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Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Capitals 5-2 in Quebec City

September 21, 2018

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre.

Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. The Canadiens won for the first time in three exhibition games,

Alex Ovechkin scored in his preseason debut, and Connor Hobbs also connected for the Capitals. Pheonix Copley stopped 20 of 24 shots in the first two periods, and Vitek Vanecek made three saves in the third.

Tomas Tatar, making his debut with the Canadiens after coming to Montreal in the trade with the Vegas Golden Knights for former captain Max Pacioretty, had an assist. Fellow Montreal newcomer Max Domi sat out after being suspended for the remainder of the preseason for sucker-punching Florida’s Aaron Ekblad on Wednesday night.

ISLANDERS 2, DEVILS 0

At New York, Thomas Greiss made 25 saves in the first two periods, and Christopher Gibson stopped 10 shots in the third in New York’s victory over New Jersey.

Kieffer Bellows and Anders Lee scored. Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves for the Devils.

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