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  • Oilers place veteran D Fayne on injured reserve
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Edmonton Oilers placed defensemen Mark Fayne on injured reserve Wednesday.

    • Fayne, 29, logged just 4:34 of ice time due to an undisclosed injury in the 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. He has played in only four games this season due to injuries, recording two assists.

      The Oilers also recalled defenseman David Musil from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

      Musil, 23, skated in 16 games with the Condors this season, posting one goal, five assists and eight penalty minutes. He played in four career NHL games with the Oilers, registering two assists and two penalty minutes.

      Musil was selected by Edmonton in the second round (31st overall) of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Sharks recall D Mueller from AHL affiliate
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The San Jose Sharks recalled defenseman Mirco Mueller from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Mueller, 21, ranks third among defensemen on the Barracuda in assists with six in 16 games this season. In 78 career AHL games, he has 20 points (two goals, 18 assists).

      In 50 NHL games, Mueller has one goal and three assists. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Winterthur, Switzerland, was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (18th overall) of the 2013 NHL draft.

  • Bruins assign F Acciari to Providence
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Boston Bruins assigned forward Noel Acciari to Providence of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Acciari, 24, appeared in 12 games with the NHL's Bruins in 2016-17, recording two assists and four penalty minutes.

      The 5-foot-10, 208-pound Acciari skated in 31 career NHL games with the Bruins over the past two seasons, compiling three assists and 12 penalty minutes. He played 45 games in his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, registering seven goals, 12 assists and 19 penalty minutes.

      Prior to joining the Bruins' organization, Acciari played three seasons at Providence College, where he served as a captain in 2014-15 and helped the Friars to their first-ever national championship.

      The Johnston, R.I., native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent on June 8, 2015.

  • Ducks recall RW Noesen
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Anaheim Ducks recalled right winger Stefan Noesen from the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Noesen, 23, appeared in two career NHL games with Anaheim. He played in the Ducks' franchise-tying 10th straight victory on March 3 in Arizona.

      The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Noesen recorded three goals, eight assists and 28 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Gulls this season. The Plano, Texas, native appeared in 112 career AHL games with Norfolk and San Diego, earning 59 points (20 goals, 39 assists) and 115 penalty minutes.

      Noesen was acquired from the Ottawa Senators in a trade on July 5, 2013. He was selected by Ottawa in the first round (21st overall) of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • Red Wings remove G Howard from injured reserve
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Detroit Red Wings removed goaltender Jimmy Howard from injured reserve on Wednesday.

    • Howard, 32, has shown significant progress since suffering a groin injury on Nov. 25 against the New Jersey Devils. He is 5-5-0 with a 1.82 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in 12 games (11 starts) this season.

      The Red Wings also assigned center Tomas Nosek and goaltender Jared Coreau to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

      Nosek, 24, was recalled by Detroit on Friday but did not see game action. The Pardubice, Czech Republic, native played in 11 games for Grand Rapids this season, recording 10 points (two goals, eight assists). In three seasons with the Griffins, Nosek tallied 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) and 68 penalty minutes in 136 regular-season games, with eight points (three goals, five assists) and 33 penalty minutes in 21 postseason contests.

      Coreau, 25, saw his first NHL action in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, making 32 saves. The fourth-year professional has an 8-5-0 record, 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and one shutout in 13 games with the Griffins. The native of Perth, Ontario, appeared in 90 games with the Griffins since 2013-14, sporting a 53-32-13 record, 2.43 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and 10 shutouts.

  • Rangers recall F Jensen
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The New York Rangers recalled forward Nicklas Jensen from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Jensen, 23, played in 21 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering eight goals, seven assists and 18 penalty minutes. He leads Hartford in shots on goal (68), is tied for the team lead in goals and ranks second in points (15).

      The 6-foot-3, 216-pound Jensen owns 228 career AHL games over parts of six seasons, totaling 109 points (62 goals, 47 assists) and 129 penalty minutes.

      Jensen skated in 24 career NHL games over parts of three seasons, all with the Vancouver Canucks, recording three goals, three assists and 10 penalty minutes.

      The Herning, Denmark, native Jensen was acquired by the Rangers from Vancouver in a trade on Jan. 8. He was selected by the Canucks in the first round (29th overall) of the 2011 NHL draft.

  • NHL roundup: Ristolainen blasts Sabres past Oilers
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rasmus Ristolainen scored 57 seconds into overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

    • The game-winner came on the power play in the extra session. Ristolainen unleashed a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle, which ricocheted off the crossbar into the net.

