Red Wings yield three power-play goals in preseason loss to Columbus
The Detroit Red Wings scored twice early in the third period Wednesday to tie the game, but Jakub Voracek scored to give Columbus the lead for good in a 4-2 preseason victory for the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets went 3 for 4 on the power play. Detroit went 0 for 1. Power-play goals by Oliver Bjorkstrand (14:14) and Zach Werenski (17:32) staked the Blue Jackets to a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Red Wings (3-3-0) have dropped three in a row following a 3-0 start.mlive.com
Elliott stops 23 shots in Flyers' 3-0 win over Sabres
The Flyers were spurred by a replenished lineup in which four players returned after spending two weeks in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. They included Scott Laughton, who scored a breakaway goal to make it 3-0 late in the second period. Elliott improved to 5-1 this season and upped his career record to 15-2-2 with four shutouts against the Sabres, including a 40-save outing in a 3-0 win on Jan. 19. Elliott chalked up his dominance to opening his career with Ottawa, Buffalo’s traditional Atlantic Division rival. The Sabres dropped to 2-6-1 in their past nine and played their second game without captain Jack Eichel, listed as day to day with a lower body injury.
The Latest: ACC tourney players, coaches get tracing devices
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference will expand use of KINEXON SafeTag contact tracing devices by equipping players, coaches and Tier 1 personnel for its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. SafeTags measure proximity between users to provide school medical officials with contact tracing data when an individual tests positive for COVID-19. All 15 ACC schools used the devices inside team facilities during the regular season to mitigate the spread of the virus. An ACC release stated that the technology identified several high-risk close contacts of a positive case within the league. Bars, restaurants and music venues will also be able to close two hours later, at 2 a.m., instead of at midnight.
The Latest: Howard U cancels remainder of men's hoops season
Top prospect Makur Maker was limited to 23 points in 48 minutes over just two games during his freshman season. ___The NFL reports it had no positive tests for players and one positive among other personnel during Super Bowl week. It’s the 34th game postponed so far this season, which is roughly a quarter of the way through. ___Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Three staff members and one management official have also tested positive at the club.
Canadiens beat Flyers 3-2 in Game 5 to stave off elimination
TORONTO, ONT Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied it in the third period, Brendan Gallagher snapped a goal drought and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 5 to stave off elimination in the first-round playoff series. Joel Armia scored twice for the Canadiens, Phillip Danault sealed it into an empty net, and Carey Price made 26 saves. "They want to keep playing.Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers both on a five-minute power play in the second period and added an assist. Kevin Hayes then had a partial break, leading to a tripping call and Farabees goal that briefly drew the Flyers level before Suzuki responded. Philadelphia made the Canadiens pay 50 seconds later when Voraceks shot struck the stick of Montreal's Ben Chiarot and beat Price.