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UPDATED NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 15

Saturday, Dec. 18
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 pm (NFL Network)

Sunday, Dec. 19
Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 pm (FOX)
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 pm (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 pm (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, 1:00 pm (FOX)
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 pm (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 1:00 pm (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 pm (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos, 4:05 pm (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 pm (CBS)
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 pm (NBC)

Monday, Dec. 20
Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns, 5:00 pm (NFL Network)
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 8:15 pm (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 21
Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:00 pm (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 7:00 pm (FOX)

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

BAHAMAS BOWL

MIDDLE TENNESSEE 31, TOLEDO 24

CURE BOWL

COASTAL CAROLINA 47, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 41

DIII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (CANTON, OHIO)

MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR 57, NORTH CENTRAL (IL) 24

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 20,  JAMES MADISON 14 — FCS SEMIFINALS

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

BOCA RATON BOWL

APPALACHIAN STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY

11 A.M. | ESPN

CELEBRATION BOWL

JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

12 P.M. | ABC

MONTANA STATE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE — FCS SEMIFINALS

2 P.M. | ESPN2

NEW MEXICO BOWL

FRESNO STATE VS. UTEP

2:15 P.M. | ESPN

INDEPENDENCE BOWL

NO. 13 BYU VS. UAB

3:30 P.M. | ABC

LENDINGTREE BOWL

EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. LIBERTY

5:45 P.M. | ESPN

LA BOWL

OREGON STATE VS. UTAH STATE

7:30 P.M. | ABC

DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (MCKINNEY, TEXAS)

FERRIS STATE VS. VALDOSTA STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPNU

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

NO. 23 LOUISIANA VS. MARSHALL

9:15 P.M. | ESPN

MONDAY, DEC. 20

MYRTLE BEACH BOWL

TULSA VS. OLD DOMINION

2:30 P.M. | ESPN

TUESDAY, DEC. 21

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

KENT STATE VS. WYOMING

3:30 P.M. | ESPN

FRISCO BOWL

NO. 24 SAN DIEGO STATE VS. UTSA

7:30 P.M. | ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

ARMED FORCES BOWL

MISSOURI VS. ARMY

8 P.M. | ESPN

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

FRISCO FOOTBALL CLASSIC

MIAMI (OHIO) VS. NORTH TEXAS

3:30 P.M. | ESPN

GASPARILLA BOWL

FLORIDA VS. UCF

7 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, DEC. 24

HAWAI’I BOWL

MEMPHIS VS. HAWAI’I

8 P.M. | ESPN

SATURDAY, DEC. 25

CAMELLIA BOWL

BALL STATE VS. GEORGIA STATE

2:30 P.M. | ESPN

MONDAY, DEC. 27

QUICK LANE BOWL

WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. NEVADA

11 A.M. | ESPN

MILITARY BOWL

EAST CAROLINA VS. BOSTON COLLEGE

2:30 P.M. | ESPN

TUESDAY, DEC. 28

BIRMINGHAM BOWL

NO. 20 HOUSTON VS. AUBURN

12 P.M. | ESPN

FIRST RESPONDER BOWL

AIR FORCE VS. LOUISVILLE

3:15 P.M. | ESPN

LIBERTY BOWL

TEXAS TECH VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE

6:45 P.M. | ESPN

HOLIDAY BOWL

NO. 18 NC STATE VS. UCLA

8 P.M. | FOX

GUARANTEED RATE BOWL

MINNESOTA VS. WEST VIRGINIA

10:15 P.M. | ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29

FENWAY BOWL

VIRGINIA VS. SMU

11 A.M. | ESPN

PINSTRIPE BOWL

VIRGINIA TECH VS. MARYLAND

2:15 P.M. | ESPN

CHEEZ-IT BOWL

NO. 19 CLEMSON VS. IOWA STATE

5:45 P.M. | ESPN

ALAMO BOWL

NO. 14 OREGON VS. NO. 16 OKLAHOMA

9:15 P.M. | ESPN

THURSDAY, DEC. 30

DUKE’S MAYO BOWL

NORTH CAROLINA VS. SOUTH CAROLINA

11:30 A.M. | ESPN

MUSIC CITY BOWL

TENNESSEE VS. PURDUE

3 P.M. | ESPN

PEACH BOWL

NO. 10 MICHIGAN STATE VS. NO. 12 PITTSBURGH

7 P.M. | ESPN

LAS VEGAS BOWL

WISCONSIN VS. ARIZONA STATE

10:30 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, DEC. 31

GATOR BOWL

NO. 17 WAKE FOREST VS. NO. 25 TEXAS A&M

11 A.M. | ESPN

SUN BOWL

WASHINGTON STATE VS. MIAMI (FL)

12 P.M. | CBS

ARIZONA BOWL

CENTRAL MICHIGAN VS. BOISE STATE

2 P.M. | BARSTOOL SPORTS

COTTON BOWL CLASSIC (COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL)

NO. 1 ALABAMA VS. NO. 4 CINCINNATI

3:30 P.M. | ESPN

ORANGE BOWL (COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL)

NO. 2 MICHIGAN VS. NO. 3 GEORGIA

7:30 P.M. | ESPN

SATURDAY, JAN. 1

OUTBACK BOWL

NO. 21 ARKANSAS VS. PENN STATE

12 P.M. | ESPN2

CITRUS BOWL

NO. 15 IOWA VS. NO. 22 KENTUCKY

1 P.M. | ABC

FIESTA BOWL

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 9 OKLAHOMA STATE

1 P.M. | ESPN

ROSE BOWL

NO. 6 OHIO STATE VS. NO. 11 UTAH

5 P.M. | ESPN

SUGAR BOWL

NO. 7 BAYLOR VS. NO. 8 OLE MISS

8:45 P.M. | ESPN

TUESDAY, JAN. 4

TEXAS BOWL

KANSAS STATE VS. LSU

9 P.M. | ESPN

MONDAY, JAN. 10

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

8 P.M. | ESPN

TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CREIGHTON 79 #9 VILLANOVA 59

TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#4 ARIZONA 82 NORTHERN ARIZONA 55

#16 S. FLORIDA 62 HIGH POINT 46

NBA SCOREBOARD

MIAMI 115 ORLANDO 105

DENVER 133 ATLANTA 115

GOLDEN STATE 111 BOSTON 107

NEW ORLEANS 116 MILWAUKEE 112, OT

SAN ANTONIO 128 UTAH 126

MINNESOTA 110 LA LAKERS 92

PORTLAND 125 CHARLOTTE 116

MEMPHIS 124 SACRAMENTO 105

NHL SCOREBOARD

VEGAS 3 NY RANGERS 2

PITTSBURGH 3 BUFFALO 2

ST. LOUIS 4 DALLAS 1

WASHINGTON 5 WINNIPEG 2

NASHVILLE 3 CHICAGO 2

ARIZONA 6 ANAHEIM 5

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Three NFL games moved due to COVID-19 outbreaks

(AP) — The NFL has moved three games because of COVID-19 outbreaks: Las Vegas at Cleveland from Saturday to Monday; and Seattle at the Los Angeles Rams and Washington at Philadelphia from Sunday to Tuesday.

The Browns could have been without as many as 16 regulars on Saturday, so the game is now scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. EST Monday. It will be televised by NFL Network.

Washington and Philadelphia will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, as will the Seahawks and Rams. Both games will be televised by Fox and available on Sunday Ticket.

“We have made these schedule changes based on medical advice and after discussion with the NFLPA as we are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week resulting in a substantial increase in cases across the league,” the NFL said in a statement. “We continue to make decisions in consultation with medical experts to ensure the health and safety of the NFL community.”

Previously, the NFL did not plan to move any games because of coronavirus outbreaks. It even said forfeits “could be in play.” But recent developments with the omicron strain of COVID-19 has changed the league’s thinking – as did several outbreaks across the league entering Week 15 of the season.

“We will make every effort, consistent with the underlying health and safety principles, to play our full schedule within the current 18 weeks,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo sent to the 32 clubs and obtained by the AP. “Each team is obligated to have its team ready to play at the scheduled time and place. There is no right to postpone a game, and games will not be postponed or rescheduled because of roster issues affecting a particular position group or particular number of players.

“If games are postponed, we will make every effort to minimize the competitive and economic burden on the participating teams.”

The moves were not looked at kindly by some players.

“I pay my player dues just to get lied to and the rules bent!” Raiders linebacker K.J. Wright tweeted at the league and the players’ union. “If it was the other way around I swear we would be playing tomorrow.”

Eagles safety Rodney McLeod tweeted: “So we have to suffer, and compromise our schedule because of another teams mistake. Make it make sense!”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also suggested future game preparation should be taken into consideration.

“Yes, that’s a big concern. Anytime you play Thursday game or this is like a Friday game, I think it’s a big burden on the players,” he said. “It’s a big burden on the recovery time. It’s not what their bodies want to do. They’re trained to have a whole week to recover and they don’t get it.

“Now, if our game (vs. Chicago on Dec. 26) could move back to Monday, that would help us some. I don’t know, that would kind of get in the middle of the next week as well. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m not a fan of that for the player sake.”

Last season, in the midst of the coronavirus, the NFL completed its season on schedule, but had to reschedule 15 games, some to midweek. In July, Goodell warned teams that no games would be rescheduled under such circumstances and, instead, forfeits could happen.

Earlier Friday, Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive for COVID-19 and was immediately isolated from the team.

Payton, who is vaccinated and tested positive in 2020 for the coronavirus, will remain isolated for 10 days unless he meets the league requirements for a fully vaccinated individual to return to the team environment.

The Saints said defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has been assigned head coaching duties for Sunday night’s game at Tampa Bay. Payton is expected to return for New Orleans’ game against the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 27.

The positive test for Payton comes after he missed practice Wednesday when the club said he was “under the weather” but had tested negative. Payton was back at practice and meetings on Thursday.

Payton’s positive test came as COVID-19 cases spiked across the NFL in recent days, mirroring trends seen in the general population.

Three Saints players – defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Mark Ingram and receiver Ty Montgomery – did not play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of positive COVID-19 tests. But all have been activated from New Orleans’ reserve/COVID-19 list.

“Nobody can sit here and try to be Sean,” Ingram said. “He’s his own person and his own coach and what he brings to the table is irreplaceable. … We’re all leaning on each other and we’re all going to fight for each other. We going to hold it down for Sean as long as he’s gone.”

“There’s so many other people (around the NFL) that are positive this week. We just hope that everyone stays safe, everyone stays healthy and everyone recovers quickly.”

The Saints (6-7) snapped a five-game skid when they beat the Jets 30-9 and remain in contention for one of the NFC’s wild-card playoff spots with four regular-season games remaining.

In Week 2 of this season, the Saints were without numerous assistant coaches because of a virus outbreak, but Payton was not among those which tested positive. Payton was among the first NFL employees known to have contracted COVID-19 in the spring of 2020.

Also Friday:

-Washington put Taylor Heinicke on the COVID-19 list, making the team’s quarterback plan for the upcoming game at Philadelphia a complete uncertainty.

Based on updated league rules, Heinicke could still play if he tests negative twice this weekend and remains asymptomatic. Backup Kyle Allen entered coronavirus protocol on Tuesday and also remains a possibility if he is cleared.

