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Maple Leafs will need 'all hands on deck' to avoid elimination

The Toronto Maple Leafs left themselves little room for error after consecutive ugly road losses to open their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the Boston Bruins.

With their backs now firmly planted against the wall as they return to TD Garden for Saturday’s Game 5 (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET), that margin has dropped to zero.

The Leafs trail the Bruins 3-1 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final following Thursday’s disappointing loss on home ice, where things initially appeared to be lining up in Toronto’s favour.

Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron — the heart of a ferocious top line that did almost anything it wanted in 5-1 and 7-3 victories in Boston — was a late and surprising scratch for Game 4 with an upper-body injury two days after the Leafs won 4-2 at a thunderous Air Canada Centre to get back in the series.

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Bergeron was on the ice Friday at the team’s practice facility, though the rest of the Bruins did not skate and Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says he will decide on Saturday whether Bergeron plays in Game 5.​

Bergeron’s absence in Game 4 was a lifeline the Leafs failed to grab in a crushing 3-1 loss that saw Toronto carry the play for long stretches, only to be done in by a lack of finish, too many pedestrian performances, and some stunning defensive miscues that led to two goals against on odd-man rushes.

“When you’re down 2-0 [in a series], then obviously your margin for error is very slim, right?” Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey said in the wake of Thursday’s defeat. “You can play two great games and not get the breaks, and tough luck.”

Toronto now needs a victory Saturday to keep its season — one that included franchise records for points (105) and wins (49) — alive and force a Game 6 back home on Monday.

“We’re a tight-knit group,” Leafs winger Mitch Marner said. “We don’t want to leave each other early.

“We’re having a lot of fun in this locker room.”

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There hasn’t been as much fun on the ice, however, where Marner has been by far Toronto’s best forward with a goal and four assists.

The team’s other young stars have, for the most part, failed to deliver.

Auston Matthews scored the winner on a setup from William Nylander in Game 3, but both have been held off the scoresheet otherwise.

Boston’s No. 1 line, meanwhile, has been lights out. David Pastrnak has 11 points (four goals, seven assists), Brad Marchand has seven (two goals, five assists) and Bergeron, the other member of the trio when he’s healthy, has five assists.

One positive for the Leafs up front is they should have centre Nazem Kadri back Saturday now that he’s finished serving a three-game suspension for a dirty hit on Tommy Wingels in the opener.

“It’s going to be nice,” said Marner, Kadri’s usual linemate along with Patrick Marleau. “He brings a lot of skill. He’s going to be eager to get back in.”

Kadri, speaking to reporters in Toronto on Friday for the first time since the suspension, said he delivered the dangerous hit because he felt Wingles was “taking liberties” with a previous hit on Marner. Kadri said he disagreed with the severity of the suspension and that he didn’t intend to hurt Wingels, otherwise “it could have been a lot worse.”

“Was it worthy of a suspension? I definitely think so,” he said. “I think the three games was a little harsh.”

Recipe for success

Along with the Bruins’ dominance up front, the Leafs are also losing the battle in the crease.

Frederik Andersen, who set a club record for goalie wins in the regular season with 38, allowed Torey Krug’s soft shot through a screen to put his team on its heels just 28 seconds into Thursday’s game.

He also gave up three goals on five shots before getting pulled in Game 2, surrendered two suspect efforts in Game 3, and has a .880 save percentage in the series compared to Tuukka Rask’s mark of .926.

“We’re in a simple situation — you win, you get to play again,” Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said. “You don’t win, you don’t get to play again. To me, that’s worth digging in for. I think we can go into Boston and win a game. I really believe that.

“We’re going to need a game out of our goaltender, and we need to have all hands on deck.”

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Michelle Williams Reacts to Mark Wahlberg's Time's Up Donation After 'All the Money in the World' Controversy

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Michelle Williams speaks out after Mark Wahlberg donated his $ 1.5 million salary from his All the Money in the World reshoots to Time’s Up. “Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted,” Williams said in statement obtained by ET. “If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice.” “Today is one of the most indelible days of my…

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'All the Money in the World' Cast & Director Discuss Whirlwind Process of Replacing Kevin Spacey (Exclusive)

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In the wake of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, Ridley Scott had to quickly reshoot and re-edit Spacey’s role as J. Paul Getty in All The Money in the World — with Christopher Plummer taking over the part.  Scott, Plummer, and some of the cast, including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams, sat down with ET’s Kevin Frazier at the film’s junket on Sunday to reveal how they pulled off the whirlwind switch, and why Scott was immediately on board with the idea. The Alien:…

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'All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs,' Iraqi general announces

Iraq said Saturday that its war on the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country’s border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against ISIS.

