Stars stop three-game slide with 2-1 shootout win over Rangers

Dallas Stars defenseman Julius Honka, right, celebrates his goal with Jamie Benn (14) and Alexander Radulov, left, during the second period of Monday's game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Jason Spezza's shootout goal lifts Dallas Stars to 2-1 victory against New York Rangers

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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) celebrates with Jake DeBrusk after defeating the Islanders 3-1 on Saturday night at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored, Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist looks at the puck during the third period of Friday's game against the Capitals at Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Matt Niskanen scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:22 remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-2 Friday night to continue their climb up the Metropolitan Division standings.

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Backes scores 2 goals as Bruins beat Coyotes 6-1

David Backes of the Bruins (42) celebrates his goal with Danton Heinen (43) during the second period of Thursday's game against the Coyotes in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

David Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Boston Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Thursday night.

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Chris Kreider of the Rangers (20) checks Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins (71) in the corner during the second period of Tuesday night's game at Pittsburgh. The Rangers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 41 shots while filling in for late scratch Henrik Lundqvist to help the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Smith scores twice to lead Predators over Bruins 5-3

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask replaces Anton Khudobin in the second period after Kyudobin gave up four goals against the Predators in Monday's game in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won, 5-3. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Craig Smith scored twice and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Boston Bruins 5-3

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UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul

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Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.

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Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Mississippi State at Cincinnati.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Fordham at Rutgers.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: St. Peter's at Seton Hall.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Michigan at Texas.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Albany at Memphis.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues.

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2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Mainz.

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Huddersfield Town.