Recaps of Saturday’s NHL preseason action involving Canadian clubs.
TORONTO STAR: The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a 2-0 deficit to edge the Buffalo Sabres in a 15-round shootout. Goaltender James Reimer picked up the win for the Leafs while Jay McClement potted the game winner. Leafs blueliner Paul Ranger had the fans buzzing with a “kick shot” – kicking his stick with the puck on the blade – during his unsuccessful shootout attempt.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens remain winless at home in this preseason, falling 3-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin turned aside 40 shots for the win, while Carey Price got the loss for the Habs.
VANCOUVER SUN/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Goals by David Perron, Sam Gagner, Ryan Smyth and Nail Yakupov powered the Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Canucks, who lost David Booth, Nicklas Jensen and Jordan Schroeder to injury.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead but fell to the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in a shootout.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators will be trying out center Mika Zibanejad on their second line right wing.
CALGARY SUN: Roman Horak swaps out his number 51 for his father’s old number 21.