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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

- Associated Press

Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias (27) is stopped by Buffalo Sabres goalie Matt Hackett as Tyler Myers (57) and Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, watch the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Canucks' Miller makes 20 saves in 5-2 win over Sabres

Associated Press

Ryan Miller spent his morning catching up with his friends on the Buffalo Sabres. Hours later, the Vancouver Canucks goalie sent his former team to its 14th straight regulation loss in his first game against the Sabres.

Blue Jackets activate Murray, sent Anderson down to AHL

Associated Press

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2008, file photo, Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu (11) talks with Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita during a pregame ceremony in Montreal. Mikita's family says the Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder, adding that the 74-year-old is "facing some serious health issues" and has suspected Lewy body dementia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder

- Associated Press

The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is "facing some serious health issues."