Shapovalov joins pal Auger-Aliassime in Miami Open semifinals

Denis Shapovalov has continued a marvellous March for Canadian teen tennis players. The 19-year-old native of Richmond Hill, Ont., joined fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, in the men’s semifinals of the Miami Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 win over American Frances Tiafoe on Thursday night. “It’s kind of crazy to share this with Felix,” Shapovalov said. “I was ...

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Couturier plays hero as Flyers edge Leafs in shootout

Sean Couturier kept the Philadelphia Flyers’ slim playoff hopes alive for at least one more day. Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night. Radko Gudas, Travis Konecny and Ryan Hartman also scored for Philadelphia, which remained mathematically alive for a playoff berth. The Flyers ...

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Habs’ rout of Panthers sets up crucial clash in Columbus

The Montreal Canadiens are hitting their stride when it matters the most. With five games remaining this season, the Canadiens are still holding on to a playoff position following a decisive 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Montreal has won four of its past five games (4-0-1). “It’s huge right now,” said Andrew Shaw, who had two ...

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Lowly Kings blank West-leading Flames for upset victory

The top team in the NHL’s Western Conference tripped on the basement-dweller Monday when the Los Angeles Kings upset the Calgary Flames 3-0. Kings backup goaltender Jack Campbell earned his second career shutout and his first win since Feb. 5 stopping 42 shots. Jonny Brodzinski and defenceman Derek Forbort scored with Tyler Toffoli adding an empty-net goal for Los Angeles ...

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Senators want president of hockey ops to be part of team’s ‘turnaround’

The Ottawa Senators are hiring.  According to a statement from a team spokesperson, the NHL club is seeking a president of hockey operations to “fill the void left by the late Bryan Murray.” Murray retired in 2016, stepping back into an advisory role after nine seasons as Senators general manager. He died in August 2017 after battling Stage 4 colon cancer. Team president ...

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