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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 / NHL.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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NHL optimistic about hockey's future in China

Daly says League will analyze plans for long-term growth after preseason games in Shanghai, Beijing

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

BEIJING -- The NHL sees a bright future for hockey in China after the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

"I think we're coming away from this very encouraged with respect to the plan and the viability of the plan longer term," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said during a news conference Saturday.

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China Games part of long-term plan to grow hockey in untapped market

First visit by NHL teams designed to reach new fans in country of 1.3 billion people

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

BEIJING -- The boy held a hockey stick for the first time and didn't want to let it go.

His name was Shengrui Li. He was 3 years old. His parents had brought him to the NHL Fan Fest at Wukesong Arena on Saturday before the Los Angeles Kings' 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

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Kings defeat Canucks in shootout to sweep China Games

Brodzinski scores winner in finale of historic two-game preseason series

by Lisa Dillman / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Jonny Brodzinski scored the only goal of the shootout and goalie Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in the second leg of the 2017 NHL China Games Presented by O.R.G. Packaging at Wukesong Arena. 

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Pearson playing in front of his dad at NHL China Games

Kings forward's father part of effort to grow sport in new market

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Tim Pearson traveled 7,000-plus miles from his home in Kitchener, Ontario, to see the first NHL game in China on Thursday, when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks played a preseason game in Shanghai.

He also was on hand to explore the enormous possibilities for the sport in China with a litany of business meetings and a visit to a local private school. The hope was that the Kings and Canucks would provide a positive first impression at the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging, a way to hook newcomers to the sport.

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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 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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Kings defeat Canucks in opener of NHL China Games

Pearson's two goals spark victory on historic night in Shanghai

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday on a historic night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

Kings left wing Tanner Pearson scored twice in front of 10,088 fans in the first NHL game to be played in China. It's the first of a two-game preseason series between the Pacific Division rivals. The Kings and Canucks will play Saturday at Wukesong Arena in Beijing (3:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).

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China Games big first step for NHL

Kings' historic win against Canucks thrills fans new to hockey

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SHANGHAI -- The kids skated out in full uniform and lined up in the corners. Two days ago, they mobbed the Los Angeles Kings for autographs after practice and learned from some of their alumni at a hockey clinic. Now they greeted the Kings and Vancouver Canucks before the first NHL game ever played in their country.

They slapped gloves with the players as they came out, lined up on the blue lines with them for the Chinese national anthem, then took off their skates and helmets and headed up to the third level of Mercedes-Benz Arena.

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Kings, Canucks ready to play first NHL game in China

Coaches enjoy buzz around preseason matchup but know there's work to be done

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Historic implications aside, Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens and Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green each is mindful of his primary purpose at the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

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