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Sparks makes 33 saves in surprise start, Kapanen scores two as Leafs down Kings

Sparks makes 33 saves in surprise start, Kapanen scores two as Leafs down Kings

TORONTO — Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts rattling in his head before his first start of the season. He didn't have a chance to overthink the second.
Tomas Plekanec scores in his 1,000th NHL game, Canadiens beat Red Wings 7-3

Tomas Plekanec scores in his 1,000th NHL game, Canadiens beat Red Wings 7-3

MONTREAL — It looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before Monday night's game.
Room for Improvement: Kings frustrated after 1-3 road trip through Canada

Room for Improvement: Kings frustrated after 1-3 road trip through Canada

TORONTO — Los Angeles Kings head coach John Stevens couldn't help but laugh when asked if his team needs to work on its breakaway speed. "And not the offensive zone or not on the power play?" said Stevens after L.A.
Craig Anderson stops 37 shots, leads Ottawa over Dallas 4-1

Craig Anderson stops 37 shots, leads Ottawa over Dallas 4-1

OTTAWA — For the first time in a long time the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time. The Senators defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 Monday night on the back of a 37-save performance by Craig Anderson.
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks say rookie forward Elias Pettersson is in concussion protocol while centre Jay Beagle is out six weeks with a broken forearm.
Gilgeous-Alexander will be an intriguing Canadian storyline in NBA this season

Gilgeous-Alexander will be an intriguing Canadian storyline in NBA this season

TORONTO — In the Los Angeles Clippers' final pre-season game against Maccabi Haifa last week, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drove to the hoop from halfcourt before muscling through two opponents for an emphatic dunk.

Panthers defenceman Matheson suspended two games for hit on Canucks' Pettersson

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Florida Panthers defenceman Mike Matheson for two games without pay for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit on Elias Pettersson that left the Vancouver Canucks rookie forward with a concussion.

Changing of the guard as Scott Arfield takes over as Canada soccer captain

TORONTO — A changing of the guard is under way with the Canadian men's soccer team with Scott Arfield taking over as permanent captain from Atiba Hutchinson. Health permitting, Arfield will lead out the 79th-ranked Canadians against No.

Calgary mayor doesn't want to spend more than province on 2026 Games

CALGARY — The mayor of Calgary says the city shouldn't contribute more than the province of Alberta to host the 2026 Winter Games.