Defending Stanley Cup champion Blues ousted

The Vancouver Canucks sent St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington to the bench early with three scores in a span of 6:03 in the second period, eliminating the defending champion Blues with a 6-2 victory in Game 6 of their first round series on Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta.

Blues coach Craig Berube put Binnington, the rookie star of last season’s out-of-nowhere run to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, back in the net after winning two of the previous three with Jake Allen in net.

Jay Beagle, Antoine Roussel, Troy Stecher and Brock Boeser scored on Binnington, who went 0-5 in the Edmonton bubble including three losses in this series.

Vancouver advanced to play the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round.

• Ivan Provorov, Kevin Hayes and Michael Raffl scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers into the second round for the first time in eight years with a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 in Toronto.

The Flyers are on to the second round in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2012. The Flyers have not played in the Stanley Cup Finals since 2010.


Scheffler shoots 59; Johnson (60) leads

Scottie Scheffler closed with four birdies over his last five holes at TPC Boston to post a 12-under-par 59, the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, but Dustin Johnson shot 60, and took a two-shot lead at 15-under 127 at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust.

Not since the John Deere Classic in 2010 have two players had 60 or lower on the same day. Scheffler and Cameron Davis (66) were tied for second halfway through the first event in the FedEx Playoffs.

Tiger Woods’ 71 allowed him to make the cut on the number and left him 12 shots back; Phil Mickelson missed the cut.

• Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist shot 1-under 70 to move to 1-under and is the only player under par after 36 holes at the Women’s British Open in Troon, Scotland.

• Making his second PGA Tour Champions start, Shane Bertsch eagled the first hole of a four-man playoff to win the Charles Schwab Series in Ridgedale, Mo.

Horse racing: After planning to limit attendance to 23,000, the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby will run without fans, Churchill Downs said, citing increasing coronavirus cases in the area.

MLS: Richie Laryea scored in the 17th minute and host Toronto FC extended its regular-season unbeaten streak to 17 games with a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps. … Gadi Kinda opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Sporting Kansas City (5-1-0) got an own goal in the second half for a 2-1 victory at Minnesota United. Minnesota (3-1-2) entered as one of four unbeaten teams. … D.C. United played host FC Cincinnati to a scoreless draw. … The host Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw.

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