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First-round back-to-backs favour NHL teams with 2 top goalies

First-round back-to-backs favour NHL teams with 2 top goalies

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins.
Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

EDMONTON — Robin Lehner had more trouble with one of his skates than he did with his former team. Reilly Smith, Shea Theodore and the Vegas Golden Knights took good care of their goaltender Tuesday night.

Point scores in 5th OT as Lightning beat Blue Jackets 3-2

TORONTO — Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history.

Tuesday's Games

Tuesday's Games (All Times Eastern) NHL Playoffs First Round Tampa Bay 3 Columbus 2 (5 OT) (Lightning lead series 1-0) Calgary 3 Dallas 2 (Flames lead series 1-0) Carolina vs. Boston Ppd.
Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez notches upset in first round of Top Seed Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez upset 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the Top Seed Open on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que.
Portland beats Orlando 2-1 to claim MLS is Back championship

Portland beats Orlando 2-1 to claim MLS is Back championship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Soaked in sweat and doused in water, the Portland Timbers hoisted the MLS is Back trophy at midfield and then headed toward a giant TV screen filled with fans cheering from afar. It was a huge Zoom party.
Wingin' it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th

Wingin' it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bo Bichette, Travis Shaw and the wandering Toronto Blue Jays felt just fine in their new nest.
Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller

Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller

TORONTO — By the time he launched the last shot, Brayden Point was just trying to do anything he could to end the fourth-longest game in NHL history.
NHL pushes game back a day after 4 overtimes in playoff opener

NHL pushes game back a day after 4 overtimes in playoff opener

As the Boston Bruins watched from their locker room at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, waiting for the previous game to end so they could take the ice, the players began rooting for someone — anyone — to score.

Canadian featherweight T.J. Laramie earns UFC contract with Las Vegas win

LAS VEGAS — Canadian featherweight T.J. (The Truth) Laramie earned a UFC contract Tuesday night with a victory on Dana White's Contender Series when injured opponent Daniel (Agent Orange) Swain was unable to come out for the second round.