GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by routing the Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 last night. Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and Bryan Bickell each had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks improved to 9-0-2. Dave Bolland also scored for Chicago. Kane has eight goals and 10 assists on the season. Martin Hanzal and Raffi Torres scored for the Coyotes.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Evan Gordon scored 23 points, Ruslan Pateev had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Arizona State held on to beat California 66-62 last night. ASU went up 16 points after a 17-3 run in the first half and kept the lead around double digits until the Bears tightened up defensively in the closing minutes. Crabbe and Tyrone Wallace had 16 points apiece to lead Cal.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Gabe Rogers tied his career best with seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, pacing Northern Arizona to a 79-72 win over Portland State. Rogers, in his 100th career game, was 7 of 11 from 3-point range for the Lumberjacks. NAU jumped to a big 51-35 lead at halftime. Portland State got 19 points from Aaron Moore. Renado Parker had 18.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals offense was a mess last season, a fact beyond dispute. The defense, on the other hand, played well for the vast majority of the year. Mindful of the talent he inherits, new Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles says there will be no dramatic changes to the scheme and he anticipates no problems gaining the loyalty of players who thought so much of his predecessor, Ray Horton. Bowles says his task is to build upon what already has been accomplished.