Olie Kolzig stopped 30 shots in yet another impressive performance against the Islanders, and Brooks Laich snapped a third-period tie to lift the undefeated Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over New York on Monday.
The Capitals improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 2002-2003 season despite being outshot 31-12.
That was also the last time they reached the playoffs.
The Islanders were looking for their first 3-0 start since 2001, but were done in again by Kolzig.
The Capitals goalie, in his 17th NHL season -- all with Washington -- improved to 26-9-2 against the Islanders, which is the most wins he's had against any opponent.
Red Wings 4, Oilers 2
At Detroit, Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and an assist to lift Detroit over Edmonton.
Kris Draper, Chris Chelios and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit. Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg each had two assists.
Dominik Hasek made 18 saves for the Red Wings.
Shawn Horcoff and Andrew Cogliano scored the goals for Edmonton.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 shots.
Senators 4, Devils 2
At Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson got his second assist on Wade Redden's power-play goal 5:33 into the third period before he scored into an empty net to lead Ottawa.
Jason Spezza also got his second assist of the game as Redden put the Senators up 3-1, though only after a video review clearly showed that the puck had crossed the goal line before it was swiped away by New Jersey defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski.
Alfredsson scored his fifth goal of the season into an empty net with 48.7 seconds remaining.
Dany Heatley got his fourth goal of the season and Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which is off to its second 4-0 start in the past three seasons.
‘GREAT EVENING‘: In the women’s singles in Rome, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova advanced, while Rafael Nadal swept into the quarters in the men’s singles Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday had to dig deep to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seeds, who did not drop a game in their opening match on the clay courts at the Foro Italico, battled to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over sixth seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Katerina Siniakova in 1 hour, 39 minutes. The reigning Wimbledon champions saved nine of 11 break points and converted three of eight, winning 56 percent of points on their second serve and sending down two aces
’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.
ANOTHER SCANDAL: Searches focused on several riders, including Dayer Quintana, a source said, while the two being held were reportedly a doctor and physiotherapist French police on Monday detained two people as part of an investigation into suspected doping in the Arkea-Samsic team at this year’s Tour de France, prosecutors announced. The probe is the first significant one in several years for the repeatedly scandal-hit tour, which on Sunday wrapped up in Paris with a victory for 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar, who became the youngest winner in more than a century. Prosecutor Dominique Laurens in Marseille said in a statement that an investigation was being carried out into a “small part” of France-based Arkea-Samsic, without specifying who had been placed in custody. Laurens added that the two
‘GREAT COMPETITOR’: Former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza was tested by American teenager Coco Gauff, before the Spaniard advanced in three sets Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Thursday cruised into the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia by handing their Japanese opponents a rare “double bagel,” a feat matched by US Open losing finalist Victoria Azarenka in the women’s singles. Top seeds Hsieh and Strycova took just 49 minutes to see off the challenge of Japanese duo Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya 6-0, 6-0 on the clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome. The Taiwanese-Czech duo saved both break points they faced and converted six of 14, winning 62 percent of their first