Hartford balances scoring to defeat Pirates, 5-2

Jeff Malcolm stopped 32 shots and five players scored Tuesday night for the Hartford Wolf Pack in a 5-2 victory against the visiting Portland Pirates.

Tyler Brown and Chris Bourque scored in the first period, and Tamaksy made it 3-0 in the second.

Mat Bodie scored 1:39 into the third period for a 4-0 lead, before Chase Bailsy scored for Portland.

Portland’s John McFarland added a power-play goal with 6:47 remaining, and Hartford’s Chad Nehring finished it on a short-handed empty-netter for his team-leading 10th goal.

Sam Brittain made 34 saves for the Pirates, who host the Providence Bruins at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Former University of Maine forward Devin Shore will miss the rest of the AHL season for the Texas Stars.

Shore, a second-round pick by the Dallas Stars in 2012, injured his shoulder Dec. 11 when he was upended in a game. He was initially given a 4- to 6-week recovery time, but underwent surgery just before Christmas.

Shore, who led the Black Bears in scoring three times, is still second in the AHL with 15 goals in 23 games despite missing seven games. He also had 11 assists.

Shore also played in three games for Dallas this year.


MAJOR LEAGUES: The leader of the New York City Council said she’s “very disturbed” by the Yankees completing a trade for Aroldis Chapman, who is under investigation for domestic violence.

Major League Baseball and Florida prosecutors are looking at allegations that Chapman pushed and choked his girlfriend, and fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area house in October.

Urging the Yankees to reconsider, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito accused the team of “condoning this kind of violence when you bring him on.”


WORLD CUP: Adrien Theaux won a wild men’s downhill by a large margin at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, while Christof Innerhofer grabbed most of the attention by finishing fourth after skiing halfway down the course with a gate attached to him.

Theaux won in 1 minute, 47.29 seconds on the dark and steep Deborah Compagnoni course to finish with a 1.04-second advantage over Hannes Reichelt of Austria.

David Poisson of France came third, 1.15 behind.

Innerhofer missed the podium by just 0.07. About a minute into his run, the Italian got his left arm wrapped around a gate and the bright fluorescent orange panel and long pole caught onto his equipment.

 Frida Hansdotter held on to her first-run lead to win a women’s slalom and extend her lead in the standings to 100 points.

The Swede finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 47.02 seconds to edge Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.07 for her third career win.


AUSTRALIAN OPEN: A back injury forced world No. 9 Richard Gasquet to withdraw from the tournament that begins Jan. 18 at Melbourne Park.

Gasquet aggravated the injury while playing in exhibitions this month. He also withdrew from the Qatar Open due to start Monday.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester relinquished first place heading into 2016 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City at home. Arsenal leads Leicester on goal difference.

– From news service reports