First season win for Coyotes ...Truck company owner charged in hockey bus crash...Tex Winter dead at 96
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Cousins scored in the shootout, Antti Raanta made 23 saves and the Coyotes earned their first win of the season. Dylan Strome and Brad Richardson scored for Arizona (1-2), which dropped its first 11 games last season. The Coyotes got their first goal this season when Strome converted a power-play opportunity with 2 1/2 minutes left in the first. They were the last NHL team to score.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and assisted on three more as the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 last night, in a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final. And Jakub Voracek rebounded quickly from an embarrassing loss, with two goals and three assists, helping the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 7-4 Wednesday. Scott Laughton also scored twice. The victory was one night after the Flyers lost 8-2 to San Jose.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The owner of a Canadian trucking company involved in the fatal hockey team bus crash that killed 16 people has been charged. Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason says that Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking is charged with non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations over a six-month period. Thirteen people were also injured when a semi-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos hockey bus collided in Saskatchewan last April.
UNDATED (AP) — Jimmy Butler returned to practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time this season. He told ESPN in an interview taped and aired Wednesday that he was “brutally honest” with teammates and other officials during that workout. Butler asked the Timberwolves to trade him elsewhere last month, and said much of an earlier ESPN report Wednesday stating he had outbursts during the practice session was largely accurate.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter’s family says he died Wednesday in Manhattan, Kansas, where he began his coaching career at Kansas State in 1947 and led the Wildcats to two Final Fours and eight Big Seven/Eight titles as head coach from 1954-68.