Driver who filmed Sens players says he destroyed 2nd clip

The Uber driver who captured and posted footage of Ottawa Senators players criticizing assistant coach Martin Raymond claims he deleted a second video from the same ride.

James Sparklin said he spoke to a member of the Senators organization and told them he got rid of the other clip.

"I called the team ... because I wanted to make sure they understood that I have destroyed the other tape. It will never ever see the light of day," the Arizona native told The Canadian Press.

However, a spokesperson for the team denied that Sparklin apologized to the club, saying, "Based on our review, we have no reason to believe that any such conversation took place."

Sparklin described the second video as showing the players entering his van and having a discussion about the number of passengers.

In the aftermath of the video circulating earlier this month, Sparklin mentioned he was aggravated by something that happened early in the trip involving how many passengers he'd be taking in the van.

Sparklin told CP on Sunday that the second video shows him discussing that issue with the players, and he was concerned both that his rating would be affected and his insurance wouldn't cover the ride because Uber XL is for six or fewer passengers.

He may not have apologized to the team, but Sparklin did so in his interview with CP.

"I am extremely sorry for what happened and it is not right," he said. "I never meant harm on any of the players involved, the coaching staff involved, the owner involved, the town that was involved ... I wasn’t thinking at all."

Uber fired Sparklin for violating its terms of service.

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Domi off to historic start with Canadiens

Max Domi's exploits early in his first season with the Montreal Canadiens have placed his name in the legendary franchise's record books.

Domi is the first Canadiens player with 24 or more points in his first 20 games with the franchise since Odie Cleghorn posted 30 in 1918-19.

He's collected five goals and eight assists in his current nine-game point streak. He had one helper in Saturday's victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

In total, the 23-year-old has accrued 10 goals and 14 assists on the campaign.

The Canadiens acquired Domi in an offseason deal with the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk.

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Severely depleted Bruins still manage to beat Coyotes

To say the Boston Bruins entered Saturday's contest against the Arizona Coyotes shorthanded would be a gigantic understatement, and yet, they found a way to earn two points.

Shortly before puck drop, the club announced Patrice Bergeron was going home to be evaluated for an upper-body injury. And hours earlier, captain Zdeno Chara was ruled out for at least four weeks as he deals with a knee injury.

The Bruins were also missing four additional starting blue-liners. As a result, they strolled into the desert with a lineup that looked more like an exhibition roster than the 112-point team from a season ago.

Boston surged ahead on first-period goals from Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Jake DeBrusk, and backup Jaroslav Halak turned in a 32-save performance to secure the 2-1 victory.

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Report: Leafs comfortable letting Nylander sit if no deal struck by Dec. 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly aren't against letting the contract impasse between the organization and unsigned forward William Nylander go beyond the Dec. 1 deadline to sign restricted free agents.

"Even with it so close now, the Toronto Maple Leafs don't feel there has to be a resolution to this by Dec. 1," Sportsnet's Chris Johnston said during Hockey Night in Canada's Headlines segment on Saturday.

"If there isn't a trade that presents itself, and we spoke last week about the fact that they are gauging the market on William Nylander, and William Nylander's demands don't come in to the range they're comfortable paying, they're comfortable letting this player sit."

Nylander has been absent all season, and the two sides have until 5:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 to strike a deal. If that doesn't happen, the 22-year-old will be forced to sit out the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign. Last week, it was reported the Maple Leafs are engaging in trade dialogue regarding the dynamic Swede.

Both Nylander and Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas have expressed a desire to find common ground on a long-term deal. But with under two weeks left to reach an agreement, it's unclear how the scenario will play out.

Nylander has recorded back-to-back 61-point seasons.

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Lundqvist notches 438th career win, passes Plante for 7th all time

New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 438th career victory during a win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday, moving him into seventh on the NHL's all-time wins list.

Jacques Plante, who suited up for the Rangers from 1963 to 1965, previously occupied the spot.

Rank Goalie Wins
1 Martin Brodeur 691
2 Patrick Roy 551
3 Ed Belfour 484
4 Roberto Luongo 475
5 Curtis Joseph 454
6 Terry Sawchuk 445
7 Henrik Lundqvist 438
8 Jacques Plante 437
9 Tony Esposito 423
10 Marc-Andre Fleury 412

Lundqvist could reach the top five with a strong finish to the 2018-19 season.

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Matt Murray pulled after allowing 3 goals in 1st period vs. Senators

Things aren't getting any better for Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pens unraveled after taking a 1-0 lead over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, allowing three goals in just over four minutes to close out the opening frame. As a result, Murray was pulled in favor of Casey DeSmith to start the second period.

Ottawa ultimately took the contest 6-4.

Murray has dealt with injuries early in the 2018-19 campaign. The 24-year-old hasn't recorded a win since Oct. 25, and he entered Saturday's contest with a sub-.900 save percentage in four of his last five starts.

However, he's not the only member of the Penguins facing adversity. Pittsburgh, a team that's lost eight of its last 11 games, is last in the Eastern Conference and doesn't have its captain Sidney Crosby due to injury.

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Rangers’ Lundqvist moves into top 10 in all-time saves in NHL history

Henrik Lundqvist continues to climb the ranks of the greatest goalies in NHL history.

Lundqvist moved into the NHL's top 10 in all-time saves after stopping the first three shots against him versus the Florida Panthers on Saturday, according to the New York Rangers. He surpassed former great Grant Fuhr.

Lundqvist and Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo are the only active goaltenders in the top 10:

Rank Goalie Saves
1 Martin Brodeur 28928
2 Roberto Luongo 27486
3 Patrick Roy 25800
4 Tony Esposito 24761
5 Glenn Hall 24610
6 Curtis Joseph 24279
7 Ed Belfour 22433
8 John Vanbiesbrouck 22203
9 Gump Worsley 21766
10 Henrik Lundqvist 21616

The NHL first began tracking saves during the 1955-56 season.

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Rangers’ Skjei scratched vs. Panthers

New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei won't be in the lineup for Saturday night's contest against the Florida Panthers.

It's the first time Skjei has been made a healthy scratch since December 2016. Head coach David Quinn believes the 24-year-old could benefit from watching the game from the press box.

"He looks indecisive, really in all areas," Quinn told NHL.com's Jon Lane. "I think he's fighting it a little bit mentally. I've said this before, it's good for a guy to take a deep breath and watch and collect himself. He understands where we're at. When he's back in we fully expect him to be the player we know he's capable of being."

In 19 appearances this season, Skjei has collected one goal and six assists, trailing only Neal Pionk in scoring among Rangers defensemen. Skjei also ranks second in average ice time, coming in at 21:52 per game.

Skjei picked up 25 points across 82 games in 2017-18.

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