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Crosby-less Penguins rally for 5-3 win over Winnipeg

Letang picks up 5 assists as Crosby-less Penguins rally for 5-3 win over Jets
Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals less than 4 minutes apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Nick Spaling, Steve Downie and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins. Kris Letang had a career-high five assists as Pittsburgh ended a four-game losing streak despite playing without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots.

Flyers F Rinaldo suspended for 8 games by NHL

NHL suspends Flyers F Zac Rinaldo for 8 games for hit on Penguins D Kris Letang
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenceman Kris Letang.

Rinaldo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the league's labour agreement. He loses $73,170.72 in salary, which goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.

The play occurred at 15:36 of the first period of Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime victory last Tuesday. Rinaldo was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Richards waived by champion Los Angeles Kings

Richards waived by Los Angeles Kings after years of declining production
Greg Beacham, The Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings decided they could wait no longer for Mike Richards to regain his championship form.

The Kings put Richards on waivers Monday when they returned from the all-star break, finally acknowledging the veteran centre's declining play.

Predicted blizzard already impacting Rangers' plans

With potential for historic blizzard on the horizon, Rangers shift practice to Long Island
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.

With the NHL All-Star break ending Monday, the Rangers had planned to practice at their training centre rink in Westchester County one day before travelling to Long Island to play the rival New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Penguins star Crosby has injection for lower-body injury

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has injection to treat lower-body injury
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has received an injection to deal with an unspecified lower-body injury.

The team said Friday that Crosby was injured during a loss to Montreal on Jan. 10. He tried to play through it but opted for further treatment. The two-time MVP will miss this weekend's All-Star Game. He will miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg but could return when the Penguins play at Washington on Wednesday.

CBJ's Bobrovsky to miss All-Star game with lower-body injury

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to miss Sunday's All-Star game with lower-body injury
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss this weekend's NHL All-Star game — on home ice — due to a lower-body injury he sustained Wednesday night in Winnipeg.

He will be replaced by St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott.

The Blue Jackets did not reveal a timetable for Bobrovsky's return.

Lovejoy propels streaking Ducks past Flames 6-3

Ben Lovejoy, Frederik Andersen propel streaking Anaheim Ducks past Calgary Flames, 6-3
Greg Beacham, The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Although nobody on either team can explain it, the Anaheim Ducks haven't lost at home to the Calgary Flames in 11 years.

After the latest win in that bewildering streak, the Ducks are rolling into the NHL All-Star break on a run that is even more impressive than their weird mastery over the Flames.

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 30 saves, and the Ducks beat Calgary in Anaheim for the 20th consecutive time, 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Hagelin's OT goal lifts Rangers over Senators 3-2

Hagelin scores in overtime, gives Rangers come-from-behind 3-2 win over Senators
Ira Podell, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers' latest victory was hardly a masterpiece, until the final second.

A quick glance between Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan produced the winning goal on New York's only shot of overtime. Hagelin deflected in Stepan's slick backhand pass at 2:55 to give the Rangers a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Killorn has 2 goals, Lightning beat Canucks 4-1, move to 1st

Killorn has 2 goals, Lightning beat Canucks 4-1 to take over top spot in Eastern Conference
Mark Didtler, The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the All-Star break on a positive note.

Alex Killorn had two goals, Valtteri Filppula added a goal and an assist, and the Lightning took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

"They've done everything we've asked," said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper.

Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

Purcell scores pivotal goal in shootout as Oilers rally for 4th road win, beat Capitals 5-4
David Ginsburg, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - During a season in which they've already gone through two coaches and won fewer games than any team in the league, the Edmonton Oilers entered the All-Star break with a victory to savour.

Teddy Purcell scored the decisive goal in a shootout after Edmonton rallied from a two-goal deficit late in regulation, and the Oilers defeated Washington 5-4 Tuesday night to end the Capitals' seven-game home winning streak.

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