Tuesday, October 25, 2016

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

LeBron James took time to reflect as the Cleveland Cavaliers raised their championship banner.
Then it was business as usual.
James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener.
James scored 19 points and added 11 rebounds and 14 assists in front of a raucous home crowd that was on its feet from the pregame ceremony until late in the game, celebrating the city's first championship in 52 years.
"It was great to have a moment like that," he said. "It was difficult to focus on the game but we did a great job, especially in the second half."
James, who got choked up while speaking to the crowd before the game, continued his perfect record on ring nights. He was 2-0 when the Miami Heat players were presented with their championship rings.
"There were so many emotions," he said. "To see us win the finals and tonight being that last exclamation point to receive your ring in front of your fans was a great moment."
Irving scored 19 points in the third quarter, when Cleveland used a 20-4 run to take a 74-53 lead. Kevin Lovescored 23 for the Cavaliers.
Carmelo Anthony led New York with 19 points and Derrick Rose had 17.
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was taken to the locker room late in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms after colliding with Kristaps Porzingis. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert was undergoing tests to determine the extent of the injury.
Cleveland's players, coaching staff and front office personnel also received their championship rings in the pregame ceremony, and the sellout crowd chanted Lue's last name.
"That was a really good feeling," he said. "It was great to be a part of it."
The basketball game was only part of a big night in town. The Cleveland Indians played Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs across the street at Progressive Field.
The Knicks, who missed the playoffs the last three seasons, are expecting major improvement after acquiring Rose from Chicago to run the offense and signing center Joakim Noah, who was scoreless in 21 minutes.
"We will improve, I guarantee it," Anthony said. "There are just so many moving parts right now. We need to get better, but we're not running from that fact."
New York, playing its first game under new coach Jeff Hornacek, trailed by 13 in the second quarter but rallied to cut the lead to 45-43 at halftime. A pair of dunks by James and 3-pointers from Irving and Love pushed the lead to 61-49.
Cleveland's spurt continued as Irving hit three 3-pointers for a 74-53 lead.
Porzingis scored 16 points for New York.
TIP-INS
Knicks: Anthony scored 11 of New York's 18 first-quarter points. .... PG Brandon Jennings, signed in the offseason, scored seven points in 22 minutes.
Cavaliers: F Tristan Thompson was scoreless and had six rebounds in 21 minutes. ... Rookie G Kay Felder is going through concussion protocol after being injured in practice last week.
HIGH STAKES
James and Dwyane Wade, a Chicago native, finalized their bet on the World Series between the Indians and Cubs.
"If the Indians win the World Series, he has to wear an Indians uniform when he comes here and if the Cubs win it, I have wear a Cubs uniform when we play in the United Center," James said.
James said he and most of the Cavaliers planned to attend Game 2 on Wednesday night.
NOT THIS TIME
The Knicks spoiled James' return to Cleveland on opening night two years ago with a 95-90 win. Anthony was the game's high scorer with 25 points. Irving led Cleveland with 22 while James scored 17.
MAKING FRIENDS, SORT OF
Noah, who has never been a favorite of Quicken Loans Arena fans, had a few kind words for the city Tuesday.
"Congratulations to Cleveland," he said. "Even though it's not a vacation spot you guys got a championship. It's well-deserved."
UP NEXT
Knicks: They host Memphis on Saturday in their home opener in what will mark Rose's first game in a New York uniform at Madison Square Garden.
Cavaliers: They travel to Toronto on Friday in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals, which Cleveland won in six games.

