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Thornton could use a side of ribs right now

Thornton could use a side of ribs right now

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton is expected to miss time after leaving Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers with an apparent injury.
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Canucks' win an entertaining one over the Habs.....and they play 8 more times.
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The Habs' are off to a great start on their Western tour

The Habs' are off to a great start on their Western tour

Shea Weber's goal held up as the game-winner as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night.
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Canucks' take a period off and leave another 2 points in Calgary

Canucks' take a period off and leave another 2 points in Calgary

Jacob Markstrom, Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm were just some of the stars who led the Calgary Flames to victory Monday, rallying past a Vancouver Canucks team who dominated the first period of the game.
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Blues' throw on their rally caps and jump the Sharks

Blues' throw on their rally caps and jump the Sharks

Jordan Kyrou got the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Justin Faulk scored twice and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4 Monday night.
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Isles' blank the Bruins for their first home win of the season

Isles' blank the Bruins for their first home win of the season

Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots for his 29th career shutout, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in their home opener Monday.
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Hutton and the Sabres trounce Philly 6-1

Hutton and the Sabres trounce Philly 6-1

Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar each scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to their first win of the season, 6-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
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Yandle's streak is still alive, and he even potted his 100th as a bonus

Yandle's streak is still alive, and he even potted his 100th as a bonus

Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday night.
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Canucks' and their fans are looking forward to the return of Van's popular sniper Miller

Canucks' and their fans are looking forward to the return of Van's popular sniper Miller

J.T. Miller has missed the first three games of the season due to COVID-19 protocols and the way his Vancouver Canucks teammates have struggled, his return couldn't come at a more important time.
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DeSmith is de' man for da' Pens.

DeSmith is de' man for da' Pens.

Jake Guentzel beat Ilya Samsonov in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Washington on Sunday.
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Hold the parade - the Leafs' aren't quite living up to the off-season expectations

Hold the parade - the Leafs' aren't quite living up to the off-season expectations

Brady Tkachuk had a goal and two assists, Matt Murray made 20 saves in his Ottawa debut, and the Senators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Friday in their first game in more than 10 months.
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Avs' hammer the Blues as Grubauer earns his 12th career shutout

Avs' hammer the Blues as Grubauer earns his 12th career shutout

Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals to reach 200 for his career, helping the Colorado Avalanche rebound from an opening-night loss with an 8-0 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
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Missing in action. Canucks' Miller sits and waits as the Oilers outgun Vancouver and split the opening series

Missing in action. Canucks' Miller sits and waits as the Oilers outgun Vancouver and split the opening series

The Canucks didn't give themselves much of a chance Thursday to be 2-0 as the Oilers, and especially superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, were different than the players who lost 5-3 to Vancouver on Wednesday.
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Preds hand Torts' and his Jackets a season-opening loss

Preds hand Torts' and his Jackets a season-opening loss

Filip Forsberg scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:48 of the third period to lead the Nashville Predators over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 in their season opener Thursday night.
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Oshie and the Caps' get Laviolette his first win for Washington

Oshie and the Caps' get Laviolette his first win for Washington

T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists in Peter Laviolette's debut as Washington's coach and the Capitals opened the season with a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
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O.T.'s a charm for Laine and the Jets as Markstrom's debut get spoiled

O.T.'s a charm for Laine and the Jets as Markstrom's debut get spoiled

Patrik Laine scored twice, including the overtime winner, and added an assist as the Winnipeg Jets won their season opener 4-3 over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.
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New-look Canucks' line-up doesn't take much time to gel with an opening night win
6:01am - Thu 14 Jan

New-look Canucks' line-up doesn't take much time to gel with an opening night win

Brock Boeser scored twice, including the winner, as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday in the 2020-21 NHL season opener for both teams.
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Four-A-Bee leads Philly to a big win over Sid and the Pens
4:13am - Thu 14 Jan

Four-A-Bee leads Philly to a big win over Sid and the Pens

Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the first game of the NHL season.
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Leafs' take the season premier over Habs with with an O.T. winner from Rielly
4:11am - Thu 14 Jan

Leafs' take the season premier over Habs with with an O.T. winner from Rielly

Morgan Rielly scored at 3:24 in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged their rival Montreal Canadiens 5-4 Wednesday in their season opener.
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Vancouver-born hockey player filing for bankruptcy with millions in gambling debt
3:45pm - Wed 13 Jan
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Canucks COVID-19 scare was a false positive, but a real wake-up call
3:54pm - Tue 12 Jan

Canucks COVID-19 scare was a false positive, but a real wake-up call

The Vancouver Canucks are one of four NHL teams whose training camp has been disrupted by COVID-19.


The Canucks cancelled their practice entirely on Sunday, citing “an abundance of caution.” That they returned to practice on Monday was a positive sign. Or, rather, it was a negative sign: everyone on the team tested negative for the coronavirus.


According to Canucks head coach Travis Green, the cancelled practice was due to a false positive for a player on a COVID-19 test. The players get tested every day when they arrive to the rink and one of those tests returned positive, causing the team to cancel practice while waiting for the results of a follow-up test.


“We wanted to dr…

Adam Gaudette and Tyler Motte fight at Canucks training camp scrimmage
3:33pm - Mon 11 Jan

Adam Gaudette and Tyler Motte fight at Canucks training camp scrimmage

The Vancouver Canucks' second scrimmage of their training camp was a lot more spirited than the first. It seems clear that everyone on the team is well aware that the season starts in just a few days and the battles were a little more fierce. The game itself ended 1-1 in regulation, as goaltenders Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby were also a little more locked-in.


The spirited affair got a little too spirited at one point, as two teammates dropped the gloves and did a little knuckle-chucking in the third period.


Tyler Motte and Adam Gaudette were chasing down a loose puck when Motte wrapped up Gaudette with his stick and hauled him dangerously to the ice. It was arguably a slewfoot, one of the more d…