Friday, September 30, 2016

{allcanada} QMJHL: Dzierkals has three points in Huskies win


SHERBROOKE, Que. — Martins Dzierkals had two goals and an assist while Samuel Harvey made 33 saves as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-2 on Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

Felix Bibeau, Antoine Waked and Mathieu Boucher also scored for the Huskies (3-0-1), with Bruno-Carl Denis tacking on three helpers.

Carl Neill opened the scoring for Sherbrooke (1-2-0), with Anderson MacDonald adding a power-play goal.

Evan Fitzpatrick turned away 30-of-35 shots in defeat.

Rouyn-Noranda scored three times on five power plays while the Phoenix went 1 for 5.



BATHURST, N.B. — Filip Chlapik and Mitchell Balmas had a goal and two assists apiece as Charlottetown got past the Titan.

Cody Donaghey, on the power play, Shawn Boudrias and Matthew Grouchy also found the back of the net for the Islanders (3-1-0), with Matthew Welsh making 26 saves in net.

Samuel L'Italien, Elijah Francis and Felix Boivin scored for Acadie-Bathurst (2-1-0). Reilly Pickard turned aside 27-of-32 shots in the loss.

Charlottetown's Jake Coughler received a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking early in the second period.



SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Mathieu Joseph scored twice, including once on the power play, and added an assist as the Sea Dogs edged Cape Breton.

Spencer Smallman had a power-play goal in the second period that proved to be the winner for Saint John (1-2-0). Alex Bishop made 15 saves.

Olivier LeBlanc, with the man advantage, and Olivier Bourret supplied the offence for the Screaming Eagles (1-3-0) as Kevin Mandolese turned away 41-of-44 shots in defeat.



VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Derek Gentile had a hat trick and Callum Booth made 34 saves as Quebec blanked the Tigres.

Louis-Filip Cote opened the scoring for the Remparts (2-1-0) on the power play.

Olivier Tremblay kicked out 24-of-28 shots, including a penalty shot, in 52:28 before giving way to James Povall, who stopped all four shots he faced for Victoriaville (2-1-0).



BOISBRIAND, Que. — Mark Grametbauer made 45 saves through regulation and overtime and another two in the shootout as Gatineau topped the Armada.

Alex Dostie and Vitalii Abramov scored in the shootout for the Olympiques (1-2-0), with Zack MacEwen chipping in during regulation.

Connor Bramwell had a second-period goal for Blainville-Boisbriand (0-3-1), which got 21 saves through 65 minutes from Francis Leclerc.



CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Amtoine Girard scored the winner in the third period and Antoine Samuel made 30 saves as Baie-Comeau slipped past the Sagueneens.

Eric Leger had a power-play goal midway through the first for the Drakkar (1-1-1).

Samuel Houde answered a few minutes later while Xavier Potvin turned away 22-of-24 shots for Chicoutimi (0-3-0).



DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Etienne Montpetit stopped all four shots in the shootout and made 37 saves through regulation and overtime to lead Val-d'Or past the Voltigeurs.

Mathieu Nadeau tied the game at 1-1 in the second for the Foreurs (3-1-0), who got the shootout winner from Nicolas Ouellet.

Alex Barre-Boulet scored his second goal of the season for Drummondville (2-0-1), with Olivier Rodrigue turning away 17 shots.



RIMOUSKI, Que. — Dakota Miskolczi struck twice and added an assist in Shawnigan's rout of the Oceanic.

Nicholas Welsh and Cavan Fitzgerald scored on the power play with Samuel Asselin, Mathieu Olivier and Vincent Senez rounding out the attack for the Cataractes (3-1-0). Mikhail Denisov made 29 saves as Shawinigan scored seven straight goals.

Tyler Boland had both first-period goals for Rimouski (2-1-0). Gabriel Morency started in goal and kicked out 19-of-24 shots in 46:32 before being replaced by Carmine-Anthony Pagliarulo, who made seven saves.

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{allcanada} Blue Jays blow lead again, lose to Red Sox


BOSTON — David Ortiz isn't quite finished with the late-inning heroics.

The soon-to-retire Red Sox slugger opened his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, lining a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.

"I've seen it for 10 years: Every time there's a big situation, he's always found a way to come through," said second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who had three hits to reach 201 for the season. "We're going to enjoy it, because it's pretty special."

With his image mowed into the grass in centre for the final regular-season series of his career, Ortiz was honoured in a pregame ceremony and responded with an RBI single in the first. The Red Sox trailed 3-1 in the seventh when they scored two to tie it and then Brett Cecil came in to face Ortiz.

The crowd, which sat through a 25-minute rain delay, rose to its feet chanting "Papi!" After working the count to 2-1, Ortiz lined the ball past the Pesky Pole for his 38th homer of the season — and No. 541 of his career.

The chants waned slightly before Ortiz popped out of the dugout for a curtain call.

"On a night that begins a weekend celebration, I don't know that you can write a script for what David did here tonight offensively," manager John Farrell said. "Nights like tonight he almost leaves you speechless. ... (He) turned this place upside down."

Told that Farrell called it a storybook finish, Ortiz said, "I wish that it is."

"We worked pretty hard to get here, and it's working out pretty good," said the 40-year-old slugger, who tied Ken Griffey Jr. and Rafael Palmeiro for eighth on baseball's career list with 1,192 extra-base hits.

Devon Travis had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Jose Bautista homered for Toronto.


The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak and stayed a half-game ahead of Cleveland in the race for home-field advantage when their playoff series begins next week.

The Blue Jays fell one game behind Baltimore in the wild-card race and are now within range of Detroit and Seattle in the fight for the AL's final post-season berth.

"We needed it. We need every game," Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada said. "We're still in it. We're right there."


Andrew Benintendi led off the seventh with a double and Pedroia dribbled one to the third base side. Catcher Russell Martin's throw went past first baseman Justin Smoak; the ball got trapped under the tarp down the right-field line and time was called.