Crosby returns, leads Penguins past Panthers 3-2

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is just happy to be back playing hockey again.
His teammates feel the same way, as a goal from Crosby in his first appearance of the season was all the Penguins needed to overcome a slow start
Crosby jump-started a comeback as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.
"We started off behind the 8-ball there getting down, but we stayed in it and had a big second half," Crosby said.
Crosby, who scored on the power play, missed the team's first six games with a concussion.
Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr also scored for the Penguins, who extended a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Panthers.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who has started the first seven games of the season for Pittsburgh, stopped 20 shots.Matt Murray, who backstopped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup in June, served as the backup to Fleury after missing the first six games with a broken hand.
Reilly Smith scored a power-play goal and Mark Pysyk also scored for the Panthers, who have lost 11 of 12 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
James Reimer made 19 saves in his second start of the season.
Panthers F Jaromir Jagr returned to Pittsburgh where he won two Stanley Cups and five scoring titles, totaling 1,079 points in 806 games from 1990-01.
The Penguins honored Jagr, the No. 5 pick in the 1990 NHL draft, during Tuesday's morning skate with a commemorative plaque made out of material from the Civic Arena roof. The 44-year-old Jagr, who is in his 23rd NHL season, ranks third all-time in NHL history in goals and points.
"For the most part, it was a good game, especially the first two periods," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. "I thought we played hard and played really well, but then we let it get away from us."
Crosby cut the Panthers' lead to 2-1 in the second period. Crosby, who was wide open in the slot, had to reach for a pass from Evgeni Malkin, but recovered to whip a shot from the slot over Reimer's shoulder.
"I had some time, so you want to make sure you put that one in when you have that much time," Crosby said.
Hagelin tied it in the third when he sent a shot underneath Reimer's arm during a 2-on-1.
Fehr put the Penguins in front for good when he one-timed a pass from Tom Kuhnhackl between Reimer's legs.
Crosby's goal was the catalyst.
Crosby, the two-time MVP and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner, hadn't played since sustaining a concussion in practice earlier this month.
Crosby participated in a full-contact practice Monday for the first time since suffering his third concussion in six years. And while Crosby called his participation in practice a major milestone in his recovery, he still feels there's more to improve upon as he works his way back.
"I've been skating on my own, so it's tough to get in any practices or game situations," Crosby said. "I kind of expect that, but I feel like things kind of slowed down as the game went on."
Despite the concussion, he forced his way into the action Tuesday when he recorded a hit on the first shift of the game.
"When you miss that much time, you just try to get involved early," Crosby said.
Crosby described himself Tuesday morning as a game-time decision, but coach Mike Sullivan said the Penguins' captain would likely make his season debut barring a setback after participating in the game-day skate.
Sullivan was happy with the results.
"For me, he didn't miss a beat," Sullivan said. "We got a huge boost from his goal. We're grateful we got him back in the lineup and we're a better team when he's in there."
Crosby, who captained Team Canada to a World Cup of Hockey championship last month, missed the better part of two seasons after sustaining a concussion in January 2011. He stressed he didn't panic when doctors told him of the latest diagnosis.
The Penguins, meanwhile, went 3-2-1 with Crosby out of the lineup. He hopes it's the last one he has to miss.
"I'm just happy to be back, playing my first game," Crosby said. "Hopefully, I can play the rest of the season here."
NOTES: Jagr played his 1,635th career game, tying Scott Stevens for seventh all-time. ... Penguins D Kris Letang skated Tuesday with a no-contact jersey, but missed his third game with an upper-body injury. ... Penguins F Conor Sheary is not cleared to play and will be re-evaluated in a week. ... The Panthers played without Jonathan Huberdeau (lower body), Nick Bjugstad (upper body) and Jussi Jokinen (lower body). ... Penguins D Brian Dumoulin played in his 100th NHL game.
UP NEXT
Panthers: Continue a four-game road trip at Toronto on Thursday
Penguins: Host the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Zajac gets 2 late goals to lift Devils over Coyotes 5-3

 Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils have been a different team at home so far this season.
Travis Zajac scored twice in the final 2:01 and Hall had two goals, leading the Devils over the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Adam Henrique also had a goal for New Jersey, which is 3-0-0 at home and 0-2-1 on the road.
"You have to win at home if you want to be considered a good team," Zajac said.
Hall, acquired by the Devils in a trade with Edmonton in June, has scored all five of his goals this season at Prudential Center.
"It's a building we want to play well in," he said. "I'm comfortable. It's fun to play here."
Cory Schneider made 28 saves to help New Jersey win its third straight against Arizona dating to last season, and its fifth in seven games against the Coyotes overall.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice in the third period for Arizona to tie it before Zajac's two goals. Jordan Martinook also scored for the Coyotes, and Justin Peters stopped 30 shots.
Arizona has lost five straight on the road to fall to 1-5-0 and finishes a six-game road trip at Philadelphia on Thursday.
"We haven't put 60 minutes together yet," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.
Zajac ripped an off-wing slap shot for a 4-3 lead with 2:01 left, then added an empty-netter with 14 second remaining.
Ekman-Larsson's first goal came 7:51 into the third and his power-play goal at 13:53 evened the game. The second score was Arizona's third power-play goal of the season in 21 chances.
Hall's second goal made it 2-1 about midway through the second period. With New Jersey on a power play, Hall gathered a pass from rookie Pavel Zacha in the neutral zone and carried it into the offensive zone before putting the puck between defenseman Luke Schenn's legs. Hall recovered the puck as he moved to the inside, then snapped a shot that beat Peters cleanly.
New Jersey went 2 for 3 on the power play and killed two of Arizona's three opportunities. The Devils have killed 17 of 19 power plays this season.
"Special teams is big in this league," Zajac said. "If you can score some timely goals on the (power play) and kill some timely penalties, you can win a lot of games. It's good for our group that we won the special teams battle."
Henrique scored when Reid Boucher's shot ricocheted off his skate and past Peters with 5:57 left in the second. The goal was the first of the season for Henrique, and it also accounted for Boucher's first point of the season.
NOTES: D Jamie McBain was assigned to the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Tucson, Arizona. McBain did not record a point in three games with the Coyotes this season. ... Jamie McGinn made his season debut for the Coyotes. ... Arizona scratched D Kevin Connauton and C Dylan Strome. ... New Jersey scratched D Steven Santini and C Jacob Josefson. ... Henrique missed two shifts in the first period after being inadvertently clipped by Boucher's stick blade during that line's first shift of the game. ... The teams will meet once more in the regular season, March 11 in Arizona.
UP NEXT
Coyotes: Play at Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Devils: Play Chicago on Friday night.

Dubnyk makes 27 saves, Wild beat Bruins 5-0

 Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves, Charlie Coyleand Chris Stewart scored 12 seconds apart and the Minnesota Wild used four second-period goals to beat the Boston Bruins 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker each had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, and rookie Joel Eriksson Ek got his first three NHL assists.
Jason Pominville scored in the third period, and Dubnyk got his 20th career shutout and the first for Minnesota this season.
Boston goalies Tuukka Rask (lower body) and Anton Khudobin (right arm/wrist) are both injured, and the Wild capitalized after a lackluster first period.
Malcolm Subban started in net but was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots in the first 30:36. Zane McIntyre then made his NHL debut and stopped 15 of 17 shots.
The Wild broke the scoreless tie 5:07 into the second when Coyle tapped in his own rebound, then Minnesota struck again when Zucker slipped a pass from behind the net to Stewart, who hit a one-timer past Subban to put the Wild up 2-0.
Minnesota went up 3-0 on a power-play goal by Suter with 9:24 left in the second. Suter one-timed a crossing pass from Matt Dumba just 5 seconds after Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid was called for cross checking.
Fans mocked Subban's struggles by cheering McIntyre after a routine stop, but there was little else to cheer on the night. Zucker took a pass from Suter with 3:21 left in the second to give the Wild a 4-0 lead after two.
Notes: Subban's only previous NHL experience was a start at St. Louis on Feb. 20, 2015, when he was pulled early in the second period after allowing three goals on six shots. ... Zucker's goal with 3:21 left in the second made him the 16th player to score for the Wild in the first seven games of the season. ... McQuaid made his season debut for Boston after missing the first five games with an upper body injury. ... The Bruins called up McIntyre from AHL Providence earlier in the day. ... Boston C Tim Schaller received his first NHL fighting major after taking on Zac Dalpe 2:04 into the game.
UP NEXT:
Wild: Visit Buffalo on Thursday to close out a four-game road trip.
Bruins: Visit the Rangers on Wednesday night, the first of four straight on the road.

