Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sports

Crosby's winner spurs Pens

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby's 19th goal of the season broke a tie with 6:03 left as the Penguins edged the Maple Leafs 3-1 on Monday night.

Crosby took a centering pass from Pascal Dupuis and beat Jonathan Bernier to the stick side to boost his point total to a league-leading 47.

Chris Conner and Brandon Sutter also scored for Pittsburgh, which was without injured forward Evgeni Malkin.

"We keep finding ways," Crosby said. "A lot has to do with the way the (new guys) are playing."

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to improve to 27-3 in his past 30 home starts. Pittsburgh has won four straight and nine of 10.

Morgan Rielly scored the first goal of his career for Toronto.

Game highlights: Cody Ceci's first NHL goal, a wrist shot that beat Brian Elliott 3:59 into overtime, pushed the host Senators past the Blues 3-2.

Around the league: Bruins forward Shawn Thornton will appeal his 15-game ban for punching and injuring unsuspecting Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Commissioner Gary Bettman will hear the appeal first. … The league suspended Oilers defenseman Corey Potter for two games for boarding Ducks forward Nick Bonino on Sunday.

at Penguins1023
Maple Leafs0101

First1, Pit, Conner 3 (Dumoulin, Vitale), :39. PenaltiesDumoulin, Pit (tripping), 6:31; Bodie, Tor, major (fighting), 15:06; Bortuzzo, Pit, major (fighting), 15:06.

Second2, Tor, Rielly 1 (Franson, Bernier), 6:03 (pp). PenaltiesNiskanen, Pit (roughing), 4:38; Bodie, Tor, major (fighting), 10:45; Sill, Pit, major (fighting), 10:45; Crosby, Pit (roughing), 14:29; Phaneuf, Tor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:27; Zolnierczyk, Pit (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:27.

Third3, Pit, Crosby 19 (Dupuis, Bortuzzo), 13:57. 4, Pit, Sutter 6, 19:56 (en-sh). PenaltiesGardiner, Tor (hooking), 2:07; Bortuzzo, Pit (illegal check to head minor), 10:19; Kunitz, Pit (tripping), 18:55. ShotsTor 7-13-6—26. Pit 15-11-5—31. Power playsTor 1 of 5; Pit 0 of 1. GoaliesTor, Bernier 10-11-2 (30 shots-28 saves). Pit, Fleury 19-8-1 (26-25).

Jets0123
at Jackets0022

FirstNone. PenaltiesTrouba, Wpg, major (fighting), 1:39; Calvert, Clm, major (fighting), 1:39; Pardy, Wpg, major (fighting), 11:40; Foligno, Clm, major (fighting), 11:40.

Second1, Wpg, Scheifele 4 (Kane, Frolik), 13:59. PenaltiesThorburn, Wpg (tripping), 2:32; Scheifele, Wpg (tripping), 6:31; Tyutin, Clm (hooking), 6:48; Little, Wpg (tripping), 14:44; Umberger, Clm (high-sticking), 14:44; Atkinson, Clm (hooking), 15:53.

Third2, Wpg, Little 14 (Byfuglien, Ladd), 2:28 (pp). 3, Clm, Umberger 8 (Calvert, Johansen), 8:48. 4, Wpg, Kane 8 (Stuart), 10:35. 5, Clm, Tyutin 4 (Letestu, Foligno), 11:39. PenaltiesAtkinson, Clm, double minor (high-sticking), :39. ShotsWpg 7-16-9—32. Clm 5-11-8—24. Power playsWpg 1 of 4; Clm 0 of 2. Goalies Wpg, Montoya 5-2-1 (24 shots-22 saves). Clm, McKenna 0-1-1 (32-29).

at Senators10113
Blues02002

First1, Ott, Pageau 2 (Ryan, E.Karlsson), 3:57. PenaltiesSmith, Ott (illegal check to head minor), :24; Smith, Ott (roughing), 4:31; Morrow, StL (hooking), 6:55; Jackman, StL (boarding), 14:06.

Second2, St.L, Stewart 8 (Roy), 16:50. 3, St.L, Stewart 9 (Roy, Morrow), 19:47. PenaltiesNone.

Third4, Ott, Ryan 16 (Turris, Zibanejad), 5:44. PenaltiesJackman, StL, major (fighting), 1:10; Stewart, StL (roughing), 1:10; Neil, Ott, major (fighting), 1:10; MacArthur, Ott (roughing), 1:10.

