Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are set to face each other for the first time and the NHL will take it outside in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and St. Louis during the 2016-17 season.There are 1,230 regular-season games coming up. Here are a few to circle on the calendar:BANNER NIGHT, OCT. 13The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their Stanley Cup champions banner, the fourth in franchise history, to the rafters at the newly-renamed PPG Paints Arena before facing the Washington Capitals in their season opener. The Penguins beat the rival Capitals in six games in the second round, so its a fresh scab for Washington, which is again a Cup favorite, too. Capitals right winger Justin Williams, a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Kings and the playoff MVP in 2014, is more worried about what happens after the banner goes up.Hopefully theyll be thinking about last year instead of this year and we can jump on them, Williams said.SID VS. MCDAVID, NOV. 8Forget about Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. This is the Election Night matchup to watch. Although Crosby and McDavid will undoubtedly say the game is the Penguins against the Edmonton Oilers, the generational talents facing off for the first time is worth an extra spotlight on them as individual stars. McDavids broken collarbone robbed viewers of a matchup during his rookie season, so an early-season showdown in Pittsburgh will have to do.BLACK AND BLUE FRIDAY, NOV. 25The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers renew their time-tested rivalry on national television the day after Thanksgiving. Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers and Claude Giroux and the Flyers could be duking it out for playoff position in the Metropolitan Division, and this will be an early test.WINTER CLASSIC, JAN. 2St. Louis gets its turn in the outdoor rotation as the Blues host the rival Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium. 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He said the defendants went "way over the line.ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- Up With the Birds won his first race since the 2014 Nijinsky Stakes in Sundays renewal of the nine-furlong turf route at Woodbine, flying home from last to first in the stretch under Eurico Da Silva.Up With the Birds ($5) rated kindly down the backstretch, as Dynamic Sky set slow fractions while being pressed by Halo Nation. Button Down, the lone mare in the five-horse field, stalked along the inside in fourth, and lacked room through the stretch, as Up With the Birds came sweeping by the entire field on the outside.Up With the Birds prevailed by 1-1/4 lengths, in a time of 1:49.18. Button Down closed late to nose out Halo Nation for second. Kaigun wound up fourth, and Dynamic Sky faded to fifth.It was the first start for Up With the Birds since the 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic rejoined trainer Malcolm Pierces barn in the spring.Malcolm brought this horse over happy and fit, said Da Silva. I just rode him with a lot of confidence. He was focused all the way, and he made a nice run at the end.ddddddddddddHes a very nice horse. I love this horse, big time.Up With the Birds earned $144,000 of the $227,600 purse for owner/breeder Sam-Son Farm.Its great to have him home, said Pierce. Hes in great shape. He just loves this course, with the long stretch. It suits his style of running. Im thrilled.Conquest Daddyo takes Toronto CupConquest Daddyo ($4.30) established himself as a serious contender for the $500,000 Breeders Stakes with an impressive score under Patrick Husbands in the $145,000 Toronto Cup Stakes.Conquest Daddyo, a Scat Daddy colt trained by Mark Casse, rallied from sixth to prevail by 1-3/4 lengths, in a time of 1:47.12. Dragon Bay was disqualified from second to fourth for interfering with Runningfromthefeds in the stretch.Rocket Plan, who was promoted from third to second, also could run back in the Aug. 21 Breeders, the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. 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