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Canadian field hockey team gets travel exemption to leave South Africa

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa — Field Hockey Canada says it has received an exemption from the federal government to help bring its junior women's team home from South Africa.

Scoreboard for Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

Saturday's Games NHL Florida 4 St. Louis 3 (SO) Washington 3 Columbus 1 Detroit 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT) Tampa Bay 3 Boston 2 (OT) Nashville 4 Montreal 3 (OT) Minnesota 4 Toronto 3 (SO) Ottawa 6 Colorado 5 (OT) Carolina 6 Buffalo 2 N.Y.
Jake Guentzel scores hat trick, Penguins rout Canucks 4-1

Jake Guentzel scores hat trick, Penguins rout Canucks 4-1

VANCOUVER — Boos rained down on the Vancouver Canucks as they skated off the ice Saturday night. The team had lost at home yet again, this time dropping a 4-1 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Forsberg's OT winner leads Nashville over Montreal 4-3

Forsberg's OT winner leads Nashville over Montreal 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored with 11.1 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa Senators past Avalanche in OT with 2nd goal of game

Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa Senators past Avalanche in OT with 2nd goal of game

OTTAWA — When Brady Tkachuk picked up the puck in the neutral zone and skated all alone towards the goal in overtime, his first thought was “don’t toe pick.
Kaprizov gets shootout winner; Wild beat Maple Leafs 4-3

Kaprizov gets shootout winner; Wild beat Maple Leafs 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored in the third round of a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4=3 Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Ovechkin scores 750th career goal, Capitals beat Columbus

Ovechkin scores 750th career goal, Capitals beat Columbus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 20th goal of the season and the 750th of his NHL career to help the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Saturday night and snap a two-game skid.
Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

The Philadelphia Union will be without 11 players on Sunday when the team plays NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference finals because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Moulding opens up on meeting with Team Bottcher that led to his dismissal from team

Moulding opens up on meeting with Team Bottcher that led to his dismissal from team

Darren Moulding had seen signs of fracture within Team Bottcher well before things came to a head for the reigning national men's champions this week.
Canadian women's pursuit team wins speedskating gold in Utah

Canadian women's pursuit team wins speedskating gold in Utah

KEARNS, Utah — Canada won gold in the women's team pursuit on Saturday while American Erin Jackson lost a 500-metre World Cup race for just the second time this season, hesitating after what she thought was a false start.