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  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    NHL roundup: Penguins rout Ducks
    By The Sports Xchange

    PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby had two goals and two assists for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who snuffed the six-game winning streak of the Anaheim Ducks with a

    • 6-2 victory Monday.

      The Penguins won their fifth home game in a row and improved to 7-1-0 in their past eight home games against Anaheim.

      Crosby's goals came on breakaways, including a third-period goal he scored while he was falling with the Ducks' Cam Fowler chasing and poking at him. Crosby

      has 26 points since Jan. 1.

      Chris Kunitz, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin and Olli Maatta added goals for Pittsburgh. Hagelin recorded his first since he was acquired from the Ducks in a Jan. 16

      trade. Kris Letang added two assists.

      Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Maroon scored for Anaheim.

      Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots for his sixth home win in a row.

      Anaheim's John Gibson, from Whitehall in suburban Pittsburgh, was pulled after allowing six goals on 31 shots. He lost for the second time in as many NHL starts

      in his hometown. He also gave up six goals in the 2014-15 season opener at Consol Energy Center.

      Rangers 2, Devils 1

      NEW YORK -- J.T. Miller scored his 17th goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves as New York held on to defeat New Jersey.

      The Rangers have won three straight and are 6-2-0 in their past eight games.

      Kevin Klein also scored for New York.

      The Devils' Cory Schneider turned aside 35 of 37 shots.

      Travis Zajac scored a shorthanded goal late in the third period for New Jersey.

      Red Wings 3, Panthers 0

      DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and ninth of his career and Pavel Datsyuk scored twice as Detroit shut down Florida.

      Tomas Tatar also scored for the Red Wings and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists.

      Al Montoya made 28 saves for the Panthers.

      Florida's Jaromir Jagr, 43, played his 1,600th career game. He has played the most games of any active NHL player and is 10th all- time.

      Senators 5, Lightning 1

      OTTAWA - - Mark Stone recorded two goals and an assist as Ottawa recorded only its third two-game winning streak since December with a victory over Tampa Bay.

      Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists and Zack Smith scored on a line with Stone as the trio has nine goals and 11 assists in four games since being

      united.

      Shane Prince had the Senators' other goal against the Lightning while J.T. Brown scored for Tampa Bay, which lost for only the second time in 12 games.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Jets F Stafford draws one-game suspension
    By The Sports Xchange

    Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended for one game without pay for a high-sticking violation, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Monday.

    • Stafford will forfeit $23,387.10, which goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

      Stafford was cited for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden during Saturday's game. Stafford was assessed a double-minor penalty for the second-period incident.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Jets sign D Byfuglien to five-year extension
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension on Monday worth $38 million with an average annual value of $7.6 million.

    • Byfuglien, 30, could have been an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

      Byfuglien has recorded 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) this season while appearing in all 52 games. He is tied for second in the league for defensemen with his 15 goals.

      Byfuglien leads the Jets in shots (163), penalty minutes (78) and ice time (24:14 per game). The native of Roseau, Minn., was named to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn., where he recorded a goal and an assist for the Central Division team. Byfuglien has been named to the All-Stars in each of the last four seasons that the game has taken place (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016).

      Byfuglien has been with the Jets' organization for the past six seasons after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 24, 2010. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010, including recording his first career playoff hat trick during the Western Conference semifinals and registering a playoff career-high four-point night (two goals, two assists) in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

      Byfuglien, who was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the eighth round in 2003, has played in 649 NHL games, tallying 376 points (148 goals, 228 assists) and 755 penalty minutes.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Blues place D Pietrangelo on IR
    By The Sports Xchange

    The St. Louis Blues placed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve Monday with a right knee injury.

    • Pietrangelo was injured in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks, the team announced.

      Pietrangelo, 26, has played in all 55 games this season, posting 23 points (three goals, 20 assists). The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman has spent his entire NHL career with the Blues after being drafted fourth overall in the 2008 NHL draft. The King City, Ontario, native has accumulated 241 points (47 goals, 194 assists), 147 penalty minutes in 441 career regular-season games. He also has recorded 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 26 career postseason games.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    Capitals reassign F Carey, D Carrick
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Monday.

