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NHL Preseason: Gaborik, Dubinsky lead Jackets over Hurricanes

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Marian Gaborik picked up three points against the Hurricanes, including two goals for the Jackets.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Sean Collins scored with 13:34 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist, Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist, Ryan Johansen also scored and Brandon Dubinsky had three assists for the Blue Jackets.

Alexander Semin scored two goals, and Eric Staal and Jeremy Welsh also scored for Carolina. Staal's goal put the Hurricanes up 4-2 with 12:37 left in the second period.

Johansen pulled Columbus to 4-3 by scoring on the power play with 6:21 left in the second, and Gaborik and Collins scored 4:53 apart early in the third.

Cam Ward stopped 26 shots for Carolina.

Curtis McElhinney made 18 saves but allowed all four goals before he was replaced by Mike McKenna with 11:15 left in the second. McKenna finished with 12 stops.

Stars edge Panthers 3-2 in shootout

DALLAS (AP) -- Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn scored shootout goals to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 preseason victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.

Dallas backup goalie Christopher Nilstrop stopped both Panthers attempts in the shootout. Chiasson and Benn both had beaten Florida's Jacob Markstrom.

Dallas scored twice in the second period and Florida tied it with two goals in the third.

Florida tied it on goals by Drew Shore and Scottie Upshall 14 seconds apart with less than 4 minutes remaining in the third period, beating Nilstrop. Upshall's goal was his third of the preseason.

Cody Eakin and Benn had scored 30 seconds apart for the Stars at 17:00 and 17:30 of the second period. Dallas outshot the Panthers 30-24.

Lightning top Blues in shootout 4-3

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Erne had two power-play goals and also scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

J.T. Brown had two assists for the Lightning, who rallied back from a 3-0 deficit. Tom Pyatt also scored for the Lightning.

Dmitrij Jaskin scored twice for St. Louis and Jaden Schwarz had the other goal for the Blues, who missed both attempts in the shootout.

Both teams held out most of their star players.

Jaskin had a wraparound goal in the first period and was also alone on his second goal at 1:52 of the second period.

The Blues forward threw a seemingly harmless shot at the goal from just inside the boards that Lightning goalie Cedrick Desjardins let sail over his shoulder for a 2-0 Blues lead.

Kristers Gudlevskis replaced DesJardins in the middle of the period and allowed a goal to Schwartz on the first shot he faced to make it 3-0.

Erne deflected a shot from Mark Barberio late in the second period to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Erne struck again 1:31 into the third period, scoring from right in front of the net after a centering pass from Brown.

Pyatt tied the game with a sharply-angled shot from the left wing that surprised Blues goalie Brian Elliott.

3rd-period power-play goal lifts Ducks 2-1

DENVER (AP) -- Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal at 14:04 of the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Devante Smith-Pelly added a power-play goal for Anaheim. The Ducks were 2 for 7 with the man advantage.

John Gibson stopped 18 shots after entering the game midway through the second period.

Paul Stastny scored for Colorado. Stastny's rebound shot deflected off the stick of Mark Fistric at 13:15 of the first period.

Oilers' fast start too much for Canucks 4-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Jordan Eberle scored a goal and added two assists and the Edmonton Oilers downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Wednesday in a preseason game.

Eberle got his points in the first 7:38 of the game as all of the scoring was completed in the opening period.

Martin Marincin, David Perron and Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers. Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 of 26 shots as he played the whole game.

The Oilers scored four goals in the first 12:24 on Canucks No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo, who struggled in his first exhibition appearance of the year.

Brendan Gaunce, with his second goal in two preseason games, scored for the Canucks.

Eberle opened the scoring 4:49 into the game as he slid a wraparound in off Luongo.

Then he made the first passes as Marincini and Perron scored on similar long shots 31 seconds apart to put the Oilers up 3-0 before the game was eight minutes old.

Joensuu scored Edmonton's final goal of the first period on a rebound after Luongo stretched across his crease to make a sensational save on Mark Arcobello's one timer.

Gaunce put the Canucks on the scoreboard just 42 seconds later as he shoveled the puck past Dubnyk, who made his second preseason appearance.

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