Denver gives Osweiler rude welcome in 27-9 win over Houston

Brock Osweiler took one last dig at Denver's fans after Houston's 27-9 loss to the Broncos. He figured they would "be a little bit louder with the boos."
Denver's defenders ruined Osweiler's homecoming by hurrying, hitting and harassing their ex-quarterback Monday night, even if his ears weren't ringing from the crowd noise.
Osweiler famously declared upon signing his $72 million, four-year deal that he chose Houston over Denver because the Texans gave him the better chance to succeed.
"It's not all about money in life," said Broncos cornerbackChris Harris Jr., who recovered one of Osweiler's three fumbles. "He had a great situation, great team here, better receivers to me. So, I think he already knows he made the wrong choice."
Not so, said Osweiler.
"I never live my life looking in the rearview mirror," Osweiler said after a night in which his head was on a constant swivel with the likes of Von MillerShane Ray and Derek Wolfe coming after him.
Coach Gary Kubiak returned to the sideline following his second health scare in three years, and he liked what he saw as the Broncos (5-2) snapped a two-game skid in sending Osweiler and the rest of the overwhelmed Texans home at 4-3.
C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker energized Denver's sputtering ground game, both running for a touchdown. Anderson gained 107 yards on 16 carries and Booker had 83 on 17 hand-offs.
But the big story was Trevor Siemian, Peyton Manning's surprise successor, outplaying Osweiler, who was groomed to be Denver's next QB for the last four years.
Osweiler left for bigger numbers in Texas - both in his bank account and his stat sheet - but he spent the whole game quickly getting rid of the ball, constantly overthrowing DeAndre Hopkins in double coverage and otherwise running for his life from Miller & Co.
Miller wore a "REVENGE" hoodie to his postgame interview, but he said it was a shoutout to Drake, who wore Miller's No. 58 jersey at a recent concert in Colorado.
"Me and Brock, we're good. I love the guy. I wish him the best," Miller said.
Osweiler was just 22 for 41 for 131 yards with no TDs and no interceptions. Siemian was 14 of 25 for 157 yards, a TD and no interceptions.
Osweiler also lost a fumble at his own 25-yard line. It was scooped up by Harris on the first play of the fourth quarter and led to Brandon McManus' chip-shot field goal that made it 24-9.
Of the dozen passes thrown his way, Hopkins caught just five of them, covering 36 yards, and no other Texan gained more. And Houston was limited to Nick Novak's field goals from 43, 43 and 39 yards.
Anderson scored on a 7-yard run and Siemian hit Demaryius Thomas from 4 yards out as the Broncos took a 14-6 halftime lead.
Novak's 29-yarder made it 14-9, but Darian Stewart punched the ball from running back Alfred Blue's grasp and linebacker Todd Davis plucked it out of the air . That led to Booker's 1-yard TD run .
Kubiak, who suffered a mini-stroke while coaching the Texans in 2013, missed Denver's last game after suffering a complex migraine, which can mimic a stroke.
Like Osweiler, this was his first game against his former team, and cornerback Aqib Talib gave him a game ball afterward.
"Coaches get game balls when players play good, I can tell you that," Kubiak said.
Osweiler, who skipped out on the Broncos' White House trip and ring ceremony, embraced Siemian, Kubiak and several other Broncos after the game.
"It was really great to see some familiar faces and give those guys a hug," he said.
STREAK BREAKER: Denver's dazzling defense is a real dawdler , having allowed scores on five of six opening drives coming into the game. That didn't stop them from deferring when they won the toss. The Texans went three and out on their first two possessions. "It was a big emphasis for us," Miller said.
OH NO, OKUNG: Broncos left tackle Russell Okung cleared concussion protocol to make the start. But he was rusty a week after his pair of penalties resulted in a nullified touchdown and a safety in a 21-13 loss at San Diego. This time, he was whistled for a pair of holds that negated a nifty first-down run by Booker and a 28-yard grab by Thomas.
INJURIES : Texans right tackle Derek Newton was carted off the field with what looked like serious injuries to both knees in the first half. He crumpled to the grass while blocking Miller. Newton was dropping back to pass block midway through the first quarter when his left knee buckled first and then his right knee gave way. For Denver, linebackers Brandon Marshall (leg) and Dekoda Watson (head) left in the second half.

