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7:00 AM ETESPN staffThe gaze of the sports world will turn toward Seattle on Saturday night, as the Kraken are set to open their new barn, Climate Pledge Arena. For their first home game, they’ll host the geographic rival Vancouver Canucks, live on ESPN+ and Hulu at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.To help get you ready for the matchup, we’ve put together a guide on the key players to watch for both teams, in-depth statistical insights on the teams from ESPN Stats & Information, and more.This season, ESPN+ will broadcast 75 exclusive regular-season games, with ABC and ESPN airing a…

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Still in the early stages of the NHL season, the Detroit Red Wings are looking to get back on the winning track after losing for the first time within 60 minutes Thursday night, they head up to Quebec for a meeting with an Atlantic Division foe, the Montreal Canadiens, in classic Original Six matchup.The Wings are now 2-1-1 this season, but were shutout in their last game when they hosted the Calgary Flames. Despite outshooting the Flames 33-29, Detroit could not get one by Flames’ netminder Jacob Markstrom, losing 3-0. It marked the first time this season the Wings have…

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The Seattle Kraken will take to the ice in their home debut today, playing against the Vancouver Canucks. And while the long-awaited game at the new Climate Pledge Arena marks a milestone for the city, it’s hardly the first time Seattle has had serious hockey around town.It was 106 years ago Seattle got its very first professional hockey team, the Seattle Metropolitans, an expansion team formed by the owners of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The Mets would prove the first Seattle team to take home a national championship. In 1917, the season before the NHL was even formed, the…

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The Capitals enter Saturday’s game against the Flames without a regulation loss through four games this season. Washington’s high-powered offense is averaging four goals a game, and a red-hot Alexander Ovechkin has scored four goals in as many games this season.Calgary center Elias Lindholm comes in just as hot, scoring a goal in all three of the Flames’ games this season. But it may take another few Lindholm goals to offset Calgary’s sluggish start on the penalty kill. The Flames special teams unit is surrendering goals on 66.7% of penalty kills. How to Watch Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals:Game Date:…

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It’s really early in the season, but the New York Rangers (3-1-1) starting off with four games on the road and zero losses is very impressive. They stay on the road today against the Ottawa Senators (2-2-0). It’s a small sample size, but the fans in New York have to be excited about the team’s efforts in the early schedule based on adversity.How to Watch New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators:Game Date: Oct. 23, 2021Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ETTV: MSG+Live Stream New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial!The Rangers continued their three game winning…

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Welcome to our daily game probabilities page where you will find the win probability for each of the night’s games, as well as betting advice based on how those probabilities compare to marketplace odds. The game probabilities take into account each team’s strength (based on projected rosters), home ice and rest. Each team’s projected strength is based on the projected value of the players on its roster based on Game Score Valued Added (GSVA). You can read more about GSVA and the model here.This page will be updated each morning between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. For those unfamiliar with betting, I wrote a guide…

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It’s award season in some places and the Cincinnati Reds have their first one. Second baseman Jonathan India has been named as the Rookie of the Year by Baseball America for what he did in 2021. Unlike the award that is handed out by Major League Baseball as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America, or the award handed out by the Players Association which is voted on by the players – Baseball America only gives out one Rookie of the Year award and it’s for all of MLB, not just the American or National League. After not…

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Meet the Mets Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News touted the idea of bringing on former Giants head Brian Sabean to lead the Mets’ front office. John Harper agreed that the Mets should consider Sabean, and also suggested that they should try to bring former manager Bruce Bochy along with him. The Mets have a number of different questions facing their starting rotation as they head into the offseason. Tim Britton of The Athletic contemplated if the Mets would at some point be able to figure out how to use the pitcher-friendly confines of their home ballpark to…

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Had Tommy Lasorda been alive, I bet his answer to “what did you think of Chris Taylor’s performance?” would have been vastly different to the answer he gave when asked about Dave Kingman’s performance.Ken FeldmanTarzana::Bullpen games in the postseason. Are you kidding me? Starters going five innings. Are you for real?Dodgers have three legitimate Cy Young candidates yet each only starts one time in the first five games. Whatever happened to your ace pitching games 1-4-7 and your two other starters going games 2–5 and 3-6 respectively?Ross GoldbergWestlake Village::Julio Urías throwing his arms out, palms up, in Game 4, as…

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APHouston Astros owner Jim Crane is moving on from the cheating scandal that rocked his franchise last year.According to Gabe Lacques of USA Today, Crane is no longer focused on the past, as he said the following Friday after Houston beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series: “We got it pinned on us, we owned it, we took the penalty, and we’re past that now.”Last year, it was determined that the Astros used illegal methods to steal signs during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, leading to multiple…

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