National Hockey League
Dustin Penner had two goals and Saku Koivu had two assists in his long-awaited return to the lineup, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 victory Friday over Calgary.
The NHL is confident the ice won’t melt on its plan to play outdoor hockey in sunny Southern California.
Although Dustin Penner only moved about 40 miles when he left the Los Angeles Kings, he’s hoping his return to the Anaheim Ducks is also a trip back in time.
Thousands of boisterous Los Angeles Kings fans filled their nearest rivals’ rink with chants and cheers from the opening faceoff, backing the Stanley Cup champions with a bit more brazenness than usual.
A person familiar with the decision said Monday that all games have been canceled by the league through Dec. 30. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement wasn’t expected to be made until later Monday afternoon.