Versteeg connects in shootout to lift Flames over Blackhawks

 Kris Versteeg got a big shootout goal against his old team. Brian Elliott finally got his first win with his new one.
Versteeg scored the lone goal in the tiebreaker in the seventh round to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night and just their second victory this season.
Versteeg, who won Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks in 2010 and 2015, faked Corey Crawford, pulled to a stop while dragging the puck and then fired a wrist shot into a wide-open net.
"It was definitely a little nerve-wracking when everyone kept missing," said Versteeg, who took part in a shootout for the first time since the 2014-15 season. "To go in and score is a nice feeling.
"I've probably taken two shots (in the shootout) in the last three years. It doesn't happen too frequently anymore, so when I do, I just kind of black out."
Elliott made 31 saves through overtime and blocked all seven in the shootout to win for the first time with Calgary after three losses. Acquired from St. Louis in June, Elliott had allowed 14 goals in his first three starts for the Flames.
"I definitely wanted that one," Elliott said. "We haven't been playing like we wanted to and the guys came out and had a heck of an effort."
Elliott was at his best with the game tied at 2 late in the third and in overtime, when Chicago had a power play and outshot Calgary 6-1. He made two point-blank saves on Richard Panik in the final three minutes of regulation, including a toe save from the edge of the crease as time ran out.
"It was a rebound right to him in the slot, and I just tried to throw the furniture at it," Elliott said. "Got a piece of it with my skate. It was good but I was on my butt and swimming to get back up."
Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan scored in regulation for Calgary, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell connected in regulation for Chicago.
Campbell's goal, his first with the Blackhawks since rejoining them as a free agent in the offseason, tied it 2-all at 4:12 of the third. Campbell's feed from the right circle, intended for Artem Anisimov, deflected in off Calgary defenseman T.J. Brodie.
Crawford blocked 29 shots through overtime and made several close in saves early to keep it close.
The Blackhawks' sputtering penalty killers permitted two power-play goals in five chances to the Flames, who entered the game having scored just once in 25 opportunities with the man advantage. Chicago has allowed 14 goals in 26 short-handed situations this season and at least one power-play goal in each of its seven games.
"It seems like it (penalty-killing) finds a different way each time," coach Joel Quenneville said.
The Flames connected on their first two power-play chances before the Blackhawks killed the final three.
"I think we got more involved as the game progressed as far as having bodies and pucks to the net," Quenneville said. "But not enough initially and it took us a while to get into that department."
Bennett knocked in Calgary's second power-play goal of the season at 4:51 of the first period. He converted a rebound of Dougie Hamilton's shot from the right circle after outmuscling Chicago defenders to the loose puck.
Kane tied it at 1 at 1:32 of the second period with a rising shot from the right circle over Elliott's glove.
Monahan converted the Flames' second power-play chance at 6:52 of the second to put Calgary ahead 2-1.
NOTES: Chicago rookie D Gustav Forsling suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period and didn't return. ... Veteran Blackhawks D Michal Rozsival made his season debut after sitting out Chicago's first six games as a healthy scratch. First-year D Michal Kempny was a scratch for the first time. ... Chicago rookie F Vincent Hinostroza was scratched for a third straight game. ... Calgary rookie F Matthew Tkachuk, son of former NHL standout F Keith Tkachuk, was scratched for the second straight game.
UP NEXT:
Flames: play the second of a back-to-back at St. Louis on Tuesday.
Blackhawks: play at New Jersey on Friday.

Gallagher, Price lead Canadiens over Flyers 3-1

Michel Therrien liked what he saw from the Montreal Canadiens' power play. He is still going to keep tinkering with it.
Looking to jump start Montreal's stalled power play, Therrien shuffled some players around and that was the difference as the Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation time.
The main change was putting forward Alexander Radulov on the point with Shea Weber on Montreal's first power play. That strategy paid dividends in the third period when Brendan Gallagher tipped Radulov's shot from the point past Steve Mason at 13:08 to break a 1-1 tie.
"We still need to work on it, we need a little more chemistry," Therrien said. "It would have been too easy to go back to the old formula, but we wanted to stick with our four forwards and one defenseman, and they're the ones who won it for us tonight."
Therrien felt a change was necessary as the Canadiens came into the game 3 for 21 with the man advantage, 20th in the NHL.
The experiment looked to have backfired though as Montreal went 0 for 3 with the man advantage to start the game. But Gallagher needed just four seconds into the team's fourth opportunity of the night to deflect Radulov's shot into the net.
"They won the faceoff there and Weber's set up for a one-timer, so there's that option," said Mason, describing Montreal's game-winner. "But he gives it right back to Radulov. And he shoots it, and I got a good line on it, but Gallagher got his stick on there and changed the direction in front of me."
Radulov finished with an empty-net goal, two assists, five hits, and he drew a penalty in the second period.
"It was different because I haven't played a lot in that spot," Radulov said of his position at the point. "But with a partner like Shea Weber it's easy. I always try to look to my right to give him the puck because he has a bomb and we have to use that more."
Radulov got an assist on Montreal's first goal. Weber put Montreal on the board at 5:28 of the second period with his second goal of the season.
After good work behind the net by Radulov to get the puck back to the point, Weber fired a slap shot that broke Brayden Schenn's stick and deflected into the net.
"The game was fast and I wanted to be ready," said Radulov, who has five points this season. "I don't want to take any shift off. The guys here know what it takes to win."
Carey Price made 31 saves in his third consecutive win to start the season.
"I wish he had the flu again tonight but it's not the case," Claude Giroux of the Flyers said of Price. "He's one of the best. We did a lot of good things tonight. They were able to get that power-play goal in the third to get the lead, but as a team we played a really good road game."
After Weber's goal, the Flyers (2-3-1) tied it in the second period when Jakub Voracek deflected Giroux's shot past Price at 11:47. The goal came just seconds after Price denied Voracek all alone in front of goal.
Voracek has three goals in six games this season.
Notes: Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots in defeat. . Price played his 450th game with the Canadiens. . This was the first of three meetings between the teams this season. They meet again Nov. 5 in Montreal.
UP NEXT:
Flyers: play the second of a back-to-back at home against Buffalo on Tuesday.
Canadiens: are at the New York Islanders on Wednesday.

