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Boston Bruins, Mayor Blast Racist Tweets Against Rival

Montreal's PK Subban, who is black, beats them in OT

(Newser) - The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh are condemning racist slurs about PK Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored the game-winning goal last night against Boston in double-overtime. Bruins President Cam Neely issued a statement calling the tweets "racist" and "classless." He said... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NHL Takes Step to Welcome Gay Players

Hockey league teams up with 'You Can Play' advocacy group

(Newser) - The NHL has taken the biggest step yet of any major sport to welcome gay players, reports the New York Times and Reuters . The league has teamed up with the You Can Play Project , a year-old advocacy group, to educate teams and players and generally raise awareness about homophobia. A... More »

For 13th Time Ever, Goalie Scores Goal

Martin Brodeur gets credit as last person to touch the puck

(Newser) - Martin Brodeur achieved a rare NHL feat last night, even if it was by accident. He got credited with a goal because he was the last New Jersey Devil to touch the puck when Carolina scored on itself, reports USA Today . It's only the 13th time in NHL history... More »

NHL, Union Strike Tentative Deal

10-year agreement still needs to be ratified by players, would save half season

(Newser) - The NHL and the players' association reached a tentative agreement early today to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out the season. A marathon negotiating session that lasted more than 16 hours and stretched from early yesterday afternoon until just before 6am today produced a 10-year deal... More »

NHL, Union Make Last Push to Save Season

But commissioner says time is running out

(Newser) - 2012 vanished without any deal to finally get the 2012-13 NHL season under way, but fans now have reason to be hopeful, AP reports. The league and the players' association are back on speaking terms and held their first face-to-face meeting since Dec. 13 yesterday. The lockout has caused games... More »

CTE Rampant Among Those With Frequent Head Trauma

Research points to long-term brain damage

(Newser) - Concern is growing over a link between repeated hits to the head and brain disease—and a new study adds fuel to the fire. Researchers studied donated brain samples from 85 deceased people who'd experienced frequent, mild episodes of traumatic brain injury, and found signs of a certain brain... More »

Victim of NHL Lockout: Coors Light

Not nearly as many Canadians drinking beer these days

(Newser) - With the NHL lockout still ongoing, Canadians apparently don't have nearly as many excuses to drink beer. Molson Coors Brewing Co. says beer sales are down across Canada thanks to the lockout, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. The CEO of the company, which makes Coors Light and Molson Canadian,... More »

NHL Cancels First 2 Weeks of Season

Games through October 24 are called off amid lockout

(Newser) - Hockey fans often carp that the NHL's regular season is too long, but this is not the fix they had in mind: The league today canceled the first two weeks as its player lockout continues, reports USA Today . All games are called off through October 24, and given the... More »

NHL Locks Out Players

Season at risk, again, over contract talks

(Newser) - Another NHL season is in jeopardy: Owners and players couldn't even come close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement before their midnight deadline, which means the league has officially locked out its players, reports ESPN . The impasse comes about a month before the regular season was... 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 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 »

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 »

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