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Leafs lead NHL's goal explosion in season's 1st week

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock could see halfway through training camp that Auston Matthews was ready to explode. “Matty’s on another level,” Babcock said at the time of Toronto’s star centre. Now the rest of the NHL is getting a first-hand look. Matthews leads the league with an eye-popping seven goals through four games following consecutive run-and-gun road wins ...

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Willie O'Ree, NHL's 1st black player, gets Hall of Fame call

An NHL trailblazer, the man that ushered in unprecedented growth and the best statistical goalie in the game’s history headline the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2018. Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first black player, and league commissioner Gary Bettman will enter in the builder category, while former New Jersey Devils netminder Martin Brodeur sits at the top of the ...

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NHL playoffs 2018: Capitals vs. Golden Knights one of NHL's top-selling Stanley Cup Finals

One of the most improbable Stanley Cup Finals in recent NHL history has been selling tickets at one of the best rates in recent NHL history. That’s according to StubHub, which told CBSSports.com on Thursday that the Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights series has already outsold every other Stanley Cup Final since the ticket marketplace started reselling championship game ...

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Jets, Predators series features pair of NHL's finest goaltenders

Heading into the much-anticipated Western Conference semifinal between Nashville and Winnipeg, a lot of talk centred around the high-powered offences that helped the Predators and Jets finish 1-2 in the NHL’s overall standings. Flying somewhat under the radar is that the series also features two of the three goaltenders nominated for the Vezina Trophy. In Friday night’s Game 1, Winnipeg’s ...

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Odds up slightly for NHL's worst team to draw No. 1 pick

The NHL announced lottery odds for this year’s entry¬†draft, and it contains good news for the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators if the season were to end Wednesday. The chances for the team with the lowest point total to earn the No. 1 overall pick are slightly up from last year, 18.5 per cent compared to 18. As it stands, ...

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Senators continue plummet to NHL's bottom with 6th straight loss

The Ottawa Senators are struggling to find comfort in the moral victories these days. With a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night the Senators find themselves mired in a six-game losing streak for the second time this season. Ottawa was trailing going into the third period, but found a way to tie things up only to ...

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NHL's Bettman 'very comfortable' with decision to skip Olympics

The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman. “We’ve very comfortable with the decision we made as a league,” Bettman said Wednesday. The NHL announced last April it would not participate in the Pyeongchang Games. It was the first time in five Winter Olympics where the world’s best hockey ...

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Why the Red Wings are the biggest loser at the NHL's trade deadline

Ken Holland has put the Detroit Red Wings in a precarious situation. The worst thing that can happen to a team is wallowing in mediocrity for years on end. All he needs to do is ask the Detroit Pistons, who he shares an arena with, about that. However, Holland doesn’t believe in full rebuilds, and he never has. With that ...

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U.S. being hit hardest by NHL's absence at PyeongChang 2018

It will take another “Miracle on Ice” for the United States to revive its chances of medaling in PyeongChang. The U.S. was completely outmatched during a 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Saturday night. In fact, the scoreline may have flattered the Americans, considering how disorganized, disinterested, and overwhelmed they looked for the vast majority of the ...

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