SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today released the schedule of games for the 2020-21 regular season, the league’s 85th year of operation. The season begins on Friday, February 5 and concludes on Sunday, May 16. Schedules for teams in the Atlantic, North, Central and Pacific Divisions were released today; schedules for the Canadian
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The St. Louis Blues have had a roller-coaster start to the season. After splitting a pair of games in Denver against the dangerous Colorado Avalanche, the Blues returned home to take three of a possible four points against the San Jose Sharks.  When the offense seems to be clicking on all cylinders in one, it
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If you’re a hockey fan you probably remember David Ayres, the emergency backup goalie (EBUG) in Toronto who played a game against the Maple Leafs for the Carolina Hurricanes. Ayres, 43-years-old, was the operator of the ice resurfacer (Zamboni) at Ricoh Coliseum and often suited up for the Leafs and Marlies when they needed a
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So in the first few games of the Nashville Predators’ season, the one thing that has usually been their biggest strength has so far been their biggest weakness. I’m talking about their power play. There have been some major issues going on when the Predators get that man advantage, and they haven’t converted, as they
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s abridged 56-game 2021 season is up and running. But there have been a few COVID-19 related speed bumps along the way, particularly with the Dallas Stars, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. Here’s everything you need to know about how the virus is impacting the hockey season, and what comes next.
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Three games into the 2021 NHL regular season, Calgary Flames fans are gleefully relishing the all-Canadian chapter of what they lovingly call the Matthew Tkachuk Friendship Tour. For at age 23, Tkachuk is a throwback to old-school hockey defined by nasty rivalries and real — not manufactured — hatred between combatants. More irritating than a sharp pebble in a
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The Cleveland Monsters have signed forward Nick Lappin to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. Lappin appeared in 42 games for the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage last season, recording five goals and six assists for 11 points. Entering his fifth pro season, Lappin has totaled 72 goals and 62 assists for 134
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