Martin Brodeur surpassed Bernie Parent, Philadelphia's stalwart Stanley Cup-winning goalie, for wins in a season with 48 and the New Jersey Devils clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Thursday.
Jim Dowd put in a short-handed goal midway through the third period to lift the Devils to their franchise-record 49th win of the season, surpassing the mark set in 1998 and 2001. They won their fourth straight game and second since general manager Lou Lamoriello fired Claude Julien and took his place behind the bench.
Sharks 4, Flames 3
At San Jose, California, Milan Michalek and Mark Bell scored within 1:40 of each other to help San Jose past Calgary.
Sabres 4, Bruins 2
At Buffalo, New York, Thomas Vanek scored twice and Buffalo matched a franchise record by beating Boston for its 52nd win.
Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 2, SO
At Chicago, Patrick Sharp and Jason Williams scored in the shootout to lift Chicago.
Rangers 3, Canadiens 1
At New York, Jaromir Jagr reached the 30-goal mark for the 15th season and added an assist to carry New York to a win over Montreal.
Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 2
At Uniondale, New York, Jason Blake, Arron Asham and Miroslav Satan scored during the third period to preserve New York's playoff hopes with a much-needed victory over Toronto.
Penguins 3, Senators 2
At Ottawa, Maxime Talbot scored with 9.8 seconds remaining to lift Pittsburgh over Ottawa.
Blue Jackets 2, Stars 1, OT
At Columbus, Ohio, Rick Nash scored 1:04 into overtime and Columbus rallied to beat Dallas and snap a four-game losing streak.
Wild 3, Oilers 0
At St. Paul, Minnesota, Niklas Backstrom shut out Edmonton, Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal and Minnesota preserved slim hopes of winning the Northwest Division title.
Predators 4, Blues 1
At Nashville, Tennessee, David Legwand scored two goals, Paul Kariya notched his 500th NHL assist and Nashville snapped a three-game skid by beating St. Louis.
Avalanche 3, Canucks 1
At Vancouver, British Columbia, Milan Hejduk scored three goals -- including two 4 minutes apart in the third period -- to help Colorado preserve its slim playoff hopes with a victory over Vancouver.
‘CRIMINAL ACT’: The UCI said it ‘strongly condemns’ Dylan Groenewegen’s ‘dangerous behavior,’ which left Jakobsen in critical condition and injured other cyclists Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a coma on Wednesday, in “serious” condition, after he was thrown into and over a barrier at 80kph in the conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick-Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice. However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall. “His condition is very serious. His life is
Taiwan Steel on Sunday grabbed three points with a narrow 1-0 win against Hang Yuan FC, to move into the No. 2 spot on the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL) log, while Taipower FC beat NTUS 2-0 to maintain first place. Taking advantage early in the match of opposition defenders who had not yet settled down, Taiwan Steel’s attacking trio of Wu Chun-ching, Marc Fenelus from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Benchy Astama from Haiti pushed forward with good passes. After only one minute of play, Fenelus dribbled from the right flank, feeding a short pass inside the penalty area to
STAYING COOL: Hamilton said that his ‘heart nearly stopped’ when he noticed the puncture, but he kept going to beat Alain Prost’s total of six home wins in France Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not make it home when a last lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory on Sunday. “I didn’t think I would make it round the last two corners,” the world champion said. The front left tire of his Mercedes had delaminated and deflated on his final lap, leaving the six-time world champion to nurse his vehicle to the finish as second-placed Max Verstappen hunted him down. “I just can’t believe it,” Hamilton said. “It was heart-stopping. I backed off and stayed chilled and was so glad it happened on
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens, with the fewest wins of any NHL playoff teams, ignited the rink returning from a COVID-19 hiatus with upset triumphs in Saturday openers. NHL Rookie of the Year candidate Dominik Kubalik inspired the Blackhawks to a 6-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in game one of their best-of-five qualifying series at Edmonton, Alberta, scoring two goals and assisting on three others. “We were ready to go, and I think the game was pretty good,” Kubalik said. “I felt pretty good and everything went my way, so it’s nice, but it’s just the first game,