PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 last night. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux each scored goals and Steve Mason made 20 saves. Jakub Voracek had two assists, and Giroux also had an assist to help the Flyers snap a three-game losing streak and extend their home winning streak to six games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is once again giving up big plays. The Steelers surrendered 34 points and 360 yards in a loss to Miami last week that effectively knocked them out of the playoff race. Coach Mike Tomlin says poor tackling is part of the problem.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison is trying to get healthy in time for the next game. Harrison was one of three Bengals who missed practice yesterday because of an illness spreading through the team. It will be a homecoming for the former Steelers star when the Bengals play at Pittsburgh Sunday night.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year in college football. He also won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman, earlier last night during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.
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