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Zhao helping grow hockey in China

Businesswoman discusses getting more kids involved, better coaching in interview with NHL.com

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Madame Zhao Yan is the chairman and executive director of Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation and owns Cadillac Arena, where the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames played on Wednesday in the second game of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. Bloomage International has partnered with the NHL and O.R.G. Packaging to put on the NHL China Games during the past two preseasons. Through a translator, Madame Zhao sat down with NHL.com for an interview before the game on Wednesday to discuss the partnership and the future of the NHL in China.

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China Games

China Games built memories, chemistry for Bruins, Flames

Unforgettable sightseeing, bonding experience likely to have long-lasting benefits

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Their bags were packed, their souvenirs and memories tucked away. There was one more game to come in China and then it was off to buses and planes, bound for Boston and Calgary, for the realities of training camp and the NHL season to come. 

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China Games

China Games give Bruins rookies chance to impress

Three hopefuls for third-line center role balancing exploring country with chance to earn NHL job

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- For Boston Bruins like Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask and David Pastrnak, the trip to China for the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games has been almost as much about exploring the country -- about the Great Wall of China and the Silk Market -- as it has been about the hockey.

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China Games

Bruins test haggling skills during downtime at China Games

Players, staff show off ability to bargain at Beijing's famed Silk Market

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- The Boston Bruins' plane will be a little heavier when it heads home from the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games.

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Season Preview

Bruins season preview: Bergeron line needs help

Boston hopes to get balanced scoring, continued solid play from young players

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Boston Bruins.

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China Games

Pastrnak pushes Bruins to new heights at Great Wall of China

Forward scales watchtower, sets tone for inspirational day of bonding

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Suddenly, bodies popped up out of nowhere. Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, shirt white against the ancient mountains splayed out in the distance, stood on top of a watchtower on the Great Wall of China.

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NHL Insider

Czech Republic native NHL's first non-North American full-time official

Suchanek never expected to become hockey pioneer

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- When the email came, Libor Suchanek was buried in schoolwork. It was four days before his degree examination, the culmination of eight years of study toward his masters in mechanical engineering. He was happy -- "of course," as he says -- but he couldn't break his focus.

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China Games

Bruins soak up China Games atmosphere

Different anthem, culture, but same game half a world from home

by Amalie Benjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHENZHEN, China -- Jaroslav Halak has heard a lot of national anthems in his time in hockey, including "O, Canada," "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Nad Tatrou sa blyska," which is the anthem of his native Slovakia.

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China Games

Bruins, Flames thrill fans in China Games opener

Growth of sport in country continues with Boston shootout victory

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHENZHEN, China -- The teenager stood, half his body suspended over the railing. He waved his arm, over and over, calling for attention.

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China Games

Zhou driving force behind NHL China Games

Businessman, hockey fan 'huge influence' on sport's growth in home country

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHENZHEN, China -- Zhou Yunjie points to his eyes. He explains, in Chinese, that he nearly cried when he met his idol almost two years ago, on a night in Boston that was the culmination of a childhood dream.

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