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Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps

Dec. 9, 2019 9:56 AM EST

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of needles. "I said,...

Miller lifts Sabres to 3-2 overtime win over Oilers

Dec. 9, 2019 12:53 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It was a win that the Buffalo Sabres really wanted to get for coach Ralph Kreuger. Colin Miller scored 1:13 into overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. Kyle Okposo and Johan Larsson also scored and Linus Ullmark stopped 26 shots for...

Coyotes rally for 4-3 shootout win over Blackhawks

Dec. 8, 2019 11:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After falling behind early, the surprising Arizona Coyotes came back to pull out a win and grab a share of first place in the Pacific Division. Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored on the Coyotes’ first two attempts against Robin Lehner in the shootout, and Arizona rallied from two...

Georgiev stifles Golden Knights in Rangers’ 5-0 win

Dec. 8, 2019 11:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Playing behind Henrik Lundqvist, the fifth-winningest goalie in NHL history, backup Alexandar Georgiev knows he has to be on his game as well. Georgiev stopped 38 shots for his second shutout of the season and the New York Rangers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-0 on Sunday night....

Bobrovsky stops 30 shots, Panthers beat Sharks 5-1

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joel Quenneville turned to No. 1 goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for the second consecutive night, calling it a “real easy” decision. Bobrovsky didn’t let his coach down. He stopped 30 shots to win for the second straight game as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose...

Mark Scheifele scores twice, Jets beat Ducks 3-2

Dec. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

WINNIPEG (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers took on Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf in Winnipeg’s victory over the Ducks. The 6-foot, 172-pound Ehlers, known for his quick feet, clashed with Getzlaf, who is 6x-foot-3 and 225 pounds. Both threw a couple punches in the brief, second-period bout. "Out of character?...

Backstrom expected to return for Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Dec. 8, 2019 2:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a smile on his face and no concerns about missing another game. “I'm good to go,” Backstrom said. "It's like that guy in ‘Mighty Ducks.’ I woke up, no pain." Backstrom was referring to the fictional Adam Banks character who returned...

Dube helps Flames beat Kings 4-3 to stay perfect under Ward

Dec. 8, 2019 2:51 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dillon Dube has made a big impact on the Calgary Flames’ since being called up from the minors three weeks ago. He’s also helped Milan Lucic turn his season around. Dube and Lucic each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3...

Radulov has goal and assist, Stars beat Islanders 3-1

Dec. 8, 2019 1:41 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov let his play speak for itself in his return to the lineup after being benched in Dallas’ previous game. Radulov had a goal and an assist on a revitalized power play, and the Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Saturday night. A healthy scratch in Dallas’...

Bonino, Fabbro, Grimaldi lead Predators past Devils 6-4

Dec. 7, 2019 11:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yakov Trenin didn’t need his stick to score his first goal and that’s just fine with him. Nick Bonino, Dante Fabbro and Rocco Grimaldi each had a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the New Jersey Devils 6-4 on Saturday night. Trenin scored his first...