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COLUMBUS, OHIO—Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss Thursday night’s game because of an unspecified team “incident.” General manager Jarmo Kekalainen says in a statement that “there are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture. An incident occurred in which Sergei failed to meet those expectations and
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It’s a new year and mid-season in the NHL, time to take inventory and decide how to move forward. Here are things we do not want to see in 2019 … The Edmonton Oilers missing the playoffs: While there are plenty of elite players to entertain us, if you love the sport, you, at the
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VANCOUVER—International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel has his eyes on the NHL and he likes what he sees. Fasel said the world governing body for hockey is considering moving all international competitions to smaller, NHL-sized ice surfaces. He believes the smaller ice can contribute to the fans’ excitement and emotions. Switzerland goalie Luca Hollenstein
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MONTREAL—Carey Price shared his key for success after Thursday night’s 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Price returned from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss three games, and made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson moves in on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during first period
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BOSTON—Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand each had two goals to lift the Boston Bruins over the Calgary Flames 6-4 on Thursday night. Boston has won three in a row and six of eight. The Bruins built on their win over Chicago in Tuesday’s Winter Classic by beating the top team in the Western Conference. Jaroslav
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Eliminated. A word never heard when Canada plays the world junior tournament on Canadian ice. But that’s what happened on Wednesday. Canada goalie Michael DiPietro, front, lies on the ice as Finland celebrates its overtime victory at the world juniors on Wednesday. Canada is now eliminated from the tournament.  (DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Finland
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EDMONTON—The Edmonton Oilers acquired three new defencemen on Sunday while swapping out two blue-liners and a forward over a pair of trades. Edmonton first picked up Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers, then added Brandon Manning and Robin Norell from the Chicago Blackhawks hours later. Florida received blue-liner Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick
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EDMONTON—Brendan Lemieux picked a good way to double his career goal totals. Lemieux scored a pair, including the game winner, as the Winnipeg Jets ended 2018 on an upbeat note by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Monday. Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (57) chases Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) during second period NHL action in
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