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NHL delays game one day after 5 overtime in first game of playoffs – The Canadian News

The opening game of the NHL Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes playoff series was postponed to Wednesday morning after the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets were tied 2-2 after four overtime Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena. The Bruins-Hurricanes game was originally set to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Now it will start on Wednesday at 11am. M. The Lightning-Blue Jackets game began at 3 p.m. and completed the fourth overtime around 8:45 p.m. The Tampa-Columbus contest was the opening game of the full first round of the playoffs. The second NHL game of the day, between the Calgary Flames and the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, began at 5:30 p.m. and ended long before the conclusion of Tampa-Columbus. All postseason games in the NHL are played in Toronto and Edmonton without fans d...
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Twitter partners with NHL on trackside seating for fan tweets in Toronto, Edmonton

NHL fans in Canada can now snag track seats via Twitter or rather their tweets. As of August 10, the official NHL Twitter account (@NHL) and each team's Twitter accounts will ask fans to send in tweets and photos of handmade posters using the hashtag #NHLWarmUps. The main tweets will be shown on the arena screens in Toronto and Edmonton during warm-ups. The idea is to help "connect fans with the arena experience" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter says. See an example of the tweets below:đź‘‹ Hey @solilyquise, @ JPizz45, @ JKS0207, @memories. Check out their signs on Scotiabank video boards!#CBJ | #NHLWarmUps pic.twitter.com/pqt0J6qyMq - Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) August 11, 2020In other sports-related Twitter news,...
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Maple Leafs look to end 16-year playoff series drought with victory tonight – The Canadian News

They have gone through five CEOs, six head coaches and 218 different players. They have seen the Vegas Golden Knights born and immediately win three playoff rounds. They've seen Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver reach the Stanley Cup final. In fact, they've seen all but one NHL franchise enjoy the kind of playoff breakthroughs that have eluded them for 16 long years. And here the Toronto Maple Leafs have a chance to advance. Watch the decisive Game 5 of Sunday's series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sportsnet and SN NOW. Coverage begins at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT. The current players are not responsible for the 5,955 days that have passed since Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour led Toronto to a Game 7 win over the Ottawa Senators on Ap...
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Last: Columbus leads Toronto 1-0 in third period of Game 5 – The Canadian News

The Columbus Blue Jackets lead the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 in the third period of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference qualifying game. Zach Werenski's first of the playoffs at 6:29 in the first period has remained the winner of the game thus far in more than two periods of play. Joonas Korpisalo deflected all 18 shots he faced from the Maple Leafs in two periods.Beauty Bar @ZachWerenski on their welcome back to take a 1-0 lead for the @BlueJacketsNHL! #NHLonSN pic.twitter.com/HtlIb2mtxP - Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 10, 2020Toronto is looking to win its first playoff series in 5,955 days. This is the first winner-take-all Game 5 in an NHL playoff series since 1986. The winner will face the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have run into some injury problems during the round robi...
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Blue Jackets score OT 4-3 win over Maple Leafs – The Canadian News

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored his third goal of the game in overtime when the Columbus Blue Jackets returned from a 3-0 deficit to stun the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday and take a 2-1 lead at their best of Five series of the qualification round. After Leafs captain John Tavares turned the puck in the offensive zone, Columbus backed out, with Dubois opening a backhand break at a break beyond Frederik Andersen 6:24 p.m. in the overtime period. Seth Jones scored a regulation score for the Blue Jackets, the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference as part of the NHL's restart to its delayed pandemic season. Cam Atkinson added two assists for Columbus, who can secure a place in the regular 16-slot playoff group with a Game 4 win on Friday night. Joonas Korpisalo, who posted a 28-save ...
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Leafs, Blue Jackets face off in Game 3 of the qualifying series – The Canadian News

After swapping shutouts in the first two games of their Eastern Conference best-of-five qualifying series, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets look to generate more offenses in Game 3 Thursday in Toronto. The Maple Leafs bounced back from a 2-0 loss in Game 1 with a dominant 3-0 victory in Game 2, beating Columbus by a 39-20 margin and controlling the majority of the game. Goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo remained almost unaided by the Jackets in the game, stopping 36 of 38 shots. Auston Matthews' goal at 4:00 pm in the second period, however, finally returned dividends under constant pressure from Toronto. "Today I thought we had put in a lot of effort since the beginning of the game," said Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe. "Some loose records were available, they...
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Liam Neeson had no idea Fans were demanding that the Seattle NHL team ‘free the Kraken’