Kickers miss short field goals, Seahawks, Cards tie 6-6

Stephen Hauschka needed only to make a 27-yard field goal to give the Seattle Seahawks an overtime victory over Arizona.
Chandler Catanzaro's only had to hit a 24-yarder to give the Cardinals a win.
Such kicks are often called automatic. They aren't.
Hauschka's kick was wide left with 7 seconds left after Catanzaro booted one off the left upright, and the game between two teams that have dominated the NFC West in recent years ended in a 6-6 tie Sunday night.
"I make that kick 999,999 times out of a million," Catanzaro said.
The last tie in the NFL came in 2014, when Carolina and Cincinnati tied 37-37. It was the Cardinals' first tie since Dec. 7, 1986, a 10-10 draw at Philadelphia when the franchise was based in St. Louis, and the first for Seattle since entering the NFL in 1976. There had not been an NFL tie with no touchdowns scored since 1972.
"That was really an amazing football game," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "I don't think I have ever been in a tie before and my brain doesn't really know where to go.
The Cardinals (3-3-1) dominated the game statistically and looked to be in shape to win it after Carson Palmer's 40-yard pass to J.J. Nelson set up Catanzaro's short kick.
The Seahawks (4-1-1), stuffed throughout regulation by the Arizona defense, took over and Russell Wilsoncompleted passes of 31 yards to Jermaine Kearse and 27 yards to Doug Baldwin to give Hauschka his short attempt.
"We work hard to make those kicks all season long and it is disappointing when it doesn't go well," Hauschka said. "I feel like I let my team down."
Both kickers made field goals on their teams' first possession of overtime.
Catanzaro, who kicked field goals of 46 and 45 yards, also had a 39-yard field goal blocked by a stunning play by Bobby Wagner .
Until overtime, the only time the Seahawks crossed midfield came when Tanner McEnvoy blocked Ryan Quigley's punt with 4:33 to play. That gave Seattle the ball on the Arizona 27 and led to Hauschka's 40-yard field goal that tied it at 3 with four minutes to play.
"It's disappointing to put up those kind numbers and not come away with points because of the kicking game," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "It's disheartening to play that well and not come away with a victory."
Catanzaro's 46-yard field goal put Arizona up 3-0 with 3:11 left in the first half, and the Cardinals nursed that lead until the blocked punt.
On a bruising night, Arizona's David Johnson had a career-high 41 touches. He carried the ball 33 times for 113 yards and caught eight passes for 58 yards. Wilson, obviously slowed by leg problems, completed 24 of 37 passes for 225 yards, most of the damage coming in the overtime. He carried the ball once for minus-2 yards.
Arizona's defense nearly scored halfway through the fourth quarter when Chandler Jones hit Wilson as he was about to pass and the ball bounced toward the Seattle goal line, but Michael Glowinski jumped on it for Seattle at the 4-yard line, a 20-yard loss.
The Cardinals finished with a 443-257 advantage in yards, 23-11 in firsts downs and 46:21 to 28:39 in time of possession.
Arizona had one drive end when the Cardinals failed on fourth-and-1 from the Seattle 19. And Johnson came so close to scoring a game-winning touchdown on Arizona's last possession. He ran four yards to the 1-yard line and his foot knocked over the pylon as he was knocked outside, but officials did not review to see if it was a score.
SUPREME HURDLE
The Cardinals had the first scoring threat. Catanzaro lined up for a 39-yard field goal but 245-pound linebacker Wagner jumped over Arizona long snapper Aaron Brewer like an Olympic hurdler and blocked it. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians argued loudly for a penalty and was charged with a timeout when he challenged a play that is not reviewable. That proved significant when the Cardinals couldn't stop the clock to get off a short field goal attempt as the first half ended.
MISSING BROWNS
The Cardinals were without speedster John Brown after doctors diagnosed sickle cell traits that were causing leg pain. The other wide receiver named Brown, Jaron, left the game early with a knee injury, depleting is usually one of the league's deeper wide receiver corps.
UP NEXT
The Seahawks play at New Orleans next Sunday, while the Cardinals play at Carolina next Sunday.

