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Alex Ovechkin, Capitals top Flyers in rumble-filled contest

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Alex Ovechkin (right) netted two goals to help the Capitals defeat Philadelphia.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr each scored twice to power the Washington Capitals to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night in a preseason game that included five fights.

Fehr has four goals in the last two games and a team-high five in the preseason for the Capitals (4-0-3), who blew a three-goal lead but remained undefeated.

The Flyers trailed 3-0 before Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds scored in the final 5:55 of the second period.

Fehr powered his own rebound past Ray Emery to make it 4-3 just 1:35 into the third. Ovechkin followed with his second goal.

Michal Neuvirth made 32 saves for the Capitals.

Tom Wilson and Mathieu Perreault also scored for Washington.

Hurricanes beat Sabres 1-0 in preseason finale

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Ward made 18 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Friday night in their preseason finale.

Patrick Dwyer had the only goal, snapping a wrist shot past Ryan Miller from a sharp angle in the second period. Jordan Staal and Ron Hainsey each had an assist.

Miller made 29 saves for the Sabres.

The Hurricanes finished with a 3-3-0 record in the preseason, winning their final three games. Carolina will open the regular season next Friday at home against Detroit.

Buffalo went 4-2-1 in the preseason, losing three of its last four. The Sabres also begin the season against the Red Wings, traveling to Detroit on Wednesday.

Tavares helps Islanders beat Predators 6-4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- John Tavares scored two first-period goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-4 preseason victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Named team captain this month and entering his fifth NHL season, the 23-year-old Tavares beat goaltender Pekka Rinne with a tip-in 1:25 into the game, and then scored off a scramble in front six minutes later.

Lubomir Visnovsky, Colin McDonald, Matt Donovan and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders. Matt Moulson had three assists.

After Craig Smith scored the first of his two goals for Nashville, Visnovsky scored on a pass from Moulson to put New York in front 3-1 at the 16-minute mark of the first.

Simon Moser and Roman Josi also scored for the Predators, who arrived about two hours before the game after their flight from Nashville was delayed.

Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 5-2 in preseason

DETROIT (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen each had a goal and an assist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Friday night in a preseason game.

Joakim Andersson and Luke Glendening also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 17 saves.

Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto. Jake Gardiner had two assists and Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots.

Zetterberg's power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie with 42 seconds left in the second period.

Alfredsson and Franzen tacked on power-play goals in the third.

Glendening and Lupul traded goals earlier in the middle period.

Andersson scored 5:18 into the game. Kadri's power-play goal tied it at 8:31 of the first.

Ellis makes 20 stops as Stars blank Oilers 4-0

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Dan Ellis made 20 saves to help the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Friday night in a preseason game.

Brett Ritchie had two third-period goals for the Stars at Cox Convention Center, including an empty-netter.

Austin Smith beat Devan Dubnyk to make it 1-0 at 11:07 in the first, and Luke Gazdic converted a 3-on-1 rush in the second.

Blues get 4-1 preseason win over Wild

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored 51 seconds apart during St. Louis' four-goal third period, leading the Blues to a 4-1 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

David Backes and Chris Stewart also scored for St. Louis, which finished the preseason with a 3-2-1 record. Alex Pietrangelo had two assists and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots.

Jared Spurgeon scored for the Wild, who went 4-2-0 in the preseason. Josh Harding stopped all 15 shots he faced, and Johan Gustafsson allowed four goals on 11 shots.

Both teams will open the regular season Thursday at home. The Blues host the Nashville Predators , while the Wild plays host to the Los Angeles Kings .

Coyotes beat Sharks 2-1 to end preseason

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal late in the third period and the Phoenix Coyotes closed out their preseason schedule with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

Ekman-Larsson scored with 2:28 left on a wrister from the left circle after taking a pass from David Rundblad.

Phoenix's Radim Vrbata scored late in the second period. He got Alex Stalock to drop to his knees with a deke, and then squeezed a shot between the goalie's skate and the far post on a wraparound.

San Jose's Bracken Kearns scored early in the third period, one-timing a shot past Thomas Greiss after a scramble in Phoenix's end.

Greiss, signed as Mike Smith's backup in the offseason, stopped 25 shots.

Stalock, competing to be Antti Niemi's backup, had 24 saves.

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