    • Carey, 27, has played in four games with the Capitals this season and scored his first NHL goal on Saturday at New Jersey. He has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in 26 career NHL games with Washington and Colorado. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Boston was selected by Colorado in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL draft and signed with Washington as a free agent on July 8, 2015. Carey has registered 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hershey this season.

      Carrick, 21, has appeared in three games with the Capitals this season and has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with Washington. The 5-11, 194-pound native of Orland, Park, Ill., has 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 36 penalty minutes in 39 games with Hershey this season. Carrick was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round in 2012.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    NHL notebook: Bruins prospect Subban fractures larynx
    By The Sports Xchange

    Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban has a fractured larynx, the club announced Sunday.

    • Subban was struck in the throat with the puck during warmups prior to Saturday's AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates.

      "Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups," the Bruins' statement said. "He was transported to Maine Medical Center and was diagnosed with a fractured larynx. He stayed overnight at Maine Medical Center and was transported to Mass General Hospital on Sunday for further evaluation.

      "He is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available."

      --The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

      Downie, 28, has collected six points (three goals, three assists) in 26 games with the Coyotes this season and has scored one goal in five games with Springfield. He has 1,057 penalty minutes in 434 career NHL games.

      --The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

      Svedberg, 24, tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 16 games with the Blackhawks this season since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9. He has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 30 games with Rockford.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    NHL roundup: Okposo scores 3 as Isles trounce Oilers
    By The Sports Xchange

    NEW YORK -- Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick Sunday afternoon as the New York Islanders routed the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 at Barclays Center.

    • Five other players -- Johnny Boychuk, John Tavares, Nikolay Kulemin, Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck -- all scored a goal apiece for the Islanders. The eight goals were the most for New York since it beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 9-3 on Feb. 11, 2011.

      Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss made 30 saves.

      Connor McDavid scored for the Oilers, who have lost two straight, five of seven and nine of 13. Anders Nilsson was chased after allowing three goals on 10 first period shots while Cam Talbot finished up with 16 saves.

      Canadiens 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO)

      MONTREAL -- Sven Andrighetto scored the shootout winner to give Montreal a win over Carolina at the Bell Centre.

      Jeff Skinner scored in regulation for the Hurricanes and Max Pacioretty replied for the Canadiens.

      Ben Scrivens, making his second start in as many days, stopped 34 shots for Montreal. Counterpart Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes.

      Capitals 3, Flyers 2

      WASHINGTON -- Matt Niskanen went coast-to-coast for the go-ahead goal, Alex Ovechkin notched his 30th of the season and Washington defeated Philadelphia for its third straight win.

      Dmitry Orlov also scored for the Capitals and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots.

      Nick Shultz and Michael Del Zotto scored for the Flyers and Steve Mason made 27 saves.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Bruins prospect Subban fractures larynx
    By The Sports Xchange

    Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban has a fractured larynx, the club announced Sunday.

    • Subban was struck in the throat with the puck during warmups prior to Saturday's AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates.

      "Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups," the Bruins' statement said. "He was transported to Maine Medical Center and was diagnosed with a fractured larynx. He stayed overnight at Maine Medical Center and was transported to Mass General Hospital on Sunday for further evaluation.

      "He is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available."

      Subban, the brother of Montreal Canadiens All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban, has played in 27 games for Providence this season, posting a 14-8-5 record with a 2.46 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The 22-year-old was called up to back up starter Tuukka Rask earlier this week. He lost his only NHL start, giving up three goals on six shots last season.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Coyotes reassign F Downie
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Downie, 28, has collected six points (three goals, three assists) in 26 games with the Coyotes this season and has scored one goal in five games with Springfield. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound native of Newmarket, Ontario, has recorded 196 points (76 goals, 120 assists) and 1,057 penalty minutes in 434 career NHL games.

      Downie signed as a free agent with the Coyotes on July 1, 2015.

  • Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Blackhawks reassign D Svedberg
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • Svedberg, 24, has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 16 games with the Blackhawks this season since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has posted 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 30 games with Rockford.

      Svedberg has recorded 33 points (six goals, 27 assists) in 114 career regular-season games with Rockford across three seasons (2013-16) and added four assists in eight 2015 Calder Cup playoff games. He was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    NHL roundup: Rangers beat Flyers in shootout
    By The Sports Xchange

    PHILADELPHIA -- In a feisty game that featured 48 penalty minutes, the New York Rangers forced overtime in the final seconds of regulation before stealing a 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

    • Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in the skills competition to win it. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped both his shots in the shootout and made 26 saves to earn his 30th career win against Philadelphia.

