March 2, 2014 in Sports

In Brief: Pacioretty guides Montreal

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Montreal’s Max Pacioretty, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring in overtime.
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NHL: Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game on a power play 3:28 into overtime to lead the Canadiens past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Saturday night in Montreal.

Pacioretty took a feed from Andrei Markov, who had three assists, and beat Jonathan Bernier with a high wrist shot for the winner.

Alex Galchenyuk and P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal.

• St. Louis lifts Lightning to win: Martin St. Louis scored two goals for the second straight game, leading Tampa Bay to a 4-2 road win over Dallas.

Ben Bishop cooled off the Stars by making 39 saves.

• Washington capitalizes on Ovechkin goals: Alex Ovechkin collected his 800th career point and raised his league-leading total to 43 goals with a pair of power-play scores, leading the Capitals to a 4-2 win at Boston.

• Jagr nets 700th career goal: Jaromir Jagr became the seventh player to score 700 career goals, sparking New Jersey’s four-goal second period as the Devils beat the New York Islanders 6-1 in Uniondale, N.Y.

• LaFontaine resigns as Sabres president: Buffalo announced that Pat LaFontaine, hired a little over three months ago, has resigned as the team’s president of hockey operations.

Blazers sweep season series with Nuggets

NBA: Robin Lopez scored 18 points, LaMarcus Aldridge returned from an injury to add 16, and the Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 102-96 in Portland, Ore., to sweep the series for the first time since the 1999 season.

Nicolas Batum had a career-high 16 rebounds for Portland.

Kenneth Faried, Randy Foye and Evan Fournier scored 16 points apiece for Denver.

• New mask, same James as Heat roll: LeBron James’ switch to a clear mask didn’t hinder his shooting eye, and he had 20 points to help Miami earn its seventh straight win by beating the Orlando Magic 112-98.

McIlroy maintains lead at Honda Classic

Golf: Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

McIlroy wound up with a 1-under 69 for a two-shot lead over Russell Henley going into the final round. Henley holed out from 150 yards for eagle on No. 14 on his way to a 68.

McIlroy sits at 12-under 198.

Tiger Woods moved up 49 spots with a 65. He finished two hours before McIlroy started and wound up tied for 17th, still seven shots behind.

• Webb holds lead at HSBC: Australia’s Karrie Webb shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over American Angela Stanford after the third round of the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.

Federer claims sixth title in Dubai

Tennis: Roger Federer won a record sixth Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Championships – and 78th career title – by beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Federer’s win extends his record of winning at least one title a year to 14 straight years.

• Shoulder hinders Haas: Top-seeded Tommy Haas retired with a shoulder injury while losing 6-3, 3-2 to Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the Brazil Open semifinals in San Paulo.

Reid, Rivera honored at NFL 101 Awards

NFL: Kansas City’s Andy Reid was honored as the AFC Coach of the Year at the NFL 101 Awards, and Carolina’s Ron Rivera took the NFC award.

Other awards went to: Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy (NFC Offensive Player of the Year); Denver QB Peyton Manning (AFC Offensive Player of the Year); Carolina LB Luke Kuechly (NFC Defensive Player of the Year); Indianapolis LB Robert Mathis (AFC Defensive Player of the Year).

• Incognito receiving treatment: A person familiar with the situation says former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is receiving treatment in the wake of the team’s bullying scandal.

Price, Mikulak capture all-around titles

Miscellany: American gymnasts Elizabeth Price and Sam Mikulak won the all-around titles at the American Cup in Greensboro, N.C.

Price finished with an all-around score of 59.966 points, ahead of American Brenna Dowell (57.532).

Mikulak won his first career World Cup title with 90.098 points, 1.133 more than Japan’s Shogo Nonomura.

Canada’s Guay wins downhill race: Canada’s Erik Guay had a time of 1 minute, 22.17 seconds, .35 seconds ahead of Frenchman Johan Clarey, to win World Cup downhill race in Kvitfjell, Norway.


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