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Tolvanen, Payne lead Wildcats to consecutive shutouts

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Sophomore goalie Atte Tolvanen and junior forward Robbie Payne led Northern Michigan University to a 3-0 shutout at Bowling Green State in a critical WCHA victory for the Wildcats on Friday night. Now with a six-game unbeaten streak, NMU ...

Proving they belong

DETROIT (AP) — Danny DeKeyser scored with 27.9 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. DeKeyser’s shot from the left side of the left circle caromed off two Islanders defensemen, Nick Leddy and Thomas Hickey, ...

Proving they belong

By RAY BRESSETTE Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School boys basketball team made a statement on their home court Friday when the high-flying Iron Mountain Mountaineers came to town. And the Hematites fulfilled their role with a 65-47 upset of the Upper Peninsula’s ...

Miles Bridges’ 16 points leads Spartans over Huskers 72-61

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Michigan State finally broke through against Nebraska. Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead five Spartans in double figures, and they shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away from Nebraska for a 72-61 victory on Thursday ...

Andre Rison’s son highlights Michigan State class on national signing day

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Michigan State is welcoming a familiar name to its football program. Wide receiver Hunter Rison, son of former NFL receiver Andre Rison, has signed with the Spartans. Andre Rison was a star at Michigan State from 1985-88 and ranks second on ...

Detroit Red Wings comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to New Jersey Devils

DETROIT (AP) — The New Jersey Devils skated with a sense of urgency as soon as the puck dropped, and Detroit did not. That was costly for the Red Wings. Kyle Palmieri scored twice and Cory Schneider made 27 saves, helping the New Jersey Devils hold on for a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red ...

Thomas stays hot to lead Boston Celtics past Detroit Pistons, 113-109

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON — After mixing and matching to get Isaiah Thomas better looks, the Boston Celtics just set their All-Star guard loose. Thomas came through again, scoring 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 on ...

Sacramento Kings end losing streak at Detroit Pistons’ expense, 109-104

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — With Rudy Gay out for the season, the Sacramento Kings are in for quite a challenge on this eight-game road trip. “Everybody has to step their game up,” backup guard Ty Lawson said. “Everybody has been working hard, and now that Rudy ...

Detroit Red Wings blanked in overtime, 1-0, to New York Rangers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Henrik Lundqvist had little time to react to Henrik Zetterberg’s shot from point-blank range in the third period. The puck hit the New York goalie in the helmet and bounced away. “Those shots hurt in practice,” Lundqvist said. “But when ...

Detroit Pistons use balanced attack to race past Atlanta Hawks, 118-95

By CHRIS NELSEN Associated Press AUBURN HILLS — The Detroit Pistons were happy to be home after a five-game West Coast trip. They played like it, too. Reggie Jackson scored 26 points to lead the balanced Pistons to a 118-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. It was ...