      With the Rangers trailing 2-1 late in the third period, Keith Yandle ripped a slap shot to tie it with 12 seconds left. New York never led until the final.

      The Rangers have won five of their last seven and evened their five-game regular-season series with Philadelphia at two games apiece. The Flyers had their three-game winning streak snapped.

      Senators 6, Maple Leafs 1

      OTTAWA -- Ottawa snapped a three-game losing streak with a thumping of Toronto at Canadian Tire Centre.

      Curtis Lazar led the Senators with two goals. Zack Smith, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone had Ottawa's other goals. Erik Karlsson chipped in with three assists. Craig Anderson made 24 saves for the win.

      P.A. Parenteau scored for Toronto.

      Penguins 3, Panthers 2 (OT)

      SUNRISE, Fla. -- Pittsburgh got an overtime goal by Kris Letang with 3:33 left to snap Florida's five-game win streak.

      Sidney Crosby got the assist and finished with three points, including the 900th of his career. Letang also had three points. The Penguins, trailing 2-0, got a goal by Letang with 5:04 left in the third period.

      Florida got a second-period power-play goal from Jussi Jokinen and a third-period short-handed score by Aleksander Barkov. Jokinen got the assist on Barkov's goal. Roberto Luongo had his franchise-record nine-game win streak ended.

      Capitals 3, Devils 2 (SO)

      NEWARK, N.J. -- Alexander Ovechkin scored the deciding goal during a shootout to give Washington a 3-2 win over New Jersey.

      Adam Henrique and Joseph Blandisi scored third-period goals to help the Devils erase a 1-0 deficit.

      The Capitals entered the third period with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Andre Burakowsky and avoided a second loss when leading after two periods this season (28-0-1).

      Bruins 2, Sabres 1 (OT)

      BOSTON -- Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot in overtime to lift Boston over Buffalo.

      The game appeared headed for a shootout after 60 minutes, but 2:28 into overtime, Marchand drove into the Buffalo zone with the puck and knocked the stick away from Rasmus Ristolainen with a deft move. Marchand was hauled down in front and he calmly converted, improving to 3 of 4 lifetime on penalty shots.

      Blackhawks 5, Stars 1

      DALLAS -- Artem Anisimov had a goal and three assists and Corey Crawford stopped 36 shots for Chicago against Dallas.

      Chicago, which won its third straight game, also got goals from Brent Seabrook. Trevor van Riemsdyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks finished their four-game road trip at 3-1-0. Chicago led 3-1 after one period and 5-1 after two.

      Tyler Seguin scored for Dallas, which saw its two-game winning streak end.

      Canadiens 5, Oilers 1

      MONTREAL -- Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and added three assists to lift Montreal over Edmonton.

      Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller, P.K. Subban and Tom Gilbert also scored for the Canadiens, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

      Benoit Pouliot scored for the Oilers as goaltender Ben Scrivens stopped 23 shots for the Canadiens against his former team.

      Predators 6, Sharks 2

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to lead Nashville over San Jose.

      James Neal, Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber and Callie Jarnkrok also scored for Nashville, which ended a three-game home losing streak at Bridgestone Arena.

      Joe Thornton and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, whose 17-8-2 road record is the best in the Western Conference. The Sharks fell to 9-2-2 in their last 13 games.

      Red Wings 5, Islanders 1

      DETROIT -- Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar each had a goal and an assist to lead Detroit over New York.

      Tomas Jurco, Kyle Quincey and Mike Green also scored for the Red Wings, who broke a five-game home losing streak (0-4-1). The Red Wings' last win at Joe Louis Arena came on Dec. 20.

      Pavel Datsyuk, Gustav Nyquist and Brad Richards each had two assists. Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.

      Blues 4, Wild 1

      ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny scored a goal and assisted on one in a three-goal second period that sent St. Louis over slumping Minnesota.

      The loss was the fifth in a row for the Wild and dropped them to 1-9-1 in their last 11 games. The four goals for the Blues marked the first time they had scored more than twice in a game since Jan. 18.

