• December 21, 2014

Hockey

Rangers blow late lead, rebound to top Pens in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Klein lost part of his ear in the first period, then found the back of the net in overtime to give the New York Rangers a stirring victory.

Fans, teammates pay tribute to Jean Beliveau

MONTREAL (AP) — Former teammates joined hundreds of fans and Quebec's premier at the Bell Centre on Sunday to pay tribute to Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest Montreal Canadiens players.

No win, but Brodeur impresses Blues in his debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Martin Brodeur hadn't played in the NHL in months, waiting for some team to call the 42-year-old goaltender. Now the league's all-time leader in wins and shutouts is back at work showing very little signs of rust from his layoff.

Senators to NFL: Drop 'blackout' rule or we might

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties warned the National Football League on Thursday to get rid of a four-decade-old TV "blackout" rule or risk congressional action to restrict the league's lucrative antitrust exemption, which allows NFL teams to negotiate radio and television broadcast rights together.

Howe's family says his mental awareness improved

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe's family was hopeful the hockey great would be out of the hospital before the end of the night Wednesday after being treated for dehydration.

Malkin goal lifts Penguins to 1-0 win over Devils

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo's main responsibility is to protect Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The towering Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman is unapologetic in his aggressive approach, figuring if he does his job, then his team's stars can do theirs.

LA Kings fined $100K after suspended Voynov skates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have been fined $100,000 by the NHL after suspended defenseman Slava Voynov participated in a team workout Tuesday.

NFLPA setting up commission on domestic violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before a Senate hearing on domestic violence he will not attend, the head of the NFL Players Association said the union is establishing an eight-member commission to advise it on the issue.

Callahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.

Chiefs' Berry has support from all corners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him.

Longtime NHL coach, executive Pat Quinn dies at 71

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71.

Sharks sign Joe Pavelski to 5-year extension