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Brayden Point scores shootout winner in Tampa Bay’s NHL win

Lightning center Brayden Point beats Panthers goalie James Reimer for a shootout goal. (Chris O'Meara / Associated Press)
Lightning center Brayden Point beats Panthers goalie James Reimer for a shootout goal. (Chris O'Meara / Associated Press)
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NHL: Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Point’s goal came three rounds after it seemed Tampa Bay had won the shootout 1-0.

After Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning in the third round, Vincent Trocheck appeared to fan on his initial shot before sending the puck into the net. It was called no goal on the ice but the ruling was overturned after a video review, tying the shootout at 1.

Lightning star Steven Stamkos forced overtime when he lifted a shot from along the goal line over James Reimer with 5.5 seconds left in the third period. Michael Matheson scored his first NHL goal at 15:52 of the third to give Florida a 3-2 advantage.

The Lightning also got goals from Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat. Tampa Bay has opened the season 3-0 for the fifth time.

Hall goal leads New Jersey by Anaheim: Taylor Hall made his new fans in New Jersey very happy with two power-play goals in a 4:11 span in the second period and the Devils posted their first win, a 2-1 decision over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.

Cory Schneider had 23 saves and forced the Ducks’ Chris Wagner to lose control of the puck on a second-period penalty shot as New Jersey snapped a five-game losing streak against Anaheim in its home opener.

San Jose tops New York Islanders: Joe Pavelski scored with 2:11 left to lift the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders. Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games. Joe Thornton and Brent Burns had two assists each, giving both five on the season. Aaron Dell stopped 20 shots to win his NHL debut.

Ovechkin scores in Capitals win: T.J. Oshie scored twice and Alex Ovechkin picked up his first goal of the season, helping the Capitals beat the Avalanche 3-0.

Ovechkin and Oshie each scored on the power play to end Washington’s man-advantage scoring drought, and the Avalanche lost for the first time under new coach Jared Bednar. Washington backup Philipp Grubauer only needed 18 saves for his first career shutout because Washington had the puck for most of the game.

Montoya has 36 saves in Canadiens win: David Desharnais scored twice and Al Montoya made 36 saves as the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 4-0 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Off-season signing Alexander Radulov got his first goal as a Canadien – with Montoya picking up an assist – while Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which has started the season 2-0-1. Montoya, signed from the Florida Panthers this summer, picked up his sixth career shutout.

The Penguins, coming off an overtime loss at home Monday night, played their first road game of the season.

Hossa nets 500th goal in Blackhawks win: Marian Hossa scored his 500th career goal, Artem Anisimov snapped a third-period tie with his first score of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Hossa’s power-play goal chased Michal Neuvirth and gave Chicago a 4-0 lead, but Philadelphia responded with four goals in a 5 1/2-minute span overlapping the second and third periods. Wayne Simmonds tied it at 4 on the power play at 3:49 of the third.

The Flyers had all the momentum before Artemi Panarin stepped up for the Blackhawks in his best game so far this season. The Calder Trophy winner found a wide-open Anisimov for the tiebreaking goal at 10:24, and then finished off a 2-on-1 with Patrick Kane, beating Steve Mason for a 6-4 lead.

Sexual consent, debated across US, key to Derrick Rose case

NBA: Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the NBA star was asked if he understood the word “consent.”

“No. But can you tell me?” he asked at a deposition in June. Rose came to court last week with a much better grasp of the word that is central to the $21 million civil case, though his interpretation of the concept could prove costly.

No one disputes the New York Knicks player and his friends had sex with the woman in her apartment Aug. 27, 2013. The question is whether she gave her consent – as the men claim – or whether she was too incapacitated to do so – as she insists.

There is no commonly accepted definition for consent, which is at the heart of a “patchwork quilt” of evolving laws on rape and sexual assault that in some cases require an affirmative agreement before sex, attorney Rebecca O’Connor said.

“It is murky, and I think that’s where we’re seeing a lot states try to clear the weeds, if you will, and take this on and make it clear,” said O’Connor, a vice president at the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. “It’s so complicated we can never just say it’s black and white.”

Rape was once defined as intercourse with force against a woman’s will, said Matt Lyon, a law professor at Lincoln Memorial University. Reform efforts in some states led to rape being defined more by the non-consent of the victim than a use of force by the perpetrator.

States such as California have gone further in deciding that consent can be withdrawn during sex and that a victim can be too incapacitated to agree to the act.

Hawks’ Millsap involved in crash: Hawks forward Paul Millsap was involved in accident late Monday afternoon when his car collided with a motorcycle in the city of Atlanta. Police and fire departments responded to the scene.

The Hawks confirmed the incident Tuesday afternoon.

According to the police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Millsap was not at fault for the accident that occurred when the motorcycle driver pulled out in front of the Rolls-Royce he was driving. The motorcycle driver, who was hospitalized, was cited with failure to maintain his lane. According to the report, the motorcycle driver “lost control of the bike” and hit Millsap’s vehicle head-on.

Millsap was uninjured and took part in the Hawks’ morning shootaround.

Hawks’ Budenholzer leveled in bench collision: Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was escorted to the locker room late in the first half of Tuesday night’s game against New Orleans after being bowled over by Pelicans guard Langston Galloway who was chasing a loose ball.

The Hawks said Budenholzer was “OK” but would not return to the preseason game. Assistant coach Darvin Ham took over for the second half. Budenholzer already had his right hand in a brace and his arm in a sling after suffering a broken finger that required surgery on Monday. The second-quarter collision with Galloway knocked Budenholzer over the first row of seats and into the press seating.

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