OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot did not have a very auspicious start to Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, but it certainly ended well for him and his Senators teammates.
Methot had three assists while Mark Stone, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist apiece as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-2.
PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.
The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season. The problems — most of them made worse by the ineffectual handling — mushroomed into an imperfect storm that hurt the league's credibility and turned the lead-up to Sunday's Super Bowl into a time for damage control, not celebration.
MONTREAL - Nothing is getting past Carey Price these days.
The star goaltender made 36 saves for his second shutout in a row as the Montreal Canadiens got a Max Pacioretty goal at 3:08 of overtime to defeat the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
It was a repeat of Montreal's last game Thursday night against the Rangers in New York, when Price got the shutout and Pacioretty scored the game-winner late in another 1-0 win.
LONDON - There was stalemate at the summit meeting between Chelsea and Manchester City on Saturday as the Premier League front-runners drew 1-1 on Saturday.
Although Chelsea dropped points for the first time at home this season, the leaders' defensive-minded approach in the second half suggested they were satisfied with the draw. It preserved the five-point lead over the defending champions.
LILLEHAMMER, Norway - Canada's Alex Gough added to her luge World Cup medal collection, capturing a silver on Saturday.
The 27-year-old from Calgary took advantage of solid starts and strong sliding to post a time of one minute 35.732 seconds on the Olympic track for the 1994 Lillehammer Games.
It was Gough's third silver medal of this season, and 21st World Cup medal of her career.
SUNDERLAND, England - Jermain Defoe scored on his Sunderland home debut against Burnley on Saturday.
The former Toronto FC striker stretched out his right leg in the six-yard box to knock in a low cross from Patrick van Aanholt in the 34th minute. It was his 125th goal in the English Premier League.
The goal gave Sunderland a 2-0 lead before 44,022 at the Stadium of Light.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.
She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her composure in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday.
On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.
VANCOUVER - Ryan Miller took time Friday morning to catch up with some old friends on the Buffalo Sabres.
Then he went out and helped send his former team to its 14th straight loss.
The veteran goalie stopped 20 shots and Chris Higgins snapped out of a long slump with a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks defeated Buffalo 5-2.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Melissa Corbo captured the first podium finish of her career on Friday with a third-place finish at the aerials World Cup.
The Blainville, Que., native scored a 74.82 in her third-career World Cup appearance. Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya of Belarus finished first with an 80.62 while Russia's Veronika Korsunova was second with a score of 78.88.
CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Defending champion Braden Calvert defeated Alberta's Karsten Sturmay 7-3 on Friday to lock up a berth in the gold-medal game at the Canadian junior curling championships.
The Manitoba skip clinched first place with a 9-1 record. He'll play the winner of Sunday's semifinal in the championship game later that evening.
Rene Comeau of New Brunswick finished at 8-2 to lock up a semifinal berth. He will play the winner of Saturday's tiebreaker between Quebec's Felix Asselin and Saskatchewan's Jacob Hersikorn.