Celtics legend and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White passed away at 71 after a battle with cancer, the Celtics announced Tuesday.
A seven-time All-Star and MVP of the 1976 NBA Finals, White had his No. 10 jersey retired by the Celtics in 1982.
Sheary began the game on the fourth line, but played alongside Crosby for parts of the night — and benefited greatly. Crosby assisted on both goals to help Sheary break out of a slump, as he entered without a goal in 15 straight contests.
“He goes to tough areas and plays bigger than he is,” Crosby said of the 5-foot-8 Sheary.
“Thrilled for Conor,” Sullivan said. “Essentially what I told him is, `Nothing lasts forever.”
Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek had goals for the Flyers, who lost their fourth in a row.
“We didn’t play a complete game 5-on-5,” Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol said. “We made some mistakes.”
The teams combined for six goals in an electrifying second period.
“In addition to the lateness of the check, what elevates this hit to merit supplemental discipline is the significant head contact that occurs and the force with which it is delivered,” the league’s video explanation said.
The fact that Nielsen was injured was taken into account, as was Backes’ clean record.
The suspension without pay will cost Backes $96,774.
“I think we played that team like where they are in the standings (seventh in the Atlantic Division). I think we forgot that we’re still in the NHL and every team’s good with the parity in this league.”
Goals by Mike Hoffman on the power play in the second period and Matt Duchene in the third gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead before Seguin tied it with his 36th goal of the season.
Seguin first scored from the left of the net on a narrow angle. His shot went in off Ottawa defenseman Ben Harpur’s skate.
Play was stopped with 11:05 left in the first period after Bishop and Dallas defenseman Dan Hamhuis fell in a heap in front of the goal. A trainer attended to Bishop, who stayed in the game but didn’t return for the second period.