No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal for Buffalo, Jeff Skinner connected twice and the Sabres beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in exhibition play Friday night at Tribute Communities Centre.

Brendan Guhle also Casey Nelson scored for Buffalo, and Carter Hutton made 27 saves.

Anders Lee scored twice, and Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock added goals for the Islanders.

The neutral-site game was the last preseason contest for both teams. It was scheduled in December 2017 with the hope that John Tavares would return with the Islanders to play in the arena where his junior career began. But Tavares signed with Toronto this year.

New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss becomes entangled behind the net with Buffalo Sabres’ Jason Pominville during second-period NHL hockey preseason game action in Oshawa, Ontario, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)


At Toronto, Jake Gardiner, John Tavares and Patrick Marleau scored power-play goals and Par Lindholm added a short-handed goal — all in a 3:54 span in the second period — to help Toronto improve to 6-1-0.

Gardiner added another goal in the third period and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs. Gustav Nyquist and Dylan Larkin replied for Detroit The teams will close out the preseason schedules Saturday night in Detroit.

Detroit Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist (14) scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)


At Washington, Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game 19 seconds into overtime to lift Carolina past Washington.

Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and three assists, Andrei Svechnikov and Valentin Zykov also scored, and Petr Mrazek made 25 saves.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Casey DeSmith, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals, Jayson Megna and Andre Burakovsky added goals, and Braden Holtby made 31 saves.


At Columbus, Ohio, Oliver Bjorkstrand broke tie with 3:56 left to help Columbus beat Pittsburgh.

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Saku Maenalanen (8), of Finland, falls to the ice next to Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Artemi Panarin had two goals and two assists, Cam Atkinson added a goal and three assists, Zach Werenski had four assists, and Boone Jenner and Nick Foligno also scored.

Derick Brassard led the Penguins with two goals and an assist. Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin and Bryan Rust also scored.


Source: The Associated Press

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