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Golden Knights try to play role in healing Vegas with opener
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LAS VEGAS Hockey fans arrived on the Las Vegas Strip in the crisp desert afternoon, gathering in jovial groups outside the rink. Many wore the striking, multicolored jerseys of the Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL expansion team playing its historic first regular-season home game Tuesday night. Less than

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Look: Raiders owner Davis attends Golden Knights opener
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Look who’s at @TMobileArena reppin’ the @GoldenKnights at the home opener! cc:@RAIDERS pic.twitter.com/PBEkj3ikXw — Jon Castagnino (@JonCastagnino) October 11, 2017 Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was all smiles Tuesday while attending the inaugural home opener of the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Davis, who had a seat behind one of the nets, has already committed to […]

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Golden Knights win home opener, become 1st expansion team to start 3-0
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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights' debut on the Strip was a poignant smash. James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period, and the Golden Knights remained unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in their home opener on Tuesday night. Tomas Nosek scored […]

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Views from Vegas as the Golden Knights prepare for home opener
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It’s a historic night in the NHL, as the Vegas Golden Knights host the Arizona Coyotes for their first-ever home game. As one might expect, it's a party on the strip, and fans have showed up in droves to support their new team. Here's a look at the scene in Vegas. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury greets […]

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Habs seek offense in home opener vs. Blackhawks
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Two teams going in opposite directions when it comes to offense meet Tuesday as the Montreal Canadiens host the Chicago Blackhawks in the home opener at the Bell Centre. The Blackhawks (2-0-1) have scored 18 goals in three games, one behind the Maple Leafs for most in the NHL. Chicago is coming off

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Tavares helps Islanders beat Sabres 6-3 in home opener
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Tavares scored twice – the first coming just 1:50 into the game – to lead the Islanders to a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. ''We just got after it at the drop of the puck,'' Tavares said. Casey Cizikas had two goals and an assist, and Josh Bailey and Anthony Beauvillier […]

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Butcher, Bratt (and Bernier) steal spotlight from Hischier in Devils’ opener
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As the top pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, Nico Hischier had plenty of eyes on him as the New Jersey Devils opened their season against the Colorado Avalanche. Despite a strong showing in which he fired six shots on goal, Hischier wasn’t able to score his first goal or assist in the NHL. Instead, […]

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Joshua Ho-Sang a healthy scratch for Islanders opener
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Interesting lineup decision for New York Islanders coach Dough Weight when his team opens the 2017-18 season on Friday night. Forward Josh Ho-Sang, one of the team’s best young players, will be a healthy scratch when the team hosts the Buffalo Sabres.

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Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener
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CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad was a force on both ends of the ice. Patrick Kane made a couple of dazzling passes. Nick Schmaltz showed off his speed, and Ryan Hartman was everywhere. It was quite a show, especially for opening night. Saad scored three

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Matthews tops Laine as Leafs thump Jets in season opener
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If head-to-head competition determined the best rookie of 2016-17, Winnipeg's Patrik Laine would have won the Calder Trophy instead of Auston Matthews.  The second pick in the 2016 NHL draft scored five times in two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, including a hat trick in a 5-4

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McDavid scores hat trick, Oilers blank Flames 3-0 in opener
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Connor McDavid looks ready to pick up where he left off last season. The reigning MVP scored a hat trick on opening night, Cam Talbot made 26 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Wednesday. ''It's a pretty big advantage to have the best player in the world on our team,'' Oilers […]

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Top-heavy Bruins won’t have Bergeron, Backes in opener
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The Boston Bruins have a chance to improve in 2017-18 if they get some of the bounces they didn’t get last year. To clarify, those bounces revolve around shooting and save percentages, as “PDO” wasn’t particularly kind to the Bruins in 2016-17. On the other hand, there’s the concern that the Bruins might be a […]

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