaunce and Hunter Shinkaruk scored for the Canucks while defenseman Henrik Tommernes added two assists.

It was the first game of the exhibition season for both clubs.

The Canucks went with six NHL regulars from last season, including Burrows and Ryan Kesler. Frank Corrado, 20, who played for Vancouver late in the season after completing his junior season, also played.

Notes: New Canucks coach John Tortorella watched his club from Vancouver's management box. Assistants Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan ran Vancouver's bench. ... Sharks coach Todd McLellan viewed the proceedings from his usual spot behind their bench.

Senators top Flames

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) Buddy Robinson scored for the second straight night, and the Ottawa Senators earned a 4-2 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday.

Enthusiastic fans in Saskatoon were decked out in the jerseys of their favorite stars such as like former Flames captain Jarome Iginla and Senators forward Jason Spezza, but the game featured young players trying to make the teams instead.

Cory Conacher added a second-period goal for Ottawa with assists by Stephane Da Costa and David Dziurzynski.

Four fights broke out in the second period.

David Jones scored an unassisted goal in the third for Calgary, and Corban Knight tied it 2-2 late in the period. But Ottawa answered with goals by Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur to put the game away.

Reto Berra made 31 saves for Calgary, which is looking for a goalie after longtime starter Miikka Kiprusoff retired.

Caps tip Flyers in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Stoa scored the tying goal with 21.7 seconds left in regulation, and Joel Rechlicz netted the shootout winner in the Washington Capitals ' 4-3 preseason victory over a Philadelphia Flyers split squad on Monday night.

Philadelphia had scored three straight goals - including two in the third period - to erase a two-goal deficit.

John Carlson and Joel Ward both scored from point-blank range on Philadelphia's Ray Emery in the second period to give the Capitals a 2-0 edge. Emery finished with 29 saves on 32 shots.

Jakub Voracek started the Flyers' comeback, taking a pass from Jason Akeson and scoring on David Leggio to make it 2-1 in the final minute of the second period. Vincent Lecavalier tied it with a power-play goal 1:53 into the third, and Akeson put Philadelphia in front at 6:09.

Leggio stopped 14 of 17 shots in relief of Michal Neuvirth, who turned aside all 16 shots he faced.

Flyers split squad edges Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) -- Drew MacIntyre was sharp in making 13 saves, but the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 3-2 in a shootout to a Philadelphia Flyers split squad in preseason action on Monday night.

MacIntyre has played in only four regular-season NHL games - most recently Nov. 25, 2011, for Buffalo. He could be a potential No. 3 goalie option for Toronto behind Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer.

MacIntyre made an impressive pad save on a 2-on-1 drive by Scott Laughton and stopped Marcel Noebels. He also denied Adam Hall on a semi-breakaway.

Bernier, making his first appearance with the Maple Leafs since being acquired from Los Angeles, allowed one goal on 16 shots. Former Toronto defenseman Luke Schenn scored on him with a deflected shot.

Bruno Gervais scored the tying goal in the third, and Tye McGinn netted the shootout winner for the Flyers.

James van Riemsdyk, acquired from Philadelphia in the Schenn trade, and Jamie Devane scored for Toronto.

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