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MONTREAL—It is the age of crisp passes and dominant play. It is the age of turnovers and sloppy play. Five games into the season, the Lightning have been wildly inconsistent. You can’t be sure which team will show up at puck drop: the one that looks like a Stanley Cup favourite or the one that
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In this particular life-changing moment, one side of Stu Grimson’s face was rendered cratered and bloodied. The force of his opponent’s punches, three left-handed jackhammers, fractured his skull in two places, both above his right eye and below the cheek bone. The reconstruction of the disaster zone required 21/2 hours of emergency surgery and the
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NEW YORK—Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers aren’t satisfied with their strong start. They know they can improve. McDavid scored the tiebreaking goal and Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, all in the third period, as the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 4-1 Saturday for their season-opening fifth straight win. “It’s
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Patrik Laine is in some great company at the top of the NHL’s scoring race after his four-point outing on Thursday. Laine scored twice and added a pair of assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-2. The Finnish sharpshooter has 10 points through five games, tying him with Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, who
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PHILADELPHIA—The Flyers have turned their fans into Raging Bullies. Philadelphia fans have been implicated in the sports crimes of throwing snowballs and batteries — and of late, haymakers at horses and athletes — so why not let them smash and bash inanimate objects for cash inside a controlled environment? Grab a helmet and a baseball
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