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Panarin powers Rangers to 3-1 win over Islanders

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 24 2019 Sep 24, 2019 September 24, 2019 9:38 PM September 24, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By The Associated Press

Artemi Panarin scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 preseason win over the rival Islanders on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Panarin, the Rangers' big free-agent addition this summer, played with both linemates Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich for the first time. Buchnevich had an assist on Panarin's first goal, and Zibanejad assisted on his empty-netter with 16 seconds left.

Vitali Kravtsov also scored for Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist started and stopped all 13 shots he faced, and Alexandar Georgiev had 16 saves on 17 shots.

Jordan Eberle got his fourth goal of the preseason in the third period for the Islanders. Thomas Greiss stopped 27 shots.

Kravtsov, the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft, opened the scoring at 2:07 of the second period, and Panarin made it 2-0 at 8:43.

BARKOV LEADS PANTHERS PAST LIGHTNING

In Sunrise, Florida, Aleksander Barkov had two goals and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Dominic Toninato, Denis Malgin and Frank Vatrano also scored for Florida. Sergei Bobrovsky started and stopped 12 of 14 shots in his half of the game, and Chris Driedger finished with seven saves.

Alexander Volkov, Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev scored for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up all six goals on 24 shots.

STARS EDGE BLUES 2-1

In St. Louis, Jason Dickinson and John Klingberg scored to lead the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the defending champion Blues.

Dickinson got the Stars on the scoreboard at 7:56 of the first, and Klingberg's power-play goal with 3:24 left in the second made it 2-0.

Ryan O'Reilly cut the Blues' deficit in half with a tip-in with 4:43 left in the third.

Landon Bow started in goal for Dallas and stoped all 15 shots he faced in the first two periods. Jake Oettinger had 13 saves in the third.

Jake Allen had 16 shots for St. Louis.

FLAMES BLANK JETS 2-0

In Calgary, Alberta, Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett scored 33 seconds apart in the second period, and the Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-0.

Monahan scored a power-play goal to get the Flames on the scoreboard with 6:23 left in the middle period. Bennett doubled the lead with 5:50 to go.

David Rittich had 20 saves for the Flames.

Eric Comrie started in goal for the Jets and had 18 saves in the first two periods, and Mikhail Berdin stopped all 13 shots he faced in the third.

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