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Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari,...

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Gobert nets 28, Jazz race to early lead, beat Kings 123-101

Jan. 19, 2020 12:44 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert is known for his defense. Against Sacramento, he went to the rim time and again on offense. “Rudy was like a monster, so great on offense and, as usual, defensively protecting all us,” Bojan Bogdanovic said. Gobert had a season-high 28 points and 15 rebounds...

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, shoots past Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

D'Angelo Russell shines, Warriors end 10-game losing streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With wins so hard to come by for the injury-plagued Warriors, every one means a little more now to coach Steve Kerr. The Golden State of old just expected to pile up victories — and now things are completely the opposite with Kevin Durant having departed for Brooklyn and Splash...

Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews (19) skates with the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs centre Adam Brooks trails during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toews shines as Blackhawks beat Maple Leafs 6-2

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — While Patrick Kane is on the doorstep of 1,000 career points, Jonathan Toews is closing in on a milestone of his own. Toews had two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Dominik Kubalik...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry loses the ball as he falls while teammate Marc Gasol (33) and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) look on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

VanVleet scores 29 in return as Raptors beat Wolves 122-112

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fred VanVleet knew he was on a minutes restriction as he made his return from a hamstring injury after missing five games. The Raptors guard tried not to think much about it while on the court. Instead, he made the most of the minutes he did play. VanVleet led Toronto with 29 points as...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague reaches for the ball lost by Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Rose, Mykhailiuk spark Pistons to easy win over Hawks

Jan. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Derrick Rose has been rolling lately, and in a good way. The 11th-year point guard, in his first season with the Detroit Pistons, is easily handling the minutes load and producing at a high clip. Rose has battled injuries through much of his career, but the Pistons' decision to hold him back...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Konecny leads Flyers past Kings 4-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles...

Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...