      Three of the Blues goals came on the power-play, the first time they had done that this season. Two came in the second period and Troy Brouwer added the third with his 11th goal of the year 2:38 into the third period.

      Jets 4, Avalanche 2

      DENVER --Drew Stafford had two goals and an assist, Andrew Ladd also scored and Winnipeg beat Colorado.

      Michael Hutchinson had 32 saves in his first start in five weeks and Mathieu Perreault scored a goal for the Jets. Winnipeg had lost five of their last six, including a 5-3 setback at home to Carolina on Friday night. Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves in his first game in two weeks.

      Matt Duchene and Mikhail Grigorenko had goals for Colorado, which fell behind Nashville into the second wild card in the Western Conference.

      Flames 4, Canucks 1

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sean Monahan scored the deciding goal in the third period as Calgary defeated Vancouver.

      Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary. Mikael Backlund and Sam Bennett both scored into an empty net and each added an assist.

      Emerson Etem scored late in the third period for the Canucks.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Flyers' Simmonds ejected early for punch
    By The Sports Xchange

    PHILADELPHIA -- Saturday's game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center got testy in the first period as each team lost a player.

    • Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia's hottest player entering Saturday with six goals and eight points over the last four games, was ejected for intent to injure after punching Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and receiving a five-minute match penalty.

      McDonagh stayed down on the ice before needing help to the locker room. New York later announced he would not return. McDonagh, who was initially checked by Simmonds, was penalized four minutes for slashing and high-sticking.

      After his game misconduct was announced, Simmonds angrily snapped his stick and threw it on the ice.

      Neither team scored off the penalties.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Wild place D Brodin on IR
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Minnesota Wild placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve Saturday and he is expected to miss 3-6 weeks with a broken foot.

    • Brodin was injured blocking a shot against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

      Brodin, 22, has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in 50 games with Minnesota this season and ranks third on the team with 72 blocked shots and fourth in time on ice per game at 20:22.

      The Wild also recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

      Graovac, 22, was injured in the Wild's season-opening win at Colorado on Oct. 8, winning 9 of 12 faceoffs and skated a career-high 13:37. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ontario, underwent successful bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3 and was activated from injured reserve and assigned to Iowa on Dec. 12.

      Graovac has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) and 52 shots on goal in 19 games with Iowa this season. He has played in four career NHL games with Minnesota after being selected by the Wild in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Flyers' Couturier out for a month
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that center Sean Couturier will be out of the lineup approximately four weeks with a lower-body injury.

    • Couturier apparently aggravated a prior injury in Philadelphia's 6-3 win over the Predators in Nashville on Thursday. He played 11:35 through the first two periods but did not appear at the start of the third. He recorded one assist in the game and won 60 percent of his face-offs (6-of-10).

      The same injury kept Couturier out for three games before he returned to play the past two games. Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia reported that the ailment is to Couturier's groin or abdomen.

      Couturier has nine goals and 15 assists in 40 games this season. He has already missed nine games due to injury this season.

      In response, the Flyers recalled center Nick Cousins from their AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley.

      Cousins leads the Phantoms in scoring with 12 goals and 38 points in 38 games. He has appeared in four games for the Flyers this season, going scoreless while averaging 7:51 of ice time.

  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    NHL roundup: Lightning strike down Penguins
    By The Sports Xchange

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman scored two goals apiece as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 at Amalie Arena on Friday.

    • Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning, who have won 10 of their past 11 games.

      Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Matt Cullen scored for the Penguins, who had a four-game win streak snapped.

      Hurricanes 5, Jets 3

      WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jordan Staal collected a goal and set up two others as Carolina scored three times in the first five minutes and then hung on vs. Winnipeg.

      Andrej Nestrasil scored twice and Phillip Di Guiseppe and Justin Faulk also added goals for the Hurricanes.

      Alexander Burmistrov, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets.

      Blue Jackets 2, Flames 1

      CALGARY, Alberta -- William Karlsson scored twice to lift Columbus over Calgary.

      The Blue Jackets have won four of their past five games and have now won six straight games in Calgary, four of those coming in either overtime or a shootout.

      Jiri Hudler scored for the Flames.

