CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Patrick Marleau scored a pair of goals Sunday to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames in the season-opener for both teams.
Martin Havlat and defenseman Dan Boyle also scored for the Sharks during a three-goal second period.
Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski each had a pair of assists.
Lee Stempniak scored for Calgary, which led 1-0 after the opening period.
With the victory, the Sharks spoiled the debut of new Flames coach Bob Hartley.
As other NHL teams have done at home openers to soothe hurt fan feelings after the lockout, the Flames discounted food, drink and merchandise Sunday. The stores at the Saddledome were doing a brisk business 90 minutes prior to the game.
The Patriots offered the Redskins a first-round pick in a trade for disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams but Washington rebuffed the offer, a source with knowledge of the situation told NBC Sports Washington.
Kevin Sheehan of Team 980 reported the same news Thursday morning on his radio show.
That call from New England came a few weeks ago while the Redskins were holding training camp in Richmond, the source explained. The Patriots are no longer pursuing Williams.
Washington has made clear they don’t intend to trade Williams, which makes sense publicly. Still, there have been at least three teams to contact the Redskins about trading for Williams.
It’s believed the Redskins want a first and a second-round pick to move on from Williams, who is refusing to report to the team despite having two years left on his contract.
The reports around Williams’ holdout have been significant, mainly centering around the suggestion that the seven-time Pro Bowler will not return to Washington due to a misdiagnosis from the team’s medical staff last season.
Multiple sources near Williams have been clear that he will not return to the Redskins and will miss regular-season action.
Earlier this week, Washington head coach Jay Gruden said there is no update on the Williams situation and he must prepare his team with the players that have reported.
“It is what it is,” Gruden said.
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One of the most awesome things about sports is that some aspects are universally great. Getting a ball at a baseball game is one of them.
Whether you catch it on the fly, off a ricochet or just pick it up off the ground, finding that baseball in your hand is one of the best feelings for any fan. Seeing another fan experience that joy is heart-warming.
Enter this young fan at the Orioles game Wednesday night who scooped up a DJ Stewart foul ball.
This is the type of candid, wholesome, unfiltered reaction that only kids can provide. Every kid at every game dreams about getting a ball. Seeing this particular kid snag a ball at Camden Yards just brings all the feelings.
Oh, and the Orioles have won two games in a row. Not that that's a big deal or anything.
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