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The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators in a nearly empty Scotiabank Arena during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

NHL reschedules 98 postponed games, moves 23 more after COVID-19 disruptions

NHL also announced date changes for 23 other games as it filled former Olympic break

 

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers (57) fights with Nashville Predators right wing Michael McCarron (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Demko makes 31 saves as Canucks earn 3-1 win over skidding Nashville Predators

Pettersson scores again for Vancouver in second straight victory

 

Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann takes off from center ice to shoot a penalty shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Seattle. McCann did not score on this play but the Kraken won 3-2 after a shootout following overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NHL to stop testing asymptomatic players post-All-Star break

Testing of asymptomatic individuals still needed for crossing the U.S.-Canada border

Seattle Kraken left wing Jared McCann takes off from center ice to shoot a penalty shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Seattle. McCann did not score on this play but the Kraken won 3-2 after a shootout following overtime. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) moves the puck past Vancouver Canucks centre J.T. Miller (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Capitals 4-2 to snap 3-game losing skid

Demko makes 31 saves to earn victory in goal for Vancouver

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) moves the puck past Vancouver Canucks centre J.T. Miller (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) wins a battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) wins a battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
FILE – Mark Scheifele (55, Winnipeg Jets, blue) hits Jake Evans (71, Montreal Canadiens, white) with a violent hit to the head last June in a Stanley Cup playoff game (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Should head shots be banned in the NHL? 89% of hockey fans say yes

1000 Canadians and “hockey fans” were polled and believe the game would be more appealing

FILE – Mark Scheifele (55, Winnipeg Jets, blue) hits Jake Evans (71, Montreal Canadiens, white) with a violent hit to the head last June in a Stanley Cup playoff game (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Boris Katchouk (13) pushes away Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) as he moves the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Boris Katchouk (13) pushes away Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes (43) as he moves the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defends the goal against Vancouver Canucks left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defends the goal against Vancouver Canucks left wing Tanner Pearson (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Red-hot Canucks score 3 in third period to topple Seattle Kraken 5-2

Vancouver improves to 8-0-1 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer, right, makes a stop as Kraken defenceman Adam Larsson (6) and Vancouver Canucks centre Matthew Highmore (15) crash against him during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

L.A. Kings edge Canucks 2-1 in shootout as Vancouver’s 7-game win streak ends

B.C. squad has points in 8 straight games under new coach Bruce Boudreau

Vancouver Canucks’ Tucker Poolman, left, and Los Angeles Kings’ Brendan Lemieux chase the puck during second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, left, moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Kort Kisinger and Jock Michael of the Fernie Ghostriders line up for a face off at a home game against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Nov. 26, 2021. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Ghostriders head for three-game stretch to end 2021, spectator capacity limited again

Victories in the next two games against Kimberley could bump them up in the division rankings

Kort Kisinger and Jock Michael of the Fernie Ghostriders line up for a face off at a home game against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Nov. 26, 2021. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Power nets 3 as Canada roars back for 6-3 win over Czechs at world junior hockey tourney

Buffalo prospect the first Canadian defenceman to score hat trick in tournament

Canada’s Owen Power (25) is stopped by Czech Republic’s goalie Jakub Malek (1) as Jan Mysak (19) defends during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Sunday, December 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Fans watch as Canada and Russia warm up before first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Alberta is about to host a third pandemic International Ice Hockey Federation tournament armed with experience from the first two, but with the ice still shifting underfoot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Hockey Canada, Alberta put pandemic hockey know-how to the test again in Edmonton

The Omicron variant and allowing of fans into arenas for this tournament are adding new variables

Fans watch as Canada and Russia warm up before first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Alberta is about to host a third pandemic International Ice Hockey Federation tournament armed with experience from the first two, but with the ice still shifting underfoot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada celebrates the win over Russia at the end of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada celebrates the win over Russia at the end of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid (97) takes a faceoff against Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) during first period NHL action in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

NHL players not going to Beijing Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns

CP confirmed decision on the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement had yet to be made

Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid (97) takes a faceoff against Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) during first period NHL action in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The clock at the Bell Centre shows graphics before the postponement of an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers, in Montreal on March 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

NHL announces league-wide shutdown from Wednesday to Christmas Day

String of COVID-19 postponements could pave the way for the league to pull out of the Olympics

The clock at the Bell Centre shows graphics before the postponement of an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers, in Montreal on March 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN

Canadian broadcaster hopes hockey call will help save his Cree language

‘Hockey Night in Canada in Cree’ will feature NHL games broadcast in Indigenous language

Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Clarence Iron, shown in a handout photo, always dreamt of being part of “Hockey Night in Canada,” but not even in his dreams did he envision calling games in his own language. Now the 60-year-old broadcaster from the Canoe Lake Cree Nation is set bring the sport he loves to his community in a whole new way with the debut of “Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-APTN
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) gets checked against the boards by San Jose Sharks defenceman Jacob Middleton (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)