On the ice, the Rangers beat the Islanders 6-5, Calgary bested Boston in overtime 4-3, Montreal blanked Detroit 2-0, Winnipeg edged Edmonton in a shootout 5-4, Colorado defeated Arizona 5-2, Vancouver topped Minnesota 3-2, Carolina doubled up Ottawa 6-3, and it was Los Angeles over Tampa Bay 3-2.
For the first time since they left Lake Placid with their Olympic gold medals, all 19 surviving members of the 1980 USA Hockey Team are returning to relive their "Miracle on Ice" moment.
Groups of players have gathered in Lake Placid or other parts of the country over the last 35 years. But the Olympic Regional Development Authority says the anniversary celebration Saturday will be the first time the entire squad will be together in the host village of 1980 Winter Games.
The event will be in the arena where the team beat the odds and defeated the Soviet Union 4-3.
The evening will conclude with the raising of fallen teammate Bob Suter's jersey to the rafters. Suter is the first member of the team to die, suffering a heart attack last September at age 57.
In the NBA, New York beat Philadelphia 98-91, Brooklyn topped Sacramento 103-100, Memphis bested Toronto 92-86, Charlotte edged Miami 78-76, Cleveland won against Utah 106-92, Atlanta trumped Indiana 110-91 for its 14th straight win, Dallas defeated Minnesota 98-75, Oklahoma City squeaked by Washington in overtime 105-103, New Orleans topped the Lakers 96-80, Phoenix beat Portland 118-113, and it was Golden State over Houston 126-113.
In the NBA, Memphis crushed New York 105-83, Charlotte topped Boston 104-95, Dallas bested Brooklyn in overtime 96-88, Denver beat Minnesota 110-101, Philadelphia edged Cleveland 95-92, Chicago won against Houston 114-105, Washington squeaked by New Orleans 92-85, Indiana defeated Utah 105-101, Portland trumped the Lakers 98-94, Atlanta bested the Clippers 107-98, and it was Golden State over Oklahoma City 117-91.
In the NBA, Washington bested New York 102-91 for its 16th loss in 17 games, Oklahoma City beat San Antonio 114-106, Miami beat Cleveland 101-91 to spoil LeBron James’ return to his former home arena, Chicago topped the Lakers 113-93, and it was the Clippers over Golden State 100-86.
Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 to take over first place in the NFC South. The 4-4 Saints piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated back to last November.
The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks haven't missed a beat in the offseason, routing the Green Bay Packers 36-16 last night. Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Wilson added 191 yards passing and two TDs through the air.
Later tonight, in the first game of the men's NCAA tournament, UAlbany will go head to head with Mount Saint Mary’s in Dayton Ohio at 6:40 PM on truTV. The winner will go on to face No. 1 Florida at Orlando in the second round.