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Canada to host five international speedskating events in 2023-24

Canada to host five international speedskating events in 2023-24

OTTAWA — Canada will host five international speedskating events in the 2023-24 season. Montreal will host back-to-back short-track speedskating World Cups on Oct. 20-22 and again on Oct. 27-29. The following weekend will see nearby Laval, Que.
Five things to know about the NHL playoffs

Five things to know about the NHL playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers, trying to put a positive spin on blowing a two-goal lead on home ice in Monday's NHL playoff opener against the never-say-die Los Angeles Kings, insist there's no reason to panic.
Jets forward Barron receives 75-plus stitches after taking skate blade to face

Jets forward Barron receives 75-plus stitches after taking skate blade to face

LAS VEGAS — Jets forward Morgan Barron never had any doubt that he'd return to the ice after taking a skate to the face in the opener of Winnipeg's first-round series against Vegas on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Jets top Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 in first-round series opener

Winnipeg Jets top Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 in first-round series opener

LAS VEGAS — The Winnipeg Jets struggled after poor starts in their previous trips to Las Vegas during the regular season. They made sure there wasn't a repeat of that now that the playoffs have arrived.
Kraken make successful playoff debut, stun Avalanche 3-1

Kraken make successful playoff debut, stun Avalanche 3-1

DENVER (AP) — Alex Wennberg had a goal and an assist, Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots and the Seattle Kraken made a successful playoff debut by beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Shesterkin, Kreider help Rangers rip Devils 5-1 in Game 1

Shesterkin, Kreider help Rangers rip Devils 5-1 in Game 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Rangers had the ton of experience coming into the playoffs against the young New Jersey Devils, and it certainly was the difference Game 1 of their first-round series, along with Igor Shesterkin.
Lightning score early, often on the way to embarrassing Maple Leafs 7-3 in Game 1

Lightning score early, often on the way to embarrassing Maple Leafs 7-3 in Game 1

TORONTO — John Tavares didn't have an answer. Sheldon Keefe didn't sense any nerves. Once the puck dropped, however, one team was confident in its battle-tested, championship pedigree.
Maple Leafs' Bunting to have hearing for hit on Lightning's Cernak

Maple Leafs' Bunting to have hearing for hit on Lightning's Cernak

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Michael Bunting will have a hearing on Wednesday for his illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Erik Cernak, the NHL department of player safety announced.

WHL playoffs: Warriors crush ICE 8-4, lead series 2-1

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Moose Jaw Warriors skated in the shadows of the record-setting Winnipeg ICE for most of the Western Hockey League season. Now, after three games in their Eastern Conference semifinal series, they have everyone's attention.
Chapman, Bassitt power Blue Jays to 4-2 win over Astros

Chapman, Bassitt power Blue Jays to 4-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON — Matt Chapman had a home run and a double to extend his hot start to the season and Chris Bassitt carried a shutout in the seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 4-2 on Tuesday night.