Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews taking quantum leap with record start

TORONTO – The way last season ended did not sit well with Auston Matthews. There was the seven-game series loss to Boston in the opening round, but also an uncharacteristic dry spell in the spring. For the first time as an NHLer – perhaps the first time in his life – Matthews saw his play […]

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Maple Leafs’ Kapanen proving he belongs in top-six role

TORONTO – As the young, freewheeling Toronto Maple Leafs core cleared out their lockers in the spring of 2017, disappointed yet encouraged by the first of many trips to the post-season since winning the Auston Matthews lottery, we shared a few minutes with a quiet Kasperi Kapanen — the only tangible asset remaining from those […]

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers score 10 points in final 2 minutes for miraculous Monday night comeback

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers pulled off yet another two-minute comeback on Monday night to beat the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers and company would put up 10 points in the final two minutes of the game to take a 33-30 win into the bye week. Kicker Mason Crosby shook off a brutal outing […]

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Canadiens’ Tomas Tatar opening eyes with hot start

MONTREAL — In this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world, it was easy for Montreal Canadiens fans to overlook what their team acquired in Tomas Tatar when general manager Marc Bergevin traded former captain Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sept. 10. The focus was on 19-year-old centre Nick Suzuki back then and rightly so, with Bergevin […]

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Plekanec wasn’t expecting standing ovation for 1,000th game

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Plekanec scores in 1,000th NHL game as Canadiens beat Red Wings

MONTREAL — Tomas Plekanec scored in his 1,000th NHL game as the Montreal Canadiens easily defeated the visiting Detroit Red Wings 7-3 on Monday night. Jonathan Drouin had a pair of goals while Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher, Charles Hudon and Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens (3-1-1). With Carey Price still out with the […]

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Craig Anderson stops 37 shots to lead Senators over Stars

OTTAWA — Craig Anderson made 37 saves and Ottawa scored three times in the third period as the Senators downed the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Monday. Rookie Maxime Lajoie opened the scoring for Ottawa (3-2-1) in the second while rookie Brady Tkachuk, Mikkel Boedker and Zack Smith scored in the final period after heading into […]

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Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen to start Thursday vs. Penguins

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will start Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to head coach Mike Babcock. Frederik Andersen will start Thursday versus Pittsburgh, Babcock says. — luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) October 16, 2018 Andersen wasn’t available for Monday’s win over the Los Angeles Kings due to a knee injury. Toronto recalled Eamon […]

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