Exhibition Games Round Up

Chad Kilger's second goal of the game with seven minutes left in the third period Monday night lifted the Chicago Blackhawks into a 5-5 tie with the Montreal Canadiens in the final exhibition game for both teams.

Doug Gilmour had four assists for the Blackhawks, including one on the tying goal. Gilmour threaded a pass from the right-wing boards to Kilger, who directed the puck past Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore.

Montreal's Mark Recchi also had a four-point night, scoring three goals on Chicago goalie Jeff Hackett - including two on the power play - and adding an assist.

Recchi's third goal, at 4:07 of the third, came just 36 seconds after Chicago's Ed Olczyk scored his second goal of the game to tie the score 4-4.

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Saku Koivu and Scott Thornton also scored for Montreal (3-5-1). Shayne Corson and Vincent Damphousse each added two assists for the Canadiens.

Bob Probert had the other goal for the Blackhawks (2-4-2).

Recchi's power-play goal five minutes into the first period tied the game 1-1. He gave Montreal a 4-1 lead with his second power-play goal at 1:27 of the second.

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    Capitals 4, Red Wings 3

    DETROIT -- Matt Herr, playing less than an hour from his college rink, had a goal and an assist to help the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night in the exhibition finale for both teams.

    Rookie Stacy Roest helped his chances of making the Red Wings (2-6-1) by scoring the only goal of the first period. Roest took a pass from Sergei Fedorov and flipped a wrist shot past Rick Tabaracci for his team-best fifth goal of the preseason.

    Herr, a rookie Herr, a rookie from the University of Michigan, tied the game 37 seconds into the second period with a short-handed goal, his second in six preseason games.

    ThCapitals' Ken Klee and Detroit's Martin Lapointe traded power-play goals to make it 2-2.

    Adam Oates scored another power-play goal to put Washington (6-2) ahead after two periods, and Trevor Halverson increased the lead to 4-2 with his first goal of the preseason at 6:15 of the third.

    Fedorov pulled the Red Wings within a goal with 2:15 to play, but Washington backup goalie Mike Rosati stopped Brendan Shanahan twice in the waning moments.

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    Dallas 7, Tampa Bay 2

    DALLAS -- Brett Hull had two goals and an assist as the Dallas Stars scored four times in the opening period and cruised to a 7-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the preseason finale for both teams.

    After Tony Hrkac scored on the power play 2:33 into the game, Hull notched his fourth exhibition goal just over five minutes later, also on the power play. Jamie Wright and Pat Verbeek also tallied in the first 20 minutes for Dallas (5-2-1).

    Mike Modano contributed three assists while Sergei Zubov, Grant Marshall and Guy Carbonneau each set up a pair of goals for the Stars, who open the season on Saturday at home against the Buffalo Sabres.

    Dallas extended its lead to 5-0 just 78 seconds into the second period on Jere Lehtinen's third exhibition goal. Vincent Lecavalier, the top overall pick in the 1998 draft, scored 10 seconds later to get the Lightning on the board and Pavel Kubina netted his first goal at 8:05 for Tampa Bay's other goal.

    Hull and Brent Severyn tallied in the final period for the Stars.

    Ed Belfour went all the way for Dallas and stopped 23 shots. Tampa Bay's Daren Puppa surrendered five goals on 21 shots before being replaced midway through the second period by Bill Ranford.

    Dallas went 3-for-5 on the power play, while the Lightning were scoreless in three opportunities with the extra attacker.

    Tampa Bay (5-3) also opens the season on Friday, taking on the Florida Panthers.

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