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Zdeno Chara Was Truly One of a Kind

Zdeno Chara Was Truly One of a Kind

In his prime, few players were as feared as Zdeno Chara, the hulking blueliner with the all-time games played record, a Stanley Cup and many more accolades to his credit. As he enters retirement, Adam Proteau looks back at the special defender.
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P.K. Subban on Instagram: "I remember my dreams of

PK Subban - Retires

P.K. Subban shared a post on Instagram: "I remember my dreams of playing in the NHL and winning a Stanley Cup, similar to the guys on the Don Cherry Rock’em Sock’em tapes at the end of every volume, with the black eyes, broken bones, and tears of joy. To this day, I still dream about it.   However, the end of this chapter is closing and after 13 years in the NHL, I have made the decision to retire.   I never looked at myself or ever felt I was “just a hockey player.” I always looked at myself as a person who happened to play hockey.  Having that perspective allowed me to enjoy every shift like it was my last, celebrate every goal with emotion, and play every game as if someone paid to watch me play who had never seen me play before.   I want to thank my parents, Karl and Maria for literally being the best people I have ever met! I have been spoiled everyday with love and support from you, and I don’t know how to put into words how grateful I am for the sacrifices you guys have made for me. I’m so fortunate to have the best and most supportive brothers and sisters I could ask for.   To all my fans that have supported me and continue to support me since the first day I stepped on to the ice, thank you! You picked me up when I was down, supported me through tough times and had my back through it all!   To an amazing league that gave me the opportunity to compete at the highest level with some of the best athletes in the world. The NHL also provided me with a platform that allowed me to give back thru my charities. A sincere thank you to the many players that I either played with or competed against who brought out the best in me. A heartfelt appreciation to the Montreal Canadians, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils for each representing organizations with class and integrity.   I look forward to the road ahead, and the many exciting opportunities to come. I’m excited to share what those are with you all when the time comes!   With love, appreciation, and all the happiness I could ever hope for, P.K.". Follow their account to see 1876 posts.
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@sportsa · Ice Hockey · 7:35pm - Wed 14 Sep

Hockey coach rips off his finger

This is crazy! A hockey coach, during a game, grabs the glass by the scorekeeper - and then RIPS OFF HIS FINGER! 😳🤮 #loses #finger #hockey #coach #game
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Queen Elizabeth II remembered for royal treatment
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@sportsa · Ice Hockey · 3:31am - Tue 13 Sep

Queen Elizabeth II remembered for royal treatment given to NHL players

Mike Ricci and Markus Naslund remember the protocols read to them before the ceremonial face-off in 2002, Queen Elizabeth II dropping a puck before their preseason game in Vancouver.
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The San Jose Sharks have named Mike Grier as their

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
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@sportsa · Ice Hockey · 2:25am - Thu 23 Jun

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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CCM Hockey to stop using Ovechkin & Russian pl

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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Five takeaways from the Calgary Flames’ Game 1 w
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@sportsa · Ice Hockey · 9:54pm - Fri 20 May

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.

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United Canadiens have found winning recipe to adva

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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Aho goes toe to toe with Kucherov to drag Hurrican

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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Bruins take page out of Lamoriello's book to win G

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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Jets dealt another hammer blow with Scheifele susp

The NHL's DOPS spins it's "Wheel-O-Justice" yet again

The Winnipeg Jets are going to be without Mark Scheifele for the next four games after the NHL Department of Player Safety announced its ruling on Thursday. That’s a massive blow to a team that already lost Dylan DeMelo and Paul Stastny.
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Jets come out flat as Scheifele's hit could have s

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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Golden Knights' Reaves suspended 2 games for rough

"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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Canadiens stamp improbable series comeback with do

Oh, Carey.....

From the beginning of Game 1, Carey Price gave the Canadiens a puncher’s chance of defying the predictions. But he wasn't alone in rising to the occasion for Game 7.
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'Quite tragic': Maple Leafs fans react to another

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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Casey Cizikas' overtime goal lifts Islanders past

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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With style and substance, Pastrnak delivers in Bru

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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Stanley Cup Playoffs Takeaways: Hurricanes surge t

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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Maple Leafs must show unwavering commitment to gam

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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Staal scores in OT as Hurricanes take 3-2 series l

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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Campbell earns shutout, Leafs down Canadiens to ta

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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Wild stave off elimination with just 14 shots in w

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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Nylander, Rielly lead Maple Leafs to Game 3 victor

Leafs stave off a third period Habs onslaught to take a 2-1 series lead

Morgan Rielly scored the winner and Jack Campbell made 27 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Knight makes 36 saves, leads Panthers to Game 5 wi

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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Predators beat Hurricanes in double OT thriller to

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
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Sorokin shines as Islanders beat Penguins in Game

Relying on the rookie pays dividends for the Isles

Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 Saturday to even the first-round series.
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Bednar on Kadri's suspension: 'I don't necessarily

There must be some misunderstanding......

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said he was caught off guard with the number of games Nazem Kadri received as he doesn't believe the forward is a repeat offender since his last suspension came back in 2019.
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Lightning beat Panthers to take commanding 3-1 ser

Lightning grab a 6-pack and shoot down the Panthers

Alex Killorn scored a pair of second-period goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded from its first postseason loss to rout the Florida Panthers 6-2 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first-round Central Division playoff matchup on Saturday.
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Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'inde

Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'indefinitely' after frightening collision | CBC Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs say captain John Tavares has been discharged from hospital and will be out of the playoffs "indefinitely" with a concussion following a frightening collision in Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens. 
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Tanev scores late, Penguins beat Islanders in Game

Carter cashes in twice and helps the Pens grab a 2-1 series lead over the Isles

Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in Game 3 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Lomberg scores in OT to lift Panthers past Lightni

Panthers avoid a 3-0 series deficit with a gritty comeback win over Tampa

Ryan Lomberg scored on a breakaway 5:56 into overtime to cap a furious comeback and give the Florida Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round Central Division playoff matchup.
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Golden Knights surge past Wild in Game 3 to take 2

Knights come from behind and are rewarded with a 5-2 win over the Wild

Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild to grab the lead Thursday night in this first-round playoff series.
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Maple Leafs' John Tavares taken to hospital after

Best news possible so far in Tavares injury

Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was stretchered off the ice during Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens after an incidental collision with Corey Perry.
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Canucks moving toward new contract for head coach

Canucks are taking the long way home.

At the end of a chaotic season that was unimaginable when it began, the Vancouver Canucks did something sensible Thursday as they moved towards a new contract for head coach Travis Green.
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Unsung heroes shine as Jets flip script vs. Oilers

The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets seven times on nine tries this season. But in Game 1 of their playoff series, it was unsung heroes who led the Jets past the Oilers while McDavid was kept off the scoresheet.
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Craig Smith scores in double OT to lead Bruins pas

Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller

Craig Smith scored 5:48 into the second overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and a 2-1 lead in their East Division first-round playoff series.
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Former Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet to be interviewe

Tocchet is in consideration by both the NYR and Seattle

Former Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will be interviewed by the New York Rangers and Seattle Kraken for their vacant head coach positions, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
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Penguins hold off Islanders to win Game 2, pull ev

Pens' finish off a close one, with a 2-1 win over the Isles

Tristan Jarry bounced back from a shaky performance to stop 39 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders with a taut 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
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Kucherov shines in return, Point nets late winner

Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1

Brayden Point scored two late goals, including the game-winner with 1:14 left in the third period, to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.
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Kyle Palmieri scores OT winner as Islanders beat P

The Isles take Game 1 in a back and forth battle with the Pens

Kyle Palmieri's second goal of the game 16:30 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.