• December 5, 2016


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Jackets get franchise-record 60 shots, beat Coyotes in SO

PHOENIX (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets led 13 seconds in and then poured on a flurry of shots — and still needed a late rally and shootout to beat Mike Smith and the Arizona Coyotes.

Kreider scores 2 in 3rd to lift Rangers past Hurricanes 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time this week, the New York Rangers used a strong third period at home to beat the Carolina Hurricanes.

AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the NHL Players' Association has rejected the league's offer to extend the current collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for participation in the 2018 Olympics.

Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center.

After firing Mark Helfrich, Oregon turns to the future

It has been 40 years since Oregon fired a head coach. That was also the last time the Ducks went outside the program to fill the spot.

Deep playoff runs not hurting Penguins, Sharks and Blues

In the opening days of training camp, Eric Fehr could sense that the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn't had much rest since winning the Stanley Cup in mid-June.

Panthers look to move on after Gallant's dismissal

CHICAGO (AP) — New Florida coach Tom Rowe met with captain Derek MacKenzie and the rest of the Panthers' leadership on Monday. He talked to the whole team on Tuesday.

Nash, Vesey rally Rangers to 3-2 win over Hurricanes

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash came up big in the third period for the New York Rangers.

Eichel has 2 points in season debut, Sabres beat Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist in his season debut as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Plane crashes that have claimed lives of athletes, coaches

Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.

Florida Panthers announce the firing of coach Gerard Gallant

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Gerard Gallant's firing has been announced by the Florida Panthers, one day after the 2015-16 coach of the year finalist was dismissed in a somewhat surprising move.

AP Source: Panthers fire coach Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant was a coach of the year finalist last season after guiding the Florida Panthers to a division title and the best regular season in franchise history.

Carter's OT goal puts Kings past Hawks 2-1, 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One spectacular shot by Jeff Carter kept the Los Angeles Kings rolling on an increasingly impressive winning streak.

Miami's miracle at Duke? The 'Canes wanted a different play

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Robert Wright is permanently scarred from Miami's win over Duke last season .

Ovechkin's 16th hat trick sends Caps to 4-3 win over Blues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin stretched out his arms in celebration, teammates mobbed him along the boards and jubilant fans launched their hats onto the ice.

Crosby, Penguins pull away from Rangers in 6-1 rout

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby got angry, and then the Pittsburgh Penguins got even in a big way against the division-leading New York Rangers.

NHL teams feeling pain of injuries and condensed schedule

Steven Stamkos, Taylor Hall, Johnny Gaudreau and Jonathan Quick: The NHL's injured-reserve list could ice its own all-star lineup.

Leddy ends 14-round shootout, Islanders beat Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goaltender Thomas Greiss has been trying to keep the same approach while the New York Islanders have struggled this season.

NHL expansion team gets a name: Vegas Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL's newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.

Detroit Pistons announce plans to move downtown next season

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are ready to move downtown — into what is already being billed as one of the most unique sports neighborhoods in the nation.

Miller helps Rangers rally past Penguins, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — J.T. Miller scored short-handed to cap a second-period rally, helping the New York Rangers overcome an early two-goal deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night.

AP Source: Detroit Pistons nearing downtown move

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement in principle with the city of Detroit and Olympia Entertainment for the team to move from the suburbs to downtown, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

NHL puts 'John Scott Rule' in place for All-Star fan voting

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is taking steps to avoid another John Scott situation at the All-Star Game.

Beagle scores in 3rd, Capitals beat Red Wings 1-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Beagle scored with 5:11 left in the third period to give the injury-ravaged Washington Capitals a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.