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Canadiens sign forward Paul Byron to four-year contract extension

Canadiens sign forward Paul Byron to four-year contract extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with forward Paul Byron. The deal, which has an average annual value of US$3.4 million, was announced Sunday.
Fast-skating Avs centre MacKinnon speeds toward success

Fast-skating Avs centre MacKinnon speeds toward success

DENVER — Mention a topic, just about any topic, and sharp-shooting Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon takes his elusiveness to a whole new level. Not appearing on the cover of the NHL's latest video game? "Don't care," he responds.
Austin Czarnik's hat trick leads Calgary to 5-2 win over Vancouver

Austin Czarnik's hat trick leads Calgary to 5-2 win over Vancouver

CALGARY — Austin Czarnik signed with the Calgary Flames because of the opportunity. So far, he's making the most of it. The 25-year-old right winger scored three goals on Saturday night to lead the Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Tkachuk scores first pre-season goal as Senators lose to Canadiens

Tkachuk scores first pre-season goal as Senators lose to Canadiens

MONTREAL — Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher has nothing but praise for first-round draft pick Brady Tkachuk. Tkachuk scored his first pre-season goal Saturday as the Senators lost 3-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.
Calle Rosen scores winner, as Maple Leafs beat Sabres back-to-back

Calle Rosen scores winner, as Maple Leafs beat Sabres back-to-back

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Calle Rosen's power-play goal midway through the third period was the difference as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday to remain undefeated in pre-season play.

Devils sign Miles Wood to 4-year contract, $11 million deal

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday. Wood will earn $2.5 million annually in the first three years of the contract and $3.
Dustin Byfuglien scores in overtime, Jets beat Flames 4-3 in pre-season

Dustin Byfuglien scores in overtime, Jets beat Flames 4-3 in pre-season

WINNIPEG — Connor Hellebuyck was one of the veterans showing early signs of pre-season rust on Friday night. Dustin Byfuglien made up for it.
Blackhawks beats Senators 5-2 for first pre-season win

Blackhawks beats Senators 5-2 for first pre-season win

OTTAWA — After two exhibition games it's clear Alex Formenton has made an early impression on Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher.
John Tavares scores first goal on home ice as Maple Leafs down Sabres

John Tavares scores first goal on home ice as Maple Leafs down Sabres

TORONTO — John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs as Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in pre-season play on Friday night. Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs.