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Amid struggles in net, Canadiens fire goalie coach Stephane Waite

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934459.1614745905!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/price-carey-030221.jpg The Montreal Canadiens have made another change to their coaching staff, appointing Sean Burke to take over as the director of goaltending. General manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement Tuesday following a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators that gave rookie head coach Dominique Ducharme his first NHL victory.Burke replaces Stephane Waite, who held the position since 2013 and was let go Tuesday. Ducharme replaced the fired Claude Julien last week in the wake of consecutive shootout and

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Jets leapfrog to 2nd in North after regaining offensive form to beat Canucks

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934429.1614741845!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/scheifele-mark-030221.jpg The Winnipeg Jets roared back with vengeance Tuesday, downing the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. The result came after the home side was blanked 4-0 by the Canucks the night before. Mason Appleton sparked the scoring for Winnipeg (14-7-1) early in the first period on Tuesday.Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler each added a goal and two assists, and Mathieu Perreault and Paul Stastny also found the back of the net. Mark Scheifele tacked on three assists. Elias Pettersson and

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Ducharme earns 1st NHL victory as Habs subdue Sens to halt 5-game losing skid

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934408.1614740150!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1231482055.jpg Carey Price made 26 saves as Montreal defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday to give Canadiens rookie head coach Dominique Ducharme his first NHL victory. Jeff Petry, with a goal and two assists, Brendan Gallagher and Tyler Toffoli, into and empty net, scored for Montreal (10-6-5), which snapped a five-game winless streak.Artem Zub replied for Ottawa (8-16-1). Joey Daccord stopped 30 shots in his second NHL start for the Senators, who fell to 3-2-0 against the Canadiens this

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VanVleet, Siakam, Anunoby among 5 ruled out for rescheduled Raptors-Pistons game

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934280.1614729890!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vanvleet-fred-030221.jpg A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto's temporary home of Tampa, Fla. The team announced Tuesday that starters Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are out as part of the NBA's health and safety protocols, as are Patrick McCaw and Malachi Flynn. Jalen Harris and recently signed big man Donta Hall join the team from its G League affiliate, Raptors 905. The game was originally slated for Tuesday at

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Oilers’ Alex Chiasson suspended 1 game for cross-checking Leafs’ Jimmy Vesey

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934245.1614728343!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/chiasson-alex-030221.jpg Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson has been suspended for one game for cross-checking Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jimmy Vesey. The incident occurred at the end of Toronto's 3-0 win at Edmonton on Monday night. Chiasson was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking. Chiasson will forfeit $18,534 US in salary. The Maple Leafs and the Oilers finish a three-game series Wednesday in Edmonton. Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson suspended 1 game for cross checking

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WHL’s B.C. Division clubs cleared to play in Kamloops, Kelowna bubbles

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934157.1614725904!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/whl-bc-bubble-030221.jpg The Western Hockey League announced Tuesday that it has been granted approval by the B.C. Provincial Health Office to play in bubble environments in Kamloops and Kelowna this season. The league said in a release that the WHL's B.C. Division will begin play March 26.The league's announcement comes a day after B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said a plan had been approved in principle to allow the league to resume play in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEBL’s Fraser Valley Bandits turn part of local strip mall into gym to grow local sports

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934085.1614723696!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/kular-dylan-030221.jpg Baseballs cracking off bats. Basketballs dribbling on hardwood. The metal clang of free weights. The sounds are unique for a suburban strip mall, but they're the usual soundtrack at a former Future Shop in central Abbotsford, B.C. Here, sandwiched between a Michael's and a Party City, the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League have converted a giant old electronics store into a multi-sport gym in hopes of growing grassroots sports in the community.There's long been a

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Einarson, Gushue team up for national mixed doubles championship

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5934059.1614722798!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/einarson-gushue-1180.jpg If there's an upside to Kerri Einarson not having a women's world curling championship to play in this month, it's the chance to win another Canadian championship. Einarson and reigning Canadian men's champion skip Brad Gushue were among the 35 duos named Tuesday to the national mixed doubles championship.The March 18-25 tournament will be the third of four Curling Canada events held in a spectator-free, controlled environment in Calgary to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Einarson,

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How Canada could send a record number of teams to the Tokyo Olympics

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5933988.1614720931!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1186243196.jpg This is an excerpt from The Buzzer, which is CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. Stay up to speed on what's happening in sports by subscribing here. A record number of Canadian teams could be in the Tokyo Olympics Canada will be well represented in the various team sports at the Olympics this summer. Eight Canadian squads have qualified so far: men's and women's rugby sevens, women's soccer, women's basketball, women's water polo, women's softball, men's volleyball and men's

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