National Basketball Association Game Capsules

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The buzz is indeed back in Charlotte. Kemba Walker hit a pair of clutch jumpers with time winding down, the last coming with 5.1 seconds remaining in overtime to give the re-branded Hornets a historic 108-106 comeback win over the Milwaukee Bucks at a raucous Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte's first game since the former Bobcats reclaimed the Hornets name held by the city's initial NBA franchise was certainly one to remember, and Walker made sure. The standout point guard forced overtime by draining a tough 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in regulation, then later capped a 26-point night with a successful step-back for the winning shot. The Hornets overcame a 24-point third-quarter deficit to prevail, the largest comeback victory in club history. Marvin Williams added 19 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 with eight rebounds to aid the rally, with Al Jefferson contributing 14 points and 10 rebounds. Milwaukee, coming off a league-worst 15-67 campaign, played well for much of the night under new head coach Jason Kidd before wilting down the stretch. Brandon Knight totaled 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight rebounds in a losing cause, with Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo each tallying 17 points for the Bucks. Jabari Parker had a quiet NBA debut, however, managing just eight points and four rebounds in 37 minutes in the Milwaukee rookie and former Duke star's return to the Carolinas.

Smith leads Predators past Oilers, 4-1

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Nashville Predators rebounded from their first regulation loss of the season — at the Edmonton Oilers' expense.

Recap: Edmonton vs. Nashville

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots and Craig Smith scored a pair of goals to lead Nashville in a 4-1 decision over Edmonton at Rexall Place.

NHL Capsules

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Justin Abdelkader and the Detroit Red Wings came out with a sense of urgency in the third period against the Washington Capitals.

Abdelkader helps Red Wings down Capitals, 4-2

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Wednesday's events began with well-wishes to Gordie Howe, whose picture graced the Verizon Center Jumbotron as fans responded with a standing ovation.

Recap: Washington vs. Detroit

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Justin Abdelkader tallied twice and Pavel Datsyuk once in the third period, as Detroit overcame a one-goal deficit and topped Washington, 4-2, at Verizon Center.

Flames place Stajan on IR, call up Granlund

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Calgary Flames placed forward Matt Stajan on injured reserve Wednesday with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for six weeks.

Red Wings players cherish interactions with Gordie Howe

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

WASHINGTON - Johan Franzen was lamenting a knee injury when someone in the Detroit Red Wings' locker room told him, "Come and feel my knees."

NHL suspends Rangers D Moore 5 games for head hit

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The NHL suspended New York Rangers defenseman John Moore on Wednesday for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula.