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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Derek Ryan waited longer than most NHL players for his chance. Now, nearing 30 years old, he's making the most of it.
CHICAGO (AP) It wasn't that they finally lost a road game and had their shot at a record dashed.
These two coaches don't seem to like each other
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Maybe Bruce Boudreau was tired and cranky after his Minnesota Wild team concluded a five-game, 10-day road trip earlier in the week. But after his star goalie Devan Dubnyk, denied the Toronto Maple Leafs again and again in a 3-2 Wild win on Wednesday, Boudreau couldn't resist a subtle shot at the Canadian hockey media.
CHICAGO -- For the past two-plus seasons, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling fulfilled his role as Corey Crawford's backup without complaint.
Missouri will be playing for its comfortable lounge chairs when it faces No. 20 Arizona on Saturday (noon ET, ESPN2).
Kansas City knocks Oakland to the AFC's No. 5 seed with a convicing 21-13 win
DALLAS (AP) For the first time this season, Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff started Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on a line centered by Jason Spezza.
BOSTON -- The Toronto Raptors face the always dreaded back-to-back when they visit the Boston Celtics Friday night.
Two teams coming off road losses 24 hours prior meet Friday night at the Prudential Center, where the New Jersey Devils host the St. Louis Blues.