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QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre. Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Sam Reinhart’s objective was to carry over his point-a-game pace from the second half of last season, the Buffalo Sabres forward understood that it wasn’t doing him much good sitting at home waiting for contract talks to be resolved. “I don’t know if worried’s the right word,” he said after …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi. The punch came at the start of the third period …

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: “It fits.” Karlsson’s first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres can finally prepare for the start of the season with their full complement of forwards after signing Sam Reinhart to a two-year, $7.3 million contract on Wednesday. Reinhart was a restricted free agent, and the team’s lone offseason holdout before reaching the deal after missing the first five …

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Wes McCauley keeps his good calls close and his bad calls closer. Any time the veteran NHL referee is feeling too good or gets down on himself, he breaks out a binder full of his missed calls and looks through it. “It’s a humbling book,” McCauley said. “Trust me, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. …

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Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing, China. Boston swept the O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Bruins won the exhibition season opener 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday in Shenzhen, China. DeBrusk opened …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lunch is over and before the next session of game film study begins, the jokes start flying among the 80-plus referees and linesmen assembled in a downtown hotel ballroom. “Anyone who didn’t bring their glasses should move closer to the screen so they can see,” someone says. “Or those who need …

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Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves to lead the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Stolarz played the entire game in place of Alex Lyon, who suffered a lower-body injury during warmups. James de Haas, Carsen Twarynski, Phil Varone, Danick Martel and Jori Lehtera scored for Philadelphia. …

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Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. “There was just no doubt,” Johansen said. “It’s just one of those things you don’t want to force. You don’t want to rush. You don’t want to regret. Once someone …

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