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Kings top Canucks in exhibition win

Kings top Canucks in exhibition win
Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher (51) and Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson (70) battle for the puck in the first period during a preseason NHL hockey game Monday, Sept., 24, 2018 in Salt Lake City. (Jeff Swinger / Associated Press)

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves as the Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-1, in an exhibition on Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Tyler Toffoli scored twice. Anze Kopitar and Dion Phaneuf had third-period goals.

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Theodore signs

Defenseman Shea Theodore ended his holdout, agreeing to a seven-year contract with Vegas. His deal runs through the 2024-25 season and has an average annual value of $5.2 million.

Other exhibitions

Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over New Jersey. ... In Philadelphia, Lee Stempniak had a goal and two assists, leading the Bruins past the Flyers 4-3. ... In Toronto, Xavier Ouellet and Artturi Lehkonen scored twice as Montreal dealt Toronto its first loss, 5-1. ... In Dallas, Jamie Benn scored two goals to lead Dallas over Minnesota 5-3. ... In Calgary, Nikolaj Ehlers’ second goal came in overtime and was the winner for Winnipeg, 5-4. ... In Las Vegas, Pavel Francouz made 29 saves to help the Avalanche withstand a rally and win 5-3.

Etc.

The Kings’ Peter Budaj cleared waivers and was assigned to Ontario. Jacob Moverare has been loaned to Frolunda in Sweden. — Curtis Zupke

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