February 22nd, 2017

National Sports

Oduro says Montreal better than Toronto despite Eastern Conference final result

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Montreal Impact forward Dominic Oduro’s hair is in pre-season mode – a simple au-naturel mohawk, so to speak – but his trash-talking is in fine form when it comes to Toronto FC. Oduro, who counts Toronto as one of six past MLS homes, offers up some veteran wisdom before taking a ... Read More »

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Officials see Budapest’s 2024 bid chances slipping away

By The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Officials behind Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics say the chances of success have been practically lost because of the disappearing political consensus. The bid may have to face a city-wide referendum promoted by a new political party, which gathered more than 266,000 signatures in favour of holding the vote, far ... Read More »

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Coach John Herdman picks young squad to defend Algarve Cup in Portugal

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on February 22nd, 2017

Captain Christine Sinclair leads a young roster featuring seven teenagers as Canada looks to defend its title at the Algarve Cup. John Herdman’s fourth-ranked team leaves Thursday for Portugal and the 12-nation tournament that runs March 1-8. Canada defeated Brazil 2-1 in last year’s final. With the tournament falling on a FIFA international window, Herdman ... Read More »

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Whitecaps’ Yordy Reyna undergoes surgery for fracture of left foot

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps confirmed on Tuesday that Yordy Reyna underwent successful surgery for a fracture of his left foot. Reyna, who can play midfield and forward, suffered a fifth metatarsal fracture during the second half of Vancouver’s pre-season finale at Portland Timbers on Feb. 15. Reyna, 23, joined Whitecaps FC on January 23 ... Read More »

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Tuesday’s Games

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

Tuesday’s Games NHL Tampa Bay 4 Edmonton 1 Toronto 5 Winnipeg 4 (OT) Calgary 6 Nashville 5 (OT) Montreal 3 N.Y. Rangers 2 (SO) Ottawa 2 New Jersey 1 Pittsburgh 3 Carolina 1 N.Y. Islanders 3 Detroit 1 Chicago 5 Minnesota 3 Los Angeles 2 Colorado 1 — AHL Rockford 4 Manitoba 3 &#... Read More »

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Flames blow 4-1 lead, rally to beat Predators 6-5 in OT

By Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

NASHVILLE – Mark Giordano scored 43 seconds into overtime, and the Calgary Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 on Tuesday night in a crucial game between teams holding the Western Conference’s wild cards. The Flames have won two of their last three games. They pulled within a point of Nashville, though the Predators have a ... Read More »

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Gardiner scores OT winner as Matthews’ Leafs prevail over Laine’s Jets

By Jonas Siegel, The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

TORONTO – Jake Gardiner scored in overtime Tuesday night as Auston Matthews’ Toronto Maple Leafs prevailed 5-4 over Patrik Laine’s Winnipeg Jets. Matthews had three assists in the win and Leo Komarov scored twice for Toronto, which jumped back into control of the final Eastern Conference wild card spot (28-20-11). Nazem Kadri also scored for ... Read More »

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Palat, Kucherov shine in Lightning’s 4-1 win over Oilers

By Fred Goodall, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. – Ondrej Palat scored twice and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Ben Bishop stopped 20 shots to win his fifth consecutive start to help the Lightning extending a season-best point streak to seven ... Read More »

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Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

By Simmi Buttar, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

NEW YORK – Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the ... Read More »

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Canadian international Nik Ledgerwood named FC Edmonton’s new captain

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – Canadian international Nik Ledgerwood has been named captain of FC Edmonton. The 32-year-old midfielder from Lethbridge, Alta., succeeds defender Albert Watson as skipper of the NASL team. “Albert has been a fantastic captain for FC Edmonton the past four seasons and it’s now time to take the weight and responsibility of being captain ... Read More »

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Undermanned Senators sweep Devils, Anderson makes 29 saves

By Tom Canavan, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. – Craig Anderson made 29 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Tuesday night despite playing without three of their top forwards. Ottawa was without Mark Stone (22 goals), Mike Hoffman (19 goals) and Bobby Ryan (12 goals) after all three were injured over the weekend. Ryan will ... Read More »

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