      Ducks 5, Coyotes 2

      ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Frederik Andersen earned his fifth successive victory and stopped 23 shots as Anaheim routed Arizona in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 17,342 at the Honda Center.

      Corey Perry, Mike Santorelli, Andrew Cogliano, Patrick Maroon and Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks, who extended their season-high winning streak to six games.

      Shane Doan scored his team-leading 19th goal and added an assist for the Coyotes while Tobias Rieder also scored and Anders Lindback made 36 saves.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Stars place Spezza on IR, recall Faksa
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Dallas Stars placed center Jason Spezza on injured reserve Friday, a day after being injured in a game in Colorado.

    • Spezza left the game in the second period and is out an indefinite period with an upper-body injury after being hit into the boards by Colorado defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Spezza went down face-first and Beauchemin fell on him.

      Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game that Spezza will miss some time.

      "It's more than a few days," he said.

      The loss of the 32-year-old is big, considering he ranks third on the Stars with 18 goals and is tied for fourth with 40 points in 52 games this season.

      Also Friday, the Stars recalled forward Radek Faksa from AHL Texas.

      The 22-year-old is currently tied for second on Texas with 15 goals and has 26 points. He made his NHL debut earlier this season, and has a goal and two assists in 18 NHL games with Dallas.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    NHL notebook: Capitals make roster moves
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Washington Capitals recalled forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • The Capitals also reassigned forward Zach Sill and defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey.

      Carey, 27, has played in two games with the Capitals this season and has one assist in 24 career NHL games with Washington and Colorado. Carrick, 21, has appeared in three games with the Capitals this season and has six points (one goal, five assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with Washington.

      Ness, 25, has two assists in eight games with the Capitals. Sill, 27, has scored one goal in nine games with Washington.

      ---The Detroit Red Wings recalled center Andreas Athanasiou from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League on Friday.

      Athanasiou, 21, has played in 26 games for Grand Rapids this season, registering 16 points (eight goals, eight assists), nine penalty minutes and 54 shots on goal.

      ---The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Daniel Catenacci from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

      Catenacci, 22, will be joining the Sabres for his first career recall. He has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 36 games for Rochester this season. In 182 career AHL games, Catenacci has 68 points (33 goals, 35 assists) and 123 penalty minutes.

      ---The Boston Bruins assigned forward Joonas Kemppainen to Providence of the American Hockey League.

      Kemppainen, 27, is in his first NHL season and has appeared in 35 games with Boston, tallying one goal and two assists.

      ---The New York Rangers assigned forward Jayson Megna to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

      Megna has skated in six games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal, one assist and two penalty minutes. He has 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 38 games with Hartford in 2015-16.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Red Wings recall C Athanasiou
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Detroit Red Wings recalled center Andreas Athanasiou from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • Athanasiou, 21, has played in 26 games for Grand Rapids this season, registering 16 points (eight goals, eight assists), nine penalty minutes and 54 shots on goal.

      The second-year pro scored his first NHL goal in his second career game on Nov. 10. In six games with the Red Wings, Athanasiou also has 11 shots on goal, four hits, two blocked shots and one takeaway in 8:53 average time on ice.

      Athanasiou was originally drafted by Detroit in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Bruins assign F Kemppainen to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Boston Bruins assigned forward Joonas Kemppainen to Providence of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • Kemppainen, 27, is in his first NHL season and has appeared in 35 games with Boston, tallying one goal and two assists.

      Last season, the 6-foot-3, 223-pound forward played in 59 games in the Finnish Elite League, recording 11 goals and 21 assists. During his nine seasons in Finland, Kemppainen totaled 161 points (62 goals, 99 assists) in 464 regular-season games.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Sabres recall F Catenacci
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Daniel Catenacci from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • Catenacci, 22, will be joining the Sabres for his first career recall. The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 36 games for Rochester this season. In 182 career AHL games, he has 68 points (33 goals, 35 assists) and 123 penalty minutes.

      The 5-foot-9, 191-pound Catenacci was selected by Buffalo in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Capitals recall F Carey, D Carrick
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Washington Capitals recalled forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • The Capitals also reassigned forward Zach Sill and defenseman Aaron Ness to Hershey.

      Carey, 27, has played in two games with the Capitals this season and has earned one assist in 24 career NHL games with Washington and Colorado. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder was selected by Colorado in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL draft and signed with Washington as a free agent on July 8, 2015. Carey has registered 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 43 games with Hershey this season.

