Sasha Lakovic died Tuesday in West Kelowna, British Columbia, after being diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in October. He was 45.
The biggest move on NFL Week 1 regular-season lines is on the Raiders-Titans total, which is at 52 after opening at 53½.
Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation. Now they get to rest up for the defending champions.
With his team trailing after a lackluster effort in the first 20 minutes, Mats Zuccarello came through in the second period to help the New York Rangers get a big series-clinching win.
The NHL Draft Lottery will be Saturday in Toronto, and millions will be watching to see who gets the No. 1 pick in the NHL Entry Draft on June 23 and 24 in Chicago.
Whoever is hired by the Sabres has no margin for error. Buffalo has only $1.32 million in cap space and has five unrestricted free agents and four restricted free agents.
Sean Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series.
David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday night, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the NHL playoffs.
Reid Duke, the Golden Knights’ first signee, is on a Player Tryout contract with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, but has yet to appear in a game since joining the team April 7.