COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Kevin Fiala scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 preseason victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Filip Forsberg, Miikka Salomaki, Pontus Aberg also scored for the Predators. Anders Lindback stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced over the first half of the game, and Juuse Saros gave up two goals on 16 shots the rest of the way.
MONTREAL (AP) Montreal Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard is getting an assist added to his career totals.
Six years of poring over scoresheets and summaries of games between 1917 and 1987 by an NHL statistics team has found and fixed more than 6,000 bits of information that were overlooked or miscounted in the league's early eras.
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard crouched in net and gazed up at the largest videoboard in the NHL.
"I caught myself a couple of times, especially in the first and halfway through the third, watching on the big screen," Howard said. "I got to remind myself that there's actually a game going on in front of me."
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Steven Porzio's father was a New York Rangers fan, but he always rooted for the New Jersey Devils. A goaltender himself, Porzio was struck by Martin Brodeur, and he dreamed of replacing the NHL's career wins leader when his days at the Prudential Center were done.
Porzio is now 27 years old and working in information technology, and he's given up hope of replacing Brodeur.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) General manager Jim Johannson ruled out the possibility of the U.S. men's hockey team having NHL draft-eligible prospects competing at the Winter Olympics in February.
Johannson told The Associated Press on Thursday he doesn't view anyone from the 18-and-younger pool of prospects capable of cracking the projected lineup of non-NHL players, many of whom are opening this season on teams in Europe.