A new college hockey season is rapidly approaching, and once again, the eyes of the NHL will once again be focused on the next generation of NHLers currently playing in the college ranks.
NHL Network today announced its game schedule for the 2019 NHL® preseason, featuring more than 25 live matchups in 16 days, beginning with the Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Neal Pionk scored 2:31 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 win against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Pionk, a defenseman, worked his way around Islanders forward Brock Nelson and beat goaltender Eamon McAdam from the left circle for the only goal of the game. Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec played the first two periods and made 10 saves. Brandon Halverson made seven saves. The Rangers outshot the Islanders 18-7 in the third period and 42-17 overall. Jaroslav Halak started in goal for the Islanders and made 22 saves through two periods. McAdam stopped 19 of 20 shots.
Recaps of all five NHL preseason games from Wednesday night, Sept. 23, 2015.
Tonight I was lucky enough to be one of the 12,000 fans inside Consol Energy Center to witness the Pittsburgh Penguins debut of Phil Kessel and returns of Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis and Olli Maatta as the Pens put up a touchdown, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3.
Preseason roundup for 9/21: Gibbons, Megna lead Rangers
Patrick Kane will be in the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks when they open their preseason schedule against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday.
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will make his preseason debut at Rexall Place in a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames on Monday.
Matt Irwin scored twice on the power play and Jonas Gustavsson and Jeremy Smith combined for a shutout in the Boston Bruins' 2-0 win against the New Jersey Devils at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
The Patrick Kane case, topflight rookies, players on tryout and new coaches are among the NHL's top preseason stories.
The NHL is going to give its new 3-on-3 overtime format for regular-season games a 45-game test run during the preseason. That will allow players, coaches and officials time to adjust and give fans a glimpse of the interesting new rule.