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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 »

NHL Fan Sues Penguins for 3 Texts Too Many

Fred Weiss says he agreed to only 3 a week, got 9 in 2 weeks

(Newser) - Fred Weiss signed up to get text message alerts from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and was assured by the promotional agreement he would only receive up to three texts per week. When he started receiving more than that, rather than simply unsubscribing, he filed a lawsuit. Weiss alleges that the NHL... More »

American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

Top US Sports City: Pittsburgh

Having NFL, NHL champions gives it a leg up on Penn. rival Philadelphia

(Newser) - With championship NFL and NHL teams and solid college squads, Pittsburgh is America’s top sports city, the Sporting News rules. “Sports fans in Western Pennsylvania have had a lot to be proud of these last 12 months. Pittsburgh truly is the City of Champions,” says Mayor Luke... More »

350K Fete Victorious Penguins

(Newser) - Pittsburgh celebrated its Stanley Cup-winning Penguins today with a parade that may have drawn upward of 350,000, the Post-Gazette reports. Revelers began arriving at the parade route in center-city at 4:30am, and by 10:15 there were already 185,000 happy fans. At a downtown Starbucks with lines... More »

Penguins Pinch Wings 2-1 for Stanley Cup

(Newser) - Slide over Super Mario and make room on the Stanley Cup for a new batch of Pittsburgh Penguins. Max Talbot scored two second-period goals, and the Penguins overcame the loss of captain Sidney Crosby and a whole lot of history to beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 tonight... 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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Hockey Holiness: Penguins Force Game 7

(Newser) - It may not have the audience or star power of the other big-sport championships, but the Red Wings and Penguins are plugging away in a great Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh eked out a 2-1 win tonight to tie the series at 3 and set up those two words so beloved... More »

Red Wings Give Hard-Luck Detroit Reason to Cheer

(Newser) - As Detroit reels from the automotive crisis, a much-needed emotional uplift is coming from a dependable source: the Red Wings, currently in the Stanley Cup finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. We “are one of the good stories that are coming out of Detroit right now,” a Red Wings... More »

NBC Gives NHL Little Love

(Newser) - NBC is putting the NHL in the penalty box. Unwilling to sacrifice its weeknight programming, particularly Conan’s Tonight Show debut, the network has dictated that games 1 and 2 will be tonight and tomorrow, the first time games have been back-to-back since 1954. Then, it’ll kick games 3... More »

It's Magic vs. Bird—On Ice

Alex Ovechkin faces Sidney Crosby in 'nail-biting playoff'... but no one's watching

(Newser) - The Capitals-Penguins playoff series, with its two budding superstars, is what the beleaguered NHL has been waiting for, writes Reed Albergotti in the Wall Street Journal. In contrast to the disciplined play of Sidney "Wayne Gretzky" Crosby, Russian phenom Alex Ovechkin is both a firebrand and a goofball. But... More »

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 »

Loyalty Is the Wind Beneath These Wings

Detroit's Stanley Cup didn't simply come from mining European talent

(Newser) - Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Finals MVP Henrik Zetterberg both learned their hockey skills in Sweden, but it's not Detroit's strategy of drawing European talent that secured them this year's Stanley Cup. The team's success, writes Scot Burnside for ESPN, is due to management's willingness to gamble on older... More »

Red Wings Raise Another Cup

Detroit beats young Penguins in Game 6

(Newser) - The Detroit Red Wings held off the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins tonight to win their fourth Stanley Cup in 11 years, the Detroit News reports. Detroit won Game 6 by a score of 3-2 after surviving a near repeat of their late collapse in the previous game. The Penguins scored with... More »

Pens Stay Alive in Triple OT Win

Detroit misses chance to win Stanley Cup at home

(Newser) - The Detroit Red Wings' road to the Stanley Cup has another stop to make. Against all odds, the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed alive in the Stanley Cup finals with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 that ended on Petr Sykora's goal 9:57 into the third overtime last night. More »

Wings Bring Familiar Fury to Stanley Cup Ice

Overlooked Detroit stars have eclipsed young Pens all series

(Newser) - If the Red Wings are marching inexorably toward possession of another Stanley Cup, it's thanks in large part to their remarkable composure, writes Bob Wojnowski for the Detroit News. Henrik Zetterberg and Co. kept their cool last night despite an early deficit and potential peril of a long 5-on-3, making... More »

Wings 1 Win Away From Cup

Detroit beats Pittsburgh to take a 3-1 lead in the series

(Newser) - Detroit is just one game away from yet another meeting with Lord Stanley. The Red Wings beat Pittsburgh 2-1 tonight to take a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals. Jiri Hudler broke a 1-1 tie early in the third, and goalie Chris Osgood turned in one of his best... More »

Crosby Nets Two; Pens Take Game 3

Crosby scores twice; Detroit now leads series 2-1

(Newser) - Sid the Kid saved his team from the brink tonight. Teen phenom Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over Detroit in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Post-Gazette reports. The Penguins finally found their offense after being shut out in the... More »

Wings Skate by Waddling Penguins, 3-0

Detroit's momentum puts Pittsburgh in a 2-0 hole

(Newser) - In the second game of the Stanley Cup finals last night, the Red Wings had made eight shots and scored two goals before the Penguins attempted their first shot, and the lopsidedness continued throughout the game, writes the Detroit News. After a 3-0 loss last night, Pittsburgh has yet to... More »

Red Wings Ice Penguins in 4-0 Rout

Quiet Samuelsson scores twice to spark team to 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - For a while it looked like the kickoff of the Stanley Cup finals would be a goalie's battle, but then Detroit's Mikael Samuelsson kicked into gear with goals in the second and third periods. Two more Red Wings goals on Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, by Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg, sealed... More »

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