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Balanced Gophers get key win

HOCKEY

NHL

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Northwest Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

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Calgary 36 18 6 78 191 174

Vancouver 30 22 8 68 181 173

Minnesota 30 24 5 65 152 137

Edmonton 30 26 5 65 170 186

Colorado 28 33 1 57 168 194

Central Division

Detroit 40 13 8 88 232 178

Chicago 34 17 8 76 197 148

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Columbus 31 25 6 68 167 173

Nashville 30 28 4 64 151 172

St. Louis 27 26 8 62 170 180

Pacific Division

San Jose 42 9 9 93 203 145

Dallas 29 24 7 65 175 183

Anaheim 30 28 5 65 176 185

Los Angeles 26 25 9 61 157 173

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Phoenix 27 30 5 59 158 190

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

New Jersey 39 19 3 81 186 151

Philadelphia 33 17 9 75 195 171

N.Y. Rangers 31 24 8 70 153 174

Pittsburgh 30 26 6 66 186 191

N.Y. Islanders 18 36 7 43 148 204

Northeast Division

Boston 42 12 8 92 212 138

Montreal 32 22 7 71 187 184

Buffalo 31 24 7 69 182 173

Toronto 24 26 12 60 187 224

Ottawa 23 28 9 55 149 172

Southeast Division

Washington 39 18 5 83 207 179

Florida 31 22 8 70 169 166

Carolina 32 26 5 69 166 181

Tampa Bay 20 29 12 52 155 196

Atlanta 22 34 6 50 183 218

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss.

THURSDAY

Boston 6, Anaheim 0

Carolina 2, Buffalo 1, SO

Washington 4, Atlanta 3

New Jersey 4, Colorado 0

Florida 2, N.Y. Rangers 1

Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, SO

San Jose 2, Ottawa 1

Nashville 4, Phoenix 1

St. Louis 3, Dallas 1

Columbus 1, Edmonton 0

TODAY

Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Florida at New Jersey, noon

Washington at Boston, noon

Anaheim at Dallas, 2 p.m.

San Jose at Montreal, 6 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m.

Carolina at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.

Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.

Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

BASKETBALL

NBA

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Denver 38 20 .655 —

Portland 35 22 .614 21⁄2

Utah 35 23 .603 3

Minnesota 18 39 .316 191⁄2

Oklahoma City 13 44 .228 241⁄2

Southwest Division

San Antonio 39 17 .696 —

Houston 37 21 .638 3

New Orleans 34 22 .607 5

Dallas 34 23 .596 51⁄2

Memphis 15 42 .263 241⁄2

Pacific Division

L.A. Lakers 48 10 .828 —

Phoenix 32 25 .561 151⁄2

Golden State 20 37 .351 271⁄2

L.A. Clippers 15 43 .259 33

Sacramento 12 47 .203 361⁄2

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 46 13 .780 —

Philadelphia 28 28 .500 161⁄2

New Jersey 26 32 .448 191⁄2

New York 24 33 .421 21

Toronto 23 36 .390 23

Southeast Division

Orlando 42 15 .737 —

Atlanta 32 25 .561 10

Miami 30 26 .536 111⁄2

Charlotte 23 35 .397 191⁄2

Washington 13 44 .228 29

Central Division

Cleveland 44 12 .786 —

Detroit 27 29 .482 17

Milwaukee 28 32 .467 18

Chicago 26 32 .448 19

Indiana 25 35 .417 21

THURSDAY

Houston 93, Cleveland 74

L.A. Lakers 132, Phoenix 106

TODAY

Detroit at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m.

Miami at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York, 6:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Portland at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Denver, 8 p.m.

Cleveland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Charlotte at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

New York at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m.

Houston at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Utah, 8 p.m.

Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Braden, LHP Dana Eveland, LHP Gio Gonzalez, RHP Sean Gallagher, RHP Henry Rodriguez, C Landon Powell, C Kurt Suzuki and INF Daric Barton on one-year contracts.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with 1B Doug Mientkiewicz on a minor league contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with OF Tony Gwynn, INF Hernan Iribarren, LHP Manny Parra and LHP Chase Wright on one-year contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Lincecum on a one-year contract.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS—Released G Derrick Dockery and TE Robert Royal.

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Tendered contract offers to LB Brandon Johnson and LB Rashad Jeanty.

DALLAS COWBOYS—Released QB Brad Johnson.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed C Jeff Saturday to a three-year contract.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed S Gibril Wilson to a multiyear contract. Re-signed S Yeremiah Bell to a four-year contract.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed DE Jayme Mitchell to a two-year deal contract. Re-signed DB Charles Gordon. Tendered contract offers to DL Fred Evans and FB Naufahu Tahi.

NEW YORK JETS—Released G Brandon Moore, RB Noah Herron and DE Sean Conover.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Tendered contract offers to WR Hank Baskett, OL Nick Cole and LB Tank Daniels.

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