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8:21 PM ET The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals combined for 72 penalty minutes in the first 4 minutes, 14 seconds of their game on Wednesday night, their first meeting after Capitals forward Tom Wilson injured Rangers star Artemi Panarin earlier this week. There were six separate fights to start the game at Madison
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6:47 PM ET The New York Rangers have called for the removal of George Parros, head of the NHL Department of Player Safety, after the league opted not to suspend Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson for a pair of incidents in a game Monday night. Wilson was fined $5,000 by the NHL for punching Rangers
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4:01 PM ET Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is eventually going to do something to an opponent that will result in him missing 40 games. Maybe 60 games. Maybe an entire season. But the NHL department of player safety is not the NHL department of pre-crime. It can’t suspend players based on what their actions
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12:56 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Houser stopped 34 shots in his NHL debut, Sam Reinhart scored twice in Buffalo’s three-goal third period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the playoff-bound New York Islanders 4-2 on Monday night. Tage Thompson and Rasmus Asplund also scored for Buffalo, which trailed 2-0 early in the
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2:42 PM ET Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has been placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. “We have become aware of the concerning allegations made about Jake Virtanen,” the team said in a statement Saturday. “Our organization does not accept sexual misconduct of any kind and the claims as
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the NHL. Seattle owners paid $650 million to become the 32nd franchise. The Kraken begin play next season. “On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to officially
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4:01 PM ET Associated Press KLADNO, Czech Republic — Jaromir Jagr was celebrating on the ice again Thursday. The 49-year-old right winger had an assist to help his hometown club Kladno Knights return to the top Czech league by beating Jihlava 5-2 to clinch their playoff series 4-3. Jagr made his debut for Kladno as
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5:26 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Byron “B.J.” Seaman, one of the founding owners of the Calgary Flames, has died. He was 97. He died Saturday in Calgary, according to McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home. James and his late brother Daryl “Doc” Seaman were co-owners of the NHL franchise for 30 years. They
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4:03 PM ET Associated Press The American Hockey League will not crown a Calder Cup champion for a second consecutive season amid pandemic scheduling concerns. The trophy had been awarded every year from 1937 to 2019. The AHL allowed each of its five divisions created for this season to decide a playoff format. Only the
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