September 16, 2013

NHL Roundup: Iginla puts on an exhibition in preseason debut as Bruin

The Associated Press

MONTREAL - Jarome Iginla's second goal of the game broke a tie and led the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Daniel Briere, Torey Krug,
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Montreal’s Daniel Briere is knocked to the ice by Boston’s Torey Krug during the first period of Monday’s preseason game in Montreal, won by the Bruins.

The Associated Press

Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban earned the win over his brother, P.K., a Canadiens defenseman.

Nick Johnson added two goals, and David Krejci and Zach Trotman also scored for Boston. Travis Moen and Max Pacioretty had goals for Montreal. P.K. Subban scored against starting goalie Chad Johnson.

Milan Lucic and Torey Krug both had three assists for the Bruins. Boston went 4 for 6 on the power play.

Malcolm Subban entered the game midway through the second period and stopped all 12 shots he faced. Boston outshot Montreal 40-20 overall.

Carey Price allowed three goals on 22 shots.

The Canadiens didn't get a shot on Johnson until after the 12-minute mark, but they scored when they did. Francis Bouillon picked up Louis Lelanc's rebound and banked it in at 12:07.


PANTHERS: Goaltender Tim Thomas, the hero of the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup team, agreed to a tryout deal with Florida, nearly a year and a half removed from his last game in the NHL.

"I was very impressed with him," said General Manager Dale Tallon. "His attitude is terrific."

Florida's projected starter in goal is Jacob Markstrom, the 23-year-old Swede who went 8-14-1 with a 3.22 goals-against average last season.

COYOTES: Forward Paul Bissonnette was suspended by the NHL for 10 regular-season games after he left the bench to fight during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

Bissonnette jumped on the ice on an illegal line change to fight Jordan Nolan after Nolan hit Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla, who later was diagnosed with a concussion.

The automatic 10-game suspension will cost Bissonnette $37,820.51 in lost salary.

Coach Dave Tippett said Monday that Klesla was resting comfortably at home.

SEATTLE: The NHL is apparently keeping a keen eye on Seattle this week, as a proposed NBA/NHL arena is debated publicly Tuesday and Thursday.

Not only is the league keeping tabs on the West Coast but there have also been discreet talks about expanding to Seattle, according to King 5 News.

The TV station has "sources with intimate knowledge" telling them NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is quietly lobbying team owners to consider awarding an expansion franchise to Seattle.


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