      Buffalo forced overtime with 28.3 seconds remaining in regulation on Evander Kane's second goal of the game. After Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly's hard slap shot hit the right post, Kane put home the rebound to even the score at 3-3.

      Brian Gionta also scored for the Sabres. Anders Nilsson made 34 saves.

      Jordan Eberle, Milan Lucic and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers. Cam Talbot made 22 saves.

      Flyers 3, Panthers 2 (OT)

      PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of goals for the second straight game and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds remaining in overtime, leading Philadelphia to its sixth straight win, a decision over struggling Florida at the Wells Fargo Center.

      Steve Mason turned aside 42 of 44 shots for the Flyers.

      Aleksander Barkov and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who concluded their six-game road trip with a 1-2-3 record and fell to 1-1-3 since general manager Tom Rowe took over for Gerard Gallant as head coach.

      Islanders 4, Rangers 2

      NEW YORK -- Scott Mayfield's first period goal gave New York a lead it would not relinquish when the host Islanders continued to thrive against the rival Rangers at Barclays Center.

      Jason Chimera scored later in the first period, Andrew Ladd scored in the second and John Tavares collected a power play goal in the third for the Islanders, who have won four of five to climb out of last place in the Metropolitan Division.

      Jimmy Vesey and Marc Staal scored for the Rangers, who have alternated losses with wins in their last nine games.

      Devils 3, Canucks 2

      NEWARK, N.J. -- Ben Lovejoy's first goal of the season proved to be the winner as New Jersey defeated Vancouver at Prudential Center.

      Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri also scored for the Devils as goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 22 shots.

      Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin had the goals for the Canucks. Jacob Markstrom made 19 saves.

      Predators 4, Avalanche 3

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Roman Josi snapped a tie with a five-on-three power-play goal early in the third period, and Nashville stopped Colorado at Bridgestone Arena.

      Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for the Predators, 13 in the third period. Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Avalanche, who lost their sixth straight game despite two power-play markers from Matt Duchene. Nathan MacKinnon also scored for the Avs.

      Viktor Arvidsson, James Neal and P.K. Subban added goals for the Predators.

      Blues 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

      ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz scored 3:38 into overtime to give St. Louis a win vs. Montreal.

      Schwartz had also scored the tying goal midway through the third period as the Blues rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Paul Stastny added the other Blues goal.

      Paul Byron and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens.

      Flames 2, Stars 1

      DALLAS -- Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan each had a goal and an assist, and Chad Johnson stopped 29 of 30 shots for Calgary in a win against Dallas at American Airlines Center.

      Monahan scored the eventual game-winning goal with the Flames on the power play 9:49 into the third period.

      Curtis McKenzie scored the lone goal for the Stars.

      Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 0

      CHICAGO -- Marian Hossa scored two goals, and Chicago cruised to a win over Arizona.

      Scott Darling stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season and the third of his career. Artem Anisimov and Dennis Rasmussen added goals as the Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak.

      The Coyotes were shut out for the first time this season. Arizona lost its second game in as many nights and dropped to 0-3-2 in its past five contests.

      Red Wings 4, Jets 3 (SO)

      WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Henrik Zetterberg scored the winning goal in the shootout as Detroit edged Winnipeg

      Petr Mrazek made 31 saves for the Red Wings. He also stopped three of four shots in the shootout.

      Tomas Tatar, Anthony Mantha and Thomas Vanek scored in regulation for the Red Win while Andrew Copp, Patrik Laine and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets.

  • Canucks D Larsen stretchered off ice
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Vancouver Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen had to be stretchered off the ice Tuesday night after a hit by New Jersey Devils left winger Taylor Hall.

    • With about 5:35 remaining in the second period, Hall hit Larsen behind the Canucks net. Larsen appeared to be unconscious before he hit the ice and was kicked in the head multiple times as a melee immediately broke out around him. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being examined by medical staff for several minutes.

      Larsen, who turns 28 years old on Wednesday, has zero goals and four assists in 16 games this season.

  • Jets sign D Stanley to entry-level contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with 2016 first-round draft pick Logan Stanley on a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday.

    • The pact is worth an average of $1.13 million annually.

      Stanley is a defenseman who was the 18th overall pick in the draft. The 18-year-old is in his third season with the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires. This season, Stanley has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 20 games.

      Winnipeg moved up to select Stanley 18th overall in a draft-day trade with the Philadelphia Flyers.

      Stanley was Winnipeg's second first-round selection in the 2016 draft.

