Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice as the Washington Capitals won their fourth straight game in the series, 6-3, eliminating the Columbus Blue Jackets and setting up an Eastern Conference semifinal series with the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sabrina D'Angelo made three saves in the penalty shootout as the Western New York Flash won the National Women's Soccer League championship on penalty kicks, 3-2, after a 2-2 draw with the Washington Spirit on Sunday.
The pre-Super Bowl showdown between the Capitals and the Penguins was significantly lacking sizzle with Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. But that doesn't mean the Capitals' 3-0 win on Sunday wasn't impressive.