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'NHL China Games All Access' offers inside look at historic trip

Half-hour special goes behind scenes of preseason visit by Canucks, Kings

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / http://www.canucks.com

NHL China Games All Access

Get an all-access look at the NHL's foray into China

Go all-access with the Kings and Canucks for their historic journey through Beijing and Shanghai for the first-ever NHL games in China

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NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Kings' and Vancouver Canucks' historic journey through Beijing and Shanghai for the first-ever NHL preseason games played in China as part of the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging will be chronicled in NHL CHINA GAMES ALL ACCESS, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes television special produced by NHL Original Productions. NHL CHINA GAMES ALL ACCESS premieres in Canada on Sportsnet on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. ET and in the U.S. on NHL Network on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET. In addition, the special will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. ET and on TVA Sports on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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China Games

Visit to Great Wall unforgettable for Kings, Canucks

Teams tour historic structure on off day during NHL China Games

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

BEIJING -- Luc Robitaille is the NHL record-holder for goals by a left wing, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. He is president of the Los Angeles Kings.

But he was just another tourist on Friday standing on the Great Wall of China, a structure that stretches for thousands of miles with a history that stretches for hundreds of years.

"It reminds us of how small we really are," he said.

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China Games

China Games blog: Michael Del Zotto

Canucks defensemen enjoying everything about trip, except loss to Kings

by Michael Del Zotto / Special to NHL.com

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be keeping his own blog throughout the 2017 China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

Del Zotto, 27, is in his first season with the Canucks.

In his second entry, Del Zotto writes about his impressions of a historic first NHL game in China, Shanghai's food scene and an upcoming bucket-list excursion. The Canucks play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday (3:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).

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China Games

Chinese goalie faces shots during Canucks practice

Sun, signed to amateur tryout contract, made several saves against Sedins, Eriksson

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Vancouver Canucks goalies Jacob Markstrom, Anders Nilsson and Zehao Sun were the first three players on the ice for practice Wednesday.

They posed for pictures together. Then they went to work.

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China Games blog: Michael Del Zotto

Canucks defenseman enjoys flight to Shanghai, scooters, new teammate

by Michael Del Zotto / Special to NHL.com

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be keeping his own blog throughout 2017 China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

Del Zotto, 27, is in his first season with the Canucks.

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China Games

China Games will be 'event within an event'

Inspired by scene at Stanley Cup Final, local organizers prepared to put on 'show' when Kings play Canucks

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SHANGHAI -- Hu Hong was not a hockey fan. Then last year he went to see the Kunlun Red Star, the first Kontinental Hockey League team in China, and became interested. Then this year he went to see the Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was blown away. Not only did thousands pack inside arenas in Nashville and Pittsburgh, thousands watched outside on big screens too.

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Chinese goalie savoring opportunity of lifetime

21-year-old added to Canucks roster for 2017 China Games

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Goalie Zehao Sun was watching the Vancouver Canucks practice at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Tuesday from the bench, treating the session like a hockey tutorial.

He wore shorts and had on a sweatshirt with the words "Canucks Hockey." His smartphone was getting a healthy workout when he took selfies with his smiling teammates, including fellow goaltender Anders Nilsson.

Yes … his teammates.

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Canucks Confirm 2017 NHL China Games Roster

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning confirmed today the team roster for the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging. The Canucks will face off against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, September 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Saturday, September 23 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing.

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2017 NHL China Games tickets now on sale

Kings, Canucks will play in Shanghai on Sept. 21, in Beijing on Sept. 23

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / http://www.canucks.com

NEW YORK - Tickets to the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks are available to the public for purchase today, August 25.

Tickets to the preseason games between the Kings and Canucks on Sept. 21, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23, 2017 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing are available for purchase now via en.Damai.cn.

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China Games

Kings, Canucks will play preseason games in China

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman makes historic announcement in Beijing

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

The NHL announced Thursday morning in Beijing that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play two preseason games in China in September as part of the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

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