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Bruins, Flames set to play 2 preseason games in China

The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks played preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing last ...

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Capitals' Tom Wilson gets 3 games for hit on Penguins' Aston-Reese

The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games on Wednesday for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. The league announced the suspension less than 24 hours after Wilson broke Aston-Reese’s jaw with a violent collision near the Washington bench in the second period of Washington’s 4-3 Game 3 victory over the Penguins. Aston-Reese was stickhandling near the ...

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Palat strikes for 2 early as Lightning take series lead over Bruins

Ondrej Palat scored twice in the first 3:19 of the game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Wednesday night to open a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which has won two straight since losing the series opener at home. Anthony Cirelli scored his first ...

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Hurricanes name longtime NHL exec Rick Dudley senior VP of hockey operations

The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Rick Dudley as senior vice-president of hockey operations. The move came a day after the Hurricanes fired former general manager Ron Francis after four years on the job and saw pro scout and adviser Joe Nieuwendyk resign. The Hurricanes have yet to name a new GM. ​“Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ...

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Senators head coach Guy Boucher, staff returning for 2018-19 season

Guy Boucher will be back behind the Ottawa Senators bench next season, and so will his entire staff. Speaking on Ottawa radio station TSN 1200, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed that Boucher and his assistants will return despite the club’s second-last place finish in 2017-18. Dorion said Boucher would run the power play, while assistants Rob Cookson and Marc Crawford ...

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