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Canadiens lose to Canucks in first game since GM Bergevin fired

Demko makes 33 saves for Vancouver, which had lost four straight

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Demko makes kick save

VAN@MTL: Demko flashes the pads high

Thatcher Demko makes a kick save on Ben Chiarot in the 3rd period to deny him a sure goal

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens lost their first game since general manager Marc Bergevin was fired, 2-1 to the Vancouver Canucks at Bell Centre on Monday.

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game recap

Vejmelka makes 46 saves, Coyotes shut out Jets

Roussel scores only goal to hand Winnipeg sixth loss in seven games

by Darrin Bauming / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Vejmelka's 46-save shutout

ARI@WPG: Vejmelka earns 1st career shutout in 1-0 win

Karel Vejmelka was perfect in net tonight, stopping all 46 shots he faced, earning his 1st career shutout and helping Coyotes win 1-0 over Jets

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WINNIPEG -- Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves for the Arizona Coyotes in a 1-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Canada Life Centre on Monday.

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news

Canadiens needed 'fresh start' with Gorton, new GM in charge, owner says

Molson believes running hockey operations is two-person job after Bergevin was fired

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

The first time Geoff Molson switched from French to English in his press conference Monday, the owner of the Montreal Canadiens set the tone.

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game recap

Kraken defeat Sabres for fourth win in five games

Seattle scores first two shorthanded goals in its history

by Heather Engel / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Soucy shorty opens scoring

SEA@BUF: Soucy fires a slap shot past Tokarski

Yanni Gourde forces a turnover and sends it to Carson Soucy who takes a slap shot from the high slot that hits Tokarski's shoulder and skips in

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BUFFALO -- Jared McCann and Mason Appleton each scored two goals for the Seattle Kraken in a 7-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings

Most valuable options at position in standard leagues for rest of season; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards in standard leagues for the rest of the 2021-22 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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Player Safety

Marchand suspended three games for actions in Bruins game

Forward disciplined for slew-foot against Canucks defenseman Ekman-Larsson

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Marchand suspended three games

Marchand suspended for slew footing Ekman-Larsson

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended three games for slew footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson

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NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been suspended for three games, without pay, for slew-footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during NHL Game No. 326 in Boston on Sunday, Nov. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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news

Penguins sold to Fenway Sports Group, Lemieux to retain stake in team

Transaction subject to approval by NHL Board of Governors

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group entered an agreement Monday in which FSG will acquire controlling interest in the team.

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news

Kane clears waivers, sent to AHL by Sharks

Forward was suspended 21 games for violating NHL COVID-19 protocol, has not played this season

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

Evander Kane cleared waivers Monday after being placed there by the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

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Trophy Tracker

Trophy Tracker: Calder

Raymond, Seider of Red Wings running 1-2 among candidates for best rookie by NHL.com panel

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

To mark the quarter-point of the 2021-22 regular season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series. Today, we look at the race for the Calder Trophy, awarded annually to the best rookie in the NHL as selected in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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news

Malkin skates with Penguins for first time following knee surgery

Coach says session encouraging step toward center's return

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Evgeni Malkin skated with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time this season Monday.

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news

MacKinnon could play for Avalanche at Maple Leafs

Forward 'looks like he's good to go' after missing eight games with lower-body injury

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Nathan MacKinnon could play for the Colorado Avalanche when they start a five-game road trip at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNW, ALT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

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3 Stars of the Week

Ovechkin leads 3 Stars of the Week

Capitals forward, Penguins goalie Jarry, Avalanche defenseman Makar earn honors

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 28.

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news

Koivu to become first Wild player to have number retired

Minnesota leader in points will have No. 9 honored prior to game against Predators on March 13

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Mikko Koivu will have his No. 9 retired by the Minnesota Wild on March 13 before a game against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center.

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news

Bergevin fired as Canadiens GM; Gorton hired as executive VP

Montreal seventh in Atlantic Division after reaching Stanley Cup Final last season

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

Marc Bergevin was fired as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, and Jeff Gorton was hired as executive vice president of hockey operations.

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fantasy

NHL DFS player picks, projections

Daily fantasy strategies, advice for upcoming contests; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey player picks, projections and strategies for DFS contests in the 2021-22 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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NHL Insider

NHL Buzz: Barkov returns to practice with Panthers

Martinez still doesn't have timeline for Golden Knights; Tuch skates with Sabres

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news.

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NHL Insider

Spurgeon discusses being Wild captain, Kaprizov in sit-down with NHL.com

Defenseman talks excitement for Winter Classic against Blues, play of Eriksson Ek

by Eric Marin / Senior Manager Editorial, NHL.com International

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down With…" runs each Sunday. We talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice.

This edition features Minnesota Wild captain Jared Spurgeon.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer daily digest

Latest news, images from around NHL

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Welcome to Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families.

Here is the latest Hockey Fights Cancer news from around the League.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Olympic dream drives Lebanon

Look to build on experience at LATAM Cup

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles Ralph Melki and Lebanon's national hockey program.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey top 10 waiver wire pickups

Bratt, Kassian sneaky adds; Byram scores in return from injury; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

Each week during the 2021-22 regular season, NHL.com will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy hockey waiver wire. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Murray discusses cancer treatment in Q&A

Blackhawks radio analyst tells NHL.com about Chicago's support, Hockey Fights Cancer night

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Troy Murray said he wants to be back in the broadcast booth as soon as he can.

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Player Safety

Lemieux to have NHL Player Safety hearing for actions in Kings game

Forward facing discipline for biting Senators forward Tkachuk

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Brendan Lemieux will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday.

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IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Devils program helping Black-owned businesses in New Jersey

Initiative provides exposure, marketing value, promotes racial equality in Newark community

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK -- Lloyd Wilson was looking for all the help and connections he could find when he co-founded the Newark Paper Company in 2020 just as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the world.

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news

Murray assigned to AHL by Senators

Goalie is in second season of four-year, $25 million contract

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Matt Murray was assigned to Belleville of the American Hockey League by the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

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news

Jankowski signs one-year, $750,000 contract with Sabres

Forward was free agent after being released from PTO by Devils

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Mark Jankowski signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

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Short Shifts

Devils take jokes about Jersey jersey, make Hat hat for charity

First alternate in team history was on receiving end of funny feedback from fans

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Not only can the New Jersey Devils take a joke, they can turn into something for a good cause. 

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Short Shifts

Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Iginla gets big ovation from Flames fans

Fans happy to see former forward back in the house after receiving honor

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jarome Iginla was back home on Saturday and it was like he'd never left.

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news

Islanders have two games postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Seven players in protocol; New York not scheduled to play until Thursday

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The New York Islanders had their next two games postponed because seven players are in NHL COVID-19 protocol, the NHL announced Saturday.

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Player Safety

Panarin fined $5,000 for actions in Rangers game

Forward penalized maximum for unsportsmanlike conduct against Bruins

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 304 in Boston on Friday, Nov. 26, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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news

Wilson takes medical leave as Sharks general manager

Has guided San Jose to playoffs 14 times in 17 seasons; assistant Will to take over

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Doug Wilson is taking a temporary medical leave as general manager of the San Jose Sharks.

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