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Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Nov. 1

Jeff Simmons | posted Saturday, Nov 1st, 2014

Get ready for another busy Saturday night of hockey. Rogers has six different games airing across the country, including four Canadian teams.

There’s a classic Original Six matchup, a battle of two Atlantic Division foes, and two Canadian teams facing off in the West.

In the Cheat Sheet each week, we’ll provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada:

Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time.

THE 7:00 P.M. GAMES:

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
Game notes: Chicago has won eight of their last nine games against the Maple Leafs…James van Riemsdyk’s brother Trevor is expected to play for the Blackhawks, marking the Leafs’ first matchup with brothers since March 29, 2012 (Luke & Brayden Schenn).

Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins 
Channel: City
Broadcast crew: Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson, Arash Madani
Game notes: Bruins are 15-4-0 in their last 19 games against the Senators…Boston’s Patrice Bergeron has 42 points in 51 career games against Ottawa….Bruins forward Simon Gagne is two shy of his 600th career NHL point.

Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: Bob Cole, Greg Millen, Christine Simpson
Game notes: The Jets rank last in the Western Conference with an average of just two goals per game…Both Winnipeg and the Rangers rank in the bottom five in power play percentage.

Also on Rogers: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (FX)
Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (Sportsnet ONE)

THE 10:00 P.M. GAME:

Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Dave Randorf, Garry Galley
Game notes: Edmonton is 0-5-1 against Western Conference opponents this season…Canucks are 5-2-0 in their last seven games against the Oilers…Canucks forward Henrik Sedin is three goals away from 200 for his career.

5 things to do this weekend: Pumpkins, parties, and an independent publishing fair

Sarah-Joyce Battersby | posted Saturday, Nov 1st, 2014

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Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

Church Street Halloween Festival Church Street shuts down from Gloucester to Alexander streets in order to do Halloween right. Wellesley Steet East will also be closed at Church to allow costumed revelers to crawl and creep. Church and Wellesley. Friday, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, 3 a.m. Free. churchwellesleyvillage.ca

Sorauren Pumpkin Parade For the 10th year in a row, jack-o-lanterns gather in Sorauren Park for one last glorious, glowing evening. Over 2,000 pumpkins are expected to line the park in the sunset ceremony that has inspired spin-offs across town and as far as New York City. City parks staff have agreed to collect the pumpkins for composting. Sorauren Park, 289 Sorauren Ave. Saturday, Sundown (around 6 p.m.). Free.soraurenpark.wordpress.com

Canzine: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture Writers and readers of independent art can browse the 200 tables of zines, comics, small press books and more. And budding scribes can compete for glory and a prize pack in the book pitch contest. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. $5 (includes a copy of Broken Pencil magazine). facebook.com

The Luxury Chocolate Show For grown-ups who are sad to be missing the trick-or-treat fun on Friday, there’s always the Luxury Chocolate Show. Chocolate fans can buy, make, and, of course, eat chocolate while taking in chocolate sculptures and classes in chocolate and wine pairings. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $25, $15 for children 5 to 13, free for children under four. torontochocolateshow.com

Toronto Downtown Record Show Hunting for a vintage Patsy Cline or Roy Orbison? Whatever your vinyl taste visit the record sellers at the bi-annual record show. Toronto Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. facebook.com

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