St. Louis sent a starting goalie to an early exit for the seventh this time season, in a 6-3 win over Toronto. Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (RY'-muhr) left in the opening period after the Blues scored for the third time on 15 shots.
Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist, and Craig Anderson made 40 saves in the Ottawa Senators 2-1 win over Buffalo. The Montreal Canadiens lost their second in a row after going 9-0-and-1. Claude Giroux (juh-ROO') scored the game-winner and had an assist as Philadelphia edged Montreal 2-1.
Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN') had two goals and an assist, along with one of Colorado's two shootout goals, in a 4-3 victory over Winnipeg. Jarome Iginla scored twice in the Boston Bruins' 4-2 win at Edmonton. Brad Marchand's short-handed goal made it 3-0 in the opening period. The Oilers have allowed an N-H-L-high seven short-handed goals this season.
Chris Butler ended a long and tumultuous day for the Flames when he scored with four seconds left in overtime to give Calgary a 2-1 win over Carolina. Butler says it was a tough morning when team president Brian Burke came to the locker-room to tell them that general manager Jay Feaster and his assistant John Weisbrod had been fired. Burke will handle the G-M's duties on an interim basis
O-H-L -Â Windsor doubled PeterboroÂ 4-2, Erie dumped Niagara 7-2, and North Bay topped Barrie 4-2.
Junior "B" Hockey - G-O-J-H-L -Â Waterloo Siskins topped the Brantford 99er's 5-3 last nightÂ at the Gretzky Centre.Â 99er's are in Brampton tonight to face the Bombers.
Allan Cup Hockey - tonight atÂ 7:30 at the Civic Centre Brantford Blast host the Dundas Real McCoys.
N-F-LÂ THURSDAY NIGHT - Denver quarterback Peyton Manning didn't get on the field as much as he's used to, and the Broncos lost at home for the first time
this season. Philip Rivers led a ball-control offence while throwing for 166 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's 27-20 win over the Broncos. The Chargers ran the ball 44 times and kept the ball for almost 39 minutes.
Canadian Olympic women's hockey coach Dan Church resigned less than two months before the start of the Sochi (SOH'-chee) Games. Church says he felt others lacked confidence in his ability to lead Canada to a fourth straight gold medal. The announcement was made hours before Canada's 5-1 exhibition loss to the United States.