  • Capitals reassign C Carey to AHL Hershey
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    The Washington Capitals reassigned center Paul Carey to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • Carey, 28, is without a point in three games this season. He has five goals and nine assists in 16 games with Hershey this season.

      In four seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and Capitals, Carey has one goal and an assist over 29 games.

      Carey was a fifth-round pick (135th overall) out of Boston College in the 2007 draft.

  • Blackhawks' Crawford placed on IR after appendectomy
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Standout goaltender Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve by the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from an emergency appendectomy.

    • The move was retroactive to Dec. 3, the day Crawford became ill prior to an afternoon game and underwent surgery at a Philadelphia hospital.

      Crawford is expected to resume hockey activities in two-to-three weeks.

      The 31-year-old Crawford was off to a fine start with a 12-6-2 record, 2.27 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 20 games.

      He won 30 or more games in five of the previous six seasons with his GAA ranging from 1.94 to 2.72.

      Scott Darling served as Chicago's goalkeeper the past two games, allowing five goals in two defeats.

  • Blues will measure selves vs. league-leading Canadiens
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    ST. LOUIS -- One of the things Ken Hitchcock values as the coach of the St. Louis Blues is the chance to play against the best teams in the NHL.

    • Hitchcock views those games as a great way to evaluate his team, being able to see how it compares and trying to identify areas where the Blues can improve.

      Hitchcock will get another chance to do that Tuesday night when the Montreal Canadiens, with the best record in the league, make their only visit of the year to St. Louis.

      The Canadiens are 17-6-2, and they have one more point, 36-35, than the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks.

      "One thing Montreal does that they don't get enough credit for: They use their speed, but they use it to check, and that's why they're so hard to play against," Hitchcock said. "They've got speed; every team's got speed. They've got quickness; every team's got quickness. But Montreal uses it to put pressure on you to force your mistakes, and that's the difference. That's why they have a winning record.

      "They've got a great goalie; a lot of teams have great goalies. But they make you pay a price to move the puck, and they put a lot of pressure on you, and they use your speed as a checking mechanism. And that's why they're always difficult and they always will be."

      As good as the Canadiens have been to start the season, most of their success has come at home, where they are 12-1-1. They are only 5-5-1 on the road but are coming off a big win on Sunday in Los Angeles, where they beat the Kings in a shootout.

      The Canadiens viewed that game as an evaluation tool of their own and could view the game against the Blues the same way.

      "The team definitely hasn't had a lot of success out here, so to get a win here in LA against a big, strong team who every year competes, it's important for us," left winger Max Pacioretty told NHL.com after the game. "This is a measuring-stick team ... I think teams come in and try to see what they have when they play against a team like this. It shows a lot about our character."

      The game against the Blues will conclude a five-city, 12-day trip for the Canadiens. They have split the first four games.

      The Blues will be without defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, who suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday night and will be out at least two weeks. He will be replaced by Joel Edmundson. Center Jori Lehtera, who was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game, also is scheduled to be back in the St. Louis lineup. Jake Allen will get the start in goal.

      The Blues have been almost as good at home this season as the Canadiens, going 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. They have lost only once in regulation in 15 home games.

  • NHL roundup: Rust's hat trick lifts Penguins
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, December 5, 2016

    PITTSBURGH -- Bryan Rust recorded his first career hat trick, and Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins won a goal-fest, defeating the Ottawa Senators 8-5 at PPG Paints Arena.

    • It was the Penguins' third win in a row, lifting them to 35 points, tied with the New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks and one behind Montreal atop the league standings.

      Ottawa had been 5-1-1 in its previous seven games.

      Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh. Kyle Turris, Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman and Dion Phaneuf collected goals for the Senators. Stone and Karlsson each had three points.

      Capitals 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

      WASHINGTON -- Marcus Johansson scored in overtime to cap a two-goal performance as Washington rallied for a victory over Buffalo.

      Johansson's slap shot with 2:38 left in the extra session snapped a three-game losing streak for the Capitals. The final tally came after he tipped a John Carlson perimeter shot in for the tying goal with 6:18 left in the third period.

      Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo each scored for the Sabres, who led 2-1 after two periods. Goaltender Robin Lehner stymied the slumping Capitals early, but finished with 30 saves. Braden Holtby finished with 31 saves for Washington, which hadn't won since defeating Buffalo 3-1 on Nov. 25.

      Bruins 4, Panthers 3 (OT)

      BOSTON -- David Pastrnak scored a spectacular goal 1:23 into overtime, giving Boston its third consecutive victory.

