Kings win 8th straight, 3-2 in OT over Hurricanes

“We could probably play a little bit better, but at the same time we found ways to win even when we probably haven’t had our best. … It’s huge points for us right now,” Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane told the Chicago Tribune.

Los Angeles was unable to build on its lead and the Hurricanes stormed back, scoring twice in the third period to force overtime on goals from Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask. Scott Darling stopped 18 shots.

The struggling Hurricanes have lost five of their last six games overall, and six of seven against the Kings at Staples Center, but Carolina coach Bill Peters was pleased with the way his team fought back.

The New York Knicks are still trying to learn how to make winning plays down the stretch, no matter the opponent.

For starters, how to hold big leads in the fourth quarter. Or to make sure not to foul 3-point shooters. Or to limit easy opportunities at the free throw line.

They did none of this Sunday night and still escaped with a win over one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Doug McDermott added 23 off the bench and the Knicks withstood a late push from the Atlanta Hawks for a 111-107 victory.

Case Keenum was perfect in the second half, and Minnesota’s win streak is alive.

NFL players or coaches verbally abusing or making physical contact with an official will now face “significant discipline” from the league.

“We appreciate the league expressing its concerns to all clubs about abusive actions, both verbal and physical, toward officials,” Green said, via ESPN.com . “We would expect that any future actions will be met with appropriate and severe punishment.”
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