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Mike Babcock among 3 named to Order of Hockey in Canada

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, three-time Olympic champion Danielle Goyette and former NHL forward Ryan Smyth were named Order of Hockey in Canada honourees on Tuesday. The Hockey Canada initiative celebrates individuals for their outstanding contributions or service to the growth and development of the sport. A selection committee of 12 members nominates […]

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Wild trek through Twin Cities blizzard to down Senators

Daniel Winnik walked the final block to the arena so he wouldn’t be late. Tyler Ennis rear-ended teammate Matt Dumba as the two approached Minnesota’s Xcel Energy Center. Jonas Brodin arrived just minutes before the pregame warmups because of a blizzard hitting the Twin Cities. Stripped of their normal pregame routine, the Wild were still […]

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Jack Eichel’s OT blast pushes Sabres past Flames

It took extra time on Monday night, but Jack Eichel finally solved Mike Smith. On his 13th shot attempt that included a game-high seven shots on goal, Eichel scored 90 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. The goal, a wicked one-timer through Smith’s pads, came shortly […]

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Avalanche roll over Leafs for 10th straight victory

Blake Comeau scored the go-ahead goal with 7:43 to play as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Monday to extend their win streak to 10 games. Comeau beat a backchecking Auston Matthews to the net and re-directed a Carl Soderberg pass through Frederik Andersen to put Colorado ahead for good. Gabriel […]

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Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy out 2 weeks with abnormal heart rhythm

Boston Bruins rookie Charlie McAvoy has been treated for an abnormal heart rhythm and is expected to need about two weeks to recover. The 20-year-old defenceman first reported heart palpitations to team doctors on Nov. 26. He was diagnosed with an abnormally fast heart rate. Team internist David Finn says it is not considered dangerous […]

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Ottawa 67’s rookie scoops in highlight-reel goal – Ottawa

Ottawa 67s Graeme Clarke scores lacrosse-style goal0:52 Ottawa 67’s rookie Graeme Clarke flashed some serious skill Sunday, scooping in a power play goal from behind the Peterborough Petes net in the Ontario Hockey League team’s 6-1 win. With 2:05 left to go in the second period and Ottawa up 2-1, Clarke picked up a loose puck […]

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Connor Hellebuyck blanks Canucks as Jets extend home win streak to 6

Connor Hellebuyck believes he’s calm in the crease. The Winnipeg goaltender had to be as he held off the Vancouver Canucks to ensure Patrik Laine’s first-period goal would hold during the Jets’ 1-0 victory on Sunday. Hellebuyck made 29 saves for this fourth shutout of the season as the Jets extended their home winning streak to […]

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Golden Knights keep beating the odds, claim 1st in NHL with win over Canes

The Golden Knights are giving Vegas an incredible, odds-beating story in their first year on the ice. With a roster built on everybody else’s spare parts, this expansion team has the whole league playing catch-up. James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help the Golden Knights beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Sunday night, giving […]