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The Philadelphia Flyers rebounded nicely from their second blowout loss and became the first team to score five times against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. After a productive night of offense, the Flyers will aim for another one Thursday night when they visit the Devils for the second game of their two-game series in …

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Jim Rutherford resigned on Wednesday as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, citing personal reasons. The timing of the announcement certainly came as a surprise. Patrik Allvin has taken over as GM of the Penguins on an interim basis. The search for a replacement has already begun. Jack Roslovic, who was acquired from Winnipeg along …

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The Montreal Canadiens will look to bring their road success home. After opening the season with a half-dozen road games — in which they posted an impressive 4-0-2 record — the Canadiens finally hit the Bell Centre ice when they play host to the suddenly struggling Calgary Flames on Thursday night for their home opener, …

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The Canadian Press Blue Jays introduce outfielder George Springer after signing him to six-year deal George Springer started his big-league career with a Houston club that had a great young core and quickly became post-season regulars. The new Toronto outfielder sees a lot of similarities between the youthful base from those strong Astros teams and …

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Jim Rutherford has resigned as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager due to personal reasons, the club announced on Wednesday, just seven games into the 2021 season. Patrik Allvin, 46, the club’s assistant GM, has been promoted in the interim. Rutherford, 71, has been GM of the Penguins since the 2014-15 season and won back-to-back back Stanley …

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The Canadian Press Game or no game, NBA All-Star voting starts Thursday NBA All-Star voting opens Thursday, without any final determination yet if there will be an actual All-Star Game this season. The league said Wednesday that “discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing.” The Associated Press reported Monday that there have been …

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com. • Congrats to NBC Sports’ own John Forslund for being hired as the first TV play-by-play announcer for the expansion Seattle …

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Chris Kreider denied against Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo captain Jack Eichel’s first goal of the season gave him some relief and provided a lift for the Sabres. Eichel, Dylan Cozens and Tobias Rieder scored for Buffalo, which rallied for a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Chris Kreider and …

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The Maple Leafs were a pretty disappointing team in 2019-20. They were talented, but wildly inconsistent and ultimately lost in the qualifying round to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s too early to tell if 2020-21 will be any different for them, but the results so far have given cause for cautious optimism. Toronto has been …

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With an outbreak delaying the Dallas Stars opener, Rick Bowness got to watch a lot of hockey in the first couple of nights of the NHL season. It wasn’t a coach’s dream. ”It was entertaining hockey, but it was a little sloppy,” Bowness said. ”And that’s to be expected.” Sloppy is the term being used …

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