Jordan Kyrou wins NHL fastest skater; Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin maintains mark
Jordan Kyrou of the St. Louis Blues won the fastest skater event Friday during the NHL All-Star Skills Competition at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin maintains the all-time speed record. Kyrou won with a time of 13.55 seconds, edging Adrian Kempe of the Los Angeles Kings (13.585). Larkin established the record as a rookie in 2016 with a time of 13.172 seconds at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In his first appearance at All-Star Weekend since then, Larkin finished seventh with a time of 14.116 seconds. More: Dylan Larkin revitalized by Red Wings’ youth infusionmlive.com
The Latest: Rice delays men's basketball series with N Texas
(AP Photo/John Locher)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___As an extra precaution, Rice is delaying its upcoming home-and-home men’s basketball series with North Texas by one day. Friday’s game is at Rice and will not be open to the public in accordance with the university’s COVID-19 mitigation policies. The development comes a day after the Riveters were not allowed to play their game against the Buffalo Beauts. This provides teams a two-day break as there were no games scheduled for Friday. ___The Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the St. Louis Blues scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed.
Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout
CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were without their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns. The Golden Knights were 1 for 6 with a man advantage and are 3 of 26 (11.5%) this season.