Sturm scores twice, Wild beat Avs 6-2 for 4th straight win

Nico Sturm led a balanced Minnesota scoring attack with two goals, Kaapo Kahkonen was sharp in making 30 saves and the Wild earned their fourth straight win by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Wednesday night. Mats Zuccarello, Zach Parise, Marcus Foligno

Petersen helps Kings beat Blues 2-1 for 6th straight win

Alex Iafallo and Andreas Athanasiou scored in the second period to send the Los Angeles Kings past the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Cal Petersen made 35 saves, improving to 3-0-1 in his last four

Zion Williamson leads Pelicans past Pistons, 128-118

Zion Williamson scored 32 points in his first game since being named a first-time All-Star, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 128-118 on Wednesday night. “I didn’t know I was supposed to feel different, to be honest, because everyone’s

Nylander scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Flames 2-1 in OT

William Nylander tied it with 1:28 left in regulation and scored 1:06 into overtime to give the NHL-leading Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Nylander took a pass from Auston Matthews in the extra period

Giroux, Flyers top Rangers 4-3 despite Kreider hat trick

Sidelined two weeks because of COVID-19 protocols, Claude Giroux had enough of watching Flyers games on TV. “It’s not that fun watching the guys play when you’re at home,” he said. Giroux made it fun playing with the Flyers. His 903rd career

Hayes, Funderburk help NC State upend No. 15 Virginia 68-61

Three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference road wins against teams in the lower half of the standings looked great, but perhaps not convincing, for North Carolina State. It was at No. 15 Virginia on Wednesday night where they turned some heads. DJ Funderburk

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything