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Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night.
Hurricanes D-man Hamilton out indefinitely with broken leg

Hurricanes D-man Hamilton out indefinitely with broken leg

RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenceman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with a broken left leg.
Predators' Arvidsson fined $2,000 under NHL diving policy

Predators' Arvidsson fined $2,000 under NHL diving policy

NEW YORK — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league’s rules regarding diving and embellishment.
Iron hopes to breathe life into Plains Cree language with hockey broadcasts

Iron hopes to breathe life into Plains Cree language with hockey broadcasts

Clarence Iron believes he's on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey.

Bruins waive Backes, send him to minors

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have waived 14-year veteran David Backes. Backes has scored 245 goals with 309 assists in 944 NHL games, spending the first 10 years of his career with the St. Louis Blues and the last four in Boston. A two-time U.S.
Jets' Mathieu Perreault lashes out at NHL for not punishing Canucks' Virtanen

Jets' Mathieu Perreault lashes out at NHL for not punishing Canucks' Virtanen

Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault is livid after the NHL's Department of Player Safety decided not to hand out any discipline to Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen following a controversial play Tuesday.

Blackhawks visit the Maple Leafs after Smith's 2-goal game

Chicago Blackhawks (22-20-6, fifth in the Central Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (25-16-7, third in the Atlantic Division) Toronto; Saturday, 7 p.m.

Vancouver takes home win streak into matchup with San Jose

San Jose Sharks (21-24-4, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (26-18-4, third in the Pacific Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m.

Senators take on the Flames on 9-game skid

Calgary Flames (26-18-5, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (16-23-8, seventh in the Atlantic Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa will try to stop its nine-game slide when the Senators play Calgary.

St. Louis takes on MacKinnon and the Avalanche

St. Louis Blues (30-10-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (26-15-6, second in the Central Division) Denver; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado take on St. Louis.