      Carrick, 21, has appeared in three games with the Capitals this season and has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with Washington. The 5-11, 194-pounder has tallied 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 36 penalty minutes in 39 games with Hershey. Carrick was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round in 2012.

      Ness, 25, has two assists in eight games with the Capitals. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round in 2008 and signed with Washington as a free agent on July 1, 2015. The 5-10, 183-pounder has five points (one goal, four assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 37 career NHL games with the Islanders and Washington. Ness has 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 32 games with Hershey this season.

      Sill, 27, has scored one goal in nine games with the Capitals. He has five points (two goals, three assists) and 98 penalty minutes in 90 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington. Sill has earned nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 34 penalty minutes in 35 games with Hershey this season.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Rangers reassign F Megna
    By The Sports Xchange

    The New York Rangers assigned forward Jayson Megna to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • Megna has skated in six games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal, one assist and two penalty minutes. He has recorded 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 38 games with Hartford in 2015-16.

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    NHL roundup: Towes' OT goal lifts 'Hawks over Coyotes
    By The Sports Xchange

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jonathan Toews may have skipped the All-Star Game, but he sure loves the 3-on-3 format. He scored his fifth overtime game-winner of the season with 28.5 seconds remaining as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Arizona Coyotes, 5-4 on Thursday at Gila River Arena.

    • Toews had two goals for the Blackhawks in a game in which eight different players scored. Corey Crawford made 24 saves for Chicago. Louis Domingue had 35 for Arizona.

      Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Michal Rozsival also scored for the Blackhawks while Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mikkel Boedker, Jordan Martinook and Shane Doan scored for the Coyotes.

      Rangers 4, Wild 2

      NEW YORK -- Derick Brassard scored early in the third period to help the New York Rangers complete a two-goal comeback and beat Minnesota at Madison Square Garden.

      Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider also scored for the Rangers, who got 16 saves from Henrik Lundqvist.

      Ryan Carter and Matt Dumba scored for the Wild, while Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots.

      Bruins 3, Sabres 2 (SO)

      BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead Boston over Buffalo.

      Brad Marchand also scored in regulation for the Bruins while Tuukka Rask made 26 saves.

      Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane scored in regulation for the Sabres while Chad Johnson made 31 saves.

      Capitals 3, Islanders 2

      WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal with 2:40 left and Washington defeated the New York Islanders.

      Andre Burakovsky (five goals in his past four games) and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Capitals and Braden Holtby made 24 saves.

      Josh Bailey and Mikhail Grabovski scored for the Islanders.

      Panthers 6, Red Wings 3

      SUNRISE, Fla. -- First-place Florida won its fifth straight game, defeating Detroit at the BB&T Center.

      Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists -- his first three-point game since October. The goal was his 16th of the season, breaking the NHL record for a player age 43 or older -- one more than Gordie Howe had in 1979-80.

      Vincent Trocheck scored twice and Brandon Pirri, Aleksander Barkov and Derek MacKenzie scored the other Panthers goals.

      Dylan Larkin, a leading candidate for NHL Rookie of the Year honors, scored twice for the Red Wings while Mike Green added a power-play goal.

      Oilers 7, Senators 2

      OTTAWA -- Edmonton kicked off an important four-game road trip with a convincing victory over sagging Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre.

      Jordan Eberle led the Oilers with two goals and an assist. Also scoring for Edmonton were Mark Fayne, Andrej Sekera, Brandon Davidson, Zack Kassian and Leon Draisaitl. Rookie Connor McDavid had two assists for the Oilers in his second game back from a broken collarbone.

      Replying for the Senators were Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone.

      Flyers 6, Predators 3

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Wayne Simmonds scored two goals, giving him six in the last four games, as Philadelphia dumped Nashville at sold-out Bridgestone Arena.

      Claude Giroux scored two goals and Matt Read and Brayden Schenn scored one each for the Flyers.

      Shea Weber, Ryan Johansen and Calle Jarnkrok scored for the Predators.

      Sharks 3, Blues 1

      ST. LOUIS -- Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton scored in a 3:20 span in the second period to lead San Jose over St. Louis.

