Mike Blunden and Max Pacioretty scored in the second period, Carey Price made 23 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.
Erik Cole scored his 17th goal of the season on the power play with 17 seconds remaining to seal the Canadiens' second straight win. Montreal, which won for the third time in 10 games, got consecutive victories for the first time since Dec. 10-13. Read More
Joffrey Lupul scored at 7:10 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Saturday night.
With the game looking to have slipped out of Toronto's control, Lupul grabbed a rare turnover from Henrik Zetterberg behind the net and lifted a shot over goalie Jimmy Howard for his 19th goal. Read More
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are pouring on the points, racking up the wins and rewriting the record books nearly every time they play.
Things sure are rollin' on the river.
Brees led an unstoppable offense by throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans dominated the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Read More
Natalie Novosel sank six free throws in overtime and Skylar Diggins scored 22 points to help No. 3 Notre Dame rally to beat second-ranked Connecticut 74-67 on Saturday.
Novosel finished with 20 points, including a 10-for-11 showing from the line for the Irish (15-1, 3-0 Big East), who won their 12th straight game.
Notre Dame snapped UConn's 57-game conference winning streak. The Huskies last lost in the Big East to Rutgers in 2008. Read More
Brock Jensen threw a touchdown pass right after a fake punt, then had a 1-yard keeper for another score set up by a long interception return and North Dakota State won its first FCS championship with a 17-6 victory over top-seeded Sam Houston State on Saturday.
The Bison (14-1), who won the last of their five NCAA Division II national championships in 1990, were in another title game for the first time since moving to the upper division in 2004. Read More
Bill O'Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and uttered the kind of words you'd expect from someone who had just been introduced as Penn State's new head football coach.
"This is unbelievable." Read More
Steve Nash made all seven shots, two of them 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists, then sat out the fourth quarter to watch his Phoenix Suns complete a 102-77 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Jared Dudley scored 18 and Nash 17 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat added 12. Read More
Kevin Durant scored 26 points, top reserve James Harden added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder eased into their only stretch of three games on consecutive nights by beating the Houston Rockets 109-94 on Friday.
The Rockets fell to 0-5 on the road this season but get a rematch Saturday night on their home floor, where they've won their only two games this season. Read More
Jake Bequette forced a fumble and Zach Hocker kicked a 26-yard field goal to give No. 7 Arkansas a 3-0 lead over No. 11 Kansas State after one quarter in a Cotton Bowl with a BCS-worthy matchup Friday night.
Hocker's field goal came four plays after Bequette hit Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and knocked the ball loose. Tenarius Wright, the Razorbacks' other defensive end, jumped over a pile to recover the loose ball at the Kansas State 13. Read More
Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron each had two goals and an assist, Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout in four starts and the rampaging Boston Bruins cruised to a 9-0 blowout of the road-weary Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
The win was the ninth in 10 games for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have outscored the opposition 49-13 during that span, with Rask and Tim Thomas combining for four shutouts. Read More