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Sens beat Lightning

OTTAWA—For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are feeling good about themselves.

The Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 last night, with Mark Stone leading the way with two goals and an assist.

Stone now has five goals and three assists in his past four games after having gone eight-straight without a point.

Panthers, Patriots early favourites to win 2017 Super Bowl

Carolina and New England are the early favourites at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 Super Bowl, followed by the Seahawks, Packers and Steelers.

The Panthers were listed Monday at 7-1 and the Patriots 8-1 at the William Hill Race & Sports Book, while Pregame.com set the line for New England at 9-1 and Carolina 10-1.

Broncos’ ‘D’ smothers Panthers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have “Super” ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defence made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

Manning and Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game yesterday, but the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory—Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before retirement.

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defence made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

Manning and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory, Manning’s 200th and perhaps his last before retirement.

Leafs earn shootout win

TORONTO—Moments after his 1,000th NHL game and 546th win, Maple Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock laid out his long-range blueprint.

Asked if he had another 1,000 games in him, Babcock cited his contract with Toronto.

“Well, I’ve got this year and seven more here,” he noted.

“And then I’m going to stay for two more because the team’s going to be that good.”