Coyotes cool Caps’ streak
Arizona downs Washington in a shootout.
WASHINGTON — Conor Garland scored the shootout winner minutes after an apparent Capitals overtime goal was waved off by video review, and the Arizona Coyotes responded from blowing a big lead to beat Washington, 4-3, Monday night.
The Nhl-leading Capitals’ winning streak was snapped at six. The Coyotes ended their three-game skid.
Arizona blew a 3-0 lead for a second consecutive game but came away victorious this time. The Coyotes thought they lost in OT when T.J. Oshie scored, but the goal was wiped out after a replay review because the play was offside.
Hurricanes 8, Senators 2
At Raleigh, N.C., Sebastian Aho scored twice, Joel Edmundson had a goal and two assists, and the Hurricanes beat Ottawa to snap a four-game losing streak.
Colin White and Brady Tkachuk scored for Ottawa, which had won three of its previous four games.
At Pittsburgh, Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss tonight’s game against the Rangers because of an undisclosed injury.
The two-time MVP left a 3-2 shootout win over Chicago on Saturday night in the third period. Crosby got tangled up with Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson and moments later took a shot from Gustafsson that smacked off his right foot. He then headed to the locker room.
At Toronto, Don Cherry, Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants “you people” in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers.
Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster.
“It has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down,” Yabsley said in a statement. “During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for.”
Cherry said late Monday he would not be apologizing.