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Video: Killorn goes end-to-end for OT winner, Bolts win ninth straight


Alex Killorn scored the winning goal in style for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Facing the Carolina Hurricanes and tied three goals apiece in overtime, Killorn took the puck from near his own goal line, sped up the right side of the ice and beat forward Joakim Nordstrom with a power move to the net before out-waiting goalie Eddie Lack and going top corner.

Game over. The Lightning earned a 4-3 victory. It’s also Tampa Bay’s ninth consecutive win.

As a result of this recent hot streak, the Bolts move into top spot in the Atlantic Division, two points up on the Florida Panthers — at least for right now.

The Panthers are currently playing the Arizona Coyotes.

Report: Jets to host Oilers in 2016 Heritage Classic

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(AP) A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that the NHL will announce a Heritage Classic outdoor game between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers at a news conference on Sunday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the event had not been officially announced.

The Jets are expected to host the 2016 Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Winnipeg had been scheduled to host an outdoor game during the 2015-16 season, but the NHL couldn’t come to an agreement with the Blue Bombers.

This will be the fourth Heritage Classic and first since the Vancouver Canucks hosted the Ottawa Senators at BC Place in March 2014.

Video: Ovechkin given boarding major for hit from behind on Bruins’ Miller


Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was given a major penalty for boarding after he hit Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller from behind during the second period Saturday.

The incident occurred as Miller came off the blue line and pinched down along the boards to keep the puck in the Washington zone.

Ovechkin didn’t receive a game misconduct, while Miller left the game and hasn’t returned.

According to Rule 41.5 (Boarding – Game Misconduct Penalty) of the NHL rulebook, “When a major penalty is imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent, a game misconduct shall be imposed.”

Video: Flyers’ Gudas scores his first goal of the season on a shot from center ice


Radko Gudas has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons due to a slew of controversial hits.

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman hit the score sheet with his first goal of the season.

Did we mention that goal came on a slap shot from center ice?

Just past the midway point of the first period, Gudas fired a long slapper that beat Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead.

Update: Gudas scored twice and added two assists for a four-point night. He had six points in 57 games this season before Saturday’s game with Columbus.

Video: Phaneuf gets emotional in return to Toronto, fights Greening


Dion Phaneuf appeared to get a little choked up in his return to Toronto as a member of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

A former captain in Toronto, Phaneuf spent six years with the Maple Leafs, from 2010 until Feb. 9 of this year when he was traded to the rival Senators in a blockbuster.

The fans in Toronto saluted Phaneuf during a stoppage in play, although it’s likely there were a few boos mixed in there, too. (His former teammates, showing a sense of humor, booed him during the morning skate.)

Phaneuf appeared to wipe away tears with his glove, before applauding the crowd.

Phaneuf also experienced emotions of a different kind, as he fought Colin Greening — acquired from Ottawa in that same deal — in the first period.