NHL: David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a comeback 2-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Desharnais poked the puck in from the side of the net after Jimmy Howard made saves on shots from Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban as Montreal (6-1-0) won a third game in a row to take over the points lead. .
Henrik Zetterberg, with an assist from Pavel Datsyuk, scored in the second period for Detroit.
Alex Galchenyuk tied the game with 3:09 left in the third period with each team down a man as he came out from behind the net and stuffed the puck inside the post.
Datsyuk returned from a shoulder injury to play his first game and was involved in the Zetterberg goal. The three-time Selke Trophy winner picked himself up after being knocked down at center ice and got the puck to the Swede on the right side.
Zetterberg broke in, cut to the left and saw his low shot go off goalie Carey Price, the crossbar and defenseman Subban and go into the net at 13:41 of the second frame.
P.A. Parenteau had a glittering chance to tie it on Montreal’s first power play of the game late in the second, but hit a goalpost with Howard’s net open.
Datsyuk was on a two on one break at 11:51 of the third when he spun in the slot and put the puck in the top corner with a backhander, but the spectacular goal was waived off because Justin Abdelkader had bumped Price in his crease.
• Preds stop Coyotes: Ryan Ellis scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give host Nashville a 4-3 win over Arizona.
• Cole carries Stars: Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and Dallas held off visiting Vancouver 6-3.
• Blackhawks rout Flyers: Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead Chicago past visiting Philadelphia 4-0.
• Jets break skid: Adam Lowry’s first NHL goal helped Winnipeg snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 home victory over Carolina.
• Leafs drop Islanders: Phil Kessel scored two goals to lead visiting Toronto to a 5-2 rout over the Islanders.
• Rangers nip Devils: Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat host New Jersey 4-3.
• Panthers top Avs: Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal 2:23 into overtime and Florida beat host Colorado 4-3.
• Bruins best Sharks: Gregory Campbell scored the game winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and Boston earned a wild 5-3 win over visiting San Jose.
• Lightning sting Flames: Ondrej Palat needed an overtime goal as Tampa Bay picked up a 2-1 road win over Calgary.
Bayern rolls past Roma
Soccer: Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern Munich thrashed Roma 7-1 in the UEFA Champions League. In the other Group E match, Manchester City gave up a two-goal lead to draw CSKA Moscow 2-2. The match was played behind closed doors as punishment for racist behavior by CSKA fans.
In Group H, Luiz Adriano had a record-tying five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 7-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Porto edged Athletic Bilbao 2-1.
Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored for Barcelona in a 3-1 win over Ajax, and Paris Saint-Germain held off APOEL 1-0 in Group F.
Chelsea remained atop Group G as Eden Hazard netted two in a 6-0 win over Maribor, while Eric Choupo-Moting converted a late penalty to guide Schalke past Sporting Lisbon 4-3.
Coach fired for team’s celebration
Football: A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.
The district announced that Bud Walpole will no longer coach the football team or the girls’ basketball team at Academic Magnet High School in Charleston County, South Carolina. He is still a teacher at the school. The Raptors were smashing watermelons with smiling faces drawn on them and eating the fruit as a postgame snack.
• Teams banned after fight: Two Seattle-area youth football teams for players 9 and 10 years old have been banned from the playoffs after a brawl in the stands on Oct. 4.
The council for the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association banned the Renton Five Stars and the Bothell Cougars after parents fought in the stands. Two were cited by police.
Leagues fight New Jersey law
Miscellany: The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
The order to show cause was filed in federal court in Trenton. The NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA want a judge to temporarily prevent New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks from taking sports wagers.
Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a law that effectively repeals the state’s ban on sports wagering.
• Gov. dropped from suit: The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in Penn State fine money can be spent.
It also dropped Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. It reached a deal Monday with lawyers for the officials saying they’re not important to the case.
The lawsuit stems from a 2013 law requiring fines levied after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal to be spent on Pennsylvania child abuse programs.
The dismissals leave state Treasurer Rob McCord and the Crime and Delinquency Commission’s chairman as the lone defendants. McCord has defended the law.
• Newman cleared: NASCAR decided not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.
The Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was found to be too low in the rear on both sides of the car after Sunday’s race. NASCAR concluded that damage during the race was to blame.
• Costa Rica wins: Costa Rica wrapped up group play with a 6-1 win over Martinique in Washington in the CONCACAF championship.
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