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Crawford leads Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Coyotes


The Chicago Blackhawks staggered home last week in desperate need of some positive results.

Kane then set up Schmaltz with a slick pass for a one-timer with 3:02 left. It was Schmaltz’s first goal since Nov. 27 and No. 5 on the season.

“We’ve got to learn to play under pressure,” Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said. “They got that goal there to go ahead and we got it back with five minutes left under pressure. A couple of giveaways, people sinking and you’ve got to play under pressure in this league. It’s a hard league.”

Before the bye week, the Chiefs went to Dallas and lost 28-17 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Following a regular season bye week, Andy Reid’s teams are 16-2. The Chiefs traveled to the 1-8 Giants and got embarrassed 12-9, with a pathetic offensive performance. Fast-forward to Sunday, and the Chiefs offense couldn’t get it done again, and they lost 16-10 at home to the Bills.

Plus, Johnathan Simmons added a career-high 29 points for Orlando.

Ilyasova scored 10 of Atlanta’s first 14 points and had 13 in the first period.

Rolland-Jones is second in the nation with 1.18 sacks per game. He became the third player to win the Sun Belt’s top honor in consecutive seasons, the first since Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin won in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Rolland-Jones, who is also seventh in the nation with 1.7 tackles for loss per game. “It’s a blessing. I’m just thankful God put me in this position.”

Point scores in overtime, Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2


Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied again to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Point took a pass from Steven Stamkos while positioned near the post and put the winner past Corey Crawford.

Tampa Bay got also goals from Ondrej Palat and Chris Kunitz, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves. Ryan Callahan had two assists.

Patrick Kane scored twice and Crawford stopped 35 shots for the Blackhawks, who blew leads in losing both games between the teams last season.

In the letter, Blank wrote that Jones was ignoring facts “to satisfy your personal agenda,” according to the Journal.

Sources familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that Goodell’s extension still is on track to be completed at or before the owners’ Dec. 13 meetings in Dallas.

Jones threatened to sue the league if the committee approves an extension, saying it should be reviewed and approved by all owners. Goodell’s current deal as commissioner is set to expire after the 2018 season.

The Panthers quarterback accounted for 223 yards of total offense and a touchdown in the 20-17 victory.

The Falcons fell to 4-4 with the loss and are now two games back of New Orleans (6-2) in the NFC South after the Saints cruised to a 30-10 win over the Buccaneers. The defending NFC champions face an uphill climb over the second half of the season to crawl back into playoff contention.

Here are three takeaways from the Panthers’ win over the Falcons

1. Newton played like an MVP — When the Panthers (6-3) needed Newton to take over the game, he did. The 2015 NFL MVP was just 13 of 23 through the air for 137 yards, but ran for 86 yards and a touchdown. Newton’s leaping score gave the Panthers a 14-10 halftime lead they would not relinquish.