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Seguin leads Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Nov. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Dallas Stars are reverting back to what made them successful last season: defense. Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist and the Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games. "Stingy defense has been our bread and butter since...

McDavid hat trick leads Oilers past Avalanche 6-2

Nov. 15, 2019 1:48 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are ranked first and second in scoring after career nights. McDavid had three goals and three assists and Draisaitl had five assists — career highs for points in a game for both players — as the Oilers beat the...

Kucherov has 4-point game, Lightning rout Rangers 9-3

Nov. 15, 2019 1:31 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay’s nine goals tied a team record. Five scores came on the power play, which also...

Canadian accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time in US

Nov. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades was sentenced Thursday in the United States to 18 months in prison for illegally obtaining government benefits. A federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, imposed the prison...

The Latest: Man accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally...

Pavelski leads surging Stars to 3-1 win over Flames

Nov. 14, 2019 4:46 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons. For one, it was the game-winner as the resurgent Stars continued their strong play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Second, it came in his...

Siakam, VanVleet lead Raptors past Trail Blazers 114-106

Nov. 14, 2019 1:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors defense gave the team another reason to celebrate. The Raptors held Damian Lillard to just nine points in a 114-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Pascal Siakam scored 36 points and Fred VanVleet had 30, but the story for Toronto was a...

Ron Harper Jr. leads Rutgers past Drexel, 62-57

Nov. 13, 2019 11:52 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Pikiell isn’t concerned when it comes to his team eking out victories against low-and mid-majors picked to finish in the bottom half of its respective league. Instead, the fourth-year coach of a team that has legitimate postseason expectations for the first time in over...

Beauvillier, Islanders beat Leafs for 12th win in 13 games

Nov. 13, 2019 10:58 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders’ depth paid dividends once again. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists, and the streaking Islanders held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night. Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves and the Islanders earned a...

Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest’s decision to stay with the U.S. national team rather than switch to the Netherlands got a mixed reaction from his Ajax teammates. "Some of them, they didn't like it," Dest said. "Some of them, they said just: `Congratulations: You followed your heart. So...