Senators coach D.J. Smith on coronavirus: ‘It hit us but it probably saved a lot of us, too’

The Ottawa Senators are among the sports organizations that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, but coach D.J. Smith knows it could have been worse for his club. The Senators have announced five positive tests for COVID-19 among players over the past few weeks, including the first confirmed case in the NHL on March 17. The Colorado Avalanche later reported three […]

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Devils’ Travis Zajac intrigued with idea of NHL finishing season at alma mater North Dakota

On Sunday night, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was beginning to “spitball scenarios as to where remaining 2019-20 regular-season/playoff games could be held.” He added that one of those locations would be in Grand Forks, N.D., at Ralph Engelstad Arena. “Well, that’d be pretty cool, I will say that. I did hear that the other day,” said the New Jersey […]

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Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews talks ‘Tiger King’ and more in chat with Justin Bieber

This quarantine has demonstrated that combining boredom and social media can yield pretty interesting results. The latest example of that came on Sunday afternoon when Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews made a surprise appearance on Justin Bieber’s Instagram as part of the singer’s “Live with Biebs” stream. The conversation, which unfortunately wasn’t saved on his account, touched on a range of subjects including hockey, […]

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Chambers: Saturday marked the unofficial end of the NHL’s regular season. Now what?

The NHL’s regular season unofficially ended Saturday, and if all games hadn’t been postponed since March 12, the Avalanche would have hosted the St. Louis Blues in the season finale for both teams at the Pepsi Center. The game probably would have had massive implications in identifying the Center Division winner and Western Conference regular-season champion. The NHL’s “pause” began […]

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