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NHL Orders Player to Cease 'Unacceptable' On-Ice Tactic

League says Brad Marchand has been put on notice for licking, kissing opponents

(Newser) - Unlike charging, kneeing, cross-checking, hooking, and spearing, licking isn't on the National Hockey League's list of infractions —but that doesn't mean Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand can keep doing it. The league says Marchand was put "on notice" after licking the face of the Tampa... More »

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

First time they've clinched it at home since 1938

(Newser) - Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final for a Windy City party 77 years in the making. Duncan Keith scored in the second period and directed a dominant defense that shut down Tampa Bay's high-scoring... More »

Hockey Fan Faces Arson Charges After Arena Stunt

Cops say she tried to burn giant rival flag

(Newser) - There but for the grace of God—and the possession of a lighter—go many a die-hard sports fan: As the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 at home last night, the hometown fans started passing around a 20-by-30-foot Lightning flag, which apparently struck... More »

Flyers Pull On-Ice Stunt to Send NHL a Message

Philly refuses to move to call out Tampa's boring 'trap' strategy

(Newser) - Bizarro moment in an NHL game last night: The Philadelphia Flyers refused to budge with the puck, and Tampa refused to go after them. It actually happened multiple times, with the Flyers trying to send a message about Tampa’s reviled “trap” system. The trap is a defensive scheme... More »

Lord Stanley's Top Game 7s

(Newser) - With the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins to decide the Stanley Cup finals tonight, David Schoenfield takes a look at the best Game 7s in NHL championship history for ESPN. Some highlights:
  • 1950: Red Wings 4, Rangers 3 (2 OT). Pete Babando’s goal 8½ minutes into the second
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Puck Drops on NHL Season With 2 Games in Europe

(Newser) - It may get a bit lost amid the baseball playoffs and the overshadowing NFL, but the NHL season is under way. The league opened the year with a double-header in Europe. In Prague, the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on a late goal from Brandon Dubinsky, the Daily News reports.... More »

Thrashers Finish Season With Win Over Lightning

Armstrong scores late goal as Atlanta finishes on high note

(Newser) - Colby Armstrong scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and the Atlanta Thrashers added two empty-netters in the final minute of a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. The Lightning, who tied Los Angeles with an NHL-low 71 points, finished in last place to give... More »

Ovechkin Scores 64th, 65th in Caps' Win

Capitals left wing breaks NHL record in 4-1 triumph

(Newser) - Alex Ovechkin's record-setting goal was scored in such close quarters that it took some 20 minutes and a host of replay angles before he got credit for it. He left no doubt when he scored again, unleashing a blistering shot that put the Washington Capitals one step closer to the... More »

LaRose's Three Goals Does the Trick for 'Canes

Bruins fall to Devils in shootout, Sid the Kid leads Pens past Flyers

(Newser) - The Carolina Hurricanes moved to within one win of claiming the Southeast Division title after defeating the last-place Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2. Chad LaRose recorded a hat trick for the victors. Net minder Cam Ward had 23 saves in his career-high 19th consecutive start for Carolina. Martin St. Louis had... More »

Drury, Rangers Bowl Over Penguins in OT

Also, Thrashers best Lightning in matchup of Eastern cellar-dwellers

(Newser) - Chris Drury’s power play goal 1:46 into overtime gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the loss, Pittsburgh remains in the top spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a two-point lead on Montreal. The win moves New York into fifth-place.... More »

Caps Grab OT Win, Remain in Playoff Chase

Thrashers edge Panthers; Sabres outshoot Sens

(Newser) - The Capitals got the two points they needed tonight, but the Lightning didn’t give them up without a fight. Alexander Semin got Washington through regulation and Tomas Fleischmann won it for them in overtime, reports the AP. The victory puts the Caps just two points out of the eighth... More »

Five-Goal 3rd Pushes Sens Past Sabres

Bruins tighten grip on last playoff spot, Panthers lose

(Newser) - Anton Volchenkov’s first goal of the season came with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and propelled the Senators to a 6-3 win over the Sabres. Seven goals were scored in a wild third period, five of them by Ottawa. Daniel Alfredsson had two of the Senators’ five... More »

Striving for Playoff Berth, Leafs Edge Sens

Panthers send Bolts to the NHL cellar, Ducks outfox Coyotes

(Newser) - Struggling to reach the playoffs, the Maple Leafs were determined to wrest two points from the Senators, and battled accordingly. The 5-4 Toronto victory was decided early in the third period with two quick goals, and secured when the Leafs killed a power play with 87 seconds remaining, reports the... More »

Kovalev Lifts Canadiens Past Bruins

Ottawa edges St. Louis, Penguins on top of Atlantic Division

(Newser) - The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins for the 10th straight time and took over the top spot in East tonight with a 4-2 win, reports the Associated Press. Alex Kovalev had two goals and an assist and Carey Price made 34 saves. The win moved the Canadiens one point... More »

Sabres Slash Bolts With Six in 3rd Period

Sabres now only one point out of playoffs

(Newser) - The Sabres’ six-goal third period erased a 4-1 deficit to the Tampa Bay Lightning and propelled Buffalo to a 7-4 victory. Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht each scored two goals during the Sabres’ remarkable final period, which featured two goals within 16 seconds and a four-goal, 8-minute stretch, according to... More »

Red Wings Best Blackhawks to Win 4th Straight

Lecavalier scores 3 goals in Lightning W, Sharks Top Predators

(Newser) - Chicago net minder Corey Crawford, appearing in just his sixth career game, made 44 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 3-1; Detroit out shot Chicago 47-20. Kirk Maltby, Pavel Datsyuk, and Johan Franzen scored for the NHL-leading Red Wings, who have now won... More »

Lundqvist Brilliant in Rangers' Win

Penguins win on fluke goal while Jackets keep slim playoff hopes alive

(Newser) - Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist earned his eighth shutout this season and was one shot better than his counterpart, Boston's Alex Auld, as New York won 1-0 in the shootout. Nigel Dawes, fast becoming the Rangers' shootout specialist, scored for the third time in four games to move his team into... More »

Devils Dump Sparkless Lightning in OT

Oilers edge Jackets while Thrashers snap eight-game losing skid

(Newser) - New Jersey took a slim lead in the Eastern Conference thanks to an overtime goal by Patrik Elias on an odd-man rush in a 2-1 win over hapless Tampa Bay. Zach Parise scored the other Devils goal while Martin Brodeur, with only 21 saves, got his 37th win this season... More »

Rangers Best Isles to Earn Home Split

Maple Leafs dominate Bruins; Flyers stop Lightning

(Newser) - The Islanders were unable to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Rangers tonight, losing to their NY rival, 4-1.  The Rangers, despite losing in a shootout to the Isles Tuesday night, are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games and now find themselves in sixth place, a mere four points... More »

Sid the Kid Returns in Pens Win

Crosby notches assist, plays well in 2-0 victory over Lightning

(Newser) - Sidney Crosby returned from a six-week layoff to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 20-year-old had been out since January with a high ankle sprain, but there didn’t appear to be any lingering effects as Crosby set up multiple scoring chances,... More »

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