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Matthews gets slight edge over Laine, Sundin says

Top two picks in 2016 Draft are 'fantastic players,' according to Hall of Fame center

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Mats Sundin said there is no bias involved when he gives the slight edge to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews over Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine in the debate over which of the top two picks in the 2016 NHL Draft picks is better.

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Penguins show pedigree in win against Maple Leafs

Malkin, Murray help slow down Matthews, Toronto

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- John Tavares experienced an old feeling with his new team Thursday.

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Crosby welcomes back Kenyan hockey captain to see Penguins play

Presents jersey to guest, who has 'amazing' experience in Toronto at first NHL game

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Benard Azegere was in a different country Thursday. But for the captain of the only ice hockey team in Kenya, his trip to Scotiabank Arena was like being in a different world.

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Maple Leafs centers could unseat Penguins as best in NHL, Malkin says

Three-time Stanley Cup champ thinks Tavares, Matthews will replace him and Crosby

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin doesn't think it will be very long before centers John Tavares and Auston Matthews have the type of impact on the Toronto Maple Leafs that he and Sidney Crosby have made with the Pittsburgh Penguins for more than a decade.

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Crosby says McDavid is best player in NHL

Penguins captain: choosing Oilers center 'an easy pick'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby considers Connor McDavid to be the top player in the National Hockey League.

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Matthews joins elite company in Maple Leafs win against Kings

Forward matches Gretzky, Bossy, Lemieux and Stevens by starting season with seven straight multipoint games

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Auston Matthews' sizzling start to the 2018-19 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs has put him in the elite company of Hockey Hall of Fame forwards Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy.

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Fleury, Golden Knights seek revenge against Capitals in Cup Final rematch

Vegas goalie motivated by watching Washington's championship celebrations

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Marc-Andre Fleury wants revenge against the Washington Capitals.

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Eichel says winning record shows Sabres finally are coming together

Buffalo has more victories than losses for first time since Jan. 25, 2013

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Jack Eichel understands the depth of despair the Buffalo Sabres and their loyal fans have toiled in for more than half a decade.

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Dahlin feels love from fans as Sabres struggle in loss to Bruins

No. 1 pick in 2018 NHL Draft shows promise in debut

by Mike Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Rasmus Dahlin was welcomed by thunderous applause as he stepped onto the ice at KeyBank Center for his first NHL game on Thursday.

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Tavares has memorable debut for Maple Leafs in win against Canadiens

Center thrills fans with first goal for hometown team

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- John Tavares had a look of relief on his face as he wiped the sweat off his brow at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. He had reason to.

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