TORONTO — When Brendan Shanahan was traded to Detroit in the fall of 1996 the Red Wings were engulfed in a 42-year Stanley Cup drought. When Shanahan assumed the Maple Leafs presidency in the spring of 2014, Toronto's dry spell was at 47 years.
The Green Bay Packers ran the table, just as their star quarterback said they could, by capping a six-game winning streak with an NFC North-clinching 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night.
WASHINGTON — Instead of high-powered forwards Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson, two defencemen who rarely score came with big goals in the Washington Capitals' 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.
DENVER — Broncos coach Gary Kubiak informed his players after their victory over Oakland on Sunday that he's stepping away from the game and the team he loves. He said the grind of coaching was taking too big of a toll on his health.