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  • Predators place F Viktor Stalberg on waivers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have placed forward Viktor Stalberg on waivers, so they can assign him to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League for conditioning coming off an injured knee. The Predators announced the move Thursday ahead of the NHL’s roster freeze that starts Friday night. Stalberg has missed six…

  • Stars blank Canucks 2-0 behind Lehtonen’s 27 saves

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just more than 30 seconds into the first period and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 minutes of the Stars’ 2-0 victory. “That’s always huge when…

  • Stars-Canucks Sum

    Dallas 0 1 1–2 Vancouver 0 0 0–0 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Dallas, Sceviour 2 (Horcoff, Fiddler), 2:53. Third Period_2, Dallas, Roussel 7, 19:34 (en). Shots on Goal_Dallas 5-17-7_29. Vancouver 11-4-12_27. Goalies_Dallas, Lehtonen. Vancouver, Lack. A_18,755 (18,910). T_2:27.

  • Stars-Canucks Sums

    Dallas 0 1 1–2 Vancouver 0 0 0–0 First Period_None. Penalties_McKenzie, Dal, served by Sceviour, minor-major (boarding, fighting), 10:10; Richardson, Van, major (fighting), 10:10; Demers, Dal (roughing), 14:30; Dorsett, Van, served by Vrbata (goaltender interference, roughing), 14:30; Daley, Dal (roughing), 16:59; Spezza, Dal (tripping), 19:36. Second Period_1, Dallas, Sceviour 2 (Horcoff, Fiddler), 2:53. Penalties_None. Third…

  • Flames, coach Hartley agree to contract extension

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley reached an agreement with the team on a multiyear contract extension on Wednesday, a clear signal he and new general manager Brad Treliving can work together. The deal, made in Hartley’s third season, could make him one of the longest-serving head coaches in Flames history. Bob…

  • Ottawa’s Anderson makes 34 saves, blanks Devils

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Craig Anderson made 34 saves, and Kyle Turris scored two goals as the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Wednesday night. Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career. He had struggled recently, going 2-6-2 in his previous 10 starts. New Senators…

  • Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. According to the NFLPA,…

  • Predators’ Neal fined $2,000 by NHL for diving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league’s revised rule against diving and embellishing. The new rule, implemented for this season after approval by the NHL Board of Governors and the NHL Players’ Association, is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players…

  • Crosby returns to ice, 3 Penguins tested for mumps

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with mumps, while several teammates were tested for the virus as a precaution. Crosby worked out Wednesday for the first time after missing three games over the weekend. He could return to the lineup as early as Thursday night when the Penguins face…

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    All Times EST Saturday NFL Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL New Orleans Bowl, Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. New Mexico Bowl, UTEP vs. Utah State, 2:20 p.m. Las Vegas Bowl, Colorado State vs. Utah, 3:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Western Michigan vs. Air Force, 5:45…

  • Sabres return Grigorenko to AHL Rochester

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres center Mikhail Grigorenko is heading back to the minors after a one-game NHL stint. The Sabres returned the 2012 first-round draft pick to their AHL affiliate in Rochester on Wednesday, a day after Grigorenko played during a 5-1 loss at Winnipeg. He finished with one shot on goal in…

  • NHL Calendar

    Jan. 1 — Winter Classic: Chicago at Washington. Jan. 22-26 — All-Star break. Feb. 21 — Stadium Series: Los Angeles vs. San Jose at Santa Clara, Calif. April 11 — Regular season ends.

  • Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round…

  • Nash scores twice to reach 20; Rangers top Flames

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Rick Nash is enjoying the best scoring stretch of his career, and the New York Rangers are reaping the benefits. Nash scored two goals to reach 20 for the season in the Rangers’ 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night that completed a three-game Western sweep and extended their…

  • Scheifele scores 2 to help Jets stop Sabres, 5-1

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele laughed as he described how his Winnipeg Jets teammates tried to help him complete a hat trick Tuesday night. Instead, the second-year center finished with two goals and an assist as the Jets halted the Buffalo Sabres’ four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory. “I know (Mathieu Perreault), I…