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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley as Patrick Wey (56) tries to defend during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Boston, Wednesday, Sept, 24, 2014. The Bruins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Chara helps Bruins beat Capitals

- Associated Press

Defenseman Zdeno Chara opened the scoring on a power play with 5:43 left in the third period in the Boston Bruins’ 2-0 exhibition victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates after his goal in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Andre Burakovsky getting long look at center in Capitals training camp

- The Washington Times

Such responsibilities may be a bit overwhelming for Burakovsky, but on Sunday, in the Capitals’ preseason opener, he seemed more than adept at handling them. He scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Buffalo at Verizon Center, burying a wrister off a one-timer from Jason Chimera from the right faceoff circle 13:14 into the first period.

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Young Lightning eager to build on success

- Associated Press

Jon Cooper wants his Tampa Bay Lightning to know something about heightened expectations. They don't mean anything unless you prove you're as good as you think you can be.

Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones defends a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Kings won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks 4-1

Associated Press

Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hejda, center, from the Czech Republic, keeps Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne, right, away from goalie Reto Berra during third period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary,  Alberta, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Hiller, Flames beat Avalanche 2-0

Associated Press

Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

Capitals make changes, Ovechkin still the key

- Associated Press

Missing the playoffs for the first time in a while jarred the Washington Capitals into fundamental changes. New general manager. New coach, this time someone with actual NHL head coaching experience. A big free agency day in which they pilfered a pair of defensemen from the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.