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Hockey Finds Itself in a Whole New Brawl Game

NHL rough stuff has risen every year since the lockout despite rule changes

(Newser) - Fighting has been as much a part of hockey as skating for generations, but the rough stuff has been on the rise in the NHL since the 2004-05 lockout. By one account, fights are up by 15% from last season. With the enforcer's role becoming more vital, the New York ... More »

Kovalev Lifts Canadiens in OT

Montreal takes 2-0 lead in series with Bruins

(Newser) - Alex Kovalev scored a power-play goal 2:30 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins tonight and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Kovalev drove a slap shot past Tim Thomas from the left side as Montreal took advantage of consecutive penalties... More »

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