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The San Jose Sharks have named Mike Grier as their general manager

The San Jose Sharks have named Mike Grier as their general manager

The San Jose Sharks have named Mike Grier as their general manager. 


Grier becomes the first Black GM in NHL history.

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Hedman's nifty backhand goal

Hedman's nifty backhand goal

Cup Final, Gm4: Victor Hedman maneuvers through middle ice and backhands a shot by Darcy Kuemper blocker side to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead
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Statement from the NHL
7:27am - Tue 01 Mar
Statement from the NHL
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CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian players in marketing
2:21am - Wed 02 Mar

CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian players in marketing

CCM Hockey announced Monday it will stop using Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and other Russian NHL players in its global marketing initiatives amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


"We are very sad to witness, like the rest of the world, what is happening in Ukraine," CCM chief executive Marrouane Nabih wrote in an email to TSN's Rick Westhead. "Although Mr. Ovechkin is not responsible for the Russian government's actions, we took the decision to not use him (or any Russian player) on any global CCM communication at this point."


CCM pays Ovechkin over $500,000 per year plus a percentage of its sales within Russia, a source told Westhead. Though the company will no longer use Ovechkin or other R…

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McDavid's 5th straight multi-point game helps Oilers even series with Flames | CBC Sports

McDavid's 5th straight multi-point game helps Oilers even series with Flames | CBC Sports

Zach Hyman scored the winning goal shorthanded for the Edmonton Oilers in Friday's 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames to even their playoff series at one victory apiece.
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Five takeaways from the Calgary Flames’ Game 1 win over the Edmonton Oilers

Five takeaways from the Calgary Flames’ Game 1 win over the Edmonton Oilers

The Calgary Flames played seven games of what amounted to hockey chess against Dallas in the first round. It was tight-checking, it featured excellent goaltending, and both sides probably wished th…
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Leon Draisaitl hits the ref in the face with the puck while trying to clear the zone.
1:46am - 20 Nov 2021
Watch out!
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B.C. police officer fired after calling in sick 25 times to coach hockey
5:01am - 11 Nov 2021

B.C. police officer fired after calling in sick 25 times to coach hockey

An officer from the West Vancouver Police Department was dismissed for repeatedly calling in sick and then going to coach hockey instead.
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Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24
4:27pm - 05 Jul 2021

Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away at the age of 24, the team has confirmed. In a team statement, the Blue Jackets said he died as a result of a tragic fall resulting in a head injury on July 4. “We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his mother, Astrida, his family and friends during this devastating time,” Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson said. “Kivi was an outstanding young man who greeted every day and everyone with a smile and the impact he had during his four years with our organization will not be forgotten.”
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Habs win their 5th in a row and take a 2-0 series lead on the Jets

Habs win their 5th in a row and take a 2-0 series lead on the Jets

The Montreal Canadiens have found their winning recipe and have improved on it since Game 5 of their comeback series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, and it can carry them further than they’ve been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2014.
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Canes' Aho is stepping it up on the Big Stage, which is no surprise to Brind'Amour

Canes' Aho is stepping it up on the Big Stage, which is no surprise to Brind'Amour

On a night when Nikita Kucherov assisted on both Lightning power-play goals to climb back into a game the hosts trailed 2-0, Sebastian Aho refused to be outdone, scoring once and setting up two others in a crucial 3-2 Hurricanes win.
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Varlamov's stellar play thru 60 mins just not enough to overcome Boston's onslaught

Varlamov's stellar play thru 60 mins just not enough to overcome Boston's onslaught

The New York Islanders sure play like a Lou Lamoriello team. For much of Thursday, so did the Boston Bruins, who rode that wave to a 2-1 overtime win in Game 3 of the East Division final.
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Habs take Game 1 but Evans stretchered off after a big hit late in the 3rd

Habs take Game 1 but Evans stretchered off after a big hit late in the 3rd

Nobody expected the Winnipeg Jets to cruise through the Stanley Cup Playoffs and now the challenge for them is to try and rebound from their first loss of the post-season as Mark Scheifele's hit on Jake Evans could have serious ramifications.
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"Paging Mr. Reaves....table for 2 at the Press Box buffett"

"Paging Mr. Reaves....table for 2 at the Press Box buffett"

Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended two games for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct, stemming from an incident involving Colorado Avalanche defenceman Ryan Graves during Sunday's game, the league announced Monday.
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From the Penthouse to the Outhouse in 4 games flat

From the Penthouse to the Outhouse in 4 games flat

Another post-season, another groundhog day for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Game 7 loss on Monday hit Leafs Nation particularly hard, with many taking to social media to air their grievances.
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No time like O-time!

No time like O-time!

Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in the first overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves, leading the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
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Pastrnak comes dressed for the occasion and picks up 3 on route to the Bruins' Game 1 victory

Pastrnak comes dressed for the occasion and picks up 3 on route to the Bruins' Game 1 victory

David Pastrnak’s flamboyant arena entrance on Saturday was somehow exceeded by his audacious performance as the fashionista scored three times to drive the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 victory in Game 1 of the National Hockey League’s East Division final.
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In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....

This one came down to the details. And overtime, of course. With the Hurricanes moving on and the Predators headed home, Emily Sadler breaks down all of Thursday's Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
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Habs' keep the motor running with a clutch O.T. winner from Suzuki

Habs' keep the motor running with a clutch O.T. winner from Suzuki

With 2,500 fans due at the Bell Centre for an historic Game 6 on Saturday night — the first sporting event in Canada with a meaningful audience since the start of the pandemic — the Leafs need to show an unwavering commitment to the strategy that’s brought some dominant stretches in the series, and not let the moment be too grand.
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Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.

Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.

The Minnesota Wild put up a 3-0 win to keep their season alive, staving off elimination and forcing a decisive Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal

Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal

Jordan Staal scored off a rebound at 1:44 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
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From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day

From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day

Darnell Nurse won't get much of a break after his marathon performance Monday as the Edmonton Oilers defenceman became a father for the first time only hours after stepping off the ice.
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The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4

The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4

Jack Campbell made 32 saves to record his first post-season shutout, Alex Galchenyuk set up two goals and scored into the empty net against his former team, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round series.
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One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler

One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler

The Winnipeg Jets won 4-3 in triple overtime on Monday night to complete the first-round sweep and eliminate the Edmonton Oilers from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas

Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas

Cam Talbot made 37 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 despite having only 14 shots on goal to stave off elimination in their opening-round playoff series on Monday night.
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Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series

Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series

The 20-year-old rookie Spencer Knight stopped 36 shots, Mackenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist, and the Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Monday night in Game 5 of their Central Division playoff series.
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Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.

Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.

It would have been easy for the Jets to say it simply wasn’t going to be their night, that McDavid and Draisaitl were due, and they would try again another day. But they didn't. And the comeback they pulled off instead won't soon be forgotten.
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The Preds gun down Carolina thanks to Cool Hand Luke

The Preds gun down Carolina thanks to Cool Hand Luke

Luke Kunin scored his second goal at 16:10 of the second overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday to tie the first-round series 2-2