Flyers edge Canucks to win home opener and remain unbeaten after three games

Andrej Meszaros scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to keep the Philadelphia Flyers undefeated with a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.

James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers in their home opener and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov won his third straight start.

Mikael Samuelsson, Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins scored for Vancouver.

Gabriel Landeskog scored his first NHL goal with 40 seconds left and Matt Duchene’s shootout goal was the difference in Colorado’s 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets at Columbus, Ohio.

Semyon Varlamov stopped Jeff Carter’s shot to secure the victory.

Anaheim signed right wing Troy Bodie to a one-year contract and was expected to send him to the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.

Minnesota traded left wing Eric Nystrom to Dallas for future considerations, which could turn into a draft pick.


FIELD HOCKEY: Berwick Academy got goals from Alex Wood, Anna Wright, Kenzie Levy and Tilly Burzynski to beat Concord Academy 4-1 at South Berwick.

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Caitlyn Winders and Eliza Hazen combined on a 10-save shutout as Berwick Academy played to a 0-0 tie with Lexington Christian Academy at South Berwick.

BOYS’ SOCCER: Ryan Leonard, Ian McFarland and Blake Downey scored for Berwick Academy (6-2-1, 5-2 EIL) in a 3-0 victory over Landmark School (2-5-1, 0-5-1) at Beverly, Mass.


NFL: Atlanta Falcons rookie receiver Julio Jones will miss Sunday’s game against Carolina because of a hamstring injury.

Jones pulled up in the fourth quarter of a 25-14 loss to Green Bay on a deep route down the sideline.

The league fined New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips $20,000 for a hit on Seattle tight end Zach Miller.

San Francisco wide receiver Joshua Morgan is done for the season with a broken bone in his lower right leg.

Cleveland defensive end Marcus Benard is done for the season because of a broken hand sustained when he crashed his three-wheel motorcycle.


TRAINER SUSPENDED: Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. had his license revoked and was barred from racing in New York for 10 years by the state Racing and Wagering Board.

In its ruling, the board cited Dutrow’s long history of rules violations, including numerous medication violations. Dutrow won the Derby and the Preakness with Big Brown in 2008, but the horse was pulled up and finished last in the Belmont Stakes in his bid to win the Triple Crown.


GENERALI LADIES: Alberta Brianti defeated fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round at Linz, Austria.

SHANGHAI MASTERS: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray advanced to the third round at Shanghai. The top-seeded Nadal beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-2, and Murray moved on when Dmitry Tursunov pulled out with a thigh injury.

– From staff and news services