Practice squad QB Kyle Shurmur would be in line to start if neither Heinicke nor Allen is available. He played at Vanderbilt and is the son of Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Washington also signed Garrett Gilbert off New England’s practice squad on Friday. Gilbert has one NFL start with Dallas but is familiar with coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner from their time together in 2018 with the Carolina Panthers.

With the addition of Heinicke and the removal of center Keith Ismael from the COVID-19 list, Washington has 21 players unavailable for virus-related reasons, including two players on injured reserve and two on the practice squad. The defense and special teams units have been decimated, with defensive tackles Jonathan Allen and Matt Ioannidis, pass rushers Montez Sweat and James-Smith Williams and safety Kamren Curl out. But the delay until Tuesday gives Washington a better chance of getting Allen, Sweat and others back.

Washington (6-7) is currently in the final NFC wild-card spot going into Week 15 at the Eagles, who are also 6-7 and coming off their bye week.

-With Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum on COVID-19 reserve, the Cleveland Browns are signing quarterback Kyle Lauletta, who spent training camp with the team. Lauletta’s agent announced the move on Twitter.

Third-string quarterback Nick Mullens is slated to start. He made 16 starts over three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney joined the team’s massive COVID-19 list after a positive test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Clowney tested positive along with linebackers Mack Wilson Sr. and Tony Fields, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the results of testing.

-Chicago added backup quarterback Andy Dalton and cornerback Duke Shelley to the COVID-19 list. It also activated offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson, giving the Bears 13 players on the list. That includes receiver Allen Robinson, nose tackle Eddie Goldman and cornerback Artie Burns.

-The Panthers have added third-string QB Matt Barkley to the COVID-19 list. The team sequestered backup P.J. Walker to remote meetings earlier this week when Barkley became ill. They are monitoring the status of Cam Newton and Walker. If both of them wind up testing positive, Sam Darnold could be elevated from injured reserve – but only if his shoulder is cleared medically first.

-Buffalo placed starting left tackle Dion Dawkins on the COVID-19 list, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday against Carolina.

-Miami’s Myles Gaskin was cleared to return to practice. The Dolphins had three running backs on the COVID-19 list before Gaskin was cleared. They play the Jets on Sunday.

BILLS QB ALLEN EXPECTED TO START SUNDAY AGAINST CAROLINA

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills quarterback Josh Allen is expected to start Sunday against Carolina after he got hurt last weekend against Tampa Bay.

Allen sprained his left foot in the second half of Buffalo’s 33-27 overtime loss to the Buccaneers.

“They’re comfortable with where he’s at and he continues to trend in the right direction,” coach Sean McDermott said Friday.

That’s welcome news for the 7-6 Bills, who are fighting for an AFC wild card after losing three of their last four games. Allen nearly led the Bills to a comeback win over the Bucs, passing for 308 yards and gaining 109 on the ground.

Allen could be without his starting left tackle against the Panthers after Dion Dawkins was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It’s the second time Dawkins has contracted the coronavirus; he detailed his scary bout with the disease earlier this summer after he was hospitalized.

“That’s the first place your mind goes to, how this person will handle it,” McDermott said. “In this case he’s had it before, certainly had some challenges there. We’re going to do all we can to support him and make sure that No. 1 he is as healthy as possible, or can get as healthy as possible as soon as possible.”

Dawkins is vaccinated, so he has not yet been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

As a precautionary measure, the Bills shifted to virtual meetings on Friday morning.

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with a knee injury. Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (toe) and running back Taiwan Jones (knee) are questionable.

NETS BRINGING BACK KYRIE IRVING TO PLAY IN ROAD GAMES

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving is rejoining the Brooklyn Nets, who need help and will settle for it on a part-time basis.

The Nets decided Friday that Irving would come back to practice and play in road games, even though he remains unable to play at home because he doesn’t meet New York City’s vaccine mandate.

The Nets originally determined that Irving wouldn’t play with them at all until he could play in all games. But worried about the heavy workload on Kevin Durant and short-handed with seven players unavailable because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Nets figured they couldn’t pass up the chance to add the All-Star guard.

“We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players and after careful consideration of our current circumstances, including players missing games due to injuries and health and safety protocols,” general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. “We believe that the addition of Kyrie will not only make us a better team but allow us to more optimally balance the physical demand on the entire roster.”

Members of New York’s pro and college teams must be vaccinated against the coronavirus to be able to play in public arenas. Irving refused to get vaccinated and hasn’t practiced with the Nets since October.

Given that layoff, it’s unclear how soon he will be ready to play. But the Nets, despite leading the Eastern Conference with a 21-8 record, are in need of healthy bodies.

Starters James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre’ Bembry are in health and safety protocols, along with Paul Millsap, Bruce Brown, James Johnson and Jevon Carter.

It’s forced Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, to play far more minutes than the Nets would like. Coach Steve Nash said Thursday he wanted to get him rest, and the Nets have said Durant will rest a sore right ankle Saturday against Orlando in the opening night of a back-to-back.

The Nets figure to face some criticism for bringing Irving back now, as coronavirus cases rise and more players are testing positive and being forced into protocols.

But with Harden still struggling at times after a hamstring injury in the playoffs, the Nets have been unable to come close to the offense that last season was one of the NBA’s most potent. Irving, who averaged 26.9 points last season, should help get them back close to it.

He will still have to sit out road games against the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors unless he is vaccinated, but the Nets will be able to have him for everything else as long as he continues to test negative.

Irving is allowed to practice at home, as the Nets’ training facility was deemed a private venue.

Irving will face stricter rules if he remains an unvaccinated player, though additional mask-wearing and testing are returning anyway later this month.

AD HURTS ANKLE, THEN LEAVES DEPLETED LAKERS WITH KNEE INJURY

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis sustained two different injuries in the game at Minnesota on Friday night, first hurting his right ankle and then his left knee.