      Pastrnak, scoring his second goal of the game and 15th of the season, broke around defenseman Michael Matheson, got goaltender Roberto Luongo down on the ice and flipped the puck home, handing Florida its first loss in six overtime decisions on the season. David Krejci got his second assist of the game on the play.

      The Panthers rallied from three one-goal deficits, tying it for the last time when defenseman Jason Demers picked up a rebound off the back boards and smacked it home before goalie Tuukka Rask could recover. The goal came with 1:29 remaining and Luongo just pulled for an extra attacker.

      Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 1

      COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sam Gagner recorded two goals and two assists, and Columbus earned the 500th victory in franchise history.

      Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 17 of 18 shots on goal for the Blue Jackets, who completed a season-series sweep of the Coyotes. Columbus also got goals from Nick Foligno and Zach Werenski.

      Tobias Rieder opened the game's scoring for Arizona before the Blue Jackets added the final four goals. Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots.

  • Panthers' Yandle leaves with lower-body injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, December 5, 2016

    BOSTON -- Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Monday night's game against the Boston Bruins and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

    • Yandle, a local product playing in front of family and friends, is second on the Panthers with 11 assists, his 12 points tied for fourth on the club coming into the game.

      Yandle left the New York Rangers and signed a seven-year contract with the Panthers worth $6.35 million per year as a free agent.

  • Rangers recall F Hrivik
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, December 5, 2016

    The New York Rangers recalled forward Marek Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Monday.

    • Hrivik, 25, played in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering eight goals, nine assists and eight penalty minutes. He leads Hartford in points (17) and is tied for the team lead in goals and assists.

      The 6-foot-2, 197-pound Hrivik skated in 282 career AHL games over parts of six seasons, recording 145 points (53 goals, 92 assists) and 70 penalty minutes.

      Hrivik played in five games for the Rangers last season, with one assist. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 21 and recorded his first career NHL point on Feb. 23.

      Hrivik was signed by the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on May 30, 2012.

  • Sabres recall D Burgdoerfer
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Buffalo Sabres recalled defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on Monday.

    • Burgdoerfer, 27, joins the Sabres for the first time after signing as an unrestricted free agent on July 21.

      The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Burgdoerfer has seven assists and 24 penalty minutes in 22 games for Rochester this season. The Abington, Pa., native has 35 points (seven goals, 28 assists) and 145 penalty minutes in 157 career AHL games.

  • Oilers' McDavid back from concussion protocol
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, December 5, 2016

    EDMONTON, Alberta -- After sitting out for 15 minutes per the NHL's concussion protocol, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid returned to the ice Sunday night.

    • During the second period of the game between the Oilers and the Wild, McDavid was knocked to the ice by Minnesota defenseman Nate Prosser. McDavid went down and lost his helmet, and Prosser delivered another blow to McDavid. Prosser was not penalized on the play.

      Oilers assistant captain Milan Lucic confronted Prosser after the play, but the Wild defenseman did not oblige the invitation to fight. Lucic was assessed a two-minute minor for slashing.

      Later in the period, McDavid's head hit the ice after he was tripped by Wild defensemen Jared Spurgeon. He was later pulled off the bench and taken to the dressing room.

      McDavid leads the NHL with 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 26 games.

      The No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, McDavid missed 37 games last season with a broken collarbone.

  • NHL roundup: Simmonds' 2 goals lead Flyers to win
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Wayne Simmonds' two goals and Steve Mason's 30 saves lifted Philadelphia to a 4-2 win Sunday over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, the Flyers' fifth straight victory.

    • Both of Simmonds' markers came on the power play, giving him six with the man advantage this season.

      Chris VandeVelde and Michael Raffl also scored for the Flyers.

      Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson scored for the Predators.

      Canadiens 5, Kings 4 (SO)

      LOS ANGELES -- Max Pacioretty scored two goals and an assist and Alexander Radulov registered a goal and two assists as Montreal defeated Los Angeles in a shootout.

      Paul Byron scored the decisive goal in the fourth round of the shootout and Andrew Shaw also scored the Canadiens in regulation.

      Trevor Lewis, Drew Doughty, Nick Shore and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings.

      Red Wings 4, Islanders 3 (OT)

      NEW YORK -- Danny DeKeyser scored 1:02 into overtime Sunday night as Detroit edged New York at Barclays Center.

      Mike Green scored twice -- and had a third goal, a potential go-ahead tally in the third period, overturned due to goalie interference on teammate Luke Glendening -- and Henrik Zetterberg added a goal for the Red Wings. Petr Mrazek made 32 saves.

