Stanley Cup

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

In 17 Seconds, Blackhawks Stun Bruins, Win Cup

Chicago scores two late goals to win 3-2

(Newser) - One of the best Stanley Cup finals in memory is in the books, and the Chicago Blackhawks are the new champs. The Blackhawks stunned the Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 tonight by scoring two goals 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16, reports AP . They did so on 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 »

Blackhawks Win Opener, 4-3, in Triple Overtime

Game is 5th-longest in Stanley Cup history

(Newser) - Chicago's Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection in triple overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals last night. Michael Roszival shot the puck from the right point into a cluster of players in... More »

Blackhawks, Bruins Head to 'Original 6' Stanley Cup

First such matchup since 1979 begins Wednesday night

(Newser) - The Chicago Blackhawks have joined the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, featuring Original Six NHL franchises for the first time since 1979. Chicago eliminated the defending champion Los Angeles Kings with a 4-3, double-overtime victory last night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, bouncing back to... More »

Kings Recover Winning Puck

Key part of team history turns up in Devil's bag

(Newser) - Los Angeles Kings fans can rest easy: The case of the missing puck has been solved. The winning puck from the team's first-ever Stanley Cup triumph has turned up in the equipment bag of New Jersey Devil Patrik Elias, who told reporters earlier this week that he was pretty... More »

Kings Wonder if a Devil Stole Winning Puck

New Jersey's Patrik Elias swears he doesn't have it

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Kings may have won the Stanley Cup , but they can't find their winning puck. And they want it back in a bad way. Last time anyone saw it, New Jersey's Patrik Elias flipped it into his own glove after the final game ended, reports the... More »

Kings Win Stanley Cup

Party time in LA as 6-1 win ends 45-year drought

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup in their 45-year history in style Monday night with a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on home ice. Captain Dustin Brown, who had a goal and two assists, became only the second American-born captain to lift the cup—in... More »

Sheen Rips Security Guard to 'Teach Her Courtesy'

He goes off when he's blocked from game after smoke

(Newser) - Uh-oh. Is Charlie Sheen off his meds? He went all ugly on a security guard at a Kings game this week when she wouldn't let him back into LA's Staples Center after he took off to have a smoke, reports TMZ . "Effing blow my balls," he... More »

Devils Stay Alive in Stanley Cup

3-1 win in LA takes series to Game 5

(Newser) - Los Angeles Kings fans went to the Staples Center last night ready to celebrate their team's first Stanley Cup, but the Devils spoiled the party. The New Jersey team beat the Kings 3-1, taking the series to a Game 5 on their home turf. The game was 0-0 at... More »

Kings Fans Taunt Devils With Jersey Shore Heads

4-0 puts Kings one win away from first Stanley Cup

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Kings are now just a game away from the first Stanley Cup in their 45-year history—and Snooki may have helped. Kings fans taunted their rivals by holding up huge cardboard cutouts of Jersey Shore characters directly behind the New Jersey Devils' bench during last night's... More »

Panthers Ban Rat Sales

Rogue rat-chuckers were Devils fans, team says

(Newser) - The Florida Panthers are taking steps to cool down one of the NHL's stranger traditions as their playoff run continues. Plastic rats—which fans have been chucking on the ice by the hundred—will no longer be sold at the team's souvenir shops, reports the Miami Herald . The... More »

Bruins Goalie Disses Obama ... Over Size of Government

Tim Thomas skips out on White House visit

(Newser) - All-star goalie Tim Thomas skipped out on a visit to the White House with the rest of his Stanley Cup-winning Boston Bruins yesterday, snubbing President Obama's offer of congratulations because he's not happy with the size of the federal government. "I believe the Federal government has grown... More »

Video Shows Cops Shoving Kissing Couple

Proves Vancouver riot moment wasn't staged

(Newser) - It certainly wasn’t staged: New video has emerged showing the moments leading up to the now-legendary kiss at the Vancouver riots—and it’s clear that police knocked the couple down, hovered briefly over them, and moved on. The video shows a distraught Alexandra Thomas being comforted by Scott... More »

Shame on You, Vancouver

Hockey riots mar a world-class city: Helene Elliott

(Newser) - Vancouver's police chief is blaming "anarchists and criminals" for the violence that erupted last night after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup, reports the Vancouver Sun . Some numbers from AP : 100 arrests, 150 injuries requiring hospital treatment, 15 burned cars, 9 injured cops, three stabbing victims, and scores... More »

Vancouver Erupts in Rioting After Canucks Lose

Fans go on rampage as Bruins lift Stanley Cup

(Newser) - Hockey fans enraged by the Canucks' 4-0 home loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals went on a rampage in downtown Vancouver. The mood turned ugly downtown as some 100,000 fans watched the game's final minutes at bars and restaurants, and on... More »

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