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Record 29 goals scored in All-Star game

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn't make it to Ohio's capital city for the NHL All-Star game, defense also took a holiday.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.

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Johansen gets hometown nod as game MVP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen spent the past few days showing off Columbus to his fellow NHL All-Stars.

On Sunday, Johansen did some showing off of his own by winning an online fan vote to be named the game's MVP.

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Blue Jackets G Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and said the former Vezina Trophy winner will be out the next four to six weeks with a groin injury.

The club also recalled forward Josh Anderson and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Blackhawks put Versteeg on long-term IR

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have placed forward Kris Versteeg on the long-term injury list because of a left hand injury.

The left wing was hit in the hand by a shot during the Winter Classic at Washington on New Year's Day. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said then that Versteeg would be out about a month.

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Predicted blizzard alters Rangers' plans

NEW YORK (AP) The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.

With the NHL All-Star break ending Monday, the Rangers had planned to practice at their training center rink in Westchester County one day before traveling to Long Island to play the rival New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

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Weber has hardest shot at 108.5 mph

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot.

The Nashville Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time champion Zdeno Chara's absence.

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World Cup tournament to return in 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.

And the NHL intends to host it every four years.

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Former exec sues Devils' Lamoriello

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A former Prudential Center executive has sued New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, claiming he jeopardized his livelihood by falsely accusing him of running the arena poorly.

Richard Krezwick, the former president of Devils Arena Entertainment, seeks $2.3 million in the lawsuit filed this week in federal court in New Jersey. The bulk of the amount is the wages Krezwick claims he lost when he was fired in August 2013, when the team and the Prudential Center were sold.

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Pens' Crosby given injection for injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has received an injection to deal with an unspecified lower-body injury.

The team said Friday that Crosby was injured during a loss to Montreal on Jan. 10. He tried to play through it but opted for further treatment. The two-time MVP will miss this weekend's All-Star Game. He will miss Tuesday's game against Winnipeg but could return when the Penguins play at Washington on Wednesday.

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NHL, GoPro reach deal for on-ice cameras

NEW YORK (AP) GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and referees.

It's the company's first such deal with a major professional sports league. While GoPro would not comment on whether other partnerships are in the works, they would make sense.

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