Trevor Letowski scored in the fifth sudden-death shootout round -- the NHL's longest tiebreaker this season -- to give Martin Prusek and the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday.
Adam Foote scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime -- his second pivotal, late goal in as many games.
Columbus had four quality shots in the overtime, extending their franchise record to 53 shots for the game. The Blue Jackets also put a record 24 shots on goal in the third period, with Minnesota goaltender Dwayne Roloson stopping 23.
In the three-skater shootout, Todd White gave the Wild the upper hand only to have Mark Hartigan, called up from Syracuse of the AHL last week, score on the Blue Jackets' final chance. That forced the first sudden death in the NHL's brand new tiebreaker format.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 5:15 of the second period.
Hurricanes 8, Flyers 6
At Raleigh, North Carolina, Matt Cullen beat Antero Niittymaki from the right side late in the third period and Eric Staal had a hat trick as Carolina rallied again.
Devils 3, Sabres 2
At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sergei Brylin scored the winning goal on the power play with 5:23 remaining and New Jersey backup Scott Clemmensen made 25 saves.
Scott Gomez and Eric Rasmussen also scored for the Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Oilers 5, Stars 3
At Dallas, Radek Dvorak scored the tiebreaking goal at 8:12 of the third period, helping Edmonton snap a seven-game losing streak.
Dallas had capitalized on a two-man advantage when Brenden Morrow scored his third goal of the season at 5:14 of the third period to tie it at 3. But Dvorak scored to pave the way for the Oilers' first win since Oct. 10.
Raffi Torres added a power-play goal at 16:36, his seventh of the season, to stretch Edmonton's lead to 5-3.
The Oilers advanced to a 3-2 lead at 16:43 of the second period on Ryan Smyth's goal.
Dallas rallied to tie it at 2 when Bill Guerin scored at 8:22 of the second period and Mike Modano struck 30 seconds later.
Sharks 5, Kings 4
At Los Angeles, Jonathan Cheechoo swept the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble with 3.7 seconds left and Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists to lead San Jose.
Cheechoo, Mark Smith and rookie Milan Michalek each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who scored on their first shot against both of Los Angeles' rookie goaltenders, Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera.
Kings defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky had a goal and two assists. Craig Conroy and Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles.
Mighty Ducks 6, Blues 4
At Anaheim, California, Teemu Selanne scored two goals, including one of Anaheim's three power-play tallies, and the Mighty Ducks rallied from an early deficit.
Selanne gave the Ducks breathing room with his second of the night and eighth of the season, beating goaltender Reinhard Divis on a breakaway with 9:04 remaining to give Anaheim a two-goal pad.
Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge. The grandmother from Shanghai has become a minor celebrity in in the past few months after her newfound and unlikely love for working out made national headlines. After becoming a gym regular in December 2018, Chen lost 14kg in three months, and now sports the kind of flat stomach and toned muscles that people decades younger aspire to. She
’SO CONSISTENT’: The victory gave the world No. 1 and world No. 2 a 21-1 win-loss record and their fourth title of the season after successes in Brisbane, Dubai and Doha Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Sunday cruised to their fourth women’s doubles title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome in their first tournament back since the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top seeds took just 63 minutes to complete a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory over unseeded German-Romanian duo Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru at the Foro Italico. It was the Taiwanese-Czech pairing’s first outing since they won the Qatar Open in February. “After five months, you don’t know what to expect,” Strycova told the WTA Web site.
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Former MLB pitcher Wang Wei-chung has signed the biggest contract with a local team in Taiwan’s professional baseball history, the Wei Chuan Dragons said yesterday. The 28-year-old left-hander signed a five-year US$2.08 million contract with the Dragons, team chairman Hsu Wen-fang told a news conference. It is the biggest contract in the CPBL’s 31-year history, surpassing a three-year, US$1.36 million deal Lin Chih-sheng signed in 2016 with the CTBC Brothers. Although the overall value of Wang’s deal set a new record, his average monthly salary of NT$990,000 (US$33,886) is lower than Lin’s pay of NT$1.2 million per month in 2017