CALGARY – Mike Cammalleri scored twice Friday night to lead the Calgary Flames to their fourth straight win, a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
CHICAGO – Evgeni Malkin gave the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins a full two points in the standings with one powerful shot.Malkin, the NHL points leader, scored on a power play at 1:36 of overtime to give the Penguins a 5-4 victory over Chicago on Friday night in the first game of a five-game trip.
WINNIPEG – Alexandre Bolduc scored twice as the Manitoba Moose breezed past the Peoria Rivermen 4-0 in AHL action Friday.Guillaume Desbiens and Dusty Collins also scored for the league-leading Moose who improved to 40-17-0-5.
CLEVELAND – Jason Bacashihua stopped 31 shots as the Lake Erie Monsters shut out the Toronto Marlies 2-0 in AHL play Friday.After two scoreless periods, Monsters forward Matt Hendricks broke the stalemate with a power-play goal at 10:22 in the third.
HAMILTON – Michael Duco scored twice as the Rochester Americans beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-1 in AHL action Friday.Karl Stewart and Shawn Matthias also scored for last-place Rochester, which improved to 23-32-0-5.
DETROIT – Chris Osgood made 30 saves in his return to Detroit’s lineup after a four-game break, leading the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA – Mathieu Schneider scored on a power play at 3:21 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Time is ticking for NHL general managers.As the league heads into the final stretch before Wednesday’s trade deadline, several are still pondering key questions that will help determine how big the fireworks will be during the NHL’s annual swap meet.
TORONTO – The NHL Players’ Association has filled its vacant ombudsmen role with a familiar face.Former Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove has accepted the role on an interim basis, replacing Eric Lindros.
BOSTON – The Boston Bruins placed forward Petteri Nokelainen on injured reserve on Friday and recalled forward Vladimir Sobotka on an emergency basis from their AHL affiliate in Providence.
TORONTO – It didn’t take the National Hockey League very long to punish Brendan Witt.The New York Islanders defenceman has been suspended five games by the NHL after elbowing Toronto’s Niklas Hagman in the head on Thursday night.
TORONTO – Hockey Hall of Famer Jim Gregory is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in the NHL’s Toronto office.The league’s senior vice-president of hockey operations had the heart attack on Thursday afternoon, according to nhl.
TORONTO – They’re doing it in honour of their parents, deceased friends and former hockey coaches. But above all, NHL players are choosing to give back in support of the international humanitarian organization Right To Play.
TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning is cutting season ticket prices, with some 4,000 seats available for just US$239 for the 2009-10 season.
PHILADELPHIA – Daniel Briere’s return to the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup has come at a price.The team had two players claimed off waivers Friday as Montreal picked up forward Glen Metropolit and Vancouver grabbed defenceman Ossi Vaananen.
Scoring summaries from Thursday’s NHL games:Blue Jackets 1 at Oilers 0First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties – Stortini Edm (cross-checking) 2:34, Nash Clb (interference) 3:33, Torres Clb, Strudwick Edm (fighting) 10:50, Boll Clb (unsportsmanlike) 13:49.
Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:National Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES-Recalled F David Van der Gulik from Quad City (AHL).CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Recalled G Antti Niemi from Rockford (AHL).
DALLAS – Chris Mason made 41 saves, and rookie T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues’ 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
EDMONTON – Steve Mason faced just 19 in his eighth shutout of the season and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a two-game losing skid, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 in a key Western Conference clash Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Arnott scored an unassisted goal 54 seconds after Phoenix tied it in the second, and the Nashville Predators beat the Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.