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Stan Bowman is out and Blackhawks are fined $2M after law firm announces findings of investigation related to 2010 misconduct allegations

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CHICAGO — Stan Bowman established himself in the hockey world when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, his first season as general manager.

That same year, Hawks upper management failed to act on a player’s sexual assault claim until after the championship was secured, according to a law firm’s independent review. The ...Read more

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Stan Bowman is out and Blackhawks are fined $2M after law firm announces findings of investigation related to 2010 misconduct allegations

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CHICAGO — Stan Bowman has stepped down as Chicago Blackhawks general manager and president of hockey operations as a result of a law firm’s independent review of the team’s handling of a former player’s 2010 sexual misconduct allegations against then-video coach Brad Aldrich.

The results of Chicago-based Jenner & Block’s findings were...Read more

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NHL investigation shows Joel Quenneville met about 2010 Blackhawks sexual assault allegation

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MIAMI — Joel Quenneville was part of a 2010 meeting to discuss sexual assault allegations against a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach, an NHL investigation found, and the Florida Panthers coach will now meet with Gary Bettman to discuss his involvement in the organization's “mishandling of the 2010 matter.”

The findings of the ...Read more

Suspended Sharks forward Kane, estranged wife drop domestic violence restraining orders against each other

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Domestic violence restraining orders previously filed against one another by suspended Sharks forward Evander Kane and his estranged wife, Anna, have been withdrawn and the pair are moving forward with other issues related to their pending divorce, according to court documents.

In a brief filed Oct. 13 in Santa Clara County...Read more

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Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgström join other Blackhawks in the COVID-19 protocol

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CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgström became the ninth and 10th members of the Chicago Blackhawks to enter the COVID-19 protocol this season.

Their placement on the list Tuesday doesn’t necessarily mean they tested positive. Other factors could land them on the list, such as high-risk close contact.

The Blackhawks didn’t hold a ...Read more

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Stan Bowman out as Blackhawks GM and president of hockey operations after law firm announces findings of investigation related to 2010 misconduct allegations

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CHICAGO — A law firm working for the Chicago Blackhawks has completed an independent review of a former player’s 2010 sexual misconduct allegations against then-video coach Brad Aldrich as well as the team’s handling of his complaint at the time, the team announced Tuesday.

The results of Chicago-based Jenner & Block’s findings were ...Read more

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Lightning chasing again, fall to Sabres on the road

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Getting a lead in regulation is becoming a brick wall that the Lightning just can’t seem to break through.

Six games into this young season, the Lightning have failed to play with the lead in regulation, and while there were plenty of positives to draw from in their 5-1 road loss to the upstart Sabres on Monday night at the KeyBank Center in ...Read more

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Frederik Andersen and the Canes run their record to 5-0 with a win over the Maple Leafs

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't spoil the night for Frederik Andersen.

The Carolina Hurricanes scored three times in the second period in surging to a 4-1 victory over the Leafs at PNC Arena, staying undefeated at 5-0. And, just as importantly, giving Andersen a victory over his former team in his fifth start and win this ...Read more

Tarasenko scores two as Blues start season 5-0 for first time

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ST. LOUIS — To make everyone’s life easier in the 2020-21 NHL season, the league scheduled games in pairs last season, so a team would come to one city and play two games.

It was not a great thing for the Blues, who soon found that whatever success they had in the first game was negated by their lack of success in the second game. In five ...Read more

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Panthers hold off Coyotes to become only 25th team in NHL history to start season 6-0

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It doesn’t matter who’s in goal, who’s missing from the lineup or who the opponent is. The Florida Panthers keep rolling.

They spent the first two weeks of the season mostly beating up Stanley Cup contenders and playoff staples. They won with Sergei Bobrovsky and Spencer Knight in goal, and while shuffling around pieces on their bottom ...Read more

Matt Calkins: 'We live for hockey': Climate Pledge Arena fans show they are committed to Kraken on opening night

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For a minute, it seemed as though those cheers might last clear through the intermission. The crowd at Climate Pledge Arena had been waiting 19 minutes and 57 seconds for it, the city of Seattle a whole lot longer.

When defenseman Vince Dunn scored with 4.6 seconds left in the first period, he authored the latest — and one of the loudest — ...Read more

Lucas Raymond's three goals power Red Wings' victory over Blackhawks

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The Red Wings were looking to rebound from an ugly loss the night before, and rookie Lucas Raymond made sure they did.

Raymond had a three-goal night Sunday in only his sixth NHL game, carrying the Wings to a 6-3 victory over the woeful Chicago Blackhawks.

Raymond snapped a power-play goal midway in the third period to complete his hat trick, ...Read more

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No rally this time as Wild falls to Predators for first loss of the season

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Wild finally encountered a deficit it couldn't conquer.

After four consecutive comeback wins to open the season, becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to accomplish that rare feat, the Wild's come-from-behind mojo disappeared Sunday in a 5-2 loss to the Predators in front of 16,014 at Xcel Energy Center that dropped ...Read more

San Jose Sharks' late rally not enough as slow start proves costly

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The Sharks fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday after they failed to start on time in a matinee at TD Garden in Boston.

Playing their fourth game in six days on a season-opening road trip, the Sharks allowed first-period goals to Brad Marchand, Derek Forbort, and David Pastrnak and never fully recovered in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins....Read more

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Kraken drops home opener to Canucks, but that can't spoil excitement at Climate Pledge Arena

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SEATTLE — They stood and saluted by the thousands Saturday night as a new era for Seattle sports launched with major professional hockey reborn within an arena similarly resurrected.

What the Kraken did at Climate Pledge Arena, losing 4-2 to the Vancouver Canucks, was secondary to the event itself. The sellout crowd of 17,151, marveling at ...Read more

Seven is heaven as Blues scorch Kings, 7-3, in home opener

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ST. LOUIS — The skating, scoring Blues are 4-0 for the first time since 2017-18 after beating the Los Angeles Kings, 7-3, before a raucous sellout crowd of 18,096 at Enterprise Center. But don’t make plans for the Stanley Cup parade down Market Street just yet. That ’17-18 team under coach Mike Yeo started 13-3-1 ... and missed the ...Read more

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Red Wings fall flat in Montreal against slumping Canadiens

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MONTREAL — The Bell Centre has been the scene of a few ugly Red Wings losses these past few years.

You can add Saturday's to the list.

Montreal, coming into the game winless, unleashed a lot of frustration with a 6-1 victory over the Red Wings.

Dylan Larkin scored just five seconds into an early power play, giving the Wings a 1-0 lead and ...Read more

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Lightning rally late, then falter in a shootout to the Avalanche

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TAMPA, Fla. — They would surely prefer fewer late-game dramatics, but early in this season, the Lightning have had a penchant for third-period comebacks.

In fact, the Lightning have never owned a lead in regulation this season. Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche, they took another game to overtime.

After a scoreless overtime, the ...Read more

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Panthers burn Flyers en route to 4-2 victory

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PHILADELPHIA — Flyers coach Alain Vigneault described the Florida Panthers game as “sizzling,” and when they hosted the Panthers on Saturday, the Flyers got burned.

The Panthers dominated the Flyers at even strength, outshooting them 31-29 and outscoring them 4-2. While they showed some positives, especially on the special teams, it wasn�...Read more

Short-staffed Penguins cruise to 7-1 win vs. Maple Leafs

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PITTSBURGH — Hockey fans who strolled down Centre Avenue to get inside PPG Paints Arena on Saturday — and looked up from their phones for a few seconds — might have noticed the familiar faces dangling from light poles outside the Highmark Gate.

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Bryan Rust were the four Penguins chosen to have ...Read more