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Bruins breathe easy, at least momentarily, before facing Senators

Scoring outburst against Maple Leafs helped end three-game losing streak

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The middle knuckle of Bruce Cassidy's hand had blood smeared on it, as the Boston Bruins coach sat down at the podium to address the media following his team's 6-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

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Oilers begin big tests under Hitchcock, face Flames in Battle of Alberta

New coach calls next three games 'measuring stick' for defensive-minded Edmonton

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers have taken a promising first step under coach Ken Hitchcock, going 6-2-1 since he replaced Todd McLellan on Nov. 20.

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Bailey earns praise, respect from Islanders teammates

Veteran forward is New York's leading scorer after making first All-Star Game last season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The young players on the New York Islanders joke sometimes that forward Josh Bailey is their favorite player. That might sound mean, but it isn't. It's a compliment. Perhaps one of the highest that they can bestow.

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Sunday Long Read

Seattle NHL expansion team gets unique vision with Leiweke as president

Former executive with Wild, Lightning, NFL's Seahawks has passion for connecting with fans

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

A Seattle expansion team will play in the NHL starting in 2021-22. NHL.com is posting a series of stories this month about the NHL Seattle organization, the local hockey scene and the city's rich hockey history.

Today, NHL Seattle president and CEO Tod Leiweke.

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Darwitz led by example on way to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Three-time Olympic medalist channeled quiet confidence to become prolific goal-scorer, team captain

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

For Natalie Darwitz, before there was ice, there was fire.

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Doughty calls Kings' season 'pathetic, embarrassing'

Physicality, compete level, emotion questioned by two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Drew Doughty's frustration with the Los Angeles Kings having the worst record in the NHL led to the veteran defenseman mincing no words when it comes to the state of the team Thursday.

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'Hockey Night in Canada': 5 Storylines

Maple Leafs visit Bruins; Flames host Predators, seek fifth straight win

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be at full strength when they visit the Boston Bruins in the first game of a "Hockey Night in Canada" doubleheader on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, SN1, NESN, NHL.TV). Forward William Nylander will play his second game after making his season debut with the Maple Leafs on Thursday, five days after the restricted free agent agreed to terms on a six-year contract.

The Calgary Flames will try for their fifth straight win when they host the Nashville Predators in the second game (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN1, SN360, CITY, FS-TN, NHL.TV).

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Nylander to be reunited with Matthews in season debut for Maple Leafs

Forward playing first game after agreeing to six-year contract

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- William Nylander will be reunited with regular linemate Auston Matthews when he makes his season debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; SNO, FS-D, NHL.TV).

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Nylander will make season debut for Maple Leafs against Red Wings

Forward signed contract Dec. 1, missed first 28 games of season

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- William Nylander will make his season debut when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; SNO, FS-D, NHL.TV).
 

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Seattle NHL expansion team ready to follow Golden Knights' success

'Inspired' by Vegas' inaugural season, studies blueprint of how to build organization, roster

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

A Seattle expansion team will play in the NHL starting in 2021-22. NHL.com will post a series of stories this month about the NHL Seattle organization, the local hockey scene and the city's rich hockey history.

Today, how Seattle will follow the success of the Vegas Golden Knights.

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