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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, left, lets in a goal as Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm looks on during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames looking for ‘foundation’ after Game 2 loss: ‘We’re playing into their hands’

CALGARY — Tyler Toffoli doesn’t recognize this version of his team. And…

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, left, lets in a goal as Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm looks on during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith, centre left, celebrates his goal with teammates during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Edmonton Oilers douse Calgary Flames 5-3 to even playoff series 1-1

CALGARY — The Edmonton Oilers overcame a pair of disallowed goals and…

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Duncan Keith, centre left, celebrates his goal with teammates during first period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada's new sport integrity commissioner Sarah-Eve Pelletier is seen in this handout image received May 18, 2022. Sarah-Eve Pelletier was appointed Canada's first sport integrity commissioner at a time sport desperately needs one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Office of Canada’s Sport Integrity Commissioner   **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Pivotal moment:’ Integrity commissioner starts process of cleaning up Canadian sport

‘Pivotal moment:’ Integrity commissioner starts process of cleaning up Canadian sport

Canada's new sport integrity commissioner Sarah-Eve Pelletier is seen in this handout image received May 18, 2022. Sarah-Eve Pelletier was appointed Canada's first sport integrity commissioner at a time sport desperately needs one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Office of Canada’s Sport Integrity Commissioner   **MANDATORY CREDIT**
New York Rangers center Filip Chytil, center, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with left wing Alexis Lafrenière, left, right wing Kaapo Kakko, second from left, defenseman Adam Fox (23) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil, center, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with left wing Alexis Lafrenière, left, right wing Kaapo Kakko, second from left, defenseman Adam Fox (23) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

“We want to make curling cool” — Rolling the dice on the Roaring Game

“We want to make curling cool” — Rolling the dice on the Roaring Game

Toronto Blue Jays’ Alejandro Kirk, 30, is forced out at second base by Seattle Mariners’ Abraham Toro in the first inning of an American League baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

Ty France’s two-run homer leads Mariners past Blue Jays 5-1 as Seattle avoids sweep

Ty France’s two-run homer leads Mariners past Blue Jays 5-1 as Seattle avoids sweep

Toronto Blue Jays’ Alejandro Kirk, 30, is forced out at second base by Seattle Mariners’ Abraham Toro in the first inning of an American League baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl shakes hands with local labour union representatives during a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) demonstrating outside Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. On Sunday afternoon, CFLPA members were locked out of club facilities by team owners in seven of nine cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach tentative collective agreement

CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach tentative collective agreement

Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl shakes hands with local labour union representatives during a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) demonstrating outside Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. On Sunday afternoon, CFLPA members were locked out of club facilities by team owners in seven of nine cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Scottie Scheffler chips to the green on the second hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Scottie Scheffler arrives at PGA as understated world No. 1

Scottie Scheffler arrives at PGA as understated world No. 1

Scottie Scheffler chips to the green on the second hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Seattle Mariners right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (21) dives to try to catch a triple by Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder George Springer (4) off starting pitcher Logan Gilbert (36) during second inning MLB action in Toronto on Tuesday May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

George Springer’s triple lifts Blue Jays to 3-0 win over Mariners

George Springer’s triple lifts Blue Jays to 3-0 win over Mariners

Seattle Mariners right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (21) dives to try to catch a triple by Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder George Springer (4) off starting pitcher Logan Gilbert (36) during second inning MLB action in Toronto on Tuesday May 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner speaks to the media in Toronto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed relief Tuesday that Marner was unharmed after a carjacking incident in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mitch Marner victim of carjacking in Toronto, Maple Leafs say

Mitch Marner victim of carjacking in Toronto, Maple Leafs say

Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner speaks to the media in Toronto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed relief Tuesday that Marner was unharmed after a carjacking incident in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) crashes the net as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) crashes the net as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL’s 2nd round

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL’s 2nd round

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Flames, Oilers bring potent offences to second-round NHL playoff series

Flames, Oilers bring potent offences to second-round NHL playoff series

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

PM says inviting Iran to Vancouver soccer friendly is not “a very good idea”

Some call match slap in the face to Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell catches a ball during opening day of the CFL team's training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

More training camp practices cancelled as CFL strike continues

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell catches a ball during opening day of the CFL team's training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Epicenter is bathed after his timed workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Hall of Famer trainer Steve Asmussen is poised to finally add the Kentucky Derby to his resume with contender Epicenter as the highlight of a career that has also involved accusations of animal abuse. (Grace Ramey/Daily News via AP)

Epicenter is 6-5 favorite for Preakness without Rich Strike

Epicenter is 6-5 favorite for Preakness without Rich Strike

Epicenter is bathed after his timed workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Hall of Famer trainer Steve Asmussen is poised to finally add the Kentucky Derby to his resume with contender Epicenter as the highlight of a career that has also involved accusations of animal abuse. (Grace Ramey/Daily News via AP)
Pierre-Luc Dubois of Canada, in front, celebrates with his team after he scored his side's third goal during the group A Hockey World Championship match between Slovakia and Canada in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Dubois strikes twice again, Canada remains perfect at worlds with win over Slovakia

Dubois strikes twice again, Canada remains perfect at worlds with win over Slovakia

Pierre-Luc Dubois of Canada, in front, celebrates with his team after he scored his side's third goal during the group A Hockey World Championship match between Slovakia and Canada in Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) breaks his bat on a foul ball against the Seattle Mariners during sixth inning American League, MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Bichette and Chapman’s home runs lift Blue Jays over Mariners 6-2

Bichette and Chapman’s home runs lift Blue Jays over Mariners 6-2

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman (26) breaks his bat on a foul ball against the Seattle Mariners during sixth inning American League, MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada Head Coach John Herdman celebrates after his team's 4-1 win over Panama in World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian-born midfielder Marcelo Flores chooses Mexico over Canada and England

Canadian-born midfielder Marcelo Flores chooses Mexico over Canada and England

Canada Head Coach John Herdman celebrates after his team's 4-1 win over Panama in World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period, first round, game seven NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Lightning down Leafs in Game 7 as Toronto endures more playoff heartbreak

‘It stings, it hurts, it’s disappointing’: Leafs captain

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period, first round, game seven NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette