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Canucks become the second Canadian team of the day to be shutout

Jared Spurgeon scored twice for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks to start their qualifying series Sunday.
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Kadri has time on his side, and hands defending Champs last-second loss

Nazem Kadri scored a buzzer-beating power-play goal to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 comeback victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in Western Conference round-robin play Sunday night.
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'Jackets shutout Leafs in Game 1

Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves in his first post-season start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday to take an early lead in their best-of-five qualifying round series.
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Ekman-Larsson, Kessel help Coyotes hold off Predators in series opener

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona's three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series.

Canucks confident Jacob Markstrom will return to form in playoff debut

Jacob Markstrom's long-awaited playoff debut is here, albeit after a long layoff and very little time to get back up to speed. But the Vancouver Canucks are confident he'll step up when the pressure is on, as Markstrom has proven throughout the season.

Blackhawks' Caggiula suspended one game for illegal hit on Ennis

Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis, the department of player safety announced on Sunday.
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Isles top Panthers in tight 2-1 win in Game 1

Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL's return following a 4 1/2-month break.
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Jets lose Game 1 and two major pieces against Flames

The Winnipeg Jets lost two important players to injury in Saturday's Game 1 against the Calgary Flames and head coach Paul Maurice said both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine will see specialists on Sunday.
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Price and underdog Canadiens upset Pens in game 1 O.T. stunner

Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves, and the underdog Montreal Canadiens stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday to open their best-of-five qualifying round series as the NHL raised the curtain on the restart to its pandemic-halted season.
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Matt Dumba makes speech condemning racism, kneels for U.S national anthem

Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.
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Maybe they'll play better when they go on the road. Oh, wait......

Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday.

Rangers' Fast leaves game vs. Hurricanes after Skjei hit

New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast left Game 1 of the team's Stanley Cup Qualifiers series against the Carolina Hurricanes and is not expected to return.

NHL makes ruling on pick conditions for Neal-Lucic trade

The NHL has made a ruling on the conditions in the July 2019 trade involving James Neal and Milan Lucic, as well as the Feb. 5 trade between the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs involving Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford.

NHL makes ruling on pick conditions for Neal-Lucic trade

The NHL has made a ruling on the conditions in the July 2019 trade involving James Neal and Milan Lucic, as well as the Feb. 5 trade between the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs involving Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford.
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And they're back!! Aho leads Hurricanes to win over Rangers in NHL's return

Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL's opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause.
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Curve Ball: Trump Reportedly Wasn't Invited For Yankees Pitch Date He Cancelled

Trump came up with his own date just as Dr. Anthony Fauci was about to grab the limelight with his wonky opening-day pitch, according to The New York Times.
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CFL Montreal at Toronto - Wild Ending - October 29, 2010
First NHL fight since March

Oilers’ Ethan Bear jersey with Cree nameplate selling out

An Edmonton Oilers jersey emblazoned in Cree with Ethan Bear’s last name has sold out after the defenceman wore it during the game Tuesday night.Bear, who was raised in the Ochapowace Cree Na…

The NBA wants to talk about race. Is the US ready?

Basketball is perhaps the sport best placed to challenge racial inequality. Is the NBA doing it right?
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The Rise of the Superpest: The NHL's Skillful Agitators

The NHL has a long history of the irksome, irritating and downright annoying players who happily dwell under the skin of their opponents, but now a more evolved breed combines antics with artistry—an invaluable combo during the high-stakes playoffs.