Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday after Steve Yzerman's No. 19 jersey was retired.
Dominik Hasek made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who have won four in a row to pull into a first-place tie with Nashville in the Central Division.
After a ceremony that lasted more than one hour, Tomas Holmstrom kept the sold-out crowd happy with a power-play goal in the second period. Ryan Getzlaf made it 1-all a couple of minutes later while the Ducks had a two-man advantage.
Anaheim's Ilja Bryzgalov made 28 saves filling in for Jean Giguere, who has not played since getting injured last week. The Ducks have lost three straight.
Penguins 3, Hurricanes 0
At Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby scored twice and set up another goal to become the first NHL player with 60 points this season and Pittsburgh relied on Marc-Andre Fleury's strong goaltending to beat Carolina.
Flyers 3, Islanders 2
At Uniondale, New York, Mike Knuble had a goal and an assist and suddenly surging Philadelphia held off the hard-charging New York Islanders.
Rangers 3, Devils 2, SO
At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Marcel Hossa scored in the eighth round of a shootout to give the New York Rangers a victory over New Jersey.
Canadiens 5, Lightning 2
At Montreal, Tomas Plekanec got his second goal of the game 6:01 into the third period, sending Montreal to a win over Tampa Bay.
Blackhawks 4, Blues 1
At St. Louis, Nikolai Khabibulin made 38 saves and Chicago erased a third-period deficit with a three-goal flurry, ending St. Louis' eight-game point streak.
Wild 5, Thrashers 1
At St. Paul, Minnesota, Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two goals and two assists, Mark Parrish scored twice and Minnesota extended its dominance at home with a victory over Atlanta.
Canucks 3, Flames 2
At Calgary, Alberta, Alex Burrows scored his first goal in 48 games and Vancouver held off Calgary for its fourth consecutive victory.
Trevor Linden and Brendan Morrison also scored for Vancouver, which has won all four games in the streak against Northwest Division opponents. The Canucks are one point behind first-place Minnesota and one ahead of Calgary.
Oilers 4, Panthers 1
At Edmonton, Alberta, Ryan Smyth scored his 20th goal of the season and Edmonton snapped a losing streak with the 1,000th victory in franchise history over Florida.
Kamaru Usman put on a Fight Island masterclass yesterday to retain his UFC welterweight world title by grinding down a brave Jorge Masvidal in Abu Dhabi. “I’m at the top of the mountain and everyone’s looking at me,” said the 33-year-old Usman after scoring a unanimous points decision 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46 on the three judges’ cards. The Nigerian-American Usman (17-1) looked the fresher fighter, with Masvidal (35-14) having taken the UFC251 headline bout at just six days’ notice when Brazil’s Gilbert Burns (19-3) tested positive for COVID-19 and was unable to travel. The Las Vegas-based UFC pulled off a power-packed schedule with
Taipower on Sunday charged to their third straight win and took over first place in the Taiwan Football Premier League as previous leaders Taichung Futuro suffered their first defeat of the season, while Hang Yuan rallied from two goals down to complete a thrilling 3-2 victory over National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS). Heading into the 10th round of matches, unbeaten Taichung Futuro led the league with 21 points, but they fell to their first defeat of the season, a 1-0 loss to Tatung at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung. In a match in which both defenses were on top and there
Thailand international Pitsamai Sornsai, a new arrival for Inter Taoyuan, is to lead her team against Taipei Bravo tomorrow in the 10th round of the Taiwan Mulan Football League. Sornsai, who is nicknamed Pui, has attracted interest from media and fans as the first foreigner signed to play in Taiwan’s women’s league. Inter are among six teams battling for the title this year. The addition of Sornsai is a boost for the international profile of women’s soccer in Taiwan and elevates the competition. The 31-year-old brings a wealth of experience, including from the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Championship, the Southeast Asian Games and
HOTSHOT: Luis Suarez scored his 194th goal for Barca, tying him with Ladislao Kubala as the club’s third-highest scorer, behind Cesar Rodriguez and Lionel Messi With another decisive penalty from Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid on Sunday extended their perfect run after the COVID-19 suspension and moved closer to their first Spanish title in three years. Ramos scored his fifth goal since the season resumed as Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to maintain a four-point lead over Barcelona, who beat fifth-placed Villarreal 4-1. Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann were among the scorers for Barcelona after assists from Lionel Messi. Ramos converted a 73rd-minute penalty to give Madrid their seventh straight victory and they remain the only team with a perfect record since La Liga resumed. “These three points are very