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Rocket beat Crunch 5-2 to halt losing streak at five

LAVAL – Adam Cracknell had two goals and Chris Terry scored once adding three assists, as the Laval Rocket snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night, in American Hockey League action at Place Bell. Nikita Scherbak had a goal and set up two more for the Rocket (11-13-6) while Brett Lernout added …

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Whirlwind week for new Impact wingback Raheem Edwards

TORONTO — It’s been five days and three teams since Raheem Edwards celebrated winning the MLS Cup final with Toronto FC. The 22-year-old wingback from Mississauga found himself — briefly — a member of Los Angeles FC when he was taken with the fifth and last pick of Tuesday’s expansion draft. LAFC promptly flipped Edwards and Finnish defender Jukka Raitala, …

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens make bald beautiful for a very good cause

Jordie Benn now looks like a biker. Andrew Shaw looks like a young Navy Seal officer ready for action and Karl Alzner looks like his tough drill sergeant. Artturi Lehkonen looks even younger. Seven Canadiens took on a new look after practice Wednesday in Brossard and it was for a very good cause. Benn, Shaw, Alzner and Lehkonen all went …

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Pat Hickey: Only the most optimistic think Habs have a chance this season

You don’t need a lot of fancy statistics to understand the Canadiens are a bad hockey team. If you’re optimistic, you can look at the standings and point out the Canadiens are only one winning streak away from a playoff position. They are only two points behind Boston in the race for third place in the Atlantic Division and only …

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Maple Leafs’ Kadri owns up to bad penalty, tantrum in box

RALEIGH — Nazem Kadri dipped his toe — or in this case, the butt end of his stick — over the line on Wednesday night, and the Maple Leafs centre was adamant it won’t happen again. Oh, Kadri is not going to stop being the kind of hockey pest who loves to skate to the edge, peer over and wonder …

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Alouettes’ Luc Brodeur-Jourdain wins CFL’s Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award

nstead, he figured any opportunity was better than none. “That’s the biggest thing you need, no matter who you are. If you don’t get that opportunity, the level of talent you have and can showcase doesn’t matter. That’s what you don’t control, the opportunity,” Brodeur-Jourdain told the Montreal Gazette by telephone Thursday from Ottawa. “I was just getting the chance …

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Canadiens show some fight in 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville

NASHVILLE — Joe Morrow scored in the final minute to force overtime, but Kyle Turris scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Canadiens Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Canadiens’ defence turned in another strong performance without Shea Weber and Antti Niemi was solid in his first start as a …

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Stu Cowan: What’s going on with the Canadiens’ Carey Price?

The “minor” lower-body injury Carey Price suffered more than two weeks ago is starting to fail the smell test. Last Tuesday morning, the Canadiens announced Price would take two days off the ice because his injury suffered Nov. 2 in Minnesota wasn’t getting any better through on-ice workouts with goalie coach Stéphane Waite. Nothing to worry about was the message, …

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty takes pride in being an iron man

Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty absolutely hates to miss a game, so it would be a surprise if he’s not in the lineup Thursday night at the Bell Centre against the Arizona Coyotes. Pacioretty missed practice Wednesday in Brossard, taking what the team called a “therapy day.” Pacioretty limped off the ice and went to the locker room at one point …

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