NHL

Devils D Ben Lovejoy pledges brain for concussion research

BOSTON (AP) New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to make such a pledge. More than 2,500 retired athletes and military veterans have pledged their brains to the ...

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New Jersey eyes cutting horse tracks in on internet gambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling. The state Assembly is due to vote Thursday on a bill that would authorize tracks to offer internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement with an Atlantic City casino or an online affiliate of ...

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Simmonds has goal and assist, Flyers beat Oilers 4-2 (Dec 06, 2017)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Wednesday night for their second straight victory after losing 10 in a row. Jordan Weal, Dale Weise and Michael Raffl also scored, Claude Giroux added two assists, and Brian Elliott made 24 saves. Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored ...

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LA Kings keep win streak alive with a 5-2 victory over Wild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik scored two third-period goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings past the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. His second goal gave Gaborik 400 for his career. It came off an assist from Anze Kopitar, the 500th of his career. Jake Muzzin, Adrian Kempe and Kopitar also scored for ...

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Underperforming Wild trying to pick up the defensive pace

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher sounded like the concerned parent of a needing-to-be-punished teenager recently when he was assessing for reporters his team’s performance nearing the one-third mark of the season. ”Incredibly disappointing,” Fletcher said. After a franchise-best 49 victories in head coach Bruce Boudreau’s first year to post the fifth-best record in the NHL, ...

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Sabres loan Matt Moulson to Kings’ AHL affiliate

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres are shipping Matt Moulson to California to continue playing after the underachieving winger cleared waivers. The Sabres loaned Moulson to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, rather than their nearby affiliate, the Rochester Americans. Ontario is the top minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. General manager Jason Botterill ...

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