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Gibson leaves game due to injury, but not before securing a win over the Leafs

Carter Rowney and Adam Henrique scored, John Gibson and Ryan Miller combined to stop 30 shots and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Friday night.
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Jets shutout the Knights and leap-frog into a Wildcard position

Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to record his league-leading sixth shutout of the season, backstopping the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-0 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.
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Canadiens legend Henri Richard passes away at age 84

Henri Richard, who had a long and storied career in the National Hockey League as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, passed away on Friday. Richard was 84 years old.
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NHL imposses travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus situation

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is "aware of and focused on all possibilities'' related to the new coronavirus outbreak.
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The water's heating up in the Shark Tank

Evander Kane scored two goals to give the San Jose Sharks their first three-game winning streak since November with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
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Show me mo' money......

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly announced Wednesday at the NHL GM Meetings that the salary cap would be between $84 - $88.2 million for the 2020-21 season.
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The scoop on the atmosphere after the Canucks' latest implosion

The Vancouver Canucks suffered a very tough loss to Columbus on Sunday, so what was the mood in the room afterwards? Dan Murphy answers that and more in this week's mailbag.
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Boychuk recovering after a scary skate cut to the face

New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches on his eyelid after being cut by a skate in Tuesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced.
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The fight over CTE continues 5 years after Steve Montador's death | CBC News

Steve Montador's dad, Paul, thinks the National Hockey League didn’t do enough to protect his son and to educate him about concussions and the possibility of developing CTE. And that's why he's continuing on with a lawsuit against the NHL originally started by Steve in the months before he died.
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A career night for Draisaitl helps the Oilers rout Nashville

NASHVILLE — Had the promotion been held Monday, Leon Draisaitl would have come close to making someone a millionaire. The Edmonton Oilers centre scored four goals, blowing the game open in the thir…
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Red hot Avs win their 9th straight on the road

Gabriel Landeskog withstood a crunching hit while making a pass that sprung Logan O'Connor for a breakaway goal in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight victory.
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There's no substitute for experience.....

In three starts since Jacob Markstrom left the team with a meniscus injury to his knee, backup Thatcher Demko has allowed 10 goals on 93 shots and surrendered more poor ones in a week than Markstrom did the last month.
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Canadiens flirt with disaster, but manage to win in the end

Jeff Petry scored 52 seconds into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens earned a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
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Flames lose in regulation and gain no ground in tight Pacific Division race

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored on the power play and Yanni Gourde added a shorthanded goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Saturday to snap a season-long four-game losing streak.
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Oilers squeak by Jets and steal a big 2 points

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a big 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday in a game between a pair of injury-riddled teams hungry for playoff points.
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You got your new contract, now go break a leg........er, foot.

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers and will not return, according to an announcement from the team.
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It's home sweet home for Hart and the Flyers in Philly

Claude Giroux scored twice and Carter Hart stopped 26 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth straight win, 5-2 over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
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Five in a row for Girard and the Avs

Samuel Girard scored a tie-breaking goal with 2:37 left in the third period and Tyson Jost scored twice as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
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Stalock shuts out the Jackets as Minny continues their playoff push

Alex Stalock stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this week, 5-0 on Friday night.
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Jay Bouwmeester noncommittal about NHL future after cardiac episode during game | CBC Sports

St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester says he is feeling better since suffering a cardiac episode during an NHL game, but he is not ready to make a decision on his hockey future.
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Seattle’s NHL team to offer free monorail transit to hockey games

As long as you have a ticket to the hockey game, your monorail fare to and from the new Seattle Center arena is covered.
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Sharks' Thornton disappointed no one bit on trade-bait

Joe Thornton was disappointed not to be joining a new team on Monday during the NHL Trade Deadline.
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T for two helps the Leafs enjoy a huge win in Tampa

One game after losing to a 42-year-old emergency goaltender on home ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs found redemption on the road with a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
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Toffoli paying dividends as Demko continues to look at home for Canucks

Tyler Toffoli scored 1:35 into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
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Ovechkin chalks up another kill shot as he downs the Jets in a shootout

Alex Ovechkin scored his 701st goal and the shootout winner, and Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night for their second consecutive victory.
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Flames turn up the heat and burn the Bruins in Beantown

Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night.
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Pundits rate the biggest rolls of the dice on deadline day

With the 2020 NHL trade deadline behind us, we break down the main winners and losers from what turned out to be a busy day of movement.
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While many Pacific division teams beefed up at the deadline, the Canucks took the day off. Safe driving, or asleep at the wheel?

With the news of Jacob Markstrom's injury, newly acquired Louis Domingue is a Thatcher Demko absence away from starting for the Canucks during their most critical stretch in nearly five years.
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Will pro hockey players be left out in the cold after COVID-19 outbreak shutters custom stick factory? | CBC Radio

Hockey players in the NHL may be forced out of their comfort zone on the ice thanks to a halt in production in pro-grade sticks thanks to the coronavirus outbreak in China, says sports journalist Sean Fitz-Gerald.
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Flames add defensive depth and a heavy shot with Gustafsson

The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Erik Gustafsson from the Chicago Blackhawks, according to Sportsnet's Eric Francis.
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Buy low, sell really high??

The natural order of things is the weekday grind leading into weekend fun. But in the case of the NHL trade deadline, this past weekend just whet our appetite for what’s to come on Monday.
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Rosen and Hutchinson swap teams in 1-for-1 deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goalie Michael Hutchinson, the teams announced Monday.
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Skillful Trocheck is on his way to Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen.
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3 high draft pics see Jean-Gabriel Pageau traded to Islanders

The Ottawa Senators have traded centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the New York Islanders for a 2020 first-round pick and two other draft selections.
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Rangers' trade-bait Kreider is going nowhere

The New York Rangers and forward Chis Kreider have come to terms on a contract extension, team president John Davidson told reporters Monday.
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Oilers acquire Andreas Athanasiou from Red Wings

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings, Sportsnet can confirm.
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Canucks get some payback for shutout loss in Boston

Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks dispatched the Boston Bruins 9-3 on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
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Canadiens not giving up yet

Max Domi had a pair of goals Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0.
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The truth is often stranger than fiction....

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs with an emergency goalie in net. You cannot make this up.
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Ayres emergency goes viral in a great way

Emergency goalie David Ayres became a folk hero on social media after his performance Saturday night.
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Soul Sisters are making it happen on and off the ice

In conversation with Black Girl Hockey Club founder Renee Hess on the Club's transition into a non-profit organization, the importance of representation in the sports world, and creating a safe space for Black women to enjoy the game of hockey.
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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes eighth player to score 700 goals

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored milestone goal No. 700 on Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.
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2020 Memorial Cup hosts Kelowna Rockets release Adam Foote as head coach

'With 14 games remaining in the regular season, I felt a change was necessary at this time,' said Kelowna Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton.
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Close, but no cigar.....yet.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal, closing in on another milestone, but the Washington Capitals dropped their third in a row, losing to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime Thursday night.
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The best blueliners on the market heading to the wire

Using the percentage difference from league average that we did for the best goal scorers, here are some of the names circulating as potential trade targets among defencemen ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
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McHappy meal to go please....

There could be good news on the horizon for the Edmonton Oilers as captain Connor McDavid will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip.
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When in need of a win, play the Sens.....

Mark Scheifele snapped a 12-game scoring drought with three power-play goals Thursday as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1.
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Leafs pick up a huge 4-0 victory over Pens

Frederik Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced while Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night.