NEW ORLEANS — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Game 4 lacked the intensity of the three before it, and no overtime heroics were necessary. Instead, the workmanlike Washington Capitals turned in their most complete game of the playoffs, putting away the Columbus Blue Jackets to tie their series at two games apiece.
NEW YORK — Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators were named the three finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy on Thursday.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Players on a Saskatchewan hockey team who were hoping to continue wearing a crest to honour a teammate who committed suicide have to remove it from their jerseys before next season.