Light­ning win 5-OT thriller

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

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.

SOCCER

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.

MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS

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.

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