Mike Green scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
It was Green’s fourth goal of the season. Eric Fehr and Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, who moved ahead of Philadelphia into the Eastern Conference lead. Nicklas Backstrom had two assists.
Nikolay Zherdev and Ville Leino scored for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Flyers haven’t won seven in a row since January 2002.
Blues 2, Rangers 0
In New York, Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout and Alexander Steen scored twice as St Louis stifled yet another opponent by beating the New York Rangers for its seventh straight win.
Conklin, playing in his second game this season, looked every bit as good as No. 1 goalie Jaroslav Halak, who took the night off after beating Boston on Saturday in a shootout. St Louis shut out the Rangers for the first time in 129 meetings.
It is the Blues’ longest winning streak since they ran off nine straight from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, 2002. St Louis has allowed only six goals during this run and posted four shutouts — the previous three by Halak.
Oilers 2, Blackhawks 1
In Chicago, Kurtis Foster and Sam Gagner scored 14 seconds apart in the third period as Edmonton rallied to beat Chicago.
Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves for Edmonton, which improved to 2-2-2 on the road this season and 4-23-3 in its last 30 games away from home dating to December last year.
Blackhawks star forward Marian Hossa returned after missing five games with a shoulder injury.
Ducks 5, Predators 4
In Anaheim, California, defenseman Paul Mara scored his first goal since February last yer with 1.7 seconds left as Anaheim beat Nashville after blowing the lead four times.
Saku Koivu had two goals for Anaheim. Teemu Selanne added a goal and an assist and Lubomir Visnovsky also scored. Jonas Hiller made 20 saves to help the Ducks win their third straight and send the Predators to their fifth consecutive loss.
Patric Hornqvist, Steve Sullivan, Cody Franson and Cal O’Reilly scored for Nashville.
A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cutouts of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been hijacked by pranksters, with a notorious serial killer among those making an appearance — while one TV show edited an image of Adolf Hitler into the crowd. The NRL launched “Fan In The Stand” to coincide with the sport’s return at the weekend after its season was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters are barred from stadiums under strict health protocols, but can pay A$22 (US$15) to have their photograph printed on a life-size cutout and placed in the stands of
The losing captain thanked the winning team’s players for their personal sacrifices leading into the match and a charter flight pilot received a big round of applause when his plane beat incoming fog to touch down after midnight following another game as feel-good stories off the field matched those on it as the National Rugby League (NRL) restarted its season in Australia over the weekend. The New Zealand Warriors’ 18-0 win over St George Illawarra was the Auckland-based team’s first of the season after three rounds and it could not have come at a better time. Due to international travel restrictions
“Road Runner” Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint on Saturday as Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead in the Bundesliga. Having defeated second-placed Borussia Dortmund 1-0 away in midweek, Bayern enjoyed a 5-0 romp over Fortuna Duesseldorf. Defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own-goal before Benjamin Pavard, Robert Lewandowski (2) and Davies scored for Bayern. With five games remaining, the defending champions, who have won their past eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. Davies scored the best goal of the game when the fleet-footed defender pressed Duesseldorf into making a mistake, barged
Taiwan Steel celebrated a big win over Tatung in the Taiwan Premier League yesterday, while undefeated Taichung Futuro remained at the top of the table, although their lead is only one point. Four of the eight teams were in action, completing matches postponed the previous weekend due to rain, with Taipower and Hang Yuan playing out a scoreless draw in Kaohsiung. Taiwan Steel are sorting out their early-season problems as they chase the leaders and it showed against defending champions Tatung at the Jhubei Stadium in Hsinchu County. Haitian striker Benchy Astama netted a brace and midfielder Kuo Po-wei’s outstanding solo effort sent