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Pacioretty has hat trick, Golden Knights beat Coyotes 6-2

LAS VEGAS — Max Pacioretty had a hat trick and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL preseason opener. Cody Eakin, Reilly Smith, and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights.
Ryan Poehling pleased to return to Bell Centre for Canadiens scrimmage

Ryan Poehling pleased to return to Bell Centre for Canadiens scrimmage

MONTREAL — When Ryan Poehling stepped onto the Bell Centre ice for the first time since his record-setting game last year, all the memories came rushing back.
Bruins sign D McAvoy to 3-year, $14.7 million deal

Bruins sign D McAvoy to 3-year, $14.7 million deal

BOSTON — Charlie McAvoy finally made it to training camp, and the Boston Bruins greeted him with a hearty stick tap salute. "I didn't want that," he said sheepishly on Sunday after returning to the defending Eastern Conference champions for a $14.
Hockey fans in Paradise, N.L., buzzing with excitement over Leafs training camp

Hockey fans in Paradise, N.L., buzzing with excitement over Leafs training camp

PARADISE, N.L. — It's a hockey fan's paradise this weekend as the Toronto Maple Leafs hold their annual training camp in Paradise, N.L.
Forward Mitch Marner joins Toronto Maple Leafs in Newfoundland for training camp

Forward Mitch Marner joins Toronto Maple Leafs in Newfoundland for training camp

PARADISE, N.L. — Mitch Marner and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas put up a united front when speaking to media about the forward's new contract.
Far from Czech home, Kubalik adjusts to life with Blackhawks

Far from Czech home, Kubalik adjusts to life with Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Dominik Kubalik is leaning on David Kampf while he transitions to life in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. He peppers his Czech countryman with all sorts of questions.

Wild sign defenceman Spurgeon to 7-year, $53M extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild signed defenceman Jared Spurgeon to a $53.025 million, seven-year extension Saturday that will begin next season and go through the 2026-27 season. The deal carries an annual value of $7.575 million.
Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE

Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE

CHICAGO — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr.
Pavelski, Perry switch to Stars after long stays in 1st home

Pavelski, Perry switch to Stars after long stays in 1st home

FRISCO, Texas — Joe Pavelski joined the Dallas Stars as an expensive free agent coming off one of his best goal-scoring years, while Corey Perry quietly signed a low-cost deal for one year after playing the fewest games of his career because of a kne
Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended 3 games by NHL

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended 3 games by NHL

Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test