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Ducks grab fifth straight victory

Tue., Feb. 19, 2013

NHL: Peter Holland and Ryan Getzlaf scored 21 seconds apart in the first period, rallying the host Anaheim Ducks to their fifth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the NHL-worst Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Pacific Division-leading Ducks’ winning streak is currently the longest in the NHL and they’ve also won their last five home games. They were coming off a 5-1-0 road trip, the best win percentage for a trip of five or more games in franchise history.

Corey Perry added a goal in the third and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves.

• Ottawa escapes in shootout: Jakob Silfverberg beat Martin Brodeur to his stick side in the shootout and goalie Ben Bishop turned aside 30 shots for his first victory of the season, giving the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Newark, N.J.

Silfverberg, who assisted on the Senators’ regulation goal, skated in on Brodeur in the shootout and fired a right-handed wrist shot that caught the NHL’s all-time wins leader by surprise.

• Flyers end slump: The line of Claude Giroux, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek combined for three goals and 10 points, helping Philadelphia break a slump with a victory over New York in Uniondale, N.Y.

Giroux scored two goals and added an assist, Read had a goal and two assists and Voracek had four assists. Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th in the NHL.

• Avalanche top Predators: Paul Stastny and Jamie McGinn scored 13 seconds apart in the second period and Colorado snapped a nine-game losing streak against Nashville with a win over the Predators in Denver.

Shea Weber scored with 1:18 left to make it a one-goal game, the only score of the final period.

Notre Dame rallies after trailing by 16

• Men’s College Basketball: Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley scored 13 points each and No. 25 Notre Dame overcame a horrendous shooting start and beat No. 20 Pittsburgh on the Panthers’ home court 51-42.

The Irish missed 18 of their first 19 shots and trailed 19-3 as late as 13:54 into the game.

Eric Atkins added 10 points and seven assists for Notre Dame.

Tray Woodall had 11 points to lead the Panthers.

• No. 13 Wildcats roll past West Virginia: Will Spradling scored 19 points and No. 14 Kansas State used a big first-half run to beat West Virginia 71-61 in Manhattan, Kan., ruining the return of Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins to the school he helped rebuild.

Nino Williams had 13 points, and Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and seven assists for the Wildcats. They slipped into first place in the Big 12 by a half game over ninth-ranked Kansas and No. 14 Oklahoma State.

Deniz Kilicli had 14 points for the Mountaineers.

• Indiana stays No. 1: Indiana has held on to the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press’ Top 25 for the third straight week.

The Hoosiers received 43 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Miami had 20 No. 1 votes and moved up one spot to second. Gonzaga, with the other two first-place votes, climbed two spots to third.

Michigan State rose from eighth to No. 4 and was followed by Florida, Duke, Michigan, Syracuse, Kansas and Louisville.

Kentucky women beat Texas A&M

Women’s College Basketball: DeNesha Stallworth had 12 points and 12 rebounds as No. 8 Kentucky held off No. 10 Texas A&M 70-66 in College Station, Texas.

Courtney Walker scored four quick points, the last two when she drove hard to the basket for a layup, to trim Texas A&M’s deficit to 66-64 with about a minute remaining.

• No. 14 Dayton tops Duquesne: Andrea Hoover scored 20 points and Kelley Austria added 17 off the bench as No. 14 Dayton held off visiting Duquesne 58-57 for its 10th consecutive victory.

The Flyers trailed 50-41 when Hoover’s basket with 12:17 left sparked a 13-0 Dayton run that put the Flyers ahead 54-50.

No salary arbitration cases go to hearings

MLB: Major League Baseball pitched an arbitration shutout.

This was the first year since arbitration began in 1974 that no player who filed went to a hearing.

Baseball’s previous record low was three hearings, set in 2005 and matched in 2009 and 2011.

• Diamondbacks get Campana from Cubs: The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Tony Campana in a trade that sent right-handed pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal to the Chicago Cubs.

Campana hit .264 with 30 stolen bases in 89 games with the Cubs last season.

Leal and Castillo are both 17-year-olds who signed as non-drafted free agents in 2011.


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