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Penguins goaltender Matt Murray squeezes against the post to make a save against the Jets during NHL action in Winnipeg on March 8, 2017. (Kevin King/Postmedia Network)

Murray knows tough business of hockey

Looking back, it wasn’t so much a surprise that Matt Murray was one of the first to leave the bus that day. After all, he had been travelling in it for a good 10 hours and, being 6-foot-4, he probably needed to stretch more than anyone else on the team.

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has said he will not stand in the way of Alex Ovechkin if the Russian forward wants to participate at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea if the NHL decides not to allow players to go. (Ryan Kang/AP Photo)

Players in tough spot if no Olympic break

Less than a year until the torch is lit for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and there’s still a burning question as to whether NHL players will participate in the Games or not.

Maple Leafs forward Brian Boyle skates during practice at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto on March 5, 2017. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Life and death: Boyle has seen plenty of both

Imagine being a wee lad of two, gathered with your brothers and sisters on a staircase watching your father kneeling on the downstairs floor, attempting in vain to revive your lifeless infant sibling while your mom is shrieking in horror.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times A Nobleking Knights forward tries to gain control of the puck in the corner while a crowd forms in front of the Orillia net during York Simcoe Hockey Association midget AE playoff action Saturday at Rotary Place. The Terriers won 4-0 – their only win of the series – but were eliminated.

Terriers take victory, moving on to finals

After a dispiriting home-ice loss Thursday night, it looked like a chance to win an Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) title had slipped from the grasp of the Millwood Logistics novice Terriers.

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