Benintendi took off for third, and Pedroia scrambled back to first. Toronto manager John Gibbons came out to argue, but things got worse when the umpires awarded Pedroia second base; after some more arguing, Benintendi was pointed home.

"I picked up the ball, slick ball, turned around and threw it as quickly as I could. It just took off on me," Martin said. "I wish I could take it back. I feel like that's a play I can make in my sleep but today it didn't happen."


Brad Ziegler (2-3) picked up the win with one inning of scoreless relief after major league wins-leader Rick Porcello failed to pick up his 23rd victory. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 31st save.

Toronto's Joe Biagini (4-3) allowed three runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.


Toronto: Estrada took an Ortiz liner off the leg in the third inning but fielded the ball and remained in the game.

Boston: Farrell said knuckleballer Steven Wright would need two more bullpen sessions before facing live batters and thus was ruled out for at least the first round of the post-season.


Blue Jays: Left-hander J.A. Happ (20-4) will start as Toronto tries to hold off Baltimore in the AL wild-card race.

Red Sox: Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (3-7) will make his last regular-season start.

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{allcanada} OHL: Spitfires' power play too much for Steelheads


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Special teams worked to the Windsor Spitfires' advantage Friday night.

Cole Carter scored two of Windsor's four power-play goals in a 4-1 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads in Ontario Hockey League action.

Carter added an assist with Aaron Luchuk and Cole Purboo also chipping in as the Spitfires finished 4 for 7 on the power play. Three of Windsor's (3-1-0) goals came in the first period.

Shaw Boomhower responded in the second for Mississauga (1-2-0), which was scoreless on five power plays.

Mario Culina made 24 saves for the win in net as Matthew Mancina kicked out 30-of-34 shots for the Steelheads.

Andrew Burns of the Spitfires was assessed a major penalty and ejected late in the second period for checking from behind. Teammate Cristiano DiGiacinto was then kicked out in the third for a boarding major.



ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Jeremy Helvig stopped all 29 shots he faced as Kingston shut out the IceDogs.

Linus Nyman opened the scoring on the power play for the Frontenacs (1-2-0) before Nathan Billitier extended the lead with a short-handed goal. Zack Dorval and Ted Nichol added the others.

Stephen Dhillon turned away 39-of-43 shots for Niagara (1-1-0).



SUDBURY, Ont. — Reagan O'Grady scored the winner 18 seconds into extra time as the Wolves edged Barrie.

Owen Lane had another on a penalty shot with Drake Pilon, Darian Pilon and Kyle Capobianco rounding out the attack for Sudbury (2-1-0). Jake McGrath kicked out 39-of-43 shots.

Roy Radke and Tyler Tucker had power-play goals for the Colts (2-0-1), with Cordell James chipping in with a short-handed goal and Lucas Chiodo also scoring. Christian Propp made 22 saves.



NORTH BAY, Ont. — Riley Damiani scored Kitchener's third goal in the second period and it proved to be the winner as the Rangers got past the Battalion.

Connor Bunnaman, on the power play, Nick McHugh, Eric Guest, Jacob Cascagnette and Jake Henderson rounded out the attack for Kitchener (2-0-0). Dawson Carter turned aside 22-of-25 shots.

Steve Harland, Brady Lyle and Maurizio Colella had goals for North Bay (0-2-0), with Brent Moran making 21 saves in net.


STING 7 67'S 4

SARNIA, Ont. — Nikita Korostelev had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Sting over Ottawa.

Jordan Kyrou, Jaden Lindo, Adam Ruzicka and Filip Helt supplied the rest of the offence for Sarnia (3-0-0), which got 26 saves from Justin Fazio.

Noel Hoefenmayer, Ben Evans, Drake Rymsha and Sasha Chmelevski found the back of the net for the 67's (1-2-0), with Leo Lazarev turning away 27-of-34 shots in net.



GUELPH, Ont. — Michael Cramarossa struck twice and Kaden Fulcher made 36 saves as Hamilton downed the Storm.

Marian Studenic had a goal and two assists with MacKenzie Entwistle, Niki Petti and Isaac Nurse rounding out the attack for the Bulldogs (3-1-0).

Isaac Ratcliffe, James McEwan and Matthew Hotchkiss had goals for Guelph (2-1-0). Liam Herbst stopped 32 shots.



LONDON, Ont. — Gustav Bouramman and Jack Kopacka scored in the shootout as Sault Ste. Marie slipped past the defending Memorial Cup champion Knights.

Bobby MacIntyre and Morgan Frost had goals in regulation for the Greyhounds (3-1-0), with Joseph Raaymakers turning aside 35 shots in net.

Cliff Pu and Victor Mete chipped in for London (1-1-1) as Emanuel Vella made 34 saves through regulation and overtime.



OSHAWA, Ont. — Jack Studnicka had a goal and an assist and Jeremy Brodeur stopped 24 shots as the Generals got past Peterborough.

Eric Henderson also scored once and assisted on another for Oshawa (1-3-0), with Anthony Cirelli and Joe Manchurek also scoring.

Matyas Svoboda scored for the Petes (1-2-0) and Dylan Wells made 28 saves.

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{allcanada} 5 Questions: Vancouver Canucks

Are there enough goals in this lineup?

To bolster the second-worst offense in the NHL last season, the Canucks signed 31-year-old free agent forward Loui Eriksson, who scored 30 goals for the Boston Bruins last season. The Canucks are counting on Erickson's history of playing with Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin on Sweden's national team to pay off in Vancouver. The Canucks also are counting on a full season from center Brandon Sutter, who scored 21 goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014-15 but was limited to 20 games for the Canucks last season because of injuries. That may not be enough for a team that scored 186 non-shootout goals last season, ahead of only the New Jersey Devils (182) in the NHL and had 27 fewer than the Minnesota Wild, who were the lowest-scoring team to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.


Will systems simplifications help this defense?

Defensive improvements are equally important after the Canucks allowed 239 non-shootout goals, 23rd in the NHL.

