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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Phil Kessel scored two goals, Antti Raanta stopped 31 shots and the Arizona Coyotes bounced back from an opening loss to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Saturday. Arizona got off to a slow start before coming to life late in a shootout loss to San Jose on Thursday night. The
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An artist from the Stz’uminus First Nation is behind the design for this season’s Vancouver Canucks goal mask, rectifying an earlier controversy around the mask’s design.  Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby revealed a new custom goalie mask in December featuring Coast Salish-inspired artwork. However, the mask was designed by a non-Indigenous artist from Sweden, David Gunnarsson, who did not have consent to
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Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-0, fifth in the North Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (1-0-0, first in the North Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Toronto faces Ottawa for a North Division matchup. Ottawa went 9-9-5 in division play and 18-13-6 at home a season ago. Goalies for the Senators allowed 3.2 goals on
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More than 621,000 Canadians play in organized hockey leagues, but community hockey has been suspended in most provinces with high COVID-19 infection rates after a series of arena-related outbreaks. Air quality research and a growing understanding of how the virus spreads are helping to explain why facing-off indoors can be risky during the pandemic. In
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Saskatchewan’s hockey teams have faced serious funding shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the Saskatchewan government announced $4 million to help keep the province’s Western Hockey League (WHL) and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) teams afloat.  “Our junior hockey teams are a critical part of the cultural fabric and local economies across the province,”
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Anaheim Ducks (0-1-0, seventh in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (1-0-0, first in the West Division) Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights host Anaheim after Maxime Comtois scored two goals in the Ducks’ 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights. Vegas went 39-24-8 overall and 15-6-2 in division
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators Ottawa, Ontario; Friday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators open the season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Ottawa finished 9-9-5 in division action and 18-13-6 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Senators were called for 276 penalties last season averaging 3.9 penalties
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