Ritchie gets tiebreaker in Ducks' 4-2 win over Vancouver

 Nick Ritchie realizes he is occupying one of the sweetest spots in hockey on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry for the Anaheim Ducks.
The 20-year-old power forward is doing his best to take advantage.
Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 8:36 to play, Getzlaf had three assists and the Ducks finally opened their home schedule with a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Ritchie batted a pop-fly rebound of Getzlaf's shot out of mid-air for his first goal of the season. After six games alongside the Ducks' twin franchise pillars, Ritchie finally got a reward for his work - and Getzlaf even called it Ritchie's best game of the season.
"I think I'm getting used to it," Ritchie said. "They're obviously premier players, but tonight we looked good together, and hopefully we can keep that going. ... It's big (to score). It's encouraging that I'm staying together with them."
Andrew CoglianoCam Fowler and Perry also scored for the Ducks, who have won two straight after a four-game winless start. John Gibson made 17 saves in the Western Conference's final home opener, thanks to a schedule that forced Anaheim to play in five teams' home debuts this month.
"Up until the last two games, we hadn't put 60 minutes together," Fowler said. "It was nice to get a big win in Philadelphia and carry that over to the home opener where there's a lot of energy."
Henrik Sedin scored the tying goal early in the third period for the Canucks, who lost in regulation for the first time this season after a punishing shootout loss in Los Angeles one night earlier. Bo Horvat scored a short-handed goal , and Loui Eriksson had two assists.
"I think from the puck drop, we weren't ready," said Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa, a former Anaheim blueliner. "They outplayed us, out-battled us. We were very sloppy, especially through the neutral zone. We made uncharacteristic plays and it cost us."
Ryan Miller made 33 saves in his first outing since opening night for the Canucks. The veteran stopped every shot he faced while beating Calgary, but missed the next four games with an injury.
Fowler made up for the turnover that led to Horvat's goal when he put a long wrist shot past Miller, getting his third goal in an outstanding start to the season. Fowler has featured prominently in trade rumors this year tied to the Ducks' attempts to re-sign holdout defenseman Hampus Lindholm under their budget.
"I've always felt that I can contribute in the offensive end," Fowler said. "I worked really hard this summer on my offensive game. ... It's nice to see a few go in early. It always helps with your confidence."
After Ritchie's tiebreaker, Perry got his third goal of the season with 1:17 to play after a nasty shot fake that caused Alexander Edler to topple.
"I don't know if we paid for, a little bit, trying to get back against LA," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said. "I hope that's what it is. I thought we were tired as a group. I thought our defensemen were tired. LA is a big, heavy team, and they may have worn a little bit on our defensemen."
Forward Joseph Cramarossa made his NHL debut for the Ducks after being recalled from San Diego on Saturday along with defenseman Shea Theodore and forward Michael Sgarbossa, who made their season debuts. Cramarossa, a third-round pick by the Ducks in 2011, spent the past three seasons in the AHL.
"I was just sitting there thinking about how long I've waited for this," Cramarossa said. "It was amazing. Everyone back home watching was sharing that with me. I've been waiting so long, and I knew when I got the chance, I'd be ready."
NOTES: Anaheim has hosted the Canucks five times in its home opener, more than any other opponent. ... The Ducks have won 12 of their last 17 against Vancouver. ... Two longtime Canucks, center Ryan Kesler and defenseman Kevin Bieksa, logged major minutes for Anaheim as usual.
UP NEXT
Canucks: Back home to host Ottawa on Tuesday after this winless two-game trip to Southern California.
Ducks: They're at San Jose on Tuesday for their sixth road game out of seven to start the season.