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Albany, NY – Well Derek Stepan's shootout goal lifts the red-hot Rangers...

Last night in New York, Derek Stepan's goal in the sixth round of the shootout gave the Rangers a 2-1 win over Phoenix. New York's won 10 of 11, and boasts the best record in the NHL.

In Boston, Nathan Horton scored twice as the Bruins bounced Winnipeg 5-3.

In Calgary, Jarome Iginla notched his 17th goal, as the Flames lit up New Jersey 6-3.

Elsewhere, the Islanders routed Detroit 5-1, Anaheim dumped Dallas 5-2, Toronto blanked Buffalo 2-0 Ottawa pounded Pittsburgh 5-1, Philadelphia skated past Carolina 2-1, St. Louis shutout Montreal 3-0, Chicago downed Columbus 5-2, Vancouver topped Tampa Bay 5-4, Nashville dropped Colorado 4-1, and Minnesota got by San Jose 5-4 in a shootout.

In NFL news, the Jaguars have hired Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey as their new head coach. Meanwhile, the Raiders have fired their head coach Hue Jackson following a disappointing 8-8 season.

In other moves, Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has told the team he will not return next season. And ESPN reports this morning that the Jets are expected to hire former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano to fill that vacancy.

In college football, sources say Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has decided to enter the NFL draft.

To the NBA, Kobe Bryant's 48 led the Lakers over Phoenix 99-83, Chicago downed Minnesota 111-100, Golden State outlasted Miami 11-106 in OT, Portland edged the Clippers 105-97, Washington whipped Toronto 93-78, Philadelphia routed Sacramento 112-85, Dallas hammered Detroit 100-86, Charlotte held off Houston 82-70, Milwaukee got by San Antonio 106-103, Oklahoma City dumped Memphis 100-95, and Utah beat Cleveland 113-105.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.