By Madison Brodsky, ETCanada.com staff. 14 seconds ago Pictures of Warner Bros. In case you missed it, the National Hockey League announced that the Seattle Kraken will be the last expansion team to join the league. But the name of the team made many remember "Clash of the Titans" 2010, which features a classic scene in which Neeson, playing the Greek god Zeus, utters three unforgettable words: "release the kraken." RELATED: Liam Neeson and his son Micheál honor the late Natasha Richardson in 'Made In Italy' Naturally, Twitter erupted with desperate pleas to replay the clip when the new team enters the ice ring before each game. "Really?" Neeson asked ET Canada with a smile. "I thought it was because Jerry Bruckheimer use...
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What is it like to watch an NHL game without fans? – The Canadian News

Welcome to the hockey playoffs - in August, during a global pandemic. There are many new features for the NHL as the teams begin their quest to raise Lord Stanley this year. The Leafs faced the Columbus Blue Jackets for their first postseason meeting between the two franchises on Sunday night. The puck falls into the game on two Tuesday afternoons. They're still in the qualifying round hoping to make the playoffs, but still, it's hockey! Nothing about Sunday's game was normal. We are watching NHL playoff hockey in August and there are no fans in or out of the arena. Last year, during the Leafs playoff appearance (short), fans lined up around the building to watch the game at Maple Leafs Square on the big screen with thousands of fans.An empty Maple Leafs square durin...
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Maple Leafs in the hole early after Blue Jackets serve defensive gem – The Canadian News

TORONTO - The biggest surprise, if we can call it that, is that there were no surprises. Even on a cavernous soundstage in mid-summer, this had the intensity and level of battle that we expect from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And again there were the Columbus Blue Jackets attacking a very talented opponent who was skating with high expectations. Taught, tense, and tense, at least until the Toronto Maple Leafs blinked. Cam Atkinson tricked Frederik Andersen and Alexander Wennberg scored on an empty net to seal Sunday's 2-0 win over Columbus. The Leafs managed just one shot against Joonas Korpisalo in the last seven minutes of regulation and came from 50 feet away. "We hoped it would be difficult," said coach Sheldon Keefe. "We hoped it would be uncomfortable." After nearly fi...
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Michael Bublé sings the Canadian national anthem in an empty arena before the Oilers-Blackhawks game

By Tanja Saric. 3 minutes ago Michael Bublé is on central ice. On Saturday, the four-time Grammy Award winner presented the Canadian national anthem before the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers game that took place at Rogers Place in Edmonton. RELATED: Dumba Kneels Down, NHL Focuses on Black Lives Matter Movement However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bublé, unfortunately, was unable to be there in person. Instead, he performed at an empty Rogers Arena in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The performance was shown on screen when the players gathered in a circle. The video was also used in the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens game. Fans on Twitter had a lot to say about Bublé singing the national anthem and some pointed out that ...
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Dumba Kneels Down, NHL Focuses on Black Lives Matter Movement

By STEPHEN WHYNO, The Associated Press. 17 seconds ago Minnesota's Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the US national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt in the center of the ice on Saturday, while fellow black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of Edmonton stood with one hand on one of his shoulders. Multiple teams this week they joined during the hymns of the United States and Canada, with some players closing their arms to show solidarity. With the message "END RACISM" on the video screens around him, the savage advocate delivered a passionate speech on racial injustice on behalf of the league and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Dumba ...
Apple Canada Airs ‘Shot on iPhone 11 Pro’ announcement ahead of 2020 NHL playoffs [VIDEO]
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Apple Canada Airs ‘Shot on iPhone 11 Pro’ announcement ahead of 2020 NHL playoffs [VIDEO]

Today marks the return of the NHL, when the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers begin, after the season was closed earlier this spring due to COVID-19. Ahead of the NHL 2020 playoffs, Apple Canada aired a new 'Shot on iPhone 11 Pro' ad, featuring Marc-André Fleury and Mark Stone, called 'Hockey Tape': Hit the ice with two of the best NHL players, Marc-André Fleury and Mark Stone, as they push the iPhone 11 Pro to its limits with nothing more than a small hockey tape. Watch the game like never before with Ultra Wide and Slo-mo.Apple and NHL continue to work together, with the ongoing 'Shot on iPhone' ad campaigns, dating back to last year.