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Sens coach has high praise for rookie Alex Formenton: 'McDavid-type of speed'

Sens coach has high praise for rookie Alex Formenton: 'McDavid-type of speed'

LUCAN, Ont. — Guy Boucher was impressed with Alex Formenton's speed at this time last year. The Ottawa Senators head coach went a couple giants steps further in assessing what he's seen so far from the rookie winger at his second NHL training camp.
Amid banter, NHL officials get refresher course at camp

Amid banter, NHL officials get refresher course at camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lunch is over and before the next session of game film study begins, the jokes start flying among the 80-plus referees and linesmen assembled in a downtown hotel ballroom.
Ty Rattie scores twice as Oilers down Canucks 4-2 in pre-season play

Ty Rattie scores twice as Oilers down Canucks 4-2 in pre-season play

VANCOUVER — Ty Rattie says the Edmonton Oilers want to start their season strong, even if there are no points at stake.
Flyers top Islanders behind Stolarz's 31 saves

Flyers top Islanders behind Stolarz's 31 saves

Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves to lead the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Stolarz played the entire game in place of Alex Lyon, who suffered a lower-body injury during warmups.
Tavares, Marner show instant chemistry as Leafs down Sens in pre-season action

Tavares, Marner show instant chemistry as Leafs down Sens in pre-season action

LUCAN, Ont. — In the hours after the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares this summer, Mike Babcock mused about playing his shiny new centre alongside Mitch Marner.

Sabres list Sheary week to week with upper body injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury.
Ennis hoping to rejuvenate career with Leafs after getting bought out by Wild

Ennis hoping to rejuvenate career with Leafs after getting bought out by Wild

TORONTO — Tyler Ennis has had to prove doubters wrong much of his hockey life. After a mostly miserable last 12 months, the diminutive winger is hoping one more return to the well can help get his career back on track.
Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force.
Rangers win in David Quinn's preseason debut as coach

Rangers win in David Quinn's preseason debut as coach

Neal Pionk scored 1:20 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over a New Jersey Devils split-squad, giving David Quinn a win in his preseason coaching debut Monday night.
Flames rookie Dillon Dube continues to impress in Calgary's 7-4 loss to Oilers

Flames rookie Dillon Dube continues to impress in Calgary's 7-4 loss to Oilers

CALGARY — Flames prospect Dillon Dube is making the most of his first-line opportunity as 15 of Calgary's veteran forwards are away at the 2018 NHL China games.