      Anders Lee, Johnny Boychuk and Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Jaroslav Halak recorded 31 saves.

      Hurricanes 1, Lightning 0 (OT)

      RALEIGH, N.C. -- Phillip Di Giuseppe's first goal of the season gave Carolina an overtime victory against Tampa Bay at PNC Arena.

      With teammate Viktor Stalberg creating a distraction in front of the net, Di Giuseppe delivered a shot from the right side that beat Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop 1:29 into the extra period. The left winger was in only his fourth game since being recalled from the minor leagues. Bishop, playing for the third time in four days, finished with 29 saves.

      Cam Ward, who hadn't played in two of the team's previous four games, picked up the shutout with 30 saves as the Hurricanes extended their home-ice winning streak to six games.

      Jets 2, Blackhawks 1

      CHICAGO -- Andrew Copp scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and Winnipeg held on for a win over Chicago.

      Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, who earned their second road win in as many nights.

      Artemi Panarin scored the Blackhawks lone goal as their offense continued to struggle without injured captain Jonathan Toews.

      Wild 2, Oilers 1 (OT)

      EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mikko Koivu scored the winner at 3:11 of overtime, giving Minnesota a victory over Edmonton.

      Koivu busted into the Oilers zone, danced around goalie Jonas Gustavsson and deposited a backhanded effort.

      Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, who played 171 games as an Oiler, made 28 saves to earn the win.

      Flames 8, Ducks 3

      CALGARY, Alberta -- Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in his return to action as Calgary trounced Anaheim at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

      Playing left wing on a line with center Sam Bennett and right winger Alex Chiasson, Gaudreau scored on his opening shift after missing the past 10 games with a fractured finger.

      Bennett and Chiasson finished with a goal and two assists each to give the line eight points.

  • NHL notebook: Kings activate F Andreoff from injured list
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Andy Andreoff from injured reserve on Sunday.

    • Andreoff, 25, has missed 15 games this season due to an upper-body injury sustained on Oct. 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Pickering, Ontario, appeared in nine games this season with the Kings, going scoreless with eight penalty minutes.

      Andreoff, selected by the Kings in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft, skated in 87 career NHL games, collecting 13 points (10 goals, three assists) and 102 penalty minutes.

      To make room on the 23-man roster, forward Teddy Purcell cleared waivers Sunday morning and was assigned to Ontario of the American Hockey League.

      --The Chicago Blackhawks recalled goaltender Lars Johansson from the Rockford IceHogs and assigned forward Nick Schmaltz to the American Hockey League affiliate.

      Johansson, 29, has a 6-7-1 record in 16 games for Rockford with one shutout, a 2.63 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The Avesta, Sweden, native made his AHL debut on Oct. 14. Johansson spent the previous three seasons with Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League, posting a 56-27-0 record with 11 shutouts in 93 games.

      Schmaltz, 20, recorded one goal, three assists in 26 games with the Blackhawks this season. The Verona, Wis., native made his NHL debut on Oct. 12.

      --The Arizona Coyotes assigned center Laurent Dauphin and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo to the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.

      DeAngelo, 21, registered two goals and five assists in 11 games with the Coyotes. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound native of Sewell, N.J., collected one goal and four assists in eight games with Tucson. DeAngelo was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 draft.

      Dauphin, 21, earned a goal and an assist in 18 games with the Coyotes. The 6-1, 181-pound native of Repentigny, Quebec, was drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (39th overall) in 2013.

  • Kings activate F Andreoff from injured list
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Andy Andreoff from injured reserve on Sunday.

    • Andreoff, 25, has missed 15 games this season due to an upper-body injury sustained on Oct. 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Pickering, Ontario, appeared in nine games this season with the Kings, going scoreless with eight penalty minutes.

      Andreoff, selected by the Kings in the third round of the 2011 NHL draft, skated in 87 career NHL games, collecting 13 points (10 goals, three assists) and 102 penalty minutes.

      To make room on the 23-man roster, forward Teddy Purcell cleared waivers Sunday morning and was assigned to Ontario of the American Hockey League.

      Purcell had two assists in 12 games with the Kings this season.

  • Coyotes assign Dauphin, DeAngelo to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    The Arizona Coyotes assigned center Laurent Dauphin and defenseman Anthony DeAngelo to the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

    • DeAngelo, 21, registered two goals and five assists in 11 games with the Coyotes. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound native of Sewell, N.J., collected one goal and four assists in eight games with Tucson. DeAngelo was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 draft.

