Stempniak, Kreider score two each in Rangers' 4-3 win


The New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes both scored a pair of power-play goals. However, when the Rangers roared back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 4-3 victory Thursday night, it was a power play the Coyotes didn't receive that had the...

NHL roundup

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season.

Rangers keep on winning without Lundqvist and Nash

The New York Rangers have proven they can thrive without No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Now they are even finding ways to win when leading scorer Rick Nash is sidelined, too.

COLUMNS

The ultimate teacher is back in the game

It has been suggested that the greatest teachers endure through inspiration, evidenced by what one...

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NHL roundup

Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

NHL roundup

Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston's four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 6-2 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

NHL roundup

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

UCONN

Ex-Husky Hamilton retires after 14 NBA seasons

Richard “Rip” Hamilton, one of a select number of basketball players to win both an NCAA and NBA championship, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Huskies hold off the Pirates

Ryan Boatright scored 16 points and freshman Daniel Hamilton grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to lead UConn to a 60-49 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 11 Mississippi State 69-50 on Thursday night to clinch a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

College basketball roundup

Top-ranked Kentucky fought off a slow start to cruise to a 74-56 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night to keep its undefeated season on track.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: St. Bernard boys win ECC tourney opener in OT

John Vogt banked home a short jumper with five seconds left in overtime to give seventh-seeded St. Bernard School a 61-60 victory over No. 10 Plainfield in the playdown round of the Eastern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball tournament...

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.

Major League Baseball notes

Alex Rodriguez walked into the clubhouse at the New York Yankees spring training complex, slipped on his uniform for the first time in more than a year and quietly launched his comeback from a season-long suspension caused by performance-enhancing...

CT SUN

Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of women’s college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.

WNBA All-Star game will return to Mohegan Sun

The WNBA’s best players are headed back to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 practice from Hampton, Ga.

11:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

1 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup QuickTrip 500 practice from Hampton, Ga.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

5:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup QuickTrip 500 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Siena at Quinnipiac.

6:45 p.m., www.theday.com - High school girls: New London at Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Manhattan at Iona.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans.

8 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Ohio at Akron.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Pennsylvania at Brown.

8 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Providence at Villanova.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Valparaiso at Cleveland State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers.

Boxing

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Johnny Garcia vs. Cletus Seldin in a junior welterweight bout from Huntington, N.Y.

10:30 p.m., FS1 - Diego De La Hoya vs. Manuel Roman in a super bantamweight bout and Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara in a bantamweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa. (taped today)

2 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - LPGA Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils.

Tennis

8 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Dubai Championship from United Arab Emirates; WTA: Qatar Total Open from Doha; ATP: Argentina Open from Buenos Aires.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Abierto Mexicano Telcel from Acapulco, Mexico.