CALGARY - For Kerry Joseph, one bad quarter outweighed three positives.
Largely due to a strong performance by Joseph, the Saskatchewan Roughriders built up a 27-15 lead over the Calgary Stampeders through three quarters.
The Stamps (14-2) then responded with 25 straight points in the fourth quarter to win 40-27. It was the fifth straight loss for the Riders (9-8) and the second in a row with Joseph at quarterback.
Montreal 23 Ottawa 17
Calgary 40 Saskatchewan 27
Kansas City 3 San Francisco 2
(Kansas City leads series 2-1)
Dallas 3 New Jersey 2 (SO)
Tampa Bay 4 Winnipeg 2
Colorado 7 Vancouver 3
Edmonton 6 Carolina 3
Anaheim 4 Columbus 1
Lake Erie 5 Grand Rapids 4
Albany 7 Hartford 3
Manchester 5 Portland 2
Hamilton 4 Toronto 1
Utica 5 San Antonio 2
Lehigh Valley 4 Hershey 2
SAN FRANCISCO - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defence, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.
It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his team on top in the World Series.
EDMONTON - It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL.
Things have picked up for one of those clubs.
Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist as the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday.
Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (3-4-1), who have turned things around on their current homestand after a troubling beginning to the season.
DENVER - Colorado's best game of the season began with a goal for Vancouver just 10 seconds into the opening period.
The Avalanche dominated the rest of the way.
Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.
Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season.
CALGARY - A fourth-quarter rally gave the Calgary Stampeders a 40-27 win over the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.
Down 12 points after three quarters, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Jock Sanders, Matt Walter scored his second major of the game on a two-yard scamper and defensive back Jamar Wall ran an interception back for a major.
Rene Paredes added an 18-yard field goal and the Roughriders also conceded a two-point safety in the quarter.
WINNIPEG - Ben Bishop stepped up when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed him most.
Although they were outshot 42-27, Bishop kept the Lightning in the game as Tampa Bay downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday.
"He was the factor in the first two periods for sure," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "You need that last line of defence and if you're going to win some games and you want to put yourself in a position to be in the playoffs, you need goaltending."
Bishop gave was modest, giving credit to his team's defensive play.
MONTREAL - After a successful NBA pre-season, the Toronto Raptors are now turning their focus on to next week's season opener.
Toronto capped off a league-best 7-1 pre-season with an 83-80 victory over the New York Knicks in a tight contest Friday night at the Bell Centre.
The game was held in Montreal as part of the 2014 NBA Canada series.
OTTAWA - After a slow start to the season the Montreal Alouettes now find themselves the hottest team in the CFL.
Sean Whyte kicked three field goals and the Alouettes offence did just enough to earn a 23-17 win over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday.
After starting the season with seven losses in their first eight games, the Alouettes (8-8) have caught fire with five straight wins and just one loss in their past eight.
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will stage a co-ordinated tribute Saturday night to honour the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives this week in the nation's capital and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.
The tribute will be staged simultaneously before games at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, the Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The teams also want to show appreciation for the men and women whose selfless actions stopped the attackers and aided the victims, the Senators said in a statement Friday.