Veteran Dan Hamhuis, the only Vancouver defenseman with a shot-attempt percentage above 50 last season, signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent. But the Canucks are bigger and presumably better in front of their own net with the addition of 6-foot-5, 216-pound defenseman Erik Gudbranson in a trade with the Florida Panthers. They are also counting on subtle system tweaks from new assistant coach Doug Jarvis to cut down on goals against by creating simpler reads for a less-experienced team. As for transitioning out of their end more effectively, the Canucks plan to match a puck-moving defenseman with a stay-at-home type on each pair; second-year pro Ben Hutton and Gudbranson, who has 43 points in 309 NHL games, will be paired the second unit.


Can they stay healthy?

Injuries were a big reason the Canucks finished last season with 75 points, their lowest full-season total since 1998-99. Sutter, who was being counted on to center the second line, missed most of the season, but the bigger injury impact was on defense. Alexander Edler missed 30 games with a fractured fibula, and his top-pair partner, Christopher Tanev, missed 13. Defensemen Luca Sbisa missed 41 games and Hamhuis missed 24. The Canucks used 11 defensemen, marking the seventh straight season they reached double digits in defensemen used. That includes 6-foot-7, 228-pound Nikita Tryamkin, who came over from Russia late in the season. Vancouver plans to carry eight defensemen this season, but it doesn't appear any more ready to handle significant injuries among its top four.


Can Bo Horvat start season as well as he usually finishes?

As a rookie in 2014-15, Horvat scored 10 of his 13 goals in the second half. Last season, with Sutter out early, Horvat struggled with tougher defensive assignments and carried a 27-game goal drought into early January. He had 10 points in his first 42 games, then 30 points in his final 40 games to finish with 16 goals and 40 points. The Canucks hope Horvat will be helped by the return of Sutter and by skating on a line with Sven Baertschi, who scored 13 of his 15 goals in the final 42 games after being moved onto Horvat's line.


Will young players like Jake Virtanen get to play through mistakes?

Coach Willie Desjardins has talked about the struggle of trying win last season while attempting to develop young players. The Canucks kept 19-year-old forwards Virtanen and Jared McCann last season, and gave ice time to Tryamkin. McCann was traded to Florida for Gudbranson, and Virtanen is 20, meaning the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft can be sent to the American Hockey League if he struggles. Desjardins has made it clear the focus this season is on winning.

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{allcanada} Season Preview: Vancouver Canucks


At a Glance

2015-16 record: 31-38-13, 75 points, 6th in Pacific Division, 13th in Western Conference

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Did not qualify

Additions: F: Loui Eriksson, Anton Rodin; D Erik Gudbranson

Subtractions: F: Chris Higgins, Jared McCann, Linden Vey, Radim Vrbata; D: Matt Bartkowski, Dan Hamhuis, Yannick Weber


Projected opening night lineup


Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Loui Eriksson

Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Jannik Hansen

Alexandre Burrows - Brandon Sutter - Anton Rodin

Emerson Etem - Markus Granlund - Derek Dorsett

Jake Virtanen


Alexander Edler - Christopher Tanev

Ben Hutton - Erik Gudbranson

Luca Sbisa - Philip Larsen

Nikita Tryamkin


Ryan Miller

Jacob Markstrom

Richard Bachman


The Vancouver Canucks are coming off their worst season in 17 years and need significant improvements at both ends of the ice to make up the gap that separated them from a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Canucks made a bid to rebuild the roster during the offseason by acquiring rugged defenseman Erik Gudbranson from the Florida Panthers for center Jared McCann and two draft picks, and signed 31-year-old free agent forward Loui Eriksson to a six-year, $36 million contract.

Following a season that ended with some players wondering if the focus of the Canucks was developing young talent or making the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Benning and coach Willie Desjardins have made it clear: The focus is now on winning.

On defense, the Canucks need their top pair of Christopher Tanev and Alexander Edler to stay healthy after Edler missed 30 games last season with a fractured leg. Vancouver also needs its second pair of Ben Hutton and Gudbranson, who play with different styles, to jell quickly, and a third pair with Luca Sbisa and incoming power-play specialist Philip Larsen to at least tread water at even strength.

The Canucks are counting on 36-year-old twins Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin to stay healthy and keep driving offense on the top line and power play, with Eriksson almost certain to start the season on their right side but likely to move around to spark other lines as needed.

Vancouver needs its interchangeable middle two lines to provide offense, with Brandon Sutter likely to shoulder tougher defensive matchups on one line in the hopes it frees up Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi to build off their second-half scoring from last season on another line. The Canucks also believe Anton Rodin, who was the Swedish League MVP last season, can chip in as a top-nine forward for a team that scored the second fewest goals in the NHL last season.

Add in steady goaltending from 36-year-old No. 1 Ryan Miller and a push from backup Jacob Markstrom, the Canucks management believes it has enough on the roster to prove last season's precipitous fall to 28th in the NHL was a blip, and not a sign of things to come.


Why they should make the Stanley Cup Playoffs

If the Canucks stay healthy, the Sedins continue to carry the offense, and newcomers Eriksson and Larsen can spark a power play that finished in the bottom third of the NHL three of the past four seasons.


Why they could miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Even if Gudbranson helps the Canucks in front of their own net, Vancouver appears short on puck-moving defensemen who can help break out cleanly and contribute offensively. Though the defensive depth has improved with Nikita Tryamkin, few seem suited to fill in for any injuries among the top four.


Breakout candidate

Defenseman Philip Larsen. He hasn't played in the NHL since 2013-14 and has eight goals and 23 assists in 125 games over five seasons with the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars, but the Canucks are hoping the right-shot defenseman, 26, can help a top power play anchored by Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin up front. Larsen has to prove he can handle regular third-pair minutes 5-on-5, but he should get a chance to prove the 11 goals and 25 points he scored in 52 Kontinental Hockey League games last season can translate on the power play.


ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 02: Philip Larsen #36 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on prior to the start of the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on April 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


On the hot seat

Defenseman Erik Gudbranson. He has value as a physical top-four defenseman whose leadership, toughness and intangibles make up for an apparent lack of offensive upside. The Canucks are counting on him to control the front of their net but will need him to control play better than his NHL possession numbers, including a 46.43 shot attempt percentage last season, indicate.


Trophy candidates

Henrik Sedin (Art Ross Trophy)



"The things management did in the offseason to make us better now is something that really sent a message to our dressing room about what we're about: We're here to win." -- center Brandon Sutter

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{allcanada} Lars Eller 'really energized' by joining Capitals


ARLINGTON, Va. -- Lars Eller has been in Washington only for a few weeks but has already found a fresh enthusiasm for his NHL career.

"It's new inspiration for me," Eller said after arriving at Washington Capitals training camp last week. "New faces, new everything. I think this change comes at a good time for me, and I'm really excited to get started. I feel really energized."

Eller was acquired by the Capitals from the Montreal Canadiens on June 24 in a trade for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and 2018 draft.

Eller said he didn't have a defined role in the Canadiens lineup and never really felt comfortable being shuffled around. He won't have that uncertainty in Washington: The Capitals pegged Eller as their third-line center from the start.

And for a team looking to get stronger down the middle, Eller seems like a good solution. He can play both ends of the ice and hopes to bring some offense to a bottom six that lacked consistent scoring last season.

"I think the best teams in the League, to compete for a [Stanley] Cup, you need good depth down the middle, you good need good depth down the lineup," Eller said. "You need to have three, maybe four lines scoring."

Eller's production in Montreal was inconsistent, which may have been caused by a lack of certainty in his role. Last season, he scored 26 points (13 goals) in 79 games.

It's a bit of a relief for Eller to be away from the intense scrutiny of Montreal, but the pressure others put on him is nothing compared to the pressure he puts on himself, he said. Coming to Washington will allow him to fly under the radar a bit and just focus on doing his job.

"I know who I am, I know what I'm here for, what I was brought in to do," Eller said. "Sometimes in Montreal, I was moved around quite a bit, maybe. I didn't maybe at times find one place to stick in, so I'm just really, really excited to get started here."

The Capitals have a couple of weeks to figure out their lineup before opening the season Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eller has skated with Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson in practice and said he expects to play with different linemates throughout preseason until the roster is decided.

"I didn't quite know that about [Lars], but [he's] a very strong skater, quicker than I thought he was," Williams said. "Strong on the puck, very good puck protector. It seems like he's kind of in the right position all the time. If we play together to start, great. I'm sure we'll be playing with a lot of people."

Nine Capitals, including coach Barry Trotz, participated in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, so it was an unusual situation to come into training camp without nearly half the NHL roster and the coach.

"A lot of new faces, but I'm not a guy that needs to take up a lot of room in the locker room, necessarily," Eller said. "Having a few Swedes on the team, that's nice. I played a few years in Sweden, I speak Swedish and stuff like that. But so far it seems to be a really great group of guys. I feel good about it."

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{allcanada} Oct. 1: Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 retired



1999: The Edmonton Oilers raise Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 to the rafters at Skyreach Centre prior to their season-opening 1-1 tie against the New York Rangers.

Gretzky gets a five-minute standing ovation from a crowd of more than 17,000 that includes his family and many former teammates. He's hugged by former coach Glen Sather, and given a portrait by longtime Oilers teammates Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Dave Semenko.

Gretzky said he accepted his retirement decision the moment he announced it in the final week of the 1998-99 season; he played his final NHL game on April 18, 1999 with the Rangers.

"The fact I can't do it [play hockey], it kills me," he said, "but I've got peace of mind because it was time to move on.

"When I saw that banner go up, there was no turning back."



1960: Rangers forward Andy Hebenton makes the only All-Star Game appearance of his NHL career one to remember by scoring the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in all-star history. The goal gives the all-stars a 2-1 victory against the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens.


1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins name Scotty Bowman as their interim coach. Bowman steps in for Bob Johnson, who's seriously ill and dies on Nov. 26. He goes on to lead the Penguins to the Stanley Cup for the second straight season.


1997: Lindy Ruff is a winner in his NHL coaching debut when the Buffalo Sabres defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-1.


1999: Daniel Alfredsson is named captain of the Ottawa Senators, a position he holds for the next 14 years until signing as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings.

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{allcanada} Holland, Hunwick help Leafs rout Sabres


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Matt Hunwick and Peter Holland each scored twice to help the Toronto Maple Leafs rout the Buffalo Sabres 8-1 on Friday night in exhibition play.

William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen, Rich Clune and Jake Gardner also scored for Toronto, coming off a 1-0 shootout loss to the Sabres on Thursday night in St. Catherines, Ontario. Frank Corrado had three assists.

Jhonas Enroth and Antoine Bibeau each played half the game in goal for Toronto. Enroth started and made eight saves on nine shots, and Bibeau stopped 14 shots.

Derek Grant scored for Buffalo. Jason Kasdorf started for the Sabres and allowed four goals on 13 shots. He was replaced by John Muse at the start of the second, Muse surrendered four goals on 27 shots.


At Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to lead the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Scott Wilson scored 25 seconds into the second period. Larss Johansson and Mac Carruth split time in net for Chicago. Johansson made 18 saves on 19 shots, and Carruth stopped all nine shots he faced.


At Raleigh, North Carolina, Ondrej Palat scored at 1:38 seconds of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Palau also had the primary assist on Tyler Johnson's goal first-period goal.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves, allowing only yielding Jeff Skinner's power-play goal with 1:05 left in regulation.

Eddie Lack started for Carolina, and made 11 saves on 12 shots in two periods. Michael Leighton made four saves in the third and overtime.


At Detroit, Ryan Spooner scored 34 seconds into overtime, and Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in the Boston Bruins' 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Boston's Danton Heinen tied it with 7:29 left in regulation.

Detroit's Riley Sheahan opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second.

Jimmy Howard made 26 saves for Boston.


