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After summer of improvement, NHL's Atlantic Division is even tougher

After summer of improvement, NHL's Atlantic Division is even tougher

Jack Eichel watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final 10 rows from the ice at TD Garden last June. A Boston Bruins fan growing up, the captain of the Buffalo Sabres didn't have a rooting interest in the series-clinching tilt against St.
Dylan Cozens, Bowen Byram returned to Western Hockey League teams

Dylan Cozens, Bowen Byram returned to Western Hockey League teams

Two of the three Canadian Hockey League players picked in the top-10 selections in this year's NHL draft are going back to their junior teams.
Canadian women's soccer team names roster for Japan trip

Canadian women's soccer team names roster for Japan trip

OTTAWA — Canada will go with a familiar roster for its women's soccer friendly against host Japan next month. Twenty-one of the 24 players on the roster for the Oct. 6 game in Shizuoka return from Canada's World Cup squad.
"How cool is that?" - DeBues-Stafford has three running legends cheering her on

"How cool is that?" - DeBues-Stafford has three running legends cheering her on

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford was a fierce five-foot-three bundle of energy when Lynn Kanuka got to know her four years ago at the Summer Universiade. The Canadian track legend saw something of herself in the young runner.

Canada's Denis Shapovalov advances to quarterfinals at Chengdu Open

CHENGDU, China — Canada's Denis Shapovalov survived a third-set tiebreaker, while countryman Felix Auger-Aliassime dropped his opening match on Thursday at the Chengdu Open. The eighth-seeded Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont.
Italy scores 7 tries, routs Canada 48-7 at Rugby World Cup

Italy scores 7 tries, routs Canada 48-7 at Rugby World Cup

FUKUOKA, Japan — Italy made it 14 tries in two Rugby World Cup wins and nearly 100 points scored after crushing Canada 48-7 on Thursday.
Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators beat Vancouver Canucks 6-2 in pre-season play

Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators beat Vancouver Canucks 6-2 in pre-season play

VANCOUVER — Craig Anderson says it's good to get tested early in the year, but the Ottawa Senators goalie would still like to face fewer shots than he did on Wednesday night.
Leafs' Dubas says he learned of charge against Auston Matthews via Twitter

Leafs' Dubas says he learned of charge against Auston Matthews via Twitter

TORONTO — Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas learned of the headline-grabbing allegation against Auston Matthews the same way many fans did — on Twitter.

Wednesday's Games

Wednesday's Games Canadian Championship Second Leg Toronto 1 Montreal 0 (Montreal wins 3-1 on penalty kicks) --- NHL Pre-season Toronto 3 Montreal 0 Boston 2 New Jersey 0 Buffalo 4 Columbus 3 (OT) Pittsburgh 4 Detroit 2 Nashville 3 Carolina 0 Washing
Auston Matthews scores as Maple Leafs down Canadiens in pre-season action

Auston Matthews scores as Maple Leafs down Canadiens in pre-season action

TORONTO — Auston Matthews stood at the backdrop in the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker room answering a series of questions about his team's latest pre-season performance.