      Dauphin, 21, earned a goal and an assist in 18 games with the Coyotes. The 6-1, 181-pound native of Repentigny, Quebec, was drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (39th overall) in 2013.

  • Blackhawks recall G Johansson
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    The Chicago Blackhawks recalled goaltender Lars Johansson from Rockford IceHogs and assigned forward Nick Schmaltz to the American Hockey League affiliate on Sunday.

    • Johansson, 29, has a 6-7-1 record in 16 games for Rockford with one shutout, a 2.63 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The Avesta, Sweden, native made his AHL debut on Oct. 14. Johansson spent the previous three seasons with Frolunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League, posting a 56-27-0 record with 11 shutouts in 93 games.

      Schmaltz, 20, recorded one goal, three assists in 26 games with the Blackhawks this season. The Verona, Wis., native made his NHL debut on Oct. 12. Schmaltz was selected by the Blackhawks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2014 NHL draft.

  • NHL roundup: Coyotes' Smith makes 58 saves in loss
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cam Atkinson and Sam Gagner scored in the shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a franchise-record 58 saves from Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith to post a 3-2 victory Saturday.

    • Boone Jenner and Alex Wennberg scored for Columbus in regulation to improve the Blue Jackets 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. Backup goalie Curtis McElhinney made 32 saves for Columbus to post his first win of the season.

      Radim Vrbata and Shane Doan (399th career goal) scored for Arizona. Smith made 22 stops in the third period after turning aside 11 in the first and 15 in the second.

      It was the 17th one-goal game for the Coyotes in 23 games this season. The NHL record for one-goal (or tie) games in a season is 54 by the 1999-2000 Edmonton Oilers.

      Rangers 4, Hurricanes 2

      NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:35 remaining in the third period to lift New York over Carolina.

      This was the second time in five days the Rangers beat the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden and the winning goals were similar. On Tuesday, it was left winger Jimmy Vesey scoring off a net-mouth scramble with 5:12 remaining to snap a 2-2 tie.

      Derek Stepan and left winger Michael Grabner also scored for the Rangers, who received 26 saves from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Stepan also had two assists.

      Left winger Viktor Stalberg, who scored twice against the Rangers on Tuesday, scored again against his former team. Center Viktor Rask tied the game in the third period for Carolina.

      Flyers 3, Blackhawks 1

      PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career to lead Philadelphia to its fourth straight win.

      Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who moved into playoff position for the first time since opening the season with a victory. Goaltender Steve Mason stopped 26 of 27 shots to pick up his third straight victory.

      Artemi Panarin scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who saw their 3-0-1 streak snapped.

      Goaltender Scott Darling (27 saves) suffered his first regulation loss of the season (4-1-1) for the Blackhawks, who were without starting goaltender Corey Crawford (emergency appendectomy) and captain Jonathan Toews.

      Oilers 3, Ducks 2 (OT)

      EDMONTON, Alberta -- Leon Draisaitl scored with 1:44 left in overtime to lift Edmonton over Anaheim.

      The Oilers snapped a two-game home losing streak and won for only the second time in their last seven games on Rogers Centre ice.

      Edmonton killed a penalty to behind the overtime, and then Draisaitl was Johnny-on-the spot to slam home a pass from defenseman Andrej Sekera.

      Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the Oilers.

      Edmonton's Connor McDavid, the NHL's leading scorer, had his seven-game point-scoring streak snapped.

      Bruins 2, Sabres 1

      BUFFALO, N.Y. -- David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored, and Tuukka Rask made 35 saves to lead Boston over Buffalo.

      Boston has won two in a row and is 3-0-1 in its last four games.

      Evander Kane scored for the Sabres, who were unable to build off a rare scoring surge in recent games. Robin Lehner made 29 saves.

      Bruins left winger Matt Beleskey left the game early in the second period because of a lower-body injury and did not return.

      Devils 5, Predators 4

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Cammalleri's second goal of the day at 4:42 of overtime completed New Jersey's comeback from a three-goal deficit en route to beating Nashville.

      Streaking down the left side, Cammalleri took a pass from Taylor Hall and scored his ninth goal of the season.

      The result snapped a four-game losing skid for New Jersey and ended a six-game winning streak at home for Nashville.

      Keith Kinkaid (3-1-2) stopped 38 shots for the Devils, while Pekka Rinne (10-5-4) turned aside 17 of 22 shots in the defeat.