At St. Louis, Petteri Lindbohm had a goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Colton Parayko, Jordan Schmaltz and Dmitrij Jaskin also scored for the Blues.

Jake Allen made 15 saves in the opening 40 minutes before giving way to Pheonix Copley in the third. Copley stopped all eight shots he faced.

Jason Spezza scored Dallas' lone goal on a power play 8:49 into the game. Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves.


At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mark Scheifele had a goal and three assists and Winnipeg had four power-play goals in a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, Toby Enstrom, Kyle Connor also scored. Michael Hutchinson made 33 saves, allowing only Oscar Klefbom's second-period goal.


At Calgary, Alberta, Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist former St. Louis teammate Brian Elliott stopped 17 of 18 shots in two periods in the Calgary Flames' 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Matthew Tkachuk also scored for the Flames, and Tyler Parsons stopped all seven shots he faced in the third.

Guillaume Brisebois scored for Vancouver. Richard Bachman made 15 saves in two periods, and former Boston College star Thatcher Demko stopped all 11 shots he faced in the third.


At Denver, Mikhail Grigorenko scored twice to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.

Nathan McKinnon also scored, Rene Bourque had two assists, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots.

Trevor Lewis scored for the Kings. Jeff Zatkoff and Jack Campbell split time in net for Los Angeles. Zatkoff started the game and allowed all three goals. Campbell stopped all 12 shots he faced.


In San Jose, California, Dylan DeMelo's goal 40 seconds into overtime lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Ryan Carpenter and Tomas Hertl also scored for the defending Western Conference champions. Hertl's goal tied the game 2-2 at the 7:11 mark of the third period.

Justin Braun finished with two assists for the Sharks.

San Jose goalie Aaron Dell stopped 20 shots while playing the entire game.

Jordan Martinook and Michael Bunting scored for the Coyotes. Louis Domingue allowed all three San Jose goals on 36 shots.

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{allcanada} Brouwer, Tkachuk lift Flames over Canucks


CALGARY — Brought in over the summer from St. Louis, veterans Brian Elliott and Troy Brouwer have come as advertised for the Flames.

Brouwer had a goal and an assist Friday night and Elliott was solid in net stopping 17-of-18 shots as Calgary won 2-1 over the Vancouver Canucks in NHL pre-season action.

After helping the Blues to the Western Conference final last year, Elliott was acquired on draft weekend via a trade and Brouwer signed on July 1 as a free agent.

Brouwer opened the scoring at 6:08 when he got open in the slot, and wristed a perfect shot past Richard Bachman after being set up by Sam Bennett.

"I said after he scored that one different team, same goal," said Elliott. "That's where he likes to stand and if guys can feed him the puck, he'll put it in."

Matthew Tkachuk scored the game-winner at 14:34 of the second, knocking in a Brouwer rebound to break a 1-1 tie. It was the first pre-season goal for the sixth-overall pick from June.

"I really wanted to get the first one out of the way and I was really, really happy," said the 18-year-old, who in two games has looked good on a line with Bennett and Brouwer.

"(Brouwer) certainly helps and Bennie, they've got a little chemistry, but Matthew, he fits right in. He's always around the net so he's always picking up loose change," said Flames coach Glen Gulutzan.

Bennett, the third member of the line, added two assists for Calgary (2-2-0).

Guillaume Brisebois scored for Vancouver (1-1-1).

Earlier in the second, Calgary got a scare when Tkachuk left the ice and went straight to the Flames dressing room, appearing to have been injured when he got rocked hard into the boards by Canucks defenceman Joseph Labate, but he returned after a few minutes.

The only shot to beat Elliott was a perfect snapshot into the top corner by Brisebois.

Other than that, Elliott was calm and cool and never looked under duress.

"I've talked to (Mark Giordano) and I've talked to a couple other guys and they say how calming and easy it is to play in front of him already, even though it's been two pre-season games," Brouwer said.

Gulutzan says stable goaltending enables the players to play more relaxed. Calgary's goaltending was worst in the league last year.

"It lets everybody play with a little less tension. You're not afraid if you have one little bobble or turnover, that it's going to end up in your net," said the coach.

Tyler Parsons stopped all seven shots in relief of Elliott. Bachman, who had 15 saves in his 40 minutes of work, gave way to Thatcher Demko, with the former Boston College star perfect on 11 shots faced.

Notes: Calgary is back in action on Sunday when it hosts Winnipeg. Vancouver hosts San Jose on Sunday... Vancouver played Tuomo Ruutu and Jack Skille, both in camp on pro try-outs... The Flames had one PTO in their line-up in former Canuck Chris Higgins.

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{allcanada} Scheifele counts four points; Jets beat Oilers


WINNIPEG — Jets captain Blake Wheeler came away with some optimism after seeing Winnipeg's power play connect so many times on Friday night.

Wheeler finished the game with three assists and Winnipeg went 4 for 5 on the power play en route to a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers in pre-season play.

"It looked really good tonight and we're going to keep working at it and hopefully build off it," Wheeler said of the power play that worked so well after struggling most of last season.

The Jets finished dead last at the end of the 2015-16 season with a power-play success rate of 14.8 per cent and they know more work has to be done for this year.

"We'd have power plays and not even get it in the zone sometimes so as long as we're creating momentum, creating offensive chances, we're doing our job," said Wheeler.

Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, Toby Enstrom, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele, who also had three assists, scored for Winnipeg (2-1-0) as the Jets paired their power-play success with strong penalty killing.

Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan said his team's inability to kill a penalty was frustrating.

"We'd be crazy to keep putting the same people out on the penalty kill but you're giving them another chance to get the job done," he said of the pre-season process.

"We've had guys on for four or five straight penalty kill goals and it can't happen that way. We spent two days in practice working on it."

He says the players involved are a mix of veterans and newcomers.

"Everybody's in a different spot and we've got to get it together."

The Oilers (2-2-0) started strong but didn't find the back of the net until late in the second period when Oscar Klefbom finally beat Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson, who had stopped 20 shots up to that point. The Jets were outshot 34-21 overall.

