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Massive first period powers New York Islanders to 6-3 win over Vancouver Canucks

Massive first period powers New York Islanders to 6-3 win over Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER — Coach Bruce Boudreau hopes his Vancouver Canucks learned something this week. Two nights in a row, the team came out flat, getting massively outplayed in the first period. The difference? The result.

CP NewsAlert: Canada's Jack Crawford wins bronze in men's Alpine combined

BEIJING — Canada's Jack Crawford won the bronze medal in the men's Alpine combined at the Beijing Olympics. More to come. The Canadian Press
Siakam, Raptors top Thunder 117-98 for seventh straight win

Siakam, Raptors top Thunder 117-98 for seventh straight win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Fred VanVleet made six 3-pointers and added 21 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-98 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory.
Mikael Backlund, Jacob Markstrom lead Flames in 6-0 win over Knights

Mikael Backlund, Jacob Markstrom lead Flames in 6-0 win over Knights

CALGARY — Mikael Backlund had a goal and three assists to pace the offence and Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-0 victory on Wednesday night over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Oilers concede first, again, in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

Oilers concede first, again, in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

EDMONTON — The Chicago Blackhawks were great out of the gate against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Marchand suspended six games for hit on Penguins' Jarry

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand was suspended six games by the NHL on Wednesday night for roughing and high-sticking Pittsburgh goalie Tristan Jarry the previous day. It is Marchand's eighth career suspension and second this season.

Sea Dogs win fourth straight, beat Saguenéens 5-1

SAGUENAY, Que. — The Saint John Sea Dogs won their fourth straight tilt with a 5-1 victory over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Centre Peter Reynolds had two goals, an assist and finished plus-two for the Sea Dogs (18-12-0-3).

Flint Firebirds outlast Kitchener Rangers 8-7 in OT win

FLINT, Mich. — The Flint Firebirds needed overtime to overcome the Kitchener Rangers in a high-scoring encounter. Firebirds' Brennan Othmann netted the overtime winner as Flint (24-14-0-2) won 8-7.
Report: Valieva tests positive for banned heart medication

Report: Valieva tests positive for banned heart medication

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic favorite Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned heart medication before her arrival at the Beijing Olympics, the Russian newspaper RBC reported, putting in jeopardy the team gold medal that she helped win earlier this week
Experienced winger Fraser Aird makes third CPL stop, this time with Cavalry FC

Experienced winger Fraser Aird makes third CPL stop, this time with Cavalry FC

Cavalry FC added experience and versatility on Wednesday by signing winger Fraser Aird. Calgary will be the third Canadian Premier League stop for the 27-year-old, who has also played for Valour FC and FC Edmonton.
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