      Joe Pavelski assisted on both goals for the Sharks, who also got a goal from Matt Nieto.

      Jay Bouwmeester scored the Blues lone goal.

      Maple Leafs 3, Devils 2 (SO)

      TORONTO -- Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored the only goal in a shootout and Toronto toppled New Jersey.

      The Maple Leafs tied the game late in the third period on a goal by Tyler Bozak to force overtime. Shawn Matthias also scored for Toronto.

      David Schlemko and Jacob Josefson scored for the Devils.

      Stars 4, Avalanche 3 (OT)

      DENVER -- John Klingberg scores 35 seconds into overtime and Dallas beat Colorado.

      Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky and Jason Demers also had goals for the Stars and Antti Niemi had 21 saves.

      Carl Soderberg and Blake Comeau had a goal and an assist apiece and Nick Holden also scored for the Avalanche, who got 40 saves from Calvin Pickard.

      Blue Jackets 2, Canucks 1 (SO)

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout as Columbus defeated Vancouver.

      Linden Vey scored on the power play in regulation for the Canucks while Scott Hartnell's third-period, power-play goal for the Blue Jackets forced the overtime.

      Ducks 4, Kings 2

      LOS ANGELES -- David Perron scored a goal and two assists, and Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and an assist as Anaheim defeated Los Angeles.

      John Gibson stopped 23 Los Angeles shots as the Ducks, who also got goals from Hampus Lindholm and Ryan Garbutt.

      Alec Martinez and Tyler Toffoli scored for the Kings.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    With Malkin, Fehr out, Penguins recall Sundqvist
    By The Sports Xchange

    The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that forwards Evgeni Malkin and Eric Fehr would miss some time with injuries and will not make the team's trip to Florida this weekend.

    • Malkin is dealing with a nagging lower-body injury that could sideline him a few games.

      "He's going to rehab it over the weekend," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said of Malkin. "We're going to evaluate him when we get back and go from there."

      Malkin leads the Penguins with 23 goals and 49 points this season.

      Veteran forward Matt Cullen is expected to take Malkin's spot on the second line between wingers Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel.

      Fehr, one of the team's key penalty killers, is expected to miss about a month with a lower-body injury.

      "It's going to be longer term," Sullivan said of Fehr. "It's not season-ending. It's nothing that severe. But it's significant enough that it's going to be longer term."

      In response, the Penguins recalled forward Oskar Sundqvist from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

      The 21-year-old Swede is in his first full season in North America and has five goals and 11 assists in 39 AHL games this season.

      "Everybody is going to have to step their games up and for some guys, it's going to be an opportunity to show what they can do," Sullivan said. "I believe we have enough depth in our organization that we've got enough guys that we can do our best to fill that role."

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    NHL notebook: Bruins activate G Gustavsson
    By The Sports Xchange

    Boston Bruins goaltender Jonas Gustavsson was activated off injured reserve on Thursday after being cleared from a recent heart incident.

    • Gustavsson experienced an elevated heart rate during a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 26 and transported to a hospital. Tests performed were negative.

      The level of concern was high as Gustavsson has previously been diagnosed with a heart condition. He has undergone three minor procedures with the most recent one occurring in 2011.

      In a corresponding move, the Bruins assigned goaltender Malcolm Subban to Providence of the American Hockey League.

      --The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Kyle Clifford from injured reserve before their game against the Anaheim Ducks.

      The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Clifford missed 24 games after suffering an upper-body injury in early December.

      In 26 games earlier this season for the Kings, Clifford had three assists and 28 penalty minutes.

      --The New Jersey Devils activated defenseman John Moore off injured reserve, the team announced.

      Moore was sidelined with a lower-body injury.

      He returned to practice on Wednesday. Moore has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 43 games.

      --Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov was fined $2,000 by the NHL for embellishment.

      According to NHL Rule 64, a warning and then fines are assessed to players and teams that repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties.

      Burmistrov was cited for the second time this season on Jan. 26 after he drew a tripping penalty on Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone at 7:45 of the third period.

      --The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Aaron Ness from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, the team announced.

      Ness, 25, has two assists in eight games with the Capitals this season. He signed with the team as a free agent last summer.

      --The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League.

      Kindl played in 23 games for the Red Wings earlier this season and had five points (two goals, three assists).