Desperate Flames scratch Neal, juggle lines

CALGARY – Facing elimination and requiring an offensive spark, the Calgary Flames scratched playoff veteran James Neal to make room for Austin Czarnik in Friday night’s Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche. Calgary head coach Bill Peters confirmed the move after Friday’s pre-game skate. The Flames trailed the Avalanche three games to one in their best-of-seven opening-round series. Czarnik, 26, […]

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‘Hockey in Heaven’

LEH, India — More than 11,000 feet above sea level, a group of 30 women spread out and got to work around an open-air ice rink. Armed with shovels, brooms made from small branches, and hockey sticks, they cleared the surface of the New Rink after an overnight snowstorm. Billowing green nets, intended to keep the sun from melting the […]

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Yankees and Flyers Will Stop Playing Kate Smith After Discovering Racist Songs

For the Yankees, Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” was a staple of the seventh-inning stretch since 2001. For the Philadelphia Flyers, the connection was even tighter, with Smith serving as a mascot of sorts for the team’s 1970s Stanley Cup winners, and performing live at games. Now both teams have announced they will stop playing Smith’s version of […]

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Steve Yzerman Is Coming Back To Detroit, And It's About Friggin' Time!

It’s finally happening! Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman is spurning that lame expansion team in Seattle, and he’s ignoring lost franchises like the Rangers, and—of course—he kicked the Tampa Bay Chokemeisters to the curb, all so he could come home to Detroit. Yes, that thing that I knew in my heart of hearts was happening ever since Yzerman stepped down […]

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OHL Roundup: Thursday, April 18, 2019

SAGINAW, Mich. – The Saginaw Spirit halted Guelph’s momentum on Thursday, downing the Storm 7-2 in the opening game of the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference final. Cole Perfetti led the Spirit offence with two goals and two assists and Cole Coskey scored twice and tacked on a helper. Brady Gilmour, with a goal and two assists, Mason Millman and […]

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Calgary Flames face possibility of early playoff exit as they trail Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in series

The saying “when eating an elephant take one bite at a time” applies to the Calgary Flames. Facing elimination in Friday’s fifth game of their opening-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, Flames head coach Bill Peters doesn’t want his players making the mountain bigger by thinking they have to win three games in a row. “You’ve got to have […]

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