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Las Vegas Is Getting an NHL Team in 2017

It's the league's first expansion since 2000

(Newser) - The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday, the AP reports. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met... More »

Penguins Win Stanley Cup

'It wasn't easy getting here,' says MVP Sidney Crosby

(Newser) - Sidney Crosby let out a scream as he lifted the Stanley Cup above his head, a wide smile spread across his face. The seven years of adversity since he last held the trophy were firmly in his past. The concussions that nearly derailed his career. The early playoff exits. The... More »

Hockey Great Gordie Howe Dead at 88

'Mr. Hockey' died Friday morning

(Newser) - Hockey legend Gordie Howe is dead at age 88, the Detroit Red Wings confirmed to CBS Detroit Friday. His son, Marty Howe, tells CNN he died Friday morning. Howe, a Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time NHL MVP, had an incredible career that led to his nickname, "Mr. Hockey"... More »

'Miracle on Ice' Goalie Hawking His Gold Medal

And American flag Jim Craig wore after 1980 victory at Olympics

(Newser) - The "Miracle on Ice" hockey team is an indelible memory from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, with the US coming from behind to defeat the long-reigning Soviets, and then Finland, for the gold. And goalie Jim Craig, then 22, made an equally poignant impression after his team's victory,... More »

Man Jumps in River to Save Hat, Must Be Saved Himself

He and his Blackhawks hat are fine

(Newser) - OK, Chicago, we get that you're excited about your Stanley Cup win . But emergency crews don't want to have to dive into the Chicago River to pull out any more fans who decide to go for a swim. That's what local officials say happened last night when... 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 »

Parents Eye Brain Trauma in Teen Hockey Star's Suicide

A year after Zander Thomas killed self, multiple concussions suspected

(Newser) - A year ago today, 17-year-old Willy Alexander Thomas left his girlfriend's home, drove to the George Washington Bridge, sent goodbye texts to his parents and girlfriend, then jumped. Known as Zander, he had been treated for "mild depression," the New York Times reports, but his friends, family,... More »

Putin Terrible at Hockey, Miraculously Nets 6 Goals

Russian president takes a break, loses game in which 'there are no losers'

(Newser) - What's a newly divorced Russian strongman to do when most of the world wants to throttle him and he's getting no respect from his own supporters ? Play a little hockey, that's what. And pretty badly, reports the Week in a look at Vladimir Putin's foray... More »

Players Sue: NHL Promoted 'Extreme Violence' for Profit

It's the second suit against the NHL since November

(Newser) - The National Hockey League is being sued by nine of its own, who claim the league "intentionally created, fostered, and promoted a culture of extreme violence" with an eye on profit, the suit reads. Ex-players brought a similar suit against the NHL in November , but the New York Times... More »

NYPD-FDNY Charity Hockey Game Erupts in Brawl

Fight clears benches at annual match

(Newser) - The annual charity hockey game between New York City's cops and firefighters turned into an all-out, bench clearing brawl at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum yesterday. With the score tied at 3-3 in the second period, referees struggled to restore order as FDNY and NYPD officers traded punches, leaving... More »

Reveling Rob Ford Charges Groin-First Into Hydrant

Toronto's mayor was celebrating Canada's 3-0 Olympic hockey victory

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford doesn't just walk into TV cameras and take pratfalls trying to play football . Yesterday, he took it a step further by celebrating a Canadian Olympic hockey win so joyously that he walked groin-first into a fire hydrant, the National Post reports. Ford was celebrating the... More »

O Canada! Men's Hockey Wins Sochi's Final Gold

Sweden loses gold medal game 3-0; forward benched after failing drug test

(Newser) - Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament, and Canada defended its Olympic men's hockey title today with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadians,... More »

Finland Takes Bronze From USA in Hockey

It was a 5-0 rout

(Newser) - They went from gold-medal hopefuls to fourth-place finishers in two days. The USA men's hockey team lost to Finland 5-0 today and will leave Sochi without a medal, reports USA Today . Unlike yesterday's 1-0 loss to Canada, this one wasn't much of a game. When Finland scored... More »

Canada Beats US in Hockey, Again

Men's team defeats USA in semifinals

(Newser) - One day after Canada's women's hockey team delivered a crushing loss to Team USA, the men's team did the same. Canada beat the US 1-0 today in the semifinals, reports AP . Jamie Benn scored early in the second period, and Carey Price stopped all 30 American shots... More »

Russian Hockey Coach to Reporter: 'Eat Me Alive'

Comment comes after Russia gets bounced in quarterfinals

(Newser) - Russia's hockey team went down in spectacular fashion today, losing to Finland 3-1 in the Olympic quarterfinals, and it's fair to say that the hockey-crazed nation is a bit disappointed. (The US, meanwhile, advanced with a 5-2 win over the Czech team.) Reporters swarmed coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov... More »

A Star Is Born: TJ Oshie Wows as US Beats Russia

Scores 4 times in shootout

(Newser) - They're still in the prelim rounds in hockey, but that didn't detract from the drama as USA beat Russia 3-2 today in an eight-round shootout. All the talk afterward was about TJ Oshie, who scored four times in said shootout to secure the win, reports CBS Sports (which... More »

Leafs Edge Red Wings in Very Wintry Classic

It was snowy, windy at NHL's annual outdoor event

(Newser) - A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over Detroit at the snowy Winter Classic in front of the largest crowd to watch... More »

Goalie Loses Game Due to Bizarre Puck-in-Pants Goal

Mike Smith skates to score on himself

(Newser) - Here's one of the weirdest hockey plays you'll ever see—one that ended a game, no less. Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith couldn't find the puck after it flew into the air in overtime. It landed in the back of his pants, and while he was searching... More »

Bruins Protect Team Logo From ... Justin Bieber

Rope off logo so singer can't step on it

(Newser) - NHL teams have an unwritten rule that no one may stand on the logos in their locker rooms. Not even Justin Bieber. But the Biebs— no stranger to disrespectful acts —was caught doing just that in the Chicago Blackhawks locker room before a concert earlier this month. The Boston... More »

Bruins Eke Out 2-1 OT Win

Chicago's home ice advantage gone as finals head to Boston

(Newser) - All those missed shots added up to one big blown opportunity for the Chicago Blackhawks. They couldn't bury the Boston Bruins in the early going and paid for it in the end. Now, home-ice advantage is gone. So is their lead over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.... More »

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