A senior military commander confirmed that combat operations had been completed.

“All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah said in a statement released shortly after al-Abadi’s remarks. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

ISIS fighters overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory, including Mosul, the country’s second largest city, in the summer of 2014.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the fight against ISIS concluded in July, but clashes continued in the city for weeks afterward. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

Over the past three and a half years, Iraqi ground forces closely backed by the U.S.-led coalition have retaken all of that territory. However, IS fighters remain capable of carrying out insurgent attacks in Iraq, and the group has recovered from past setbacks.

In November, Iraqi forces retook the last town held by ISIS — Rawah, near the border with Syria. Over the following weeks Iraqi forces continued to clear patches of the country’s vast western deserts.

In the most significant victory over the extremists, Iraqi forces retook Mosul earlier this year. Al-Abadi declared the fight concluded in July, but clashes continued in the city for weeks afterward.

Iraq now faces the daunting challenge of reconstruction. The fighting caused massive devastation in many areas, and some 3 million Iraqis are still displaced.

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Christopher Plummer Has Already Replaced Kevin Spacey in New 'All the Money in the World' Trailer

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That was quick! Christopher Plummer made his debut as J. Paul Getty in a new trailer for All the Money in the World released on Tuesday night during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The spot was surprising, since the 87-year-old screen legend had just been spotted filming his first scenes for the biopic earlier this week. In quick snippets, Plummer can be seen as the infamous billionaire oil tycoon dressed in a black suit, a white shirt and tie.  Photo: YouTube The Oscar…

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Christopher Plummer Opens Up About Taking Over Kevin Spacey's Role in 'All the Money in the World' (Exclusive)

Despite the cost of reshoots and the time it will take, Scott has been outspoken about wanting to have the film ready for its initial release date of Dec. 22.

“Yeah, it’s quite a push,” Plummer said of the reshoot schedule, adding that they plan to start shooting next Monday.

While fans wait to see the how the storied thespian takes on the role of the infamous American business magnate, Plummer is starring in The Man Who Invented Christmas as a different iconic rich misanthrope — Ebenezer Scrooge —  and he said the chance to play such a famed literary character was “marvelous.”

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Harper Beckham Gets In the Holiday Spirit by Singing 'All I Want For Christmas' — Watch!

It’s only the first week of November, but Harper Beckham is ready for Christmas!

Victoria Beckham shared a sweet video of her 6-year-old daughter adorably singing to Mariah Carey’s holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” while drawing a festive gingerbread man.

“4th November and Harper is getting into the Christmas spirit!! ? ?????? kisses mummy and Harper! X #watchoutmariah #rainydayinlondon,” the 43-year-old fashion designer captioned the clip.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns 'all human rights violations' in Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug. 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Western diplomats and aid officials attending the address welcomed Suu Kyi’s message, though some doubted if she had said enough to end the barrage of global criticism Myanmar has faced.

Human rights groups were dismissive. Amnesty International said Suu Kyi and her government were “burying their heads in the sand” for ignoring the role of the army in the violence.

Ethnic cleansing

The United Nations has branded the military operation in the western state ethnic cleansing. Suu Kyi did not address that but said her government was committed to the rule of law.

“We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence. We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state,” Suu Kyi said in her address in the capital, Naypyitaw.


A Rohingya refugee arrives at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Monday. (Cathan McNaughton/Reuters)

Long feted in the West for her role as champion of democracy in the Buddhist-majority country during years of military rule and house arrest, Suu Kyi has faced growing criticism for saying little about the abuses faced by the Rohingya.

“Action will be taken against all people regardless of their religion, race and political position, who go against the law of the land and violate human rights,” she said. “We feel deeply for the suffering of all the people caught up in the conflict.”

U.S. pressures Myanmar

The United States urged Myanmar on Monday to end military operations, grant humanitarian access, and commit to aiding the safe return of civilians to their homes. Myanmar’s generals remain in full charge of security and Suu Kyi did not comment on the military operation, except to say that there had been “no armed clashes and there have been no clearance operations” since Sept. 5.

“Nevertheless, we are concerned to hear that numbers of Muslims are fleeing across the border,” she said. “We want to find out why.”

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. (Aung Shine Oo/Associated Press)

Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population. Myanmar rejects that, saying its security forces are carrying out operations to defend against the insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which has claimed responsibility for attacks on the security forces since October.

The government has declared ARSA a terrorist organisation and accused it of setting the fires and attacking civilians.

