Pavel Datsyuk scored twice, Marian Hossa added a goal midway through the third period and Ty Conklin shut out his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammates, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory on Sunday.
Datsyuk scored on a power play midway through the second period after the Penguins squandered three opportunities with the man advantage in the first. Conklin didn’t need much help after that, turning aside all 25 Pittsburgh shots.
Datsyuk added his second of the game and 22nd of the season with 2:12 remaining. Hossa, who turned down an estimated US$40 million more from Pittsburgh in an extended contract to sign a one-year deal with Detroit, scored six-and-a-half minutes earlier to all but seal the win in Detroit’s first visit to Pittsburgh since wrapping up the Stanley Cup finals.
FLYERS 3, THRASHERS 2
At Atlanta, Jeff Carter scored his 33rd and 34th goals of the season to help Philadelphia beat Atlanta for the 14th straight time.
Joffrey Lupul also scored and Antero Nittymaki made 29 saves to improve to 13-0 against Atlanta.
STARS 4, PREDATORS 1
At Dallas, Brian Sutherby and Brad Richards had a power-play goal and an assist as Dallas ended Nashville’s four-game winning streak.
Marty Turco made 25 saves and Mark Parrish and Steve Ott added goals for the Stars, 11-1-1 in their last 13 at home. Former Star Jason Arnott scored for Nashville.
WILD 3, OILERS 2, SO
At St Paul, Minnesota, Mikko Koivu scored in the fourth round of a shootout, beating Dwayne Roloson with a shot between the leg pads, to give Minnesota its ninth straight home victory over Edmonton.
Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves and stopped all four attempts in the shootout.
Antti Miettinen and Eric Belanger scored in regulation for Minnesota. Sheldon Souray and Sam Gagner scored for Edmonton.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he had called in the “third umpire” as he announced that recreational cricket would be allowed to resume next weekend. In a radio interview earlier on Friday, Johnson angered thousands of club cricketers by saying that the amateur game was still not safe to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic because of issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms. “It’s the teas, it’s the changing rooms and so on and so forth. There are other factors involved that generate proximity which you might not get in a game of tennis,” he said. Johnson had already
Hong Kong media reported that police briefly detained a man in a Liverpool team jersey who shouted “long live Liverpool” during anti-government protests on Wednesday, over suspicion that he was inciting independence. In-Media reported that the man was across the street from police officers who were conducting stop-and-searches on a group of protesters, when he shouted: “Long live Liverpool.” Others reportedly cheered and joined in the chant, before officers detained him. The man told In-Media that police had accused him of inciting Hong Kong independence, which now is a punishable crime. He said that he has been a fan of the English soccer
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is already in Florida with the rest of his Toronto teammates, and he knows the time to take a stand and counter the NBA plan to restart the season has passed, but his opinion on the matter has not changed. “It sucks,” VanVleet said on Monday in a videoconference of his choice to return to the court during the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter campaign. “It’s terrible timing, but that’s been 2020 for us. We all know the right thing to do is to not play, to take a stand. Morally, yes, that makes sense, but
Legendary batsman Everton Weekes, the last of the famed West Indies “Three Ws,” died on Wednesday at the age of 95 and was hailed as “a founding father” of the sport in the Caribbean. “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes,” Cricket West Indies (CWI) wrote on Twitter. “Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace.” Barbadian Weekes was part of a feared post-World War II West Indies team who also featured Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell. Walcott died in