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Mikael Backlund, Jacob Markstrom lead Flames in 6-0 win over Knights

Mikael Backlund, Jacob Markstrom lead Flames in 6-0 win over Knights

CALGARY — Mikael Backlund had a goal and three assists to pace the offence and Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-0 victory on Wednesday night over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Oilers concede first, again, in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

Oilers concede first, again, in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

EDMONTON — The Chicago Blackhawks were great out of the gate against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Marchand suspended six games for hit on Penguins' Jarry

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand was suspended six games by the NHL on Wednesday night for roughing and high-sticking Pittsburgh goalie Tristan Jarry the previous day. It is Marchand's eighth career suspension and second this season.

Sea Dogs win fourth straight, beat Saguenéens 5-1

SAGUENAY, Que. — The Saint John Sea Dogs won their fourth straight tilt with a 5-1 victory over the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Centre Peter Reynolds had two goals, an assist and finished plus-two for the Sea Dogs (18-12-0-3).

Flint Firebirds outlast Kitchener Rangers 8-7 in OT win

FLINT, Mich. — The Flint Firebirds needed overtime to overcome the Kitchener Rangers in a high-scoring encounter. Firebirds' Brennan Othmann netted the overtime winner as Flint (24-14-0-2) won 8-7.
Report: Valieva tests positive for banned heart medication

Report: Valieva tests positive for banned heart medication

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic favorite Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned heart medication before her arrival at the Beijing Olympics, the Russian newspaper RBC reported, putting in jeopardy the team gold medal that she helped win earlier this week
Experienced winger Fraser Aird makes third CPL stop, this time with Cavalry FC

Experienced winger Fraser Aird makes third CPL stop, this time with Cavalry FC

Cavalry FC added experience and versatility on Wednesday by signing winger Fraser Aird. Calgary will be the third Canadian Premier League stop for the 27-year-old, who has also played for Valour FC and FC Edmonton.

Montreal Alouettes sign veteran quarterback Harris as free agent

Head coach Khari Jones and the Montreal Alouettes learned last year CFL teams can never have enough quarterback depth. Montreal re-signed American Trevor Harris on Wednesday, the second day of CFL free agency. He joins incumbent Vernon Adams Jr.

Lions sign linebacker Francis, quarterback Harker and offensive lineman McGloster

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions signed linebacker Kevin Francis, quarterback Isaac Harker and offensive lineman Jamar McGloster on Wednesday. Francis is a Canadian while Harker and McGloster are Americans.
Canadiens fire head coach Dominique Ducharme, hire Martin St. Louis as interim

Canadiens fire head coach Dominique Ducharme, hire Martin St. Louis as interim

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens, mired in a season-long tailspin, have fired Dominique Ducharme and named Hall of Fame forward Martin St. Louis as interim head coach.