Month: January 2021

The first thing you’ll hear before the puck drops at a Buffalo Sabres home game is the Canadian national anthem. The Sabres are the only American professional sports team to play “O Canada” before every home game, regardless of whether their opponent is Canadian or not. What’s more, the Sabres name is spelled using Canadian
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8:49 PM ET ESPN News Services RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek left Saturday night’s game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury, the team announced. The Hurricanes said Mrazek would not return. Mrazek went down 2 minutes, 47 seconds into the game after being bumped by teammate
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New York Islanders (3-4-1, seventh in the East Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6-2-1, second in the East Division) Philadelphia; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New York hits the road against Philadelphia looking to break its five-game road skid. Philadelphia finished 16-4-4 in division action and 25-6-4 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Flyers
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7:12 PM ET Alex Ovechkin returned to the Washington Capitals lineup on Saturday against the Boston Bruins, after missing four games following a violation of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols. “It sucks, obviously,” Ovechkin told reporters earlier on Saturday. “No one wants to be suspended. No one wants to put yourself in that position. It’s over.
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NEW YORK – Sidney Crosby scored at 2:27 of overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night to stop a two-game skid. Jason Zucker, Brandon Tanev, Kasperi Kapanen and Jake Guentzel also had goals for Pittsburgh, and Casey DeSmith made 30 saves. Guentzel tied it 4-all midway through the
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The Ontario Reign have signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to an American Hockey League contract. Gaunce, an 11th-year pro, skated in 52 games for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch last season, tallying four goals and 28 assists for 32 points with a plus-12 rating. He participated in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, his second career
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Columbus Blue Jackets (4-2-3, first in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-4-3, sixth in the Central Division) Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Chicago aims to break its three-game losing streak when the Blackhawks take on Columbus. Chicago finished 7-12-3 in division play and 16-14-4 at home during the 2019-20 season. Goalies for
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