Coach Frank Vogel said Davis would get an MRI exam on Saturday. He had just nine points and one rebound in 20 minutes of the 110-92 loss to the Timberwolves.

Late in the first quarter, Davis landed on the leg of Minnesota’s Naz Reid and fell to the floor in obvious pain while clutching his right ankle. Davis was able to walk gingerly off on his own into the locker room for further examination. He had six points in 11 minutes before getting hurt.

Late in the second quarter, Davis jogged back to the bench and re-entered the game. But midway through the third quarter, the eight-time All-Star center collided with Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels and couldn’t put weight on his left knee. He left the floor again, this time for the rest of the night.

Davis missed two games last week with left knee soreness. He returned on Wednesday at Dallas with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

The Lakers were already short-handed with major COVID-19 issues. They had six players in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and Trevor Ariza also remained unavailable due to injury.

CURRY SCORES 30, HITS 5 3S AS WARRIORS BEAT CELTICS 111-107

BOSTON (AP) Stephen Curry was still aglow over becoming the NBA’s all-time 3-point shooter when the Warriors got a scare that’s becoming frighteningly common in the league – and other sports, too: Guard Jordan Poole was placed into COVID-19 protocols.

“We’re coming off the emotional roller coaster … a lot going on around the league,” Curry said after scoring 30 points in a 111-107 victory over the Celtics on Friday night. “You try not to get distracted by all the things that are outside the locker room.”

One game after breaking Ray Allen’s 3-point record at Madison Square Garden, Curry hit five 3-pointers and added a one-handed scoop shot in the final minute to help the Warriors snap a five-game losing streak against the Celtics.

Andrew Wiggins scored 27 and Kevon Looney had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who won their third straight game on an East Coast road trip to reclaim sole possession of the NBA’s best record (24-5). They wrap up the trip Toronto on Saturday.

“On a five-game trip, guaranteeing us at least three wins makes this a good trip,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Now tomorrow is more of a free swing.”

Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, and Jaylen Brown had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who placed five players in the COVID-19 protocol in the 24 hours leading up to the game. Robert Williams III grabbed 11 boards.

The crowd was peppered with fans in Curry jerseys who cheered for him and the Warriors and mustered an “M-V-P!” chant when he went to the line. But when he fouled out in the final seconds, the Boston fans stood to wave him goodbye.

In his first game since breaking Allen’s record of 2,973 3-pointers, Curry hit back-to-back 3s on his first two shots of the game, giving the Warriors an 11-point lead just four minutes in. He made his last with about 4 1/2 minutes left to complete an 8-0 run after the Celtics had cut the deficit to two points.

Boston again got within a basket – the last time on Marcus Smart’s second-chance 3 with 4.2 seconds left. But Damion Lee made a pair of free throws with 2.8 seconds to play to ice it.

COACHING MILESTONE

It was Kerr’s 400th coaching victory, in 576 games over eight seasons. He is third on the franchise win list, behind Al Attles (557) and Don Nelson (422).

“It means I’m incredibly lucky to coach a bunch of talented guys,” said Kerr, who won the NBA championship in his first season and two more in the next three years. “From my first game coaching in the NBA until now, I’ve had nothing but talented teams.”

IN THE PROTOCOL

The Celtics placed Al Horford, Grant Williams, Jabari Parker, Juancho Hernangomez and Sam Hauser in protocols. Poole went on the COVID list on Friday as well.

The NFL on Friday pushed back three games, and the NHL has shut down three teams until after their Christmas break. So far, the NBA has postponed two Chicago Bulls games.

“There’s a little PTSD from everybody in terms of what we went through last year,” Curry said. “You’re trying to make sure you stay on top of (it). I know every sports league is dealing with protocols. I hope we get it right, no matter what that means.”

The Warriors were also without Klay Thompson (Achilles tendon) and James Wiseman (knee), and Boston’s Dennis Schroder was out with a non-COVID illness.

HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT

The Celtics cut a 20-point, second-quarter deficit to 10, getting back-to-back 3-pointers from Josh Richardson and Tatum and an 18-footer from Brown to make it 64-54 just before the half.

But on the Warriors’ last possession of the half, they inbounded the ball to Curry with 0.9 seconds left. He fired up a 50-footer but Smart fouled Curry as he landed, giving him three free throws with 0.1 second on the clock; Celtics coach Ime Udoka picked up a technical, making it four.

Curry hit them all – his only points of the quarter.

“The second quarter where we gave them four points, that was kind of a gut punch,” Tatum said.

TIP-INS

Curry scored 38 and 47 against the Celtics last season – making 11 3-pointers in Boston – but the Warriors lost both matchups. … The Warriors are 7-0 on ESPN this season. … Celtics guard Romeo Langford remained on the court for an extended period after taking Wiggins’ accidental elbow to the head with about five minutes left in the first quarter. Langford made both free throws and went to the locker room; the team said he was out with neck pain.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

Celtics: Host the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

NHL SHUTS DOWN 2 MORE TEAMS FOR A WEEK AMID COVID SURGE

(AP) — Postponements and coronavirus problems for the NHL are coming at a dizzying and disquieting pace not seen since earlier in the pandemic.

The league shut down two more teams through the Christmas holiday break on Friday, eager to avoid putting all 32 on pause amid worsening COVID-19 conditions across North America. A total of 20 NHL games have now been postponed, the majority of which have come in recent days, and roughly 10% of the 700-plus players are currently in the league’s virus protocol.

While teams are reporting mostly asymptomatic or mild cases among players, the growing number of positive tests is adding to concerns that the NHL will not send its players to the Winter Olympics in China and threatening to upend a schedule for a league with seven teams in Canada that relies on cross-border travel more than any other.

