N-H-L -Â Â Â Martin Jones couldn't have asked for a better start to his N-H-L
career. The Los Angeles Kings' goalie has won all four of his starts -- with two of them shutouts. Jones latest winning effort came with 38 saves in the Kings' 3-1 win over Toronto. Jeff Carter beat former teammate Jonathan Bernier with a wrist shot between the legs on a two-on-one at 9:40 of the third period to put L-A in front 2-1.
Chicago Blackhawks had a five-goal second-period en route to their third win in a row, as they dumped Philadelphia 7-2. Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games, and the Ducks improved to 12-0-and-2 at home, beating Minnesota 2-1.
O-H-L -Â Erie dumped Mississauga 9-1, Saginaw hammered Plymouth 6-2 and it was North Bay over Sault Ste. Marie 4-3.
Junior "D" Hockey -Wellsley Applejacks doubled the Delhi Travellers 8-4.
N-B-A -Â Doc Rivers says it was the best decision he ever made 10 years
ago when he decided to come to Boston to coach the Celtics. Rivers was back for the first time since leaving, and he got another win there, as the L-A Clippers beat the Celtics 96-88.
Pete Rose sounded bowled over after Major League Baseball announced its plan to eliminate home-plate collisions. Rose, who famously flattened Ray Fosse (FOSS'-ee) to score the winning run in the 1970 all-star game, couldn't believe it. He added, ``what are they going to do next, you can't break up a double play?'' The ban would start no later than the 2015 season.
The season is over for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin the Third. Coach Mike Shanahan says R-G-3 will be inactive for the final three games of the season. Griffin is medically cleared to play. But Shanahan fears that Griffin, who has taken a pounding in recent weeks, will get hurt, and that would ruin his off-season.