      Senators 2, Panthers 0

      OTTAWA -- Ottawa scored two goals 19 seconds apart in the first period and received shutout goaltending from Mike Condon to defeat Florida.

      It was the second shutout of the season in six games played for Condon, who made 24 saves.

      Defenseman Erik Karlsson and center Derick Brassard provided all the offense Ottawa needed.

      The Panthers pulled goalie Roberto Luongo with three minutes to play, but still couldn't hit the board. Luongo made 18 saves.

      Penguins 5, Red Wings 3

      PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel scored his second goal of the game and Matt Cullen was awarded an empty-net goal to complete a four-goal third-period comeback by the Pittsburgh, ruining the NHL debut of Detroit goaltender Jared Coreau.

      Henrik Zetterberg, Frans Nielson and Dylan Larkin gave Detroit a 3-1 lead through two periods, with Kessel the only Penguins player to beat Coreau to that point.

      Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz scored in the first seven minutes of the third to pull Pittsburgh even at 3-3.

      Kessel finished off a feed from Carl Hagelin at 10:54 of the third to give Pittsburgh its first lead 4-3. Cullen was awarded an empty-net goal with 40.9 seconds left when he was interfered with.

      Jets 3, Blues 2 (OT)

      ST. LOUIS -- Right winger Patrik Laine continued his goal-scoring streak and center Bryan Little scored the game-winner in overtime as Winnipeg beat St. Louis.

      Right wingers Chris Thorburn also scored and goalie Michael Hutchinson made 20 saves as the Jets snapped a six-game road losing streak.

      Left winger Alexander Steen and right winger Dmitrij Jaskin scored for the Blues and goalie Carter Hutton made 20 saves.

      Little scored 17 seconds into overtime on a 2-on-1 with Laine, who got his seventh assist on the winner.

      Canucks 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored in a shootout as Vancouver defeated Toronto.

      Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs in the shootout. Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller sealed the win by stopping Tyler Bozak's final attempt of the shootout.

      Daniel Sedin and Sven Baertschi scored in regulation for the Canucks. Captain Henrik Sedin also collected an assist, giving him at least one point in Vancouver's last five home games.

      James van Riemsdyk and rookie Auston Matthews scored for Toronto.

      Lightning 2, Capitals 1

      TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle helped Tampa Bay snap its longest losing streak in more than three years by beating Washington.

      Bishop finished with 34 saves while Boyle had the shootout deciding goal to as the Lightning ended a four-game regulation losing streak. Tampa Bay last lost four consecutive games at the end of the 2013 season.

      Nikita Kucherov scored a power play goal for the Lightning, while Brayden Point also converted his shootout attempt.

      Nicklas Backstrom notched his seventh of the season for Washington. Braden Holtby finished with 32 saves before allowing two of four shooters to convert in the shootout.

      Stars 3, Avalanche 0

      DENVER -- Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves for his first shutout of the season and Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist as Dallas defeated struggling Colorado.

      Lehtonen stopped five shots in the third period for his 35th career shutout. Curtis McKenzie and Patrick Eaves also scored for the Stars.

      Semyon Varlamov had 30 saves for the Avalanche, who were shut out for the fifth time this season and finished their homestand 0-4-1.

      Things got worse for Colorado when No. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson left the game in the second period with a leg injury and didn't return. He blocked a shot on one of the Stars' power plays and went to the locker room.

  • Avalanche's Johnson breaks fibula
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, December 4, 2016

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffered a broken fibula during the second period of Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars.

    • The team announced he will miss 6-to-8 weeks.

      Johnson was hurt when he blocked a shot.

      Johnson, who signed a long-term deal in the summer, has one goal and 10 assists in 22 games this season.

  • NHL roundup: Kreider, Rangers sink Hurricanes again
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, December 3, 2016

    NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider scored the tie-breaking goal with 7:35 remaining in the third period to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

    • This was the second time in five days the Rangers beat the Hurricanes at MSG and the winning goals were similar. On Tuesday, it was left winger Jimmy Vesey scoring off a net-mouth scramble with 5:12 remaining to snap a 2-2 tie; this time it was Kreider, who jammed the puck into a gaping net after center Derek Stepan's shot from in tight hit the post.

      Kreider added a goal with 2:49 remaining when his shot banked off the post, then hit goaltender Michael Leighton and bounced into the net. Stepan and left winger Michael Grabner also scored for the Rangers, who received 26 saves from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Stepan also had two assists.

      Left winger Viktor Stalberg, who scored twice against the Rangers on Tuesday, scored again against his former team. Center Viktor Rask tied the game in the third period for Carolina.

