GLENDALE, Ariz. - Among the Anaheim Ducks' aims in making one trade last week and four more in the hours before the NHL deadline was to become faster and better equipped to handle any style opponents throw at them. They needed to add speed on defense and add skill, but General Manager Bob Murray knowingly took a risk by making so many changes so late in the season.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia- The San Jose Sharks took advantage of a back-up goaltender making his first start of the season Tuesday night, showing signs that maybe San Jose has turned the page on the calendar and on the ice.
When the Delaware Valley last saw John Gaudreau of Carneys Point, New Jersey, he represented Boston College in the early national semifinal against Union in the 2014 Frozen Four which took place last April.
Al Jefferson had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets held off the Los Angeles Lakers 104-103 on Tuesday night. Mo Williams posted 20 points and 13 assists, while Gerald Henderson added 21 points and five helpers for the Hornets, who have won two straight on the heels of a 1-6 stretch. Jeremy Lin tallied 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds off the bench and Carlos Boozer provided 15 points and 11 boards for Los Angeles, which has dropped nine of its last 12 contests.
In a disastrous turn of events, the Panthers' playoff hopes received a severe blow during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs when both their goalies were forced from the game with injuries.
The Wild looked slow and disorderly, which was halfway expected after Monday's trade-deadline pickup of Chris Stewart forced coach Mike Yeo to alter a couple cohesive lines and take out speedster Jordan Schroeder against a desperate Ottawa Senators team running hot.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.