Sharks’ Kane suspended 21 games for violation of COVID-19 Protocol

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 regular-season games, without pay, for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol, the National Hockey League announced on Monday.

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Blue Jackets place F Domi on IR (rib fracture)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Max Domi on the injured reserve and he is expected to miss two to four weeks due to a rib fracture suffered in Saturday's game against the Seattle Kraken.

Blue Jackets place F Domi on IR (rib fracture)

NHL: Rangers vs. Maple Leafs

NHL: Ducks vs. Flames

Should the NHL change the emergency call up rules?

Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill discuss the NHL’s emergency call up rules after the Maple Leafs were forced to play a game with emergency backup goalie.

Flames hope home crowd can help spark offence

Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time in a year and a half, the Flames say that they are excited to feed off of the energy from the fans. Scoring twice on 47 shots in their first game, Calgary hopes that knowing their individual roles entering the season can help elevate their production.

Leafs ready to reconnect with the rest of the NHL

The New York Rangers are in town, marking Toronto’s first regular-season game against a team from outside of Canada in 18 months.

Kristen Shilton

Kristen Shilton

Stützle and his line look ready to explode

Senators winger Tim Stützle is just 19 years old. If the NHL’s opening weekend is any indication, he’s already a problem for the rest of the Atlantic Division. Travis Yost has more.

Travis Yost

Travis Yost

Stars vs. Senators

McDavid's hat trick helps Oilers defeat Flames

Connor McDavid scored three goals as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday night for their second straight win to start the season.

Youth movement powers Sharks past Jets in opener

Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game to lead the San Jose Sharks to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

Around the NHL

The Inside Edge: Is it best to drop Fleury?

It would be easy to overreact to some of the things we've seen through the opening games of the NHL season but there are some things that need to be addressed. TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson explains.

How hard is it for the Canadiens to filter out criticism and focus on winning?

It hasn't been a positive start to the season for the Canadiens and losing makes it even harder to eliminate the outside negativity surrounding the team. That's Hockey discusses the challenge of filtering out all of the noise and focusing on winning.

Hoffman skates; could be in Habs' lineup Tuesday

Mike Hoffman was at practice on Monday and could make his Habs debut Tuesday against the Sharks on TSN. Hoffman has been out since suffering a lower-body injury in training camp, and is expected to help Montreal's struggling power play that has gone 0-for-11 to start the season.

Kucherov injury 'not a day-to-day thing' according to Lightning coach Cooper

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper told reporters Monday that Nikita Kucherov's injury is 'definitely not a day-to-day thing' and the team is waiting for more information to definitively determine how much time he will miss. SportsCentre catches you up on some of the news around the hockey world you may have missed.

By the Numbers: Matthews on the cusp of 200 career goals

To mark his return to the lineup, here is a statistical look at Auston Matthews’ career so far and where he sits among some of the best goal scorers of all-time in the early stages of his NHL journey.

Kovalchuk named GM, Gonchar, Fedorov and Nabokov part of ROC Olympic staff

Former NHL winger Ilya Kovalchuk will serve as general manager for the Russian Olympic Committee at the 2022 Olympics. Former NHL stars Sergei Gonchar, Sergei Fedorov and Evgeni Nabokov will serve as assistant coaches under head coach Alexei Zhamnov, along with former KHL forward Alexei Kudashov.

'He's moving the chains': Keefe sees 'great potential' for Ritchie on top line

With Auston Matthews back in the fold, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe will finally be able to see him join Mitch Marner and Nick Ritchie on the top line. Keefe believes Ritchie is making his presence felt and he has great potential to do good things alongside skilled players like Matthews and Marner.

Cap crunch forces Leafs to get creative ahead of Sens showdown

Goaltender Petr Mrazek (groin) and defenceman Justin Holl (illness) are both unavailable for Toronto’s tilt against Ottawa on Saturday, and the Leafs’ are so close to the flat $81.5 million salary cap ceiling they can’t afford to recall another player. Kristen Shilton has more.

Cap crunch forces Leafs to get creative ahead of Sens showdown
- Kristen Shilton
Cap crunch forces Leafs to get creative ahead of Sens showdown

Tkachuk most likely to make season debut Thursday against Sharks

DJ Smith explains how Brady Tkachuk's physicality ups the intensity and emotion for the Senators and says that he'll most likely make his season debut on Thursday against the Sharks.

Campbell ready for higher workload with Mrazek sidelined

Jack Campbell has never made more than 26 starts in an NHL year, but adapted well to a heavier workload last season when Frederik Andersen was sidelined with a knee injury. Campbell finished with a 17-3-2 record and .921 save percentage.

Mark Masters

Mark Masters

Habs Ice Chips: Players new and old full of anticipation for tonight’s home opener

It’s been 585 days since the Canadiens last hosted a full or nearly full Bell Centre. As a result the players, new and old are full of anticipation for tonight’s home opener. Fuelled by the experience of not being able to witness the celebration in the streets following Montreal’s conference final victory over the Golden Knights in late June. John Lu has more.

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Flames embracing identity shift as season opener looms

The Calgary Flames might not be the most fun or entertaining team to watch this season, with lots of dumping-and-chasing, puck battles in the corners, and stifling neutral zone play expected, but as they start their first full season in the Darryl Sutter 2.0 era, the coach has made one guarantee. Salim Valji has more.

