The Vancouver Canucks took their time reaching this decision, but it seemed like where this team was headed for at least a few weeks. Finally, they fired GM Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green. Travis Green was replaced by veteran head coach Bruce Boudreau, while Stan Smyl steps in as the interim GM.
Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid was ejected from Sunday’s 5-1 defeat against the Los Angeles Kings.
Connor McDavid won’t finish the game against the Kings
McDavid was given a 5 minute boarding major and a game misconduct for a hit on Kempe
— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) December 6, 2021
BREAKING: The Flyers have fired head coach Alain Vigneault; Mike Yeo will step in as interim head coach.
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CANADA HOCKEY NOW
Vancouver: Green and Benning fired, Boudreau in, Smyl interim.
Calgary: Lehner earns win over Markstrom, announces he won’t go to Olympics.
Toronto: Tempers flare as Maple Leafs drop a 6-3 decision in Winnipeg.
Toronto: Five Maple Leafs Takeaways – Rasmus Sandin injury prompted Leafs’ response.
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Boston: Could the Habs next GM lure Bergeron away from the Bruins?
Pittsburgh: Penguins scoring woes; where are Carter and Blueger lines?
Washington: At 36, Ovechkin on pace for career year in goals – ‘Consistency, that’s what makes him great.’
Florida: After slow start, Sam Reinhart heats up with Panthers.
N.Y. Islanders: Slump hits woeful 11 despite comeback vs. Blackhawks.
San Jose: It’s not that the Sharks lost, it’s how they lost.
Vegas: William Karlsson is back; Lehner says no to Olympics.
Edmonton: Oilers activate Darnell Nurse from injured reserve.
TB RW Corey Perry 2 G, 1 A
5 G, 3 A, 21 SOG in past 8 GP
LA D Drew Doughty 1 G, 2 A
2 G, 9 A, 13 SOG in 7 GP
TB D Ryan McDonagh 1 G, 2 A
0 G, 0 A, 4 SOG in previous 5 GP
TB D Victor Hedman 3 A
2 G, 6 A, 14 SOG during 4-game point streak.
TB C Ross Colton 3 A
5 A, 6 SOG in past 4 GP
LA LW Adrian Kempe 2 G
9 G, 4 A, 45 SOG in past 15 GP
CBJ D Adam Boqvist 2 G
5 G, 3 A, 12 SOG in past 7 GP
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