Lightning win 5-OT thriller
Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Lightning beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in Toronto in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way back in the first period of Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy also was outstanding for the Lightning, making 61 stops. The teams combined for 151 shots — most in a NHL game since the league began officially tracking the statistic in 1955-56.
The Lightning played Game 1 without injured captain Steven Stamkos.
The game between the Bruins and Hurricanes, scheduled to have been played after the Lightning-Blue Jackets, was postponed. Game 1 of the series will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Rasmus Andersson snapped a tie after Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period, and the Flames beat the Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference series in Edmonton, Alberta.
Timbers win MLS tournament
Dario Zuparic’s goal in the 66th minute — his first of the season — gave the Portland Timbers a 2-1 victory against Orlando City SC in the MLS is Back finale in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Larrys Mabiala also scored for the Timbers, while Mauricio Pereyra scored for Orlando.
Serena wins in return to action
After a six-month layoff, Serena Williams returned to the court and struggled to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory against unseeded American Bernarda Pera in the first round of the Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Dolphins placed star cornerback Xavien Howard on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Titans put linebacker Vic Beasley on the non-football injury list days after he finally reported for training camp.
Massachusetts, an independent in the Football Bowl Subdivision, canceled its season.