OT5, Ott, Ceci 1, 3:59. PenaltiesRoy, StL (hooking), 1:11. ShotsSt.L 7-12-12-1—32. Ott 10-11-6-5—32. Power playsSt.L 0 of 2; Ott 0 of 3. GoaliesSt.L, Elliott 6-1-2 (32 shots-29 saves). Ott, Lehner 5-7-3 (32-30).

at Avalanche1416
Stars1012

First1, Col, MacKinnon 7 (Duchene, Sarich), 10:38. 2, Dal, Connauton 1 (Seguin, Goligoski), 19:27. PenaltiesSarich, Col (holding), :18; Oleksiak, Dal (tripping), 3:32; Hejda, Col (delay of game), 7:11; Gonchar, Dal (hooking), 16:59; Dillon, Dal (boarding), 17:38; Duchene, Col (hooking), 19:14.

Second3, Col, Stastny 9 (Talbot, McGinn), 8:29. 4, Col, Benoit 2 (O'Reilly, Duchene), 13:42. 5, Col, Stastny 10 (Landeskog, Parenteau), 16:32. 6, Col, Johnson 3 (Stastny, Parenteau), 19:57. PenaltiesBarrie, Col (high-sticking), 3:17.

Third7, Dal, Seguin 18 (Nichushkin, Gonchar), 3:26. 8, Col, Barrie 1 (Parenteau, Stastny), 15:16. PenaltiesGarbutt, Dal (hooking), 11:57; Chiasson, Dal (cross-checking), 13:11; Sarich, Col (interference), 17:58. ShotsDal 10-14-9—33. Col 21-13-14—48. Power playsDal 0 of 5; Col 0 of 5. GoaliesDal, Lehtonen 12-8-5 (48 shots-42 saves). Col, Varlamov 15-8-1 (33-31).

Comments

Boys basketball: Lakewood 45, Gibbs 44

ST. PETERSBURG — Once the lights dimmed in the gymnasium and the capacity crowd dispersed, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence spotted Gibbs coach Larry Murphy strolling past the the bleachers."Hey, Murph. Do we have to do this every time?" Lawrenc...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

BROOKSVILLE – Once again supporting its place as the top program in Hernando County, Nature Coast maintained its undefeated record in a dominant win over rival Central.While the Bears were able to upset the Sharks to win the Class 6A, District ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Girls basketball: Plant 66, Steinbrenner 31

LUTZ — Here's some discouraging news for any team that has to play Plant this season or in the next few seasons: The Panthers beat Steinbrenner 66-31 Friday night. Of those 66 points, 48 were scored by a sophomore and two freshmen.Freshman powe...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

TAMPA — Traveling to play at Tampa Bay Tech is a test for any area basketball team these days because the Titans are tough and the crowd is loud.Plant City prepared for all of the above, answered most of the questions and passed the exam Friday...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody is a bigger supporter of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston than head coach Dirk Koetter.That was the passionate message that offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken unloaded at his news conference Friday, saying that reports that Winst...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Westbrook, Embiid put on show in triple OT thriller

Westbrook, Embiid put on show in triple OT thriller

PHILADELPHIA — Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Thunder and the 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before Oklahoma City pulled out a 119-117 victory Friday night. Andre Roberson scored the wi...
Updated: 8 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 7, Clearwater 0Osceola 9, Bradenton Bayshore 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Plant 1Boys soccerPalm Harbor U. 0, Plant 0Lennard 4, Armwood 1
Updated: 8 hours ago

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingMiddleweights: Lemieux vs. Saunders9:30 p.m.HBOCollege basketballButler vs. PurduenoonFoxMiami at George WashingtonnoonCBSSNLouisville vs. MemphisnoonESPN2Detroit vs. MichigannoonESPNUNC-Greensboro at N.C. StatenoonFSFSeton Hall at Rutgers...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

Ryan Callahan out at least 3-4 weeks for Lightning

When Lightning wing Ryan Callahan took a nasty spill into the boards Thursday night, it didn't look good.Turns out, it wasn't. Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper body injury, evaluated after three to four weeks, per GM Steve Yzerma...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

Rangers hold off Pacific-leading Kings

NEW YORK — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 left to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Kings on Friday night. Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller scored to help New York win for the second time i...
Updated: 8 hours ago