Tommy Wingels scored two goals, Antti Niemi made 34 saves in his 28th career shutout and the Sharks crashed the Kings' Stanley Cup banner celebration with a 4-0 victory in the season opener Wednesday night.
Chris Kelly scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:51 left in the third period, and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in their season opener Wednesday night.
DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas of the Washington Wizards have each been suspended for one game for leaving their team's bench area in Monday's preseason game against the Chicago Bulls.
Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said the Crimson Tide lacks "true leaders" and insinuated that coach Nick Saban had pulled back the reins on offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin during Saturday's loss at Ole Miss.
During his four-game suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, new Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater spent time at a rehabilitation facility for treatment for his alcohol addiction.