Astros Top Dodgers, Win Game Three
(Houston, TX) — The Astros reeled off four runs in the second inning and held on to top the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3, to win Game Three of the World Series in Houston. Yuli Gurriel led the second inning charge with a solo home run. Lance McCullers Junior gave up four hits and three runs over five-and-a-third innings to earn the win. Brad Peacock pitched the final three-and-two-thirds innings to get the save. Yu Darvish gave up six hits and four runs in just one-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss for Los Angeles. Yasiel Puig drove in a run and Justin Turner scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers some life. The Astros lead the series, two games to one, with Game Four set for Saturday night in Houston.
Warriors Hang On, Clip Wizards
(Oakland, CA) — Kevin Durant scored 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and the Warriors rallied from a 13 point halftime deficit to clip the Wizards 120-117 in Oakland. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were a combined five-of-21 from deep but finished with 20 and 18 points respectively. David West finished with 14 points in relief of Draymond Green. Green and Wizards guard Bradley Beal were ejected late in the second half for fighting. Otto Porter Junior paced Washington with 29 points and 10 rebounds in defeat. The Wizards have lost two-straight following a 3-and-0 start to the season.
Blues Clip Hurricanes
(Raleigh, NC) — Brayden Schenn snapped a one-all tie with 9:19 remaining in the third period and the Blues clipped the Hurricanes 2-1 in Raleigh. Dmitrij Jaskin [[ dih-MEE-tree YASH-kihn ]] also found the back of the net in the winning effort. Carter Hutton stopped 26-of-27 shots sent his way for St. Louis. The Blues have won four-of-five to improve to 8-2-and-1 overall. Jeff Skinner scored the lone goal and Cam Ward made 32 saves in defeat. Carolina has lost three out of four home games this season and fell to 4-4-and-1.
Devils Nip Senators In Shootout
(Newark, NJ) — The Devils squandered a two-goal lead in the final 1:15 of regulation but clipped the Senators 5-4 in a shootout in Newark. Adam Henrique [[ HEHN-reek ]] and Brian Gibbons lit the lamp in the second period to give New Jersey a one-goal lead. Damon Severson extended the lead in the third before Ottawa’s late rally forced OT. Jimmy Hayes also found the back of the net as the Devils improved to 7-2-and-0. Mark Stone and Chris DiDomenico scored 38-seconds apart in the final minutes to secure one-point for the Sens. Mike Hoffman and Johnny Oduya [[ oh-DOO-yuh ]] also had goals in defeat. Ottawa has lost only one game in regulation but fell to 5-1-and-5.
Predators Clip Blackhawks
(Chicago, IL) — Pekka Rinne [[ PEH-kuh RIH-nay ]] stopped 43-of-44 shots sent his way to help lift the Predators past the Blackhawks 2-1 in Chicago. Calle Jarnkrok [[ KAHL-leh YARN-crock ]] and Craig Smith found the back of the net in the second period to provide the Nashville offense. P.K. Subban and Kevin Fiala assisted on Smith’s game winner. The Preds snapped a two-game slide and improved to 5-3-and-2. Artem Anisimov [[ AHR-tehm a-NEE-see-mawv ]] scored a short handed goal with 26 seconds left in the first period to give the Hawks a lead. Chicago came away empty on six power play opportunities as it lost for the fourth time in five games.