Offense and defense unite! Through Sunday, Pittsburgh (15-8-2) had the NHL's best penalty-kill percentage (90.2) and had won eight of nine behind Sidney Crosby's 12-game scoring streak. On Saturday, Crosby (right) had a hat trick, including career goal No. 200, in a win over Calgary.
QB Andrew Luck (right) set a Cardinal season record for TDs (28) as No. 5 Stanford (11--1, a school record for wins) rolled over Oregon State 38--0 last Saturday, likely earning a BCS bid. Declared LB Chase Thomas, "We're the best one-loss team in the country."
That division's 50--31 overall record through Sunday was by far the best in the league, and three of its teams—the Hornets, Spurs and Mavs—look ripe to knock off the Lakers out West. Pity Rudy Gay (right) and Memphis who, at 7--10, would thrive in another division.
Devils goalie Johan Hedberg went 3-1-0 in four games relieving an injured Martin Brodeur; the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist shut out Florida (his third) and stoned Nashville on three shootout attempts for another win; and golfer Robert Karlsson won the Dubai World Championship.