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October 2, 2019

It was Vladimir Tarasenko’s day with the Stanley Cup, but Dmitry Orlov couldn’t resist the opportunity to remind his good friend who won it first.

So Orlov, who won the Cup with the Washington Capitals in 2018, found a moment that day in Novosibirsk, Russia, to point out to the St. Louis Blues forward where his name was already engraved on it.

“When we were standing by the Cup I said, ‘You see who is the last team who won it? So you can find me,'” Orlov said. (READ MORE) by Tom Gulitti |

Photo: The St. Louis Blues captured the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in June. (Associated Press)

The 2019-20 NHL season is upon us and all 31 teams have a clean sheet before them.

The puck drops Wednesday night and from there the story of another season will be written by the players themselves.

Here are some burning questions we have leading up to the opening faceoff: (READ MORE) by Vicki Hall | CBC Sports

The 2019-20 regular season is finally upon us!

There’s four games on the opening-night schedule, including a doubleheader on NBCSN (Capitals vs. Blues at 6:30 p.m. ET and Sharks vs. Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m. ET). One game doesn’t make or break a season, but there are certain things to look out for when the schedule begins tonight. (READ MORE) by Joey Alfieri | NBC Sports

The 2019-20 NHL season begins Wednesday night with a four-game slate featuring the Ottawa Senators vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, the St. Louis Blues raising their 2019 Stanley Cup banner against the Washington Capitals (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Edmonton Oilers, and in a rematch of their wild Round 1 series last April, the San Jose Sharks take on the Vegas Golden Knights (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). (READ MORE) by Sean Leahy | NBC Sports

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