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LA Mayor Drops F-Bomb at Kings Rally

NYC's de Blasio sings 'I Love LA' over lost bet

(Newser) - There are two major rules for politicians, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told a rally for the Stanley Cup-winning LA Kings yesterday. "They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f--king day—way to go guys,"... More »

LA Kings Beat Rangers to Win Stanley Cup

Los Angeles wins in double-overtime in Game 5

(Newser) - No miracle comeback for the Rangers: Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime as the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over New York. Marian Gaborik scored a tying power-play goal with 12:04 left in... More »

Dead Hockey Enforcer's Family Sues NHL

Lawsuit blames league for Derek Boogaard's death

(Newser) - The NHL has been hit with a wrongful-death lawsuit from the family of New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died two years ago this week from an accidental overdose of prescription painkillers and alcohol. After his death, the 28-year-old was found to have suffered brain damage from a disease... More »

Hockey Star Found Dead in Apartment

Derek Boogaard, former Minnesota Wild standout, found yesterday

(Newser) - New York Rangers hockey player Derek Boogaard, 28, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment last night. Boogaard, formerly a Minnesota Wild player, fought on the ice 54 times and amassed 255 penalty minutes, but the enforcer known as the "Boogey Man" will be remembered just as much for... More »

NHLers Sue Developer in Porn Party Scam

Players say fraudster promised to build resort with their $25m

(Newser) - A group of NHL players is suing a developer they say blew their cash on X-rated parties for baseball hotshots, the New York Post reports. The 19 current and former Islanders and Rangers players accuse Ken Jowdy of promising to build a luxury resort with their $25 million, and then... 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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Jagr Happy, Rich in Siberia

Former NHL star finds 'real freedom' playing (for big money) in outpost of Omsk

(Newser) - Jaromir Jagr is far from New York, playing hockey in Siberia, yet he tells the Atlantic he’s happy in the outpost of Omsk. Indeed, his $11 million salary helps cushion the blow of not being re-signed by the Rangers. And "in Russia, you have the real freedom, which... More »

Draft Pick's Sudden Death Stuns Rangers

19-year-old collapses on bench during game in Russia

(Newser) - A promising New York Rangers prospect collapsed and died during a hockey game in Russia last night, AP reports. First-round draft pick Alexei Cherepanov, 19, collapsed from an apparent heart attack on the bench after playing most of the game and could not be revived. The Rangers held a moment... More »

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 »

Puck Pugilist's Vogue Gig Is Film Fodder

Tough guy/fashionista Avery's stint at style mag generates romantic comedy

(Newser) - New Line Cinema will produce a romantic comedy based on hockey star Sean Avery’s summer internship at Vogue, the Hollywood Reporter notes. “I think it's great to be into something that you care about,” the fashion-savvy Avery said of his apparently odd choice of off-season employment. “... More »

Hossa, Penguins End Rangers' Season

Deadline acquisition Hossa scores twice in deciding Game 5

(Newser) - Marian Hossa scored his second goal of the game 7:10 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in seven years. The Penguins will... More »

Jagr, Lundqvist Halt March of the Penguins

Rangers' 3-0 win ends Pittsburgh's 7-game postseason streak

(Newser) - Jaromir Jagr was flat on his stomach after scoring and cheers echoed through Madison Square Garden in what might have been his last home game with the New York Rangers. New York staved off elimination, in what it hopes was the start of a monumental comeback, by beating the Pittsburgh... More »

Penguins Push Rangers to Brink of Elimination

Malkin justifies MVP candidacy with two goals, one assist

(Newser) - Evgeni Malkin and the perfect Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination. Malkin, hours after being announced as a finalist for the NHL MVP award, scored two power-play goals and added an assist to lift Pittsburgh to a 5-3 victory that stretched the Penguins' lead... More »

Fleury, Pens Blank Rangers

Pittsburgh takes 2-0 series lead into Madison Square Garden

(Newser) - Jordan Staal scored a power-play goal in the second period and Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made the lead stand up, giving the Penguins a 2-0 victory Sunday over New York Rangers and a home-ice sweep of the first two games of their second-round series. Staal's goal was all the offensive... More »

After Quick Start, Rangers Move On

Devils had no answer for Blueshirts all season, go home after five playoff games

(Newser) - So much for home-ice advantage for New Jersey. With tonight's 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers, the Devils were knocked out of the first round of the NHL's Eastern Conference quarterfinals in the fifth game of the best-of-seven series, bowing to a team that has dominated them the entire... More »

Rangers Push Devils to Brink of Elimination with 5-3 Win

New Jersey in 3-1 one series hole

(Newser) - Marc Staal pushed the New York Rangers within a win of the second round. No tricks or funky screens were needed to beat Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils on this night. Staal scored his first NHL playoff goal with 3:13 left in Game 4, and the Rangers... More »

Madden Nets OT Winner for Devils Against Rangers

New Jersey will try to even series at 2-2 Wednesday

(Newser) - John Madden scored 6:01 into overtime to get New Jersey back into its first-round series against the New York Rangers with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. The Devils beat the Rangers for just the second time in 11 games this season, and will look to even the series in... More »

Rangers Take 2-0 Lead Over Devils

Lundqvist continues dominance over metro-area rivals

(Newser) - Henrik Lundqvist and another flukey goal have the New York Rangers halfway to the second round after beating longtime rival New Jersey, 2-1, on Friday. Jaromir Jagr and Sean Avery scored 23 seconds apart early in the third period and Lundqvist made 26 saves in beating the Devils yet again... More »

Rangers Top Devils 4-1, Take Series Lead

Longtime Jersey star Gomez torments team with three assists

(Newser) - Scott Gomez showed the New Jersey Devils just what they let get away. In his first playoff game against the team he grew up with, Gomez assisted on three of the New York Rangers' goals in a 4-1 playoff-opening win over the Devils on Wednesday night. More »

Devils Get Home-Ice vs. Rangers

Shootout win sets up first round matchup in their favor

(Newser) - The New Jersey Devils captured home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Rangers with a 3-2 shootout win over their longtime New York area archrivals today. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias scored in the four-round shootout that the Devils won 2-1. John Madden and Mike Rupp scored for... More »

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