      Flyers 3, Blackhawks 1

      PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career to lead Philadelphia to its fourth straight win.

      Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 13-10-3 and moved into playoff position for the first time since opening the season with a victory. Goaltender Steve Mason stopped 26 of 27 shots to pick up his third straight victory.

      Artemi Panarin scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks (16-7-3), who saw their 3-0-1 streak snapped.

      Goaltender Scott Darling (27 saves) suffered his first regulation loss of the season (4-1-1) for the Blackhawks, who were without starting goaltender Corey Crawford and captain Jonathan Toews.

      Bruins 2, Sabres 1

      BUFFALO, N.Y. -- David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored, and Tuukka Rask made 35 saves to lead Boston over Buffalo.

      Boston has won two in a row and is 3-0-1 in its last four games.

      Evander Kane scored for the Sabres (9-10-5), who were unable to build off a rare scoring surge in recent games. Robin Lehner made 29 saves.

      Bruins left winger Matt Beleskey left the game early in the second period because of a lower-body injury and did not return. .

      Devils 5, Predators 4

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Cammalleri's second goal of the day at 4:42 of overtime completed New Jersey's comeback from a three-goal deficit en route to beating Nashville.

      Streaking down the left side, Cammalleri took a pass from Taylor Hall and scored his ninth goal of the season.

      The result snapped a four-game losing skid for New Jersey (11-7-6) and ended a six-game winning streak at home for Nashville (11-8-4).

      Keith Kinkaid (3-1-2) stopped 38 shots for the Devils, while Pekka Rinne (10-5-4) turned aside 17 of 22 shots in the defeat.

      Senators 2, Panthers 0

      OTTAWA -- Ottawa scored two goals 19 seconds apart in the first period and received shutout goaltending from Mike Condon to defeat Florida.

      It was the second shutout of the season in six games played for Condon, who made 24 saves.

      Defenseman Erik Karlsson and center Derick Brassard provided all the offense Ottawa needed.

      The Panthers pulled goalie Roberto Luongo with three minutes to play, but still couldn't hit the board. Luongo made 18 saves.

      Penguins 5, Red Wings 3

      PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel scored his second goal of the game and Matt Cullen was awarded an empty-net goal to complete a four-goal third-period comeback by the Pittsburgh, ruining the NHL debut of Detroit goaltender Jared Coreau.

      Henrik Zetterberg, Frans Nielson and Dylan Larkin gave Detroit a 3-1 lead through two periods, with Kessel the only Penguins player to beat Coreau to that point.

      Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz scored in the first seven minutes of the third to pull Pittsburgh even at 3-3.

      Kessel finished off a feed from Carl Hagelin at 10:54 of the third to give Pittsburgh its first lead 4-3. Cullen was awarded an empty-net goal with 40.9 seconds left when he was interfered with.

      Jets 3, Blues 2 (OT)

      ST. LOUIS -- Right winger Patrik Laine continued his goal-scoring streak and center Bryan Little scored the game-winner in overtime as Winnipeg beat St. Louis.

      Right wingers Chris Thorburn also scored and goalie Michael Hutchinson made 20 saves as the Jets snapped a six-game road losing streak.

      Left winger Alexander Steen and right winger Dmitrij Jaskin scored for the Blues and goalie Carter Hutton made 20 saves.

      Little scored 17 seconds into overtime on a 2-on-1 with Laine, who got his seventh assist on the winner.

      Canucks 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO)

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Markus Granlund and Bo Horvat scored in a shootout as Vancouver defeated Toronto.

      Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs in the shootout. Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller sealed the win by stopping Tyler Bozak's final attempt of the shootout.

      Daniel Sedin and Sven Baertschi scored in regulation for the Canucks (11-12-2). Captain Henrik Sedin also collected an assist, giving him at least one point in Vancouver's last five home games.

      James van Riemsdyk and rookie Auston Matthews scored for Toronto (10-9-5).

      Lightning 2, Capitals 1

      TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle helped Tampa Bay snap its longest losing streak in more than three years by beating Washington.

      Bishop finished with 34 saves while Boyle had the shootout deciding goal to as the Lightning ended a four-game regulation losing streak. Tampa Bay last lost four consecutive games at the end of the 2013 season.

      Nikita Kucherov scored a power play goal for the Lightning, while Brayden Point also converted his shootout attempt.

      Nicklas Backstrom notched his seventh of the season for Washington. Braden Holtby finished with 32 saves before allowing two of four shooters to convert in the shootout.