The Maple Leafs rise to the top of the NHL with statement victory over Avalanche

TORONTO – All bangers, all the time. These days, Toronto Maple Leafs games would fit nicely on Kendall Roy’s approved playlist for his 40th birthday party. Everything they touch is turned on and loud and blends right into another audience please. Road fights, home games, close fights, back-to-backs, blowouts … it’s all good. No skip. … Read more

Columbus Blue Jackets goalkeeper Matiss Kivlenieks’ death was ruled by accident; the case is now closed

NOVI, Mich. No criminal charges will be filed for the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goalkeeper Matiss Kivlenieks at a home in the Detroit area during a party on July 4, Oakland County prosecutors said Wednesday. The death has been officially convicted as an accident and the case is now closed, the office said. … Read more