Carolina's Scott Walker scored the overtime winner after his team got two goals in the final 1:25 of regulation, giving the Hurricanes a dramatic 3-2 victory over Toronto on Tuesday.
With Carolina on the power play, Walker's deflection of Eric Staal's slap shot came 32.6 seconds before the game would have gone to a shootout and gave the Hurricanes their second straight win. The Hurricanes came up empty on their first seven power plays.
Ducks 2, Sharks 0
In San Jose, California, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves in his first shutout of the season as Anaheim downed San Jose.
Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, who beat San Jose for the third time in four meetings this season.
The teams traded punches and hard checks in another entertaining chapter in one of the NHL's most competitive rivalries.
The Sharks have lost two of three straight key division games to fall out of first place.
Flames 3, Blue Jackets 1
In Columbus, Ohio, Jarome Iginla scored his team-leading 24th goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves to help Calgary extend its winning streak to a season-best sixth in a row.
Adrian Aucoin and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary, which wrapped up a perfect six-game road trip to get one win shy of tying the franchise's longest road winning streak of seven, set in 1988. It's the team's longest winning streak away from home in nearly four years.
Senators 3, Bruins 2
In Boston, Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals to lead Ottawa to its sixth straight win, in a matchup of the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference's top two teams.
Luke Richardson's goal broke a 1-1 tie midway into the second and Spezza scored his second goal on a power play in the third. The Senators made it last with an uncharacteristic, close-checking style.
Stars 2, Oilers 1, SO
In Edmonton, Alberta, Sergei Zubov scored the only goal in a shootout to give Dallas a fourth straight win and victory over Edmonton.
Edmonton set a record by appearing in its fourth straight shootout. The Stars have now won 12 of their last 16. Edmonton's three-game winning streak came to an end.
Wild 3, Predators 2
In St. Paul, Marian Gaborik, Eric Belanger and Brian Rolston all scored in the third period to bring Minnesota back from two goals down and beat Nashville.
It gave coach Jacques Lemaire a victory in his 1,000th career game.
Canucks 5, Devils 0
In Vancouver, British Columbia, Markus Naslund overcame the flu to score twice and Vancouver downed New Jersey.
Roberto Luongo returned from a rib injury to make 31 saves for the Canucks, who had one win in five games.
The Devils opened a rare western Canada road trip with their third loss in five games.
It was the Devils' first visit to Vancouver in six years.
Rangers 4, Penguins 0
In New York, Scott Gomez scored twice and New York held Pittsburgh to five shots through two periods.
Henrik Lundqvist, back in goal after sitting out one game with the flu, needed to make only 18 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 13th of his NHL career.
Panthers 3, Canadiens 2
In Montreal, Jozef Stumpel and Brett McLean scored first-period goals and Tomas Vokoun made 23 saves.
Thrashers 6, Lightning 2
In Atlanta, Garnet Exelby, Mark Recchi and Slava Kozlov each scored first-period goals to help Atlanta end its four-game losing streak.
It was Tampa Bay's 12th loss in 16 road games.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for US$400 million, ending the billionaire’s legal fight with Madison Square Garden Co (MSG) and clearing the way to build a new arena for his NBA team down the street in Inglewood, California. Ballmer on Tuesday announced his cash purchase of the venerated arena. Ballmer, a former Microsoft executive, and Clippers vice chairman Dennis Wong are making the transaction through CAPSS LLC, a newly formed entity that would continue to operate the Forum as a live music venue. “This is an unprecedented time, but we believe in our collective future,” Ballmer said.
EXPENDITURE: Tokyo Games organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said that ‘additional expenses are going to be quite massive’ to reschedule the Olympics The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-to-August window next year for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported yesterday. John Coates, head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics, told the newspaper that the Games would have to be held between the tennis Grand Slams of Wimbledon, scheduled to end in mid-July, and the US Open, which starts in late August. “We want to more or less finalize the dates in four weeks’ time,” the newspaper quoted Coates as saying. Coates, who is also
PROUD, BUT BOWING OUT: The Dallas center missed all of 2018 due to Guillain-Barre syndrome, but Travis Frederick returned to be a standout again last season Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick on Monday stunningly announced his retirement. Frederick, who turned 29 on Wednesday last week, was a Pro Bowl selection in five of his six NFL seasons. Frederick revealed his retirement in a lengthy letter, beginning it by writing: “After much consideration, discussion, and reflection, I have decided to retire from football. This was not an easy decision.” Frederick cited his bout with autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre syndrome as a factor. He missed the 2018 season due to the illness in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system, but he returned to be a standout again last
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive COVID-19 test prompted the NBA to shut down its season, says that the coronavirus has caused him to lose his sense of smell. The Frenchman, whose defensive talents have earned him the nickname “Stifle Tower,” tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, the result bringing the NBA season to an abrupt halt. In social media posts since then, the 27-year-old had said he was feeling better, but on Sunday he tweeted that he was experiencing one of the lesser-known symptoms of the illness. “Just to give you guys an update, loss of smell and taste is