“The fact that we only shut down two additional teams means we are trying to avoid a full league shutdown,” Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press by email. He added that is “obviously subject to change based on circumstances.”

All games for the Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers have been postponed through at least next weekend, and the hard-hit Calgary Flames had their shutdown extended through the Dec. 24-26 holiday break.

“It was the only call to be made,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said on a video call.

The training facilities for all three teams have been closed with the league citing “concern with the number of positive cases within the last two days as well concern for continued COVID spread in the coming days.”

In another blow to a league that relies heavily on ticket revenue, four of the five Canadian provinces that are home to NHL teams are or will soon limit venue capacity to 50%. Only Alberta, home to Edmonton and Calgary, had not announced a similar restriction and in fact was going ahead as planned with the world junior men’s hockey championship that opens Dec. 26.

More than 70 NHL players are now in protocol, including 19 on the Flames. It is a discouraing sign for the the league, where all but one player on active rosters across the league, Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi, are considered fully vaccinated. It was unclear how many have received a vaccine booster as recommended by health officials and the league.

“So far our cases have been either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic,” Flames Dr. Ian Auld said, adding that the team has four to six players with moderate symptoms such as chills that ended within 36-48 hours. “Overwhelmingly, we’ve seen mild disease, which is reassuring.”

The NHL postponed only five games during the first two months of the season, and one has already been rescheduled and played. As recently as last week, NHL Players’ Association executive director Don Fehr said the league has “been able to cope” with a few postponements so far.

That has changed rapidly.

In all, Calgary has had six games postponed, the Avalanche four and the Panthers three. The New York Islanders, Ottawa, Carolina – and now Boston and Montreal, who saw their game Saturday in Quebec called off – have all had games postponed.

Postponing this many games could threaten NHL participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, which begin Feb. 4. When the league and players agreed to participate, they left open the door to withdrawing if they need the two-and-a-half-week break to complete the season.

Daly said Friday there had been no decision made yet on the Olympics but noted the possibility is “becoming more and more difficult.” The league has until Jan. 10 to withdraw without financial penalty.

For now, the uncertainty will continue.

There was no word from the league on the Bruins’ game Sunday at Ottawa, which like Toronto and other cities in Ontario is capping venue capacity at 50% under new provincial health mandates; Manitoba, home to the Winnipeg Jets, will take a similar step Tuesday.

The Canadiens beat Philadelphia on home ice Thursday night in a mostly empty Bell Centre because of the rise of COVID-19 cases in Quebec, as required by public health officials there.

The teams that are on the ice are missing a lot of key players. The Bruins were without seven players because of COVID-19 protocol, including stars Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron – for Thursday night’s 3-1 loss at the New York Islanders. They played a man down with 11 forwards and six defensemen.

Florida had seven players in protocol on Thursday and Colorado had five, though the Avalanche went ahead with their game Thursday at Nashville, which also had several players and coaches unavailable for virus-related reasons.

The Toronto Maple Leafs canceled practice in Vancouver on Friday for precautionary reasons after captain John Tavares and forward Alexander Kerfoot were added to the protocol; the Canucks have five players in protocol. Hours later, British Columbia health officials said they would limit capacity at venues with more than 1,000 people to 50% capacity “in an effort to limit the fast-spreading COVID-19 omicron variant.”

Later, the Maple Leafs added Wayne Simmonds and Jason Spezza to the protocol.

WINNIPEG COACH MAURICE RESIGNS, LOWRY GETS INTERIM JOB

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice has resigned, saying his longtime team needs to hear a “new voice.”

The Jets announced Maurice’s decision on Friday, and said it was effective immediately. Dave Lowry, an assistant under Maurice and the father of Jets forward Adam Lowry, agreed to serve as the interim coach for the rest of the season, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said.

Winnipeg (13-11-5) has lost four of its last five games, including a 5-2 decision to the Washington Capitals on Friday night. The Jets lost 4-2 to the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

“This isn’t necessarily a bunch of negative things that stacked up on this,” Maurice said. “This was, I’ve pushed as long and as hard as I can here. I love these guys. They need a new voice, and I know that.”

Maurice said he had lost some of his passion and love for the game, and it wouldn’t have been right for him to continue under those circumstances, or fair to the players.

“I’m looking at them, like one your kids, going you need to fix something here. And it’s me,” Maurice said. “I’m not embarrassed by it. I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve done here and I get to stay that way.”

Maurice, who turns 55 on Jan. 30, coached Winnipeg into the playoffs in each of the previous four seasons. The Jets swept Edmonton in the first round in May and then were swept by Montreal in the next round.

Maurice took over as Jets coach in January 2014. He coached exactly 600 regular-season games with the franchise, going 315-223-62.

He signed a multiyear extension with the Jets in February 2020.

“Even in the real disappointing losses, I thought we worked,” Cheveldayoff said. “A lot of times you hear the terms … `He lost the room’ and stuff like that. I really didn’t think that the guys ever stopped working and I don’t think they ever stopped listening. Did they stop hearing? It’s semantics, but I think there is a different thing.”

Maurice got his first head coaching job with the then-Hartford Whalers for the 1995-96 season. He has a career record of 775-680-99-130, spending two stints with the Carolina franchise and also coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Adam Lowry said it felt like the players let Maurice down, but they’ll regroup under his dad’s leadership. He expects his father’s coaching style will be similar to Maurice.

“Paul was very prepared. Paul was very articulate in the message he wanted,” he said. “Looking at teams in the past that my dad has coached, he wants them to play fast and he wants them to play with the puck, He really just tries to hold them accountable to their actions.”

Lowry, 56, joined the Jets as an assistant coach in November 2020 after serving as head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. The former NHL player was an assistant with the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings.