It was also the debut of No. 2 overall draft pick Patrik Laine in a Jets uniform and he admitted he was pretty nervous. Despite showing some speed, he didn't have a lot of chances until late in the second when he came close with a solid slapshot.

"The first period was kind of hard to play. I was so nervous and couldn't play my game but it's always the first game, in every team with me, it's always hard."

Laine lined up with fellow Finn Armia and Nic Petan in the middle. Finland was also well represented on Edmonton's side with No. 4 draft pick Jesse Puljujarvi, another player from the nation's gold-medal junior team.

Edmonton had nine shots to Winnipeg's three when Lowry, parked in front of the net, connected off Wheeler and Scheifele at 8:39 of the opening period on the Jets' first power play of the game.

The Oilers blew their chance to even things up a few minutes later, losing half their first power play to an interference call on defenceman Matthew Benning.

That also opened the door for the Jets again and this time, with just three seconds left in their second power play, Scheifele fed Armia, who beat Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot on a breakaway.

The Jets scored their third power-play goal early in the second when Talbot lost control of a loose puck that found its way back to Winnipeg defenceman Enstrom in the slot at 2:53.

A fourth Winnipeg goal from winger Branden Tanev was waved off by the referee for a high stick.

The Oilers' frustration boiled over in the second with winger Matt Hendricks going after Dustin Byfuglien, then linemate Zach Kassian taking on Julian Melchiori.

The Oilers got their only goal at the 15:40 mark of the second when Klefblom stole the puck from beside the Winnipeg net and slipped it behind Hutchinson, who was making his pre-season debut.

Scheifele continued Winnipeg's power-play success and made it 4-1 at 14:22 from the face-off circle off a pass from Paul Postma and Connor made it 5-1 with about two minutes left with assists from linemates Scheifele and Wheeler.

"It's nice scoring that many goals but for the most part we just want to continue to grow, probably be a little better defensively, and you know if we do that we'll just create more offence " said Scheifele.

"There's still a bunch of pre-season games."

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{allcanada} White, Eskimos run over Blue Bombers


WINNIPEG — John White ran in a pair of touchdowns as the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 40-26 on Friday.

White, who got his starting job back this week when Shakir Bell was injured in Wednesday's practice, ran into the end zone from three and five yards out. He also ran a two-point convert late in the game and finished with 19 carries for 104 yards.

The victory evened Edmonton's record to 7-7 and gave the club the three-game season series (2-1) against Winnipeg (8-6).

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly completed 32-of-38 pass attempts for 355 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Edmonton receivers Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker, who are first and second respectively in the CFL in receiving yardage, caught TD passes. Bowman's was a 15-yard grab and Walker put up a 61-yard catch-and-run followed by White's two-point convert.

Walker had 10 catches for 120 yards and Bowman had 10 grabs for 97 yards.

Kicker Sean Whyte was good on three field goals from 28, 20 and 10 yards, plus three converts. The Esks added two points when Winnipeg conceded a safety.

Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols was 26-of-41 passing for 330 yards, two TDs and one interception.

Winnipeg kicker Justin Medlock connected on four field goals from 40, 23, 38 and 54 yards, a convert and added a single. A two-point convert attempt was unsuccessful.

Weston Dressler and Clarence Denmark had TD catches in front of a home crowd of 24,706 at Investors Group Field.

Bombers defensive back Kevin Fogg had a punt return TD called back because of a penalty — the fourth time that's happened to him this season.

The teams were tied 7-7 after the first quarter, but Edmonton went into halftime with a 24-10 lead.

Winnipeg got to 29-23 midway through the fourth quarter, but couldn't pull off a late comeback for the second straight game.

Dressler's 49-yard TD catch started the game's scoring at 6:18 of the first quarter.

The Esks responded with a 12-play, 89-yard drive capped off with White's three-yard TD at 12:31.

After Whyte's 28-yarder, Dressler fumbled near the goal line and the ball was recovered by Esks linebacker Deon Lacey. The turnover ended with a punt, the one Fogg took back for nothing after a flag for an illegal block.

A Medlock 40-yard field goal was followed up by Bowman's TD catch at 11:09 and a 17-10 Edmonton lead.

Winnipeg then recorded another costly penalty.

With the Eskimos at the Bombers 41-yard line, Winnipeg defensive back Maurice Leggett was called for pass interference, moving the ball to the five-yard line. White quickly ran over the goal line with 21 seconds left in the first half for the 24-10 advantage.

Winnipeg had six penalties for 91 yards in the first half compared to three flags for 35 yards by Edmonton.

A fumble by Walker after a catch was recovered by Leggett early in the third, leading to Medlock's 23-yard field goal and a 24-13 score. A safety made it 26-13.

Whyte's 20-yarder was followed up by Denmark's 36-yard TD reception. Ryan Smith caught a pass for a two-point convert, but he was stopped before the goal line.

Medlock's single and 38-yarder made it 29-23 at 6:26, but a Whyte field goal and Walker's TD at 13:14 sealed the victory.

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{allcanada} Jennings chases 5,000 yards against Redblacks


VANCOUVER — Jonathon Jennings's statistics over his first 18 career Canadian Football League games compare favourably with some of the best quarterbacks in the league.

The B.C. quarterback will continue to chase the elite 5,000 throwing-yard plateau on Saturday when his Lions host the Ottawa Redblacks.

Over the course of the last two years — 18 starts or a full CFL schedule — the 24-year-old has thrown for 5,060 yards and completed 65.8 per cent of his attempts, with 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Jennings says that his combined numbers over the last two seasons represent an accurate measuring stick on his development. In 12 games this season, he's thrown for 3,308 yards with six games remaining in his attempt for the 5,000-yard mark.

"I'm progressing," said Jennings. "It's nice to know I have a base in what I've done and that I can play this game. It's pretty cool."

