Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Defending Champion Kings Still Winless

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Defending Champion Kings Still Winless

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Sam Gagner scored a power-play goal 3:01 into overtime and the Edmonton Oilers rallied past the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Thursday night to leave the defending Stanley Cup champions winless in three games this season.

Nail Yakupov tied it for the Oilers with 4.7 seconds left in the third period. His exuberant celebration took him to center ice, where he dropped to his knees and slid into Edmonton's defensive zone.

Gagner then sneaked in from the point to score the game-winner after the Kings were caught with too many men on the ice.

Sharks top Coyotes

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:53 remaining for his third straight two-goal game, helping the San Jose Sharks rally from a two-goal deficit to beat Phoenix, 5- 3, in their home opener.

Logan Couture and Marty Havlat also scored and Joe Thornton had three assists and an empty-net goal for the Sharks, who have opened the season with three straight wins for the first time since 2008- 09. Antti Niemi made 32 saves.

WOOD TAKES LEAD IN QATAR MASTERS

DOHA, Qatar -- Chris Wood shot an 8-under-par 64 to surge into the lead at the Qatar Masters after the third round, taking a three- shot advantage over Michael Campbell and two others today.

Wood started the day two shots behind Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer. He quickly moved up the leaderboard with five birdies on the front nine en route to a 15-under 201.

He made the turn with an eagle at the 10th when his second shot landed within 10 feet of the pin. He missed a short putt on 12 for bogey but had birdies on the 14th and 16th to match fellow Englishman Simon Khan for the low round of the tournament.

CLIPPERS, WITHOUT PAUL, FALL AGAIN

PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and Phoenix held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 93-88, on Thursday night, improving to 2-0 under interim coach Lindsey Hunter. …

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