The Vancouver moms might have to become regulars on the Canucks' road show. Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots to end a five-game losing streak and the Canucks won their second straight road game with their mothers in the stands, holding off the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby failed to extend a career-high seven-game goal-scoring streak and an 11-game run of 12 goals and 22 points in Thursday night's 3-0 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun Toronto 117-112 on Wednesday night. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter.
Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women's team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night.
Canadian sprinter Dushane Farrier, 26, has been barred four years after testing positive for SARM S-22 at the Canadian track and field championships last July 3 in Edmonton. SARMS are a class of hormones that produce similar effects to anabolic steroids.
One of eight new events at the Lillehammer Youth Olympics will be the monobob, which is exactly the way it sounds: solo bobsleigh. Women's ski jumping was at Innsbruck 2012 before the sport's Olympic debut in Sochi.
Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, the Calgary Flames' top two scorers, and rugged winger Lance Bouma have apologized to their teammates, fans and the organization after being scratched from Tuesday's game against Toronto for being late to practice the previous day.