Maroon’s controversial third-period goal lifts Blues over Oilers

EDMONTON — A controversial goal credited to Pat Maroon early in the third period was the winner as the St. Louis Blues came away with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues (13-15-4), who have won three of their last four games. Brayden Schenn had three assists. Jesse Puljujarvi replied for the Oilers (18-14-3), who have lost three of their last four and saw a six-game home winning streak ended. Maroon’s goal came 2:19 into the final period, as officials declared after a video review that the puck had crossed the line during a goal-mouth scramble,… Read More

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Raptors trying to strike balance between practice and rest

One of the most memorable moments in modern NBA history was former Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson’s ‘we talkin’ ‘bout practice’ soliloquy delivered at the end of the 2001-02 season. It has lived on for 17 years in GIFs, memes and a seemingly endless range of pop culture references since. One YouTube clip has been viewed 11 million times. A remix by DJ Steve Porter has been watched 5.2 million times. The idea that one of the greatest players in NBA history could sound so nonchalant about what would seem to be an essential part of the job will never get old. But Iverson was onto something. Here we are… Read More

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Danick Martel lands head shot on Canucks’ Troy Stecher

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Roussel and Gourde fight after turnbuckle hit

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Takeaways: Flames run out of third-period miracles in Dallas

The Calgary Flames were due for a clunker. And on that front, they delivered. After going 9-1-1 and winning five of six on the road, the Flames ran out of third period miracles in Dallas, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Stars. The high-powered Flames posed very little threat to break Ben Bishop’s shutout in a game the Flames were outplayed and out-shot 28-24. In the Flames’ third road game in four nights, Sean Monahan’s top line wasn’t permitted to enter the zone well or buzz around the Stars’ zone much — it was almost as if Ken Hitchcock still coached Dallas. The Flames certainly controlled more of the play… Read More

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