“There are going to be things that Dave is going to do different,” Cheveldayoff said. “Sometimes getting uncomfortable in a player’s routine or life, that’s good. I think the players need to get a little uncomfortable here right now. We’re not in a comfortable situation. This team should be better. That’s a simple fact.”

WOODS RETURNS TO GOLF, STILL ‘LONG WAY’ FROM THE REAL THING

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods walked onto the tee for a routine pro-am round Friday and felt an unexpected dose of nerves, realizing how long it had been since he had an audience on the golf course.

The small grandstand behind the tee was packed, everyone on their feet. Spectators filled every inch behind the ropes for 95 yards down the left side of the hole. This was another must-see moment involving Woods under far different circumstances.

Ten months after Woods shattered his right leg in a car crash in suburban Los Angeles, he was back to golf at the PNC Championship with 12-year-old son Charlie.

Back to being Tiger Woods? Far from it.

Even so, the Feb. 23 images of his crumpled SUV and seeing him Friday in golf attire taking full swings and holing putts was no less remarkable.

“I haven’t hit too many tee shots and then … all of a sudden there’s people off the tee box,” Woods said. “It was an awesome day. It was just awesome to be back out there playing and being out there with my son. And we just had an absolute blast.”

They are the featured attraction at the 36-hole event that pairs parents and children, just like last year, with one big difference. A year ago, there was enormous appeal getting a look at the young son of the 15-time major champion.

Now it’s all about the father.

Nearly two dozen media, mostly cameras, waited along the circle drive and raised their equipment each time a car approached at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando. Woods fooled them again, walking in from the parking lot, just like normal.

He stopped hitting full shots over the last six holes, and he didn’t have much power on the tee shots he hit. That was to be expected. As he said two weeks ago in the Bahamas, competing in a real event at the highest level is a long way off.

“It’s just not as powerful,” Woods said. “I can’t generate the speed I used to and the body is not what it used to be. Obviously, it’s been a little banged up this year. And slowly but surely, I’ll get to where the speed will start coming back and I can start hitting the shots that I see that just aren’t quite coming off.”

There were some positive signs. After his opening drive, he stooped over with all his weight on his damaged right leg to remove the tee. At times he walked with a purposeful stride. And at times, his gait was slower and more measured.

Woods walked from the back tee to the forward tee his son is using, and then he got into a cart that he can use for a 20-team event that includes 86-year-old Gary Player and the 11-year-old son of former British Open champion Henrik Stenson.

The Masters is four months away. Augusta National is the toughest walk Woods faces in even healthy years.

“I couldn’t walk this golf course even right now, and it’s flat,” Woods said. “I don’t have the endurance. My leg is not quite right yet, and it’s going to take time. I’m a long way from playing tournament golf. This is hit it, hop in a cart and move about my business.

“Being able to play tournament golf and being able to recover, practice and train and hit balls after a round and do all the things that I need to be at a high level, I’m a long way from that.”

He did go to the range when his pro-am round was over, first as a spectator. Charlie dropped a bag of balls and began hitting wedges. Woods slowly took a seat in the grass, leaning against the back of a cart, and raised his right knee.

Before long, he slowly got up and hit wedges side-by-side with Charlie, and then they moved over to a bunker for some practice. It was light and easy, which is about all Woods is able to handle at the moment.

Woods plays in the final group on Saturday along with Justin Thomas and his father, the defending champions.

Woods and his son finished seventh last year, and then Woods had a fifth surgery on his lower back that delayed the start of his season. Then, his season and nearly his career ended when his SUV that police estimated was going at least 84 mph crashed over a median on a winding road and tumbled down a hill.

And now he’s playing golf again in a family event with major champions, riding in a cart. But it’s golf. Asked if he was amazed to be back so soon, Woods replied, “Yes and no.”

It seemed unlikely when he was immobilized for three months in a makeshift hospital bed in his house when he his primary mission was to walk on his own.

Getting to his point wasn’t by happenstance.

“We worked every day,” he said. “Even days where I didn’t feel very good, we still worked on something. There was never a day off other than those three months in bed.”

Where it leads remains unknown. For now, he was happy to be playing with his son, his first appearance this year on network television with a golf club in his hands.

INDIANA ADDS COOPER JR., PERRY TO CLOSE EARLY SIGNING PERIOD

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Tom Allen announced on Friday the signing of wide receivers Omar Cooper Jr. and Kamryn Perry to National Letters of Intent. IU welcomed 27 student-athletes in the early signing period.

Twenty of the 27 signed NLIs, while seven transfers will head to Bloomington. The seven include defensive lineman LeDarrius Cox (Ole Miss), running back Josh Henderson (University of North Carolina), linebacker Bradley Jennings Jr. (University of Miami), defensive lineman Patrick Lucas Jr. (Ole Miss), running back Shaun Shivers (Auburn University), wide receiver Emery Simmons (University of North Carolina), and defensive lineman JH Tevis (University of California).

Eight of the signees are four-star prospects, including Cooper Jr. (Rivals), defensive lineman Nick James (Rivals, ESPN), linebacker Dasan McCullough (Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports), offensive lineman DJ Moore (Rivals, ESPN), defensive back Trevell Mullen (Rivals, ESPN), running back Gi’Bran Payne (Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports), defensive lineman Venson Sneed (Rivals), and defensive lineman Richard Thomas Jr. (ESPN).

IU signed 14 defensive players and 13 offensive players. Indiana added six defensive linemen, four linebackers, and four defensive linemen on defense, and four running backs and four wide receivers, three offensive linemen and two tight ends, and one on offense.

Players signed from 11 different states, including nine from Florida, five from Ohio, three from Indiana, two each from Alabama and Texas, and one each from Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

Omar Cooper Jr.

