Thornton goal 400...Devils drop Pens...Cavs win...Calgary voters say ‘no’ to Olympics
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton broke a third-period tie with his 400th career goal, Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 last night after squandering a three-goal lead. Despite reaching the impressive personal milestone, Thornton wasn’t taking stock of his career accomplishments, telling reporters, “I’m just trying to improve my game.” Thornton’s Sharks currently lead the NHL’s Pacific Division.
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to struggle to put together wins. After shutting out the Coyotes Saturday, the Pens dropped a 4-2 decision to the Devils in New Jersey last night. Taylor Hall scored the Devils’ last two goals, capping a four-point night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers managed their second win of the season last night, thumping the Charlotte Hornets, 113-89. Jordan Clarkson led the scoring with 24 points, while Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds and 11 points. The Cavs are back in action tonight in Washington, taking on a Wizards team that’s also gotten off to a rough start but has won its last two games.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A majority of Calgary voters are saying “no thanks” to a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with 56 percent of voters choosing “no” on a nonbinding referendum yesterday. The city council has the final say on whether to move forward. An end to the Calgary bid would leave Stockholm and a combined bid from two Italian cities as the only remaining contenders for the 2026 games.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are planning to open a full-fledged sports betting facility next week in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The two companies tell The Associated Press it will open on Nov. 20 near where patrons walk in off the Boardwalk.