Salim Valji

Salim Valji

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Myers discusses his crushing hit on Keith

Myers discusses his crushing hit on Keith

Tyler Myers absolutely trucked Duncan Keith in the Cancuks season opener, the defenceman breaks down the hit and explains why it didn't matter if it was Keith or another player, he was making the hit.

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Could slow starts haunt Maple Leafs if not addressed?

Could slow starts haunt Maple Leafs if not addressed?

The Maple Leafs have started slow in both their games so far this season. Against the Canadiens, they managed to turn it around but against the Senators, they weren't able to recover. That's Hockey examines whether or not this is an are of concern for Toronto.

What are the expectations for Brady Tkachuk this season?

With his contract status out of the way, Brady Tkachuk can now turn his focus on getting in game shape and doing his part to helping the Senators win. That's Hockey discusses how long it could be until he is fully ready and the expectations on him this season.

Smith on Tkachuk: 'It's like waiting for Xmas when you already know what gift you're getting'

D.J. Smith says Brady Tkachuk looked great at practice this morning but they still aren't sure when he could play his first game. He joked it's like waiting on Christmas morning to open your present even though you already know what it is.

A Wild One in Motown

Red Wings captain Larkin suspended one game

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin has been suspended one game for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph Thursday night, NHL Player Safety announced Friday afternoon.

Red Wings captain Larkin suspended one game

Battle of Ontario

Senators celebrate Tkachuk signing, beat Leafs

The Ottawa Senators couldn’t have asked for a better start to the regular season. Not only did they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday, they signed Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year contract extension hours earlier.

Senators celebrate Tkachuk signing, beat Leafs

Habs Fall to Sabres

Sabres open season with rout of Canadiens

Victor Olofsson and Anders Bjork scored 2:01 apart in the second period, and the Buffalo Sabres followed a tumultuous summer with a stunning season-opening 5-1 win over the injury-depleted Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Sabres open season with rout of Canadiens

Tanev scores game-winner as Kraken edge Preds for first NHL victory

Brandon Tanev scored his second goal into an empty net with 1:21 left, and the Seattle Kraken beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night for the first victory in the expansion franchise's second game.

Caps claim D Cholowski off waivers from Kraken

The Washington Capitals have claimed defenceman Dennis Cholowski off waivers from the Seattle Kraken.

Insider Trading: How did the Tkachuk contract come together?

With Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators finally ending their stalemate, the TSN Hockey insiders break down Tkachuk's contract and the structure that led to both sides agreeing to get it done. As well, the insiders talk about Shea Weber's injury status, the length of long lists required for the Olympics and more.

Insider Trading: How did the Tkachuk contract come together?

Button: Old Leafs' defensive woes showed in tough loss to Sens

Petr Mrazek allowed three goals in two periods of play for the Maple Leafs but as TSN's director of scouting Craig Button explains, he wasn't to blame for the team's woes, saying that the defensive woes of years gone by reared their ugly head. Button breaks down the Leafs poor coverage, the Sens' strong play, and more.

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LeBrun: ‘I don’t think we’re seeing Shea Weber ever play again’

Bryan Hayes and Dave Feschuk are joined by TSN Hockey insider Pierre LeBrun to discuss Shea Weber’s LTIR status with the league.

Has there been any progress with the Sabres and Eichel?

As the Sabres get set to open up their regular season, they do so with the Jack Eichel saga still hanging over their heads. Hockey Insider Chris Johnston joins TH with the latest on that front.

Canucks vs. Flyers

Canucks vs. Oilers

Sens add Tkachuk as fifth alternate captain

Brady Tkachuk has been named an alternate captain for the second straight season. The forward recently signed a seven-year, $57.5 million contract on Thursday and will dawn the "A" when he returns to the lineup.

Playing for Jimmy: Grieving Hayes suits up for Flyers season

The tattoo runs along Kevin Hayes’ left forearm, a permanent reminder of what the Philadelphia Flyers center is missing, a solemn quote overlaid by a thick, script J for his late brother that serves as an indelible tribute to a bond he believes isn’t broken, merely changed.

Jets vs. Ducks

Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs

Ovechkin scores twice to pass Dionne; Caps beat Rangers

While the fisticuffs never materialized, the Washington Capitals made a season-opening 5-1 victory against the division-rival New York Rangers memorable Wednesday night for Alex Ovechkin’s 731st and 732nd goals and Hendrix Lapierre’s first.

7 in 70: Examining the biggest challenge for each Canadian team

TSN Hockey analysts Craig Button and Mike Johnson join That's Hockey for a new edition of 7 in 70, where they have 70 seconds to break down the biggest question marks surrounding each Canadian team heading into the season.

BarDown Breakdown: Are the Jets legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?

To say Jesse Pollock is excited for the Jets season would be an understatement, but his Stanley Cup dreams may not be that far fetched. Craig Button and Mike Johnson try to settle him down with reasonable expectations for Winnipeg, while Corwin McCallum pushes back on some of their additions that some might call “salary dumps” by other teams.

Flames can't wait to play in front of a full house again

The Flames discuss how excited they are to play in front of a full capacity crowd in their season opener on Saturday in Edmonton, and the key ingredients to getting off to a better start this season compared to previous years.

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