WR • 6-1 • 185

Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North

Prep/Personal: Wide receiver for head coach Patrick Mallory at Lawrence North High School … Rivals four-star prospect … rated as the No. 155 prospect nationally, the No. 22 wide receiver nationally, and the No. 6 prospect in Indiana by Rivals … two-time Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 all-state selection … named the IFCA position award winner (wide receiver) his senior year … finished his career with 132 receptions for 2,856 yards, and 22 touchdowns … all-conference standout led Lawrence North to its first sectional championship since 1990 as a senior … teammate of IU quarterback Donaven McCulley … parents are Vnemina and Omar Cooper … born on Dec. 14, 2003.

Kamryn Perry

WR • 5-9 • 170

Marietta, Ga./Marietta

Prep/Personal: Wide receiver for head coach Richard Morgan at Marietta High School … first-team all-region selection as a senior … caught 63 passes for 1,116 yards and 20 touchdowns … parents are Katina and Reggie Perry.

BRADY ALLEN NAMED INDIANA MR. FOOTBALL

Gibson Southern quarterback Brady Allen was named Indiana’s Mr. football on Friday after leading Gibson Southern to the 3A State championship this season.

“It means the world,” Allen said. “You grow up thinking about winning honors like this and to do it is special. We had a special year this year — coach Hart, my team, I can’t thank those guys enough and this community for supporting me. It’s a dream come true. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to go out.”

Allen is now the first Purdue recruit to win this award since its inception back in 1992. Allen was named on 51% of the ballots returned from the Indiana football coaches Association. Cayden Curry of Center Grove was second in the balloting and Westfield’s Micah Hauser finished third.

Allen, who finished as the state’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns with 149 for his four-year career, closed out his high school career on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium with 398 passing yards and five touchdowns in a 45-35 win over Brebeuf Jesuit in the 3A state finals.

“I knew what kind of worker he was and what kind of program we had and the kind of people in our program,” Brady’s father, Chris Allen said. “If they got a chance to make a run, we knew some people would get a chance to see him that normally wouldn’t see him. But it’s a blessing. It’s exciting for him and his community, his teammates and coaches. I never envisioned it at all. But we’re super excited for him.”

Allen completed 68.7% of his passes as a senior for 4,253 yards (third in state history for a single season) and 58 touchdowns with six interceptions. An amazing stat: In six tournament games this season, Allen threw for 1,942 yards and 23 touchdowns. For his career, Allen finished with 11,918 passing yards (second in state history behind Evansville Mater Dei’s Jake Schiff 20 years ago) and rushed for 300 yards and 17 TDs.

RHIT FOOTBALL – MICHAEL STEVENS NAMED ALL-AMERICAN BY D3FOOTBALL.COM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Michael Stevens has been named a third-team All-American by D3football.com in results released by the national website at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night.

Stevens becomes the 22nd All-American in the history of the Rose-Hulman football program and the 106th All-American in Fightin’ Engineer athletic history.  By earning third-team All-American honors, Stevens solidifes himself as one of the top 9 linebackers in NCAA Division III football this season.

The award is part of a career for Stevens that included Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2021; first-team all-region honors from D3football.com in 2020; and two first-team all-HCAC awards.

Stevens was named a preseason All-American prior to the 2021 season by College Football America and Lindy’s College Football Preview and lived up to the billing this season.  He recorded 81 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception return for a touchdown and 2 blocked kicks during the season.

Stevens also saved his best performances for some of Rose-Hulman’s top opponents.  He recorded 11 tackles with 2 blocked kicks against Wabash; 11 tackles and 1 fumble recovery at Trine; and 11 tackles at Hope.

The 4-year varsity letter has career totals of 159 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss, 6.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 6 pass breakups, 4 fumble recoveries and 3 forced fumbles as a Fightin’ Engineer.

This marks the second consecutive year that Rose-Hulman football has had players earn D3football.com All-American honors, after Andrew Hesse and Shane Welshans earned the honor last season.

Rose-Hulman finished 8-3 overall and won the HCAC with a perfect 7-0 record this season.  The Fightin’ Engineers competed in the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the 2nd time in program history and the first time since 2016, narrowly falling 26-21 at DePauw in the opening round of the tournament.

NFL STANDINGS
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS940.6920.03502003-4-06-0-07-1-03-1-07 W
BUFFALO BILLS760.5382.03632293-3-04-3-05-5-03-1-02 L
MIAMI DOLPHINS670.4623.02542884-3-02-4-04-5-02-2-05 W
NEW YORK JETS3100.2316.02263972-5-01-5-03-6-00-4-02 L
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS1040.7140.03852966-2-04-2-05-4-04-1-07 W
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS860.5712.03793704-4-04-2-05-4-02-2-01 L
DENVER BRONCOS760.5382.52752284-3-03-3-03-5-01-2-01 W
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS670.4623.52833603-4-03-3-04-4-01-3-02 L
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
BALTIMORE RAVENS850.6150.03042845-1-03-4-05-5-01-3-02 L
CLEVELAND BROWNS760.5381.02782895-2-02-4-04-5-02-2-01 W
CINCINNATI BENGALS760.5381.03542933-4-04-2-05-3-03-1-02 L
PITTSBURGH STEELERS661.5001.52723224-2-12-4-04-4-02-2-01 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TENNESSEE TITANS940.6920.03242905-2-04-2-06-3-04-1-01 W
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS760.5382.03712833-4-04-2-06-3-03-2-01 W
HOUSTON TEXANS2110.1547.01773561-6-01-5-02-7-02-2-03 L
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS2110.1547.01803402-5-00-6-02-6-00-4-05 L
 
