The Nordiques called up right winger Ken Quinney and left winger Jeff Jackson from Halifax of the American Hockey League. Jackson had eight goals and 17 assists in 24 games with Halifax; Quinney had 12 goals and 12 assists in 23 games.
The Oilers' 4-1 win over Calgary Thursday was their 500th since joining the NHL in 1979. Edmonton's special teams produced all four goals. The Oilers had two shorthanded goals 34 seconds apart in the first period and two on the power play.
Islanders defenseman Jeff Norton sustained a dislocated right shoulder late in overtime in the 1-1 tie with the Devils.
The Blackhawks are one of the NHL's most improved defensive teams. But despite the emergence of Ed Belfour as their No. 1 goaltender, the team's improvement is largely due to its ability to keep opponents from shooting. Chicago limited its opponents to an average of 26.6 shots per game during the first half of the season. Its 25-12-3 mark includes a 6-0-0 record when limiting opponents to 20 shots or fewer. When the opposition got 30 or more shots, the Blackhawks were 5-5-1.
Mike Craig, on loan from the North Stars, scored the game-tying goal with 4:23 remaining as Canada rallied for a 4-4 tie with the United States in the world junior championships in Saskatoon. Doug Weight, the Rangers' second-round pick last June, gave the U.S. team a 4-3 lead midway through the final period with an unassisted goal.
Evgeni Semeriak scored two second-period goals as Dynamo Riga opened an early lead and hung on to defeat Stockholm AIK, 7-4, Thursday in the first round of the tournament in Albany, N.Y. In the night's other game, a select team of U.S. collegiate players defeated a Canadian select team, 8-2. Following three days of round-robin competition, the consolation and championship games will be played Sunday.