• February 1, 2015


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Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is "facing some serious health issues."

Price, Pacioretty lift Canadiens to 1-0 win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price had an early feeling that one goal might be enough to settle the latest matchup between his Montreal Canadiens and longtime Original Six foe, the New York Rangers.

Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history whenever he is ready to come back home.

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

Offense rules as Tavares scores 4 in Team Toews' 17-12 win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL Foundation agreed to donate $200 for each shot on goal at the league's All-Star game on Sunday night.

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

Predicted blizzard already impacting Rangers' plans

NEW YORK (AP) — The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.

Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis.

Nugent-Hopkins, Forsberg picked last in NHL All-Star Draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't have to wait this long the last time he was drafted. Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg suddenly has another new car to go with the Jaguar he just bought two weeks ago.

A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits and waits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.

Red Wings earn rare shootout win, 5-4 over Minnesota Wild

DETROIT (AP) — Gustav Nyquist and the Detroit Red Wings are rolling into the All-Star break on a five-game winning streak.

Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

WASHINGTON (AP) — During a season in which they've already gone through two coaches and won fewer games than any team in the league, the Edmonton Oilers entered the All-Star break with a victory to savor.

Sabres raise Hasek's name and No. 39 to arena rafters

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dominik Hasek has come to realize how much easier it was turning aside pucks than it is accepting honors.

Ducks beat Jets 5-4 in shootout on Selanne's night

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sami Vatanen has been waiting months for his first chance in an NHL shootout. After a gritty rally in regulation and five tense rounds, the Finnish defenseman finally got a chance to end a victory for the Anaheim Ducks.

APNewsBreak: Source says Rex Ryan accepts Bills' offer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan is switching teams — not divisions — after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills.

Red Wings' Howard injures groin, carted off ice vs. Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has been carted off the ice with a groin injury suffered in the first period against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

AP source: Bills to interview 2 more coaching candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to interview two more coaching candidates before taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether to expand their search next week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Friday.

Rangers top Kings 4-3 in Stanley Cup final rematch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly seven months after the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup hopes were crushed on the Staples Center ice, they returned to Hollywood and demonstrated why they've got a great chance to get back to the big stage again this summer.

NHL motion to dismiss concussions suit heard in court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was heard in court Thursday, and the federal judge assigned to the case said she saw legal strength in the arguments from both sides.

Varlamov stops 54 shots as Avalanche blank Blackhawks 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov was busy all night, but he was thankful his teammates made sure he could see the puck.

Maple Leafs fire coach Randy Carlyle after rough road trip

TORONTO (AP) — Randy Carlyle was fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday following a road trip in which the team lost five of seven games and showed few signs it would regain the promise from earlier in the season.

Developers, including Rams owner, plan Los Angeles stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

Sharks sign Joe Pavelski to 5-year extension