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
DALLAS COWBOYS940.6920.03802874-2-05-2-07-1-03-0-02 W
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM670.4623.02663243-4-03-3-05-3-01-1-01 L
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES670.4623.03372911-4-05-3-04-4-00-2-01 W
NEW YORK GIANTS490.3085.02323103-3-01-6-03-5-01-2-02 L
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
ARIZONA CARDINALS1030.7690.03662543-3-07-0-06-3-04-1-01 L
LOS ANGELES RAMS940.6921.03662934-2-05-2-06-3-02-2-02 W
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS760.5383.03293012-4-05-2-05-5-01-4-01 W
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS580.3855.02722622-4-03-4-02-6-02-2-02 W
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
GREEN BAY PACKERS1030.7690.03282726-0-04-3-08-2-03-1-02 W
MINNESOTA VIKINGS670.4624.03443334-2-02-5-04-4-02-1-01 W
CHICAGO BEARS490.3086.02313322-4-02-5-02-6-02-2-02 L
DETROIT LIONS1111.1158.52133541-5-00-6-11-7-01-4-01 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS1030.7690.04102976-0-04-3-06-3-02-1-04 W
ATLANTA FALCONS670.4624.02453531-5-05-2-03-6-02-3-01 W
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS670.4624.03042852-4-04-3-04-5-01-2-01 W
CAROLINA PANTHERS580.3855.02572822-5-03-3-03-6-02-1-03 L

NBA DIVISION STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
BROOKLYN218.72410-511-36-017-57-34 W
PHILADELPHIA1515.5006.56-79-80-69-95-53 L
BOSTON1415.4837.07-57-103-39-84-61 L
TORONTO1315.4647.56-97-64-410-95-51 L
NEW YORK1316.4488.05-108-63-38-133-71 W
 
CENTRAL DIVISON
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
CHICAGO1710.6308-49-62-210-75-52 L
MILWAUKEE1912.61310-49-86-014-86-41 L
CLEVELAND1812.6000.59-79-52-111-68-25 W
INDIANA1318.4196.010-73-112-48-134-61 W
DETROIT423.14813.02-112-121-63-140-1013 L
 
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
MIAMI1812.6008-410-84-112-65-52 W
CHARLOTTE1615.5162.58-48-115-210-83-71 L
WASHINGTON1515.5003.08-47-113-410-92-84 L
ATLANTA1415.4833.58-76-84-28-84-61 L
ORLANDO525.16713.02-103-150-72-181-97 L
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
NORTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
UTAH208.71410-510-35-011-38-21 L
DENVER1514.5175.58-57-92-38-86-41 W
MINNESOTA1415.4836.58-96-62-210-95-53 W
PORTLAND1218.4009.011-71-111-36-142-81 W
OKLAHOMA CITY819.29611.54-104-90-26-122-83 L
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
GOLDEN STATE245.82814-210-35-112-37-33 W
PHOENIX235.8210.513-210-33-315-58-22 W
LA CLIPPERS1613.5528.012-74-62-411-115-51 L
LA LAKERS1614.5338.510-76-71-48-106-41 L
SACRAMENTO1218.40012.56-96-94-38-124-61 L
 
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
MEMPHIS1911.63311-68-53-215-69-15 W
DALLAS1414.5004.07-77-77-211-74-61 L
SAN ANTONIO1117.3937.06-95-81-36-126-41 W
NEW ORLEANS1021.3239.55-95-122-47-135-52 W
HOUSTON920.3109.57-72-131-34-136-42 L

NHL CONFERENCE STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
WASHINGTON CAPITALS3018574316106789-2-49-3-36-2-2
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING2919644217947710-3-29-3-27-2-1
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS3020824220987612-4-18-4-17-2-1
NEW YORK RANGERS301974421886778-3-211-4-26-3-1
CAROLINA HURRICANES282071412090618-3-012-4-16-4-0
FLORIDA PANTHERS29187440171048714-3-04-4-44-5-1
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS291685371588748-5-28-3-37-2-1
DETROIT RED WINGS301413331138310210-3-24-10-16-4-0
BOSTON BRUINS2614102301371697-5-17-5-14-4-2
10 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS2814131291291959-3-15-10-02-7-1
11 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS2811125271173925-6-26-6-33-6-1
12 NEW JERSEY DEVILS281013525978977-6-33-7-22-7-1
13 BUFFALO SABRES3010155258821046-8-24-7-32-5-3
14 NEW YORK ISLANDERS25812521854732-5-26-7-33-4-3
15 OTTAWA SENATORS27917119876975-9-04-8-15-5-0
16 MONTREAL CANADIENS317213176671095-10-12-11-22-7-1
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
MINNESOTA WILD29198240161088510-2-19-6-17-2-1
ANAHEIM DUCKS32179640151038910-4-37-5-36-1-3
NASHVILLE PREDATORS3019101391889799-5-010-5-18-2-0
ST. LOUIS BLUES30178539151048111-3-26-5-37-1-2
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS301911038171079110-6-09-5-07-3-0
CALGARY FLAMES281576361387624-3-411-4-25-4-1
COLORADO AVALANCHE27178236161159110-2-17-6-17-2-1
EDMONTON OILERS28171103415968710-6-07-5-04-6-0
LOS ANGELES KINGS2813105311276728-6-25-4-35-3-2
10 WINNIPEG JETS2913115311286859-6-14-5-44-5-1
11 SAN JOSE SHARKS3015141311578857-7-18-7-05-5-0
12 VANCOUVER CANUCKS3114152301181908-7-16-8-18-2-0
13 DALLAS STARS2713122281271789-3-14-9-15-5-0
14 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS291115325869936-6-25-9-15-4-1
15 SEATTLE KRAKEN29101632310811036-8-14-8-24-4-2
16 ARIZONA COYOTES296212146561092-10-14-11-12-8-0