Referring to Suu Kyi’s assertion that army clearance operations had ceased, Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch asked: “If that is true, then who is burning all the villages we’ve seen in the past two weeks?” He said satellite images showed about half of all Rohingya villages had been torched and it was time that Suu Kyi, the government and military faced the fact that the security forces “don’t follow a code of conduct and shoot and kill who they want” and burn villages.


Rohingya refugees stretch for aid in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Monday. More than 400,000 people have crossed over the border with Myanmar. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

Amnesty International said there was “overwhelming evidence” the security forces were engaged in ethnic cleansing. “While it was positive to hear Aung San Suu Kyi condemn human rights violations in Rakhine state, she is still silent about the role of the security forces,” the group said. While foreign critics raised doubts, thousands of Suu Kyi’s cheering supporters gathered in the main city of Yangon and other towns to watch her speech broadcast on big screens.

The ambassador of China, which vies with the United States for influence in Myanmar, welcomed Suu Kyi’s speech saying it would improve understanding. Russia’s ambassador said there was no evidence of ethnic cleansing.

U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state Patrick Murphy also attended the address.

‘No trust’

Suu Kyi, 72, said her government had been making every effort to promote harmony between the Muslim and largely Buddhist ethnic Rakhine communities. A government official in Rakhine State did not seem to share Suu Kyi’s optimism about relations between the two communities.

“They have no trust for each other,” the state’s secretary, Tin Maung Swe, told Reuters, adding tension was high. “The situation is ready to explode. It just needs a single spark.”

Suu Kyi said her government was committed to recommendations made by an advisory team led by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. Annan’s panel recommended last month a review of a citizenship law that makes a link between citizenship and ethnicity and leaves most Rohingya stateless.

On the return of refugees, Suu Kyi said Myanmar was ready to start a verification process. “Those who have been verified as refugees from this country will be accepted without any problem,” she said. She referred to a 1993 agreement with Bangladesh on verification. But few refugees were able to return under what aid workers said was a lengthy, complex process.

Suu Kyi said diplomats could visit the conflict zone and she called for support for her government’s efforts to end conflict across the country.

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Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer a 'strong' woman who was 'all about equality'

Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville, Va., with her friends to take a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honouring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Sunday.

The 32-year-old paralegal wanted to send a clear message to the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan sympathizers who planned to stage one of the largest supremacist rallies in recent U.S. history that people abhor such views in the city where she was born, Alfred Wilson said.

But her decision to join counter-protesters on Saturday resulted in tragedy when a 20-year-old Ohio man drove his car at high speed into a line of marchers, killing Heyer and injuring at least 19 others.

A strong sense of social justice was a constant theme in Heyer’s personal and working life, said Wilson, bankruptcy division manager at the Miller Law Group.

“There have been times that I’ve walked back to her office and she had tears in her eyes” for various injustices she saw in the world, such as the time she was weeping after reading anti-Muslim comments online, Wilson said.

‘She was all about equality’

Heyer was “a very strong, very opinionated young woman” who “made known that she was all about equality,” he told Reuters on Sunday.

The two have worked closely since Heyer joined the firm a little more than five years ago.

“Purple was her favourite colour,” said Wilson, recalling how much Heyer, who shared a duplex apartment in Charlottesville with her beloved pet Chihuahua named Violet. “She would wear purple a lot, and she would wear it every day if she could get away with it.”

Born in Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia’s main campus, Heyer was raised in a nearby town and graduated from William Monroe High School in Stanardsville.

A big part of Heyer’s job was to help people who were trying to avoid being evicted from their homes, or have their cars repossessed, or needed help paying medical bills, he said.

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Heyer was a supporter of Bernie Sanders, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination won by Hillary Clinton, Wilson said.

As a white woman, she thought it unfair that she enjoyed liberties that Wilson, as a black man, did not, he said.

“You’re college-educated, but if you walk into the store you may have people following you, and it’s not fair,” Wilson quoted Heyer as having said to him often.

Heyer, said Wilson, was strongly opposed to President Donald Trump, and she also spoke out against Jason Kessler, the blogger who organized the “Unite the Right” rally that was broken up before it began on Saturday.

The rally drew white supremacist groups such as the KKK, Nazi sympathizers, armed militias and alt-right groups who say they advocate for “pro-white” culture.  

“A big thing that bothered Heather was this whole past election,” said Wilson. “She would literally sit in the office and cry at times because she was worried about what was going to happen to the country.”

A GoFundMe campaign started Saturday for Heyer’s family quickly exceeded its $ 200,000 US goal.

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