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Leafs' offence fizzles as Crosby's Penguins show defence is a winning strategy

Led by the league’s top scorer and a potent supporting cast, the high-flying Maple Leafs filled the opposition net almost at will through the first two weeks of the NHL season. The Pittsburgh Penguins stopped Toronto’s juggernaut in its tracks Thursday. Matt Murray made 38 saves for his first shutout of 2018-19 as the Penguins snapped the Leafs’ five-game winning streak with ...

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Sidney Crosby is still the best, says Leafs coach Babcock

Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews? Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid? With debate ramping up this week about which player currently sits atop hockey’s throne as “best in the world” after some incredible early-season performances, Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock went with a tried and tested third option for his pick — Sidney Crosby. “This is what I think,” Babcock ...

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The Habs are fun to watch again. Who saw that coming?

On Thursday, retired NHL enforcer Tie Domi — who was at the Habs facility in Brossard to watch his son Max — issued a challenge to the journalists who cover the Montreal Canadiens. “Now it’s time to be positive,” Domi said, chuckling. “I hate to tell you, but that’s the way it goes. It’s your jobs and you’ve got to be positive when the team is doing well.”  He’s ...

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'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League is retiring. Jordin Tootoo, 35, made the announcement Friday afternoon in Brandon, Man., where he began his hockey career playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League in 1999. “This community has embraced me and looked beyond Jordin Tootoo the hockey player, they just didn’t judge me for how I ...

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NHL DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks for October 19

The 2018-19 NHL season is already heating up, with teams fighting to climb towards the top of the standings. NHL DFS tournaments and cash games are also in full swing, with FanDuel offering a $ 30,000 NHL Breakaway and DraftKings offering a $ 40,000 Two-Man Advantage for a three-game slate on Friday night. Stars like Alex Ovechkin and Jamie Benn ...

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Zac Rinaldo gets winner as Predators outlast Flames

Zac Rinaldo’s first goal of the season in the third period was the game-winner on Friday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Filip Forsberg, into an empty net, also scored for Nashville (6-1-0), which has won four straight. The Predators wrap up their two-game road trip on Saturday night ...

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Zac Rinaldo gets winner as Predators outlast Flames

Zac Rinaldo’s first goal of the season in the third period was the game-winner on Friday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 5-3. Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Filip Forsberg, into an empty net, also scored for Nashville (6-1-0), which has won four straight. The Predators wrap up their two-game road trip on Saturday night ...

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Marijuana is now legal in Canada, so what does it mean for NHL, NBA, MLB? Five things to know

Canada legalized marijuana on Wednesday, which means that more teams in North American sports are going to have weed legalized within their territory. Of the major North American pro sports leagues, nine more teams will now be located in cities where recreational marijuana use is legal (with three teams based in Toronto). So, what exactly does this looming … CBSSports.com ...

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