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Ducks shut out Kings on Dodger Stadium ice

LOS ANGELES — Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night in the NHL’s first warm-weather outdoor game. Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in his 20th career shutout as …


Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested, charged with DUI, cocaine possession


TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said. An officer saw Malone’s SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, said …

U.S. hockey team beats Russia 3-2


SOCHI, Russia — In the beginning, it was a rematch of one of the greatest games ever played, a rivalry of epic proportions, the Cold War somehow reborn on ice. In the end, it was just two points in pool play, an appetizer, a mere harbinger of things to come. In between? The United States’ 3-2 shootout victory over Russia on Saturday afternoon was a hockey game. A riveting, unbelievable and unforgettable hockey game between two of the most talent-laden rosters in the world.

U.S. Cellular Field on NHL’s radar


With regards to Los Angeles and New York, Chicago always was an undeniable option to cap the NHL’s unprecedented run of outdoor games in the United States.

Oilers’ Ben Scrivens sets NHL shutout record with 59 saves


EDMONTON — Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Wednesday night. Scrivens topped the previous mark set by Phoenix’s Mike Smith, who stopped …

Kings, Ducks say Dodger Stadium is ready


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings stepped out of the home dugout and filed onto the fresh sheet of ice. Instead of a roof over their heads, helicopters hovered in the cloudy sky above Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium isn’t a field of dreams for …

CHAD: NHL has its problems


I already have broken the only New Year’s resolution I made: Respect the NHL. Heck, I broke it less than 24 hours into the New Year while watching the Winter Classic go to a shootout. Shootout? What is this, an arcade game? OK, let’s review …

Leafs edge Red Wings 3-2 in shootout at Winter Classic


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Light snow swirled down in the Big House, making it tough to push the puck through piles of the white stuff on a sheet of ice where football is usually played. Teeth-chattering temperatures …

Wayne Gretzky statues vandalized in Ontario hometown


Two new statues of hockey great Wayne Gretzky have been vandalized in his hometown.

John Anderson to return as Wolves coach

By Wolves standards, winning only two playoff games over the last two seasons is a monumental disappointment. So in effort to return the organization to prominence the team is going to bring back John Anderson as its coach, a team source told the Sun-Times.

U.S. Olympic hockey team might change its thinking in Sochi


NEW YORK — Newly named U.S. general manager David Poile believes that the return of Olympic hockey to the larger European-size rink means the Americans have to expand their thinking on the team they should send to Sochi, Russia, next winter. “A player who was …

NHL draft: Avalanche looking at Nathan MacKinnon with first pick


The Colorado Avalanche own the top pick in the NHL draft and a whole lot of options. Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. Jonathan Drouin and Aleksander Barkov. They are the top candidates to go first Sunday at the Prudential Center. Colorado won the draft lottery …

Bruins sweep Penguins for spot in Stanley Cup Final


BOSTON — The Bruins defense shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the Eastern Conference finals. Then a Boston defenseman scored the goal that sealed the stunning sweep.

Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, …

Bruins’ Gregory Campbell finished shift with broken leg


BOSTON — Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell will miss the rest of the NHL playoffs with a broken right leg. General manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement Thursday. Campbell was hurt during the second period of the Bruins 2-1, double-overtime victory Wednesday night that gave …

Fiery John Tortorella fired by Rangers


The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Blackhawks’ Joel Quenneville up for Jack Adams Award

Joel Quenneville, Bruce Boudreau and Paul MacLean have been announced as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given to the head coach who has contributed most to his team’s success.