Travis Lulay, who was relegated to be the backup quarterback behind Jennings, has not yet thrown for 5,000 yards in his Lions career. It took Khari Jones, the Lions' offensive coordinator, five seasons before he achieved the mark while playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Calgary's Bo Levi Mitchell and Mike Reilly of Edmonton have yet to throw for 5,000 yards in a season, though both quarterbacks are on pace to do so this year. Toronto's Ricky Ray took three seasons to hit the 5,000 mark when he played in Edmonton. Ottawa backup Henry Burris took nine seasons.

Jones, who played 11 years in the CFL, has been careful not to force-feed his quarterback protege and over-complicating the Lions offence. Jones said Jennings benefited early by watching Lulay from the sidelines before the Lions made the quarterbacking switch.

"(Mitchell) sat behind somebody for awhile. People don't realize he was a backup where he could have started," said Jones. "It's going to be the same with Jon. I'm glad it worked out like this. My thing is making sure he doesn't go off script too often."

If Jennings does reach the 5,000-yard mark this season, he would become only the fourth B.C. quarterback in franchise history to reach that plateau, joining Doug Flutie, Dave Dickenson and Casey Printers.

Jennings artfully threw two touchdown passes to Emmanuel Arceneaux last week in a 27-23 loss to the Eskimos but also tossed a crucial late interception. Coach/GM Wally Buono wants Jennings to run more but is mostly past the point where he will consider pulling the Columbus native for making a mistake.

"Jon has earned that right to be able to work through a bad quarter or bad half as long as he's cognizant of what he's doing," said Buono. "Sometimes you have to allow the athlete to experience adversity in order to grow. I hope we grow this week."

The Lions (8-4) are trying to avoid losing two straight for the first time this year when they take on the Redblacks (6-5-1).

B.C. beat Ottawa 29-23 on Aug. 25 in Ottawa but needed a fourth-quarter drive by Jennings and a last-minute defensive stand to secure the win. The Lions prevailed despite the fact Jennings was sacked six times and the defence allowed five passing plays in excess of 30 yards.

"We can't have coverage breakdowns. We have no bones about what we are and what we have to improve upon," said Buono. "That is an area where a lot of teams will went to exploit if you don't take it away."

B.C. will make no defensive changes but have released receiver Geraldo Boldewijn, who became expendable when the team signed Terrell Sinkfield last week.

Ottawa will have three players on the offensive line in positions different from last week due to the season-ending ankle injury to all-star left tackle SirVincent Rogers. The Redblacks have seven changes in all from the lineup which beat Toronto 29-12 last week.

"We know when we play good football we can play with anybody," said Ottawa coach Rick Campbell. "We also know B.C. has had a great year. We'll have to be on top of our game to beat these guys."

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{allcanada} Bieber must sit for deposition or face arrest


A Florida judge has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to sit down for a deposition within the next 30 days or face the threat of being arrested and brought to court.

Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley issued the order Wednesday in Miami.

The order compels Bieber to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who got into an altercation with one of the singer's bodyguards two years ago in Miami Beach.

The photographer's attorney says he has been unable to get Bieber to sit for the deposition. Attorney Mark DiCowden says Bieber isn't entitled to any special treatment just because he's a celebrity.

Bieber's attorney, John Atkinson, didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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{allcanada} TSN announces star-studded Raptors broadcast schedule


TORONTO – After a historic playoff run that captured the nation and shattered audience records, the Toronto Raptors return for the 2016-17 season live on TSN. The network today unveiled their Raptors broadcast schedule as the team, led by star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, begins their quest for the NBA championship, one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN.

TSN delivers 41 Toronto Raptors regular season games this season alongside live coverage of the 2017 NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND, NBA PLAYOFFS, and NBA FINALS. Throughout the season, TSN also features comprehensive coverage of the team across multiple platforms, including broadcast, radio, digital, and social media.

TSN's live broadcast coverage of the Raptors is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via the TSN GO app.

TSN's 2016-17 Toronto Raptors broadcast schedule features the following highlights:

- The Raptors season opener at home against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Three games against LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, Monday, Dec. 5, and Wednesday, April 12
- The Raptors' only home game against Canada's own Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves, on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET
- The Raptors' only home game against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. ET
- The Raptors face off against the Denver Nuggets, featuring Canada's #7 overall draft pick Jamal Murray, on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET
- Former Raptor fan favourite Bismack Biyombo making his return to the Air Canada Centre with the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. ET
- The Raptors' final four games of the regular season, taking on Eastern Conference rivals Detroit, Miami, New York, and Cleveland

TSN has delivered live coverage of the Toronto Raptors since the 1998-99 season.

NBA Canada Series presented by Bell

The Raptors on TSN season kicks off with the fifth annual NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, with the Raptors facing off against NBA MVP Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4, live from Vancouver's Rogers Arena. The game marks the Warriors debut of the team's marquee free agent signing, former MVP Kevin Durant.

Broadcast Team

TSN's fan-favourite broadcast team is back to call Raptors games for the 2016-17 season, featuring play-by-play commentator Matt Devlin alongside game analyst and TSN Basketball Insider Jack "The Coach" Armstrong. TSN's Rod Black hosts pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage alongside analyst Leo Rautins. They are joined for select games by former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell, who returns to TSN as an analyst.

Raptors on TSN Radio

TSN's television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto (see below for complete broadcast schedule). TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular season Toronto Raptors games live on AM 1050 in Toronto, on, and for live streaming in the Toronto area on mobile devices and tablets via the TSN GO app.

Calling all games on TSN 1050 are play-by-play announcer Paul Jones and analysts Jack Armstrong and Sherman Hamilton. Throughout the season, TSN 1050 brings fans extended pre- and post-game shows hosted by Meghan McPeak and Duane Watson. The station also features reports from TSN 1050's dedicated Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg.

News Coverage

SPORTSCENTRE follows the Raptors throughout the season, delivering breaking news, reports, highlights, and in-depth analysis from TSN basketball analysts Armstrong and Rautins.

