NEW YORK (AP) -- It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have opened the NHL's three-day Christmas break by demoting four players to their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.
DENVER (AP) -- Semyon Varlamov showed he is still the top goalie for the Colorado Avalanche.
DALLAS (AP) -- Jonathan Bernier wasn't quite satisfied after earning his second shutout of the season and posting his second-highest save total.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mathieu Perreault got off to a slow start in his first season with the Winnipeg Jets. He looks quite comfortable in his new home now.JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)