Hall's 2 goals lead Lightning to 4-2 victory over Stars in pre-season opener

Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

DALLAS - Adam Hall scored two goals, Scott Jackson and Dana Tyrell had two assists each, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Tuesday night in the pre-season opener for both teams.

Aaron Gagnon ended Dan Ellis' shutout bid 1:19 into the third period to make it 2-1, but Hall and Mattias Ohlund added goals for Tampa Bay.

Ellis made 17 saves, and Dominic Moore also scored for the Lightning.

Philip Larsen added a third-period goal for the Stars.

Ellis was signed as a free agent in July to compete with Mike Smith to be Tampa Bay's No. 1 goaltender. Smith is out for at least a week because of a broken right ring finger.

Dallas' Andrew Raycroft stopped 16 shots in the first period and a half before Brent Krahn took over. Krahn, competing with Raycroft for the backup job behind Kari Lehtonen, made 11 saves the rest of the way.

Lightning defenceman Matt Smaby left in the first period with an upper body injury and didn't return.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_13820911_168394049_lowres
Play

Maple Leafs' Matthews and Nylander Return to Practice, Robertson Moves Up

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Auston Matthews and William Nylander are on track to return to the lineup while Nick Robertson moved up to the team's second line at practice in Vancouver.

USATSI_15710203_168393429_lowres
Play

Now That's Surprising: 10 Players We Didn't Expect To See Among The NHL Leaders

Of course Connor McDavid is leading the league in points, and it's no shock to see Auston Matthew as the top goal-scorer. But we didn't anticipate the appearances of Adam Fox, Roope Hintz and Joel Edmundson among the NHL's elite.

Ben Hutton Apr. 16/21
Play

Toronto Maple Leafs' Ben Hutton: This Year I Haven't Produced As Much Points As I'd Like To

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Ben Hutton says he's like to help his new club on both ends of the ice. The newest Leaf also talks staying busy during quarantine and growing up as a fan of the Colorado Avalanche.