TSN Digital

TSN Digital platforms – including and the TSN GO app – have the Raptors covered from every angle, featuring the following highlights:

- Up to the minute breaking news, scores, game recaps, and more
- Daily comprehensive coverage of the NBA, including digital analysis from TSN basketball analysts
- Weekly NBA blog posts from Armstrong
- Blog posts and Court Squeaks video reports following the latest Raptors news from Lewenberg
- Highlights, recaps, and Must-See moments from around the league
- Fantasy picks, projections, and analysis from TSN's Scott Cullen
- Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN's official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
- rounds up all the viral moments and social media reaction from the new season

Broadcast Schedule

See below for the Toronto Raptors on TSN broadcast schedule.*


Saturday, Oct. 1                    Golden State vs. Toronto    7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4

Regular Season


Wednesday, Oct. 26            Detroit @ Toronto                 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network


Wednesday, Nov. 2             Toronto @ Washington      7 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Saturday, Nov. 12                New York @ Toronto           7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Tuesday, Nov. 15                 Toronto @ Cleveland          7 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Wednesday, Nov. 16           Golden State @ Toronto     8 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Friday, Nov. 18                     Toronto @ Denver               9 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Monday, Nov. 21                  Toronto @ LA Clippers       10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Wednesday, Nov. 23           Toronto @ Houston             8 p.m. ET on TSN Network


Friday, Dec. 2                       LA Lakers @ Toronto          7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Monday, Dec. 5                    Cleveland @ Toronto          7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Thursday, Dec. 8                  Minnesota @ Toronto         7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
Friday, Dec. 16                     Atlanta @ Toronto                7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Dec. 18                  Toronto @ Orlando              6 p.m. ET on TSN2
Friday, Dec. 23                     Toronto @ Utah                   9 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Thursday Dec. 29                Toronto @ Phoenix             9 p.m. ET on TSN2


Sunday, Jan. 1                     Toronto @ LA Lakers          9:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Saturday, Jan. 7                   Toronto @ Chicago             8 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Jan. 15                   New York @ Toronto           3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Tuesday, Jan. 17                 Toronto @ Brooklyn            7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
Wednesday, Jan. 18           Toronto @ Philadelphia     7 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Friday, Jan. 20                      Toronto @ Charlotte           7 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Jan. 22                   Phoenix @ Toronto             6 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Wednesday, Jan. 25           Toronto @ Memphis            8 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Sunday, Jan. 29                   Orlando @ Toronto              6 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Tuesday, Jan. 31                 New Orleans @ Toronto     7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4


Friday, Feb. 3                        Toronto @ Orlando              7 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Monday, Feb. 6                    LA Clippers @ Toronto       7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Feb. 12                  Detroit @ Toronto                 6 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Tuesday, Feb. 14                 Toronto @ Chicago               8 p.m. ET on TSN1
Wednesday, Feb. 15           Charlotte @ Toronto            7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Monday, Feb. 27                  Toronto @ New York           7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4


Friday, March 3                    Toronto @ Washington      7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
Friday, March 10                  Toronto @ Atlanta                8 p.m. ET on TSN2
Monday, March 13               Dallas @ Toronto                 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Tuesday, March 21              Chicago @ Toronto             7 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Saturday, March 25             Toronto @ Dallas                 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN5
Monday, March 27               Orlando @ Toronto             7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5


Wednesday, April 5             Toronto @ Detroit               7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4
Friday, April 7                       Miami @ Toronto                7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
Sunday, April 9                    Toronto @ New York           12 noon ET on TSN5
Wednesday, April 12           Toronto @ Cleveland          8 p.m. ET on TSN Network


TSN Radio Schedule

See below for TSN's Toronto Raptors radio schedule. All games air live on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto.*


Wednesday, Oct. 26            Detroit @ Toronto                  7:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Oct. 31                   Denver @ Toronto                 7:30 p.m. ET


Friday, Nov. 4                       Miami @ Toronto                   7:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 9            Toronto @ Oklahoma City      8 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 11                     Toronto @ Charlotte               7 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 18                     Toronto @ Denver                   9 p.m. ET
Monday, Nov. 21                  Toronto @ LA Clippers          10:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 25                     Toronto @ Milwaukee            8 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 30           Memphis @ Toronto               7:30 p.m. ET


Friday, Dec. 2                       LA Lakers @ Toronto               7:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 5                    Cleveland @ Toronto               7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 9                       Toronto @ Boston                    7:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Dec. 14           Toronto @ Philadelphia            7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 18                  Toronto @ Orlando                  6 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 29               Toronto @ Phoenix                 9 p.m. ET


Sunday, Jan. 1                     Toronto @ LA Lakers               9:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 7                   Toronto @ Chicago                  8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 15                   New York @ Toronto               3 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Jan. 18           Toronto @ Philadelphia          7 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 22                   Phoenix @ Toronto                  6 p.m. ET
Friday, Jan. 27                     Milwaukee @ Toronto           7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 29                   Orlando @ Toronto                 6 p.m. ET


Wednesday, Feb. 1               Toronto @ Boston                    7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 5                     Toronto @ Brooklyn                12 noon ET
Wednesday, Feb. 8             Toronto @ Minnesota              8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Feb. 14                 Toronto @ Chicago                  8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Feb. 26                  Portland @ Toronto                 6 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 27                  Toronto @ New York              7 p.m. ET


Friday, March 3                    Toronto @ Washington         7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 4               Toronto @ Milwaukee            8 p.m. ET
Friday, March 10                  Toronto @ Atlanta                  8 p.m. ET
Monday, March 13               Dallas @ Toronto                    7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, March 17                  Toronto @ Detroit                  7:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 21              Chicago @ Toronto                  7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 25             Toronto @ Dallas                  8:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 29        Charlotte @ Toronto             7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, March 31                  Indiana @ Toronto                 7 p.m. ET


Wednesday, April 5             Toronto @ Detroit                   7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, April 7                       Miami @ Toronto                   7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 9                    Toronto @ New York              1 p.m. ET
Wednesday, April 12           Toronto @ Cleveland               7 p.m. ET

*Schedule subject to change

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