NHL: Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jason Pominville got the only goal of a shootout Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild rallied from a late deficit to end Vancouver's seven-game winning streak, 3-2.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Detroit 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins and Cody Hodgson scored 21 seconds apart in the first period Wednesday, igniting the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 win over Detroit.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Nashville 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Daniel and Henrik Sedin combined for two goals and three assists Thursday, sending the Vancouver Canucks breezing to a 5-1 romp over Nashville.

NHL: Vancouver 7, San Jose 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 19 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins touched off a wave of power-play goals in the third period Wednesday that launched the Vancouver Canucks to a 7-3 blasting of San Jose.
2 men face 237 charges in hospital thefts

2 men face 237 charges in hospital thefts

TORONTO, March 26 (UPI) -- Toronto police say two men accused of stealing from hospital patients face 237 charges and more are expected as tips are still being received.

NHL: New York Rangers 8, Tampa Bay 2

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Eight different players scored goals and Marian Gaborik added four assists for the New York Rangers Tuesday en route to an 8-2 pasting of Tampa Bay.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Boston 2

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins scored with 1:29 to play Monday, lifting the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Henrik Lundqvist had a shutout going until less than a minute to play in regulation and held on to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over Buffalo Saturday.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ales Kotalik had a goal and two assists for the New York Rangers Thursday in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Montreal, Rangers in seven-player deal

MONTREAL, June 30 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens got Scott Gomez and two other players from the New York Rangers Tuesday for Christopher Higgins and three defensemen.

NHL: Montreal 3, Dallas 1

DALLAS, March 8 (UPI) -- Goals by Andrei Kostitsyn, Alex Kovalev and Christopher Higgins carried the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 come-from-behind win Sunday over the Dallas Stars.

NHL: Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 2

MONTREAL, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Roman Hamrlik had a goal and an assist Tuesday, sparking the Montreal Canadiens' 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: Montreal 4, Los Angeles 3

MONTREAL, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Third period goals Saturday from Christopher Higgins and Saku Koivu helped the Montreal Canadiens rally to beat the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3.

NHL: Montreal 4, Ottawa 0

MONTREAL, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Christopher Higgins had his first NHL career hat trick and goalie Carey Price was perfect Tuesday when Montreal beat Ottawa 4-0.

NHL: Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Alexei Kovalev scored the game-winner in a four-goal third period Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens rallied to edge the New York Islanders 5-4.
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Christopher Higgins
Montreal Canadiens Christopher Higgins picks up a pass in the first period against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Christopher Higgins (born June 2, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey winger with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). While playing college hockey, he was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He finished a two-year career with the Yale Bulldogs, earning ECAC Hockey Player of the Year honors as a sophomore, before turning professional for the 2003–04 season. After two seasons with the Canadiens' minor league affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), he joined the NHL in 2005–06. He recorded three consecutive 20-goal seasons to begin his NHL career before being traded to the New York Rangers in June 2009. After brief stints with the Rangers, Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers, he joined the Canucks in February 2011. Internationally, Higgins has competed for the United States in two World Junior Championships (2002 and 2003) and one World Championship (2009).

Higgins played high school hockey for two seasons while attending Avon Old Farms, a preparatory school in Avon, Connecticut. Opting to play in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), he accepted an athletic scholarship with the Yale Bulldogs. Higgins also considered offers from Boston College and Harvard University. In 2001–02, Higgins began a two-year stint with the Yale Bulldogs of the ECAC Hockey Conference. After recording a team-leading 31 points (14 goals and 17 assists) over 27 games as a freshman, he was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year. He additionally received ECAC All-Rookie and Second All-Star Team honors.

In the off-season, Higgins was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He became the first ECAC Hockey player to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft since Normand Lacombe in 1983 (the Buffalo Sabres selected him 10th overall). Returning to Yale for one more season, he improved to 41 points over 28 games, leading Yale in scoring for the second consecutive year. Higgins earned ECAC Player of the Year (co-recipient with Cornell Big Red goaltender David LeNeveu) and First All-Star Team honors; he was also recognized regionally on the NCAA East All-American Team.

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