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Oilers lose

WASHINGTON—Usually when the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers meet, Alex Ovechkin or Connor McDavid would be expected to figure in the win.

This time, it was the goalies who stood out until T.J. Oshie came through in the shootout.

Oshie scored the only goal of the tie-breaker to lift the Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Oilers last night.

Vikings keep rolling

LANDOVER, Md.—Members of the Minnesota Vikings' offence leapfrogged over each other, then did the same to the Washington Redskins.

Case Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers to build a big lead as the NFC North-leading Vikings won their fifth in a row by beating the Redskins 38-30 yesterday afternoon despite two second-half interceptions.

Celtics hold off Raptors

BOSTON—Al Horford turned back the clock in his return from a two-game absence with a concussion.

Horford scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help the Boston Celtics hang on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 yesterday afternoon for their 12th-straight victory.

“He's playing young again,” teammate Terry Rozier said.

CFL finalists named

TORONTO—It's one of the few CFL accomplishments to have evaded Ricky Ray.

The Toronto Argonauts' veteran quarterback was named the East Division's outstanding player nominee yesterday.

Edmonton's Mike Reilly got the West Division nod.

It's the third time Ray, a three-time Grey Cup champion over 15 CFL seasons, has earned the nomination.

Wild blank Habs

MONTREAL—Everything is going in the net for Jason Zucker.

After scoring two goals in a 4-2 loss in Toronto a night earlier, Zucker added three more in the Minnesota Wild's 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night.

He had one short-handed, one at even strength, and the third into an empty net as Minnesota (6-7-2) snapped a three-game losing skid.