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NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

SHANGHAI (AP) As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

Large dehumidifiers were rolled in and the mist eventually cleared, but the NHL has perhaps a bigger visibility problem in China - a country with little tradition of winter sports, hockey included. The league is hoping to turn that around with a major push in the country, beginning with its first two preseason games between the Canucks and Kings in Shanghai and Beijing this week.

The timing couldn't be better for the NHL. With Beijing set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the government is putting a massive emphasis on developing winter sports. Hockey training programs and youth leagues are expanding across China, and the nation's first professional team, the Kunlan Red Star, plays in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

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Leaders
Points: B. Horvat52
Plus/Minus: C. Tanev3
Shots on Goal: D. Sedin216
PIM: N. Tryamkin64
Win: R. Miller18
Shutouts: R. Miller3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 178 (29)
Shots: 2273 (30)
PP%: 14.1% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 648 (26)
Assists: 292 (29)
SH Goals: 2 (29)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Anaheim 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Calgary 0 0 0 0
Edmonton 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0
San Jose 0 0 0 0
Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Vegas 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 241 (7)
Shots Against: 2605 (6)
PK%: 76.7% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 651 (26)
Shutouts: 3 (30)
Sv%: 0.907 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 C. Candella Assigned to Junior Club Hamilton-OHL
9/19 M. Brassard Assigned to Junior Club Oshawa-OHL
9/19 J. Gadjovich Assigned to Junior Club Owen Sound-AHL
9/19 M. DiPietro Assigned to Junior Club Windsor-OHL
9/19 D. Plouffe Assigned to Junior Club Vancouver-WHL
9/19 K. Lind Assigned to Junior Club Kelowna-WHL
9/19 Z. Sun Invited to Training Camp
9/13 D. Plouffe Invited to Training Camp
9/11 A. Irving Invited to Training Camp
9/8 S. Upshall Invited to Training Camp
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