Defenseman Michal Rozsival scored in the fifth round of a shootout after Jonathan Toews also connected in the tiebreaker to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday.
Rozsival, who has not scored a regulation goal this season, beat Pekka Rinne with a high shot in his first attempt in a shootout this season.
Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 19th goal and rookie Brandon Saad scored in regulation to help the Blackhawks win their second straight.
Craig Smith scored in the second round of the shootout for Nashville, but the Predators dropped their third straight.
Corey Crawford made 25 saves for Chicago, while Rinne stopped 38 shots for Nashville.
Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Dallas Stars 4-0 in Viktor Fasth’s third shutout of the season.
Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey also scored, while Ryan Getzlaf added two assists for the Ducks, who completed a four-game road trip.
Teemu Selanne had an empty-netter in the final minute.
Carey Price made 18 saves for Montreal in his 300th NHL game to lead the Canadiens over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.
Max Pacioretty scored twice, while Andrei Markov and Jeff Halpern also scored for Montreal, who swept the season series and remain unbeaten in 10 games against the Southeast Division this season.
Jordan Staal scored and Justin Peters stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes.
The San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 for their fifth straight victory as Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist during a second-period scoring flurry.
Andrew Desjardins and Logan Couture also scored for San Jose, who broke a scoreless deadlock with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 13 seconds against Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider.
In St Paul, Minnesota, Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist as the St Louis Blues downed the Minnesota Wild 4-1, while Damien Brunner ended his 15-game scoring drought and Jimmy Howard made a late save to help the Detroit Red Wings hold off the Colorado Avalanche 3-2.
In other games, the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2, the Edmonton Oilers downed the Calgary Flames 4-1 and the New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-1.
Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge. The grandmother from Shanghai has become a minor celebrity in in the past few months after her newfound and unlikely love for working out made national headlines. After becoming a gym regular in December 2018, Chen lost 14kg in three months, and now sports the kind of flat stomach and toned muscles that people decades younger aspire to. She
’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
Former MLB pitcher Wang Wei-chung has signed the biggest contract with a local team in Taiwan’s professional baseball history, the Wei Chuan Dragons said yesterday. The 28-year-old left-hander signed a five-year US$2.08 million contract with the Dragons, team chairman Hsu Wen-fang told a news conference. It is the biggest contract in the CPBL’s 31-year history, surpassing a three-year, US$1.36 million deal Lin Chih-sheng signed in 2016 with the CTBC Brothers. Although the overall value of Wang’s deal set a new record, his average monthly salary of NT$990,000 (US$33,886) is lower than Lin’s pay of NT$1.2 million per month in 2017