The San Jose Sharks held off the defending Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings 2-1 to force a decisive Game 7 in their National Hockey League playoff series.
Traders who profit from mergers and acquisitions are betting the $1.8 billion takeover of Lawson Software Inc. will get trumped by a higher offer, with Oracle Corp. the most likely bidder.
The St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, while the top- seeded New York Rangers near elimination.
Mikkel Boedker scored in overtime as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 to move within one win of reaching the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs.
The San Jose Sharks beat Detroit 2-1 to eliminate the Red Wings from the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Montreal Canadiens to take a 2-1 lead in their National Hockey League second-round series, while the San Jose Sharks moved within one win of advancing to the Western Conference finals.