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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

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

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

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

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

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…

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In a dramtic change from the former "Chuck" Norris Division days, the NHL announces four Corporate sponsors for the new 2021 Divisions
6:16am - Wed 06 Jan

In a dramtic change from the former "Chuck" Norris Division days, the NHL announces four Corporate sponsors for the new 2021 Divisions

With NHL revenues taking a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic due to lack of fan attendance, the league has brought on four sponsors for the names of the new four divisions in its re-aligned schedule.
Gretzky and other Oilers' greats pay tribute to the late John Muckler
6:09am - Wed 06 Jan

Gretzky and other Oilers' greats pay tribute to the late John Muckler

It may have been Day 3 of training camp Tuesday, but in the Edmonton Oilers' world, it was Day 1 without former head coach John Muckler, who died Monday at age 86.
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Hockey mourns the loss of John Muckler, who passed away Monday at 86
6:07am - Wed 06 Jan

Hockey mourns the loss of John Muckler, who passed away Monday at 86

John Muckler oversaw one of the successful eras in modern Ottawa Senators history. As a new generation of Senators players continue to find their way in the NHL, Wayne Scanlan remembers Muckler, who died Monday at the age of 86.
Team U.S.A. plays the perfect game and stonewalls Canada's potent offense to capture World Junior Gold
5:55am - Wed 06 Jan

Team U.S.A. plays the perfect game and stonewalls Canada's potent offense to capture World Junior Gold

Canada’s sterling run at the 2021 World Junior Championship ended in heartbreak Tuesday, as the Canadians fell to the rival Americans in the battle for the gold medal.
Fiesty Fins' score 4 unanswered goals to seal another comback win and the Bronze Medal
5:48am - Wed 06 Jan

Fiesty Fins' score 4 unanswered goals to seal another comback win and the Bronze Medal

After missing out last year, Finland returned to the podium at the 2021 World Junior Championship, taking down Russia on Tuesday to earn a bronze medal at the tournament.
Canada knocks off the Czechs and sets up a date vs the Russians on Monday
6:05am - Sun 03 Jan

Canada knocks off the Czechs and sets up a date vs the Russians on Monday

Canada will move on to the semifinals of the world junior hockey championship after holding the Czech Republic scoreless in the quarterfinals.
Finland pulls off comeback win over Sweden and will face the U.S.A. in the semifinals on Monday
6:04am - Sun 03 Jan

Finland pulls off comeback win over Sweden and will face the U.S.A. in the semifinals on Monday

Roni Hirvonen scored with 25 seconds remaining and Finland edged Sweden 3-2 in quarterfinal action Saturday at the world junior hockey championship.
Russia gets narrow victory over Germany and advances to Semis against Canada
6:00am - Sun 03 Jan

Russia gets narrow victory over Germany and advances to Semis against Canada

Russia defeated Germany 2-1 to advance to the semifinals at the World Junior Hockey Championships, while also eliminating Germany from the tournament.
The Canucks' clock is running down on Micheal Ferland
4:37pm - 31 Dec 2020

The Canucks' clock is running down on Micheal Ferland

"For right now, we are just hoping he feels better so he can continue on with his life and then we will see where it gets to if he is able to play again or not.” — GM Jim Benning on Micheal Ferland


The Vancouver Canucks have a cohort of players going through quarantine.


Others were already in town, either because they live here or because they wanted to get through their required quarantine — be it the government-required 14 days for international travellers or a shorter league-mandated period for players arriving from elsewhere in Canada — sooner rather than later.


A few are still to arrive from other parts of Canada.


Whether Mi…

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NHL announces the 20/21 Season and new Divisional allignments.
4:26am - 21 Dec 2020

NHL announces the 20/21 Season and new Divisional allignments.

That the NHL officially launched its 2020-21 season with some unknowns on Sunday shouldn’t dampen enthusiasm for the historic nature of what’s on tap.