NHL roundup


Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

Rangers hit scoring slump, drop two straight after break

Henrik Lundqvist can do only so much to help the New York Rangers. The star goalie is playing well, yet his margin of error is getting slimmer every night as the Broadway Blueshirts look to find the offense that has suddenly left them.

NHL roundup

Kevan Miller scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, Tuukka Rask stopped 43 shots, and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Thursday night.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

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MORE PRO HOCKEY

Brodeur joins Blues as adviser, won't rule out return to New Jersey

Martin Brodeur may one day return to the New Jersey Devils, where he won three Stanley Cups and cemented his place as the goaltender with more wins than any other in NHL history.

NHL roundup

Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

Brodeur to retire and join Blues' front office

Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.

UCONN

Must win for UConn men? Maybe not

The UConn men's basketball team left battered and beaten up, limping out of Fifth Third Arena after suffering a brutal 70-58 loss to Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference game Thursday.

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona's smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night.

Top-ranked Kentucky keeps rolling as Cauley-Stein goes missing

Dress him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of blue jeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn College downs Williams in men's hockey

Ryan Mowery had a goal and an assist as Connecticut College bested Williams on Friday night, 3-1, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey game.

Local calendar

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PROFESSIONAL

Roger that: Goodell says NFL learned from mistakes

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

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CT SUN

Sun welcome Little, Stricklen from Seattle

The Connecticut Sun acquired forward Camille Little and guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen from the Seattle Storm on Wednesday in exchange for guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 3 and 15 overall picks in this year's WNBA Draft.

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Providence at St. John's.

Noon, ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin at Iowa.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Auburn at Tennessee.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Tech at West Virginia.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

Noon, NBCSN - NCAA men: Davidson at St. Joseph's.

Noon, NESN, YES - NCAA men: Boston College at Clemson.

Noon, WCCT - NCAA men: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Arkansas at Florida.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: South Florida at Tulsa.

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kansas State at Kansas.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Iowa State.

2 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Villanova at DePaul.

2 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

2 p.m., YES - NCAA men: Butler at Marquette.

4 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: North Carolina at Louisville.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Wichita State at Northern Iowa.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Georgia at South Carolina.

4 p.m., CSN - NCAA men: William & Mary at James Madison.

4 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: George Washington at Rhode Island.

6 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas at Baylor.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Purdue at Northwestern.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Duke at Virginia.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Central Florida at Southern Methodist.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Towson at Hofstra.

9 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Memphis at Gonzaga.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Cal Poly at UC Davis.

Football

9 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NFL Honors Award Show from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

4 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: New Hampshire at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils.

Motorcycle Racing

10 p.m., FS1 - AMA Supercross from Anaheim, Calif.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Newcastle at Hull City.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Leicester at Manchester United.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - Premier League: Manchester City at Chelsea.

Tennis

3 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN - Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray in Australian Open men's final from Melbourne.

Track & Field

4:30 p.m., NBCSN - Armory Invitational from New York.