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Lightning Win 2nd Stanley Cup in 10 Months

This time, it was in front of fans

(Newser) - After the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Wednesday night to end the final in five games and win their second championship in 10 months, captain Steven Stamkos hoisted the Stanley Cup in front of 18,110 fans—18,110 more than the last time he did...

Russian Hockey Player, 19, Is Hit by Puck, Dies
Hockey Player,
19, Killed by Puck

Hockey Player, 19, Killed by Puck

Timur Faizutdinov was struck in the head, collapsed during Friday game

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Russian hockey player has died after being hit in the head by a puck, his team announced Tuesday. Defenseman Timur Faizutdinov of the Dynamo St. Petersburg's junior hockey team was struck in the head by a puck hit from center ice during a Friday playoff game against...

Open-Heart Surgery Is Next for an NHL Star
Star Goalie Needs
Open-Heart Surgery

Star Goalie Needs Open-Heart Surgery

'We all have our mountains to climb,' says NHL's Henrik Lundqvist

(Newser) - He's been one of the elite goaltenders in the NHL for the last 15 years or so, but Henrik Lundqvist has a bigger challenge ahead. The 38-year-old announced Monday that he will undergo open-heart surgery, reports the AP . Lundqvist has spent most of his career with the New York...

Big Update for One Sport's 2021 Plans

56-game NHL season will start Jan. 13, pending various approvals

(Newser) - The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday to hold a 56-game season in 2021 beginning Jan. 13, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the agreement, per the AP . The NHL Players' Association's board...

Paralyzed 11 Seconds Into His First Game, He Became an 'Inspiration'

Former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy dead at 45

(Newser) - Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45. His death was confirmed by the BU athletic department...

Cops Show Up After Overeager Hockey Fans Yell One Word

Apparently your neighbors might get nervous hearing 'Shoot! Shoot!'

(Newser) - There are casual sports fans who tune in only during playoff season, and then there are the die-hards. Devon Garnett is definitely in the latter camp , though his enthusiasm for hockey caused a bit of a commotion Wednesday. That's the night the Tampa Bay Lightning played Game 3 of...

Analyst Fired for Discussing Co-Worker's 'Boobs': I'm the Victim

Jeremy Roenick, formerly of NBC Sports, sues, claiming anti-straight discrimination

(Newser) - Former hockey star and NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick has sued the network, claiming he was discriminated against for being straight. Roenick was fired after a December appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast "Spittin' Chiclets," where he mentioned wanting a threesome with his wife and a co-worker during...

NHL Wants to Go Straight to Playoffs

Plan involves 24 teams playing in two cities

(Newser) - The National Hockey League says its regular season is over—but the playoffs could still happen. The league has released a "Return to Play" plan that includes 24 of its 31 teams in playoffs that will take place in two "hub cities," one for the Eastern Conference...

Ex-NHL Tough Guy: Coronavirus Is 'Worst Thing Ever'

Georges Laraque describes harrowing battle with COVID-19: 'It really hurts'

(Newser) - Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque this weekend started detailing his battle with the coronavirus on his Facebook page, as he's hospitalized in the Montreal area. Just a couple weeks ago, the 43-year-old was running six days a week training for a marathon. Now, "I can’t even...

NHL Player Dies After Being Rushed to Hospital

Colby Cave suffered a brain bleed

(Newser) - An Edmonton Oilers player has died at age 25 after suffering a brain bleed, Fox News reports. Colby Cave was hospitalized Tuesday in Toronto, per People , then placed in a medically induced coma after surgery to ease pressure on his brain. Now his wife Emily is mourning his Saturday passing:...

Guess Why They Nixed Hockey Championships

Yes, the coronavirus

(Newser) - The women's world hockey championships in Canada were canceled Saturday because of the new coronavirus. International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel tells the AP the decision was made by conference call. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia....

Fans Mocked Only Girl on School Hockey Team. She Scored Twice

Fans yelled insults about Alyssa Wruble, put up a 'gender reveal' sign

(Newser) - With two older brothers, a longtime love of ice hockey, and a competitive streak that enables her to brush off low-key trash-talking during games, Pennsylvania teen Alyssa Wruble knows what it is to be tough. As the only girl on Northampton Area High School's varsity team, the 17-year-old tells...

Chilling Hockey Injury Has Surprise Ending

Johnny Boychuk needs 90 stitches after a skate cuts through his eyelid

(Newser) - Johnny Boychuk is beyond lucky. The New York Islander took a skate to the face Tuesday that slashed his eyelid but apparently left his eye intact, USA Today reports. "Johnny Boychuk is OK," the team's general manager, Lou Lamoriello, told reporters. "There's been no damage...

'Miracle on Ice' Player Found Unfit to Stand Trial

Mark Pavelich's family blames NHL head injuries

(Newser) - Mark Pavelich, a member of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" US hockey team, attacked a neighbor after a fishing trip in August, authorities say—but he will not be standing trial for the assault any time soon. At a court hearing in Minnesota on Monday, Judge Michael Cuzzo suspended...

NHL Team Solves Its Taylor Swift 'Curse'

LA Kings cover up banner of the star in Staples Center that fans think is causing team to lose

(Newser) - They can't shake it off, and they won't take it down, but they can cover it up. The latter is what management for the Los Angeles Kings has done, and will continue to do, during home games to deal with a banner of Taylor Swift that hangs in...

Pam Gets the Last Laugh on Jim With Stanley Cup
Pam Gets the Last Laugh
on Jim With Stanley Cup

Pam Gets the Last Laugh on Jim With Stanley Cup

'Office' stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer troll each other over hockey rivalry

(Newser) - It's been six years since we were last treated to the practical jokes, camera mugging, and general tomfoolery from the cast of The Office, but two of its biggest stars just brought us back down memory lane with some master-level Stanley Cup trolling. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski were...

From Worst to First: Blues Win Stanley Cup

Teams hoists cup for first time after Game 7 win

(Newser) - St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington capped off one of the great rookie runs in NHL history Wednesday night. He stopped 32 shots, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game Wednesday night to lead the Blues to a 4-1 victory over Boston in...

Putin Takes a Tumble During His Victory Lap

Russian president scores six times in exhibition game

(Newser) - A trip-and-fall marred Vladimir Putin's victory lap Friday. The Russian president and amateur hockey player was skating around a rink, waving to fans, when his skates caught on a rug and he tumbled onto the ice. Other skaters tried to warn Putin, but couldn't reach him in time,...

Radio Host Hangs Up on Interviewee Over Accent

'He had a southern accent. I can't take it. Hockey and southern accents'

(Newser) - Chip Alexander, the Carolina Hurricanes beat writer for the Raleigh News & Observer, was in the middle of WBZ-FM's Toucher & Rich radio show when he was abruptly cut off. Why? Turns out Boston sports talk radio host Fred Toettcher couldn't handle his voice. "I can't...

He Made His Living as an NHL Fighter. Now, the Lawsuit

Widow of Todd Ewen sues league, says CTE led to her husband's suicide

(Newser) - Todd Ewen was the classic NHL "enforcer" during his 11 seasons in the league. Translation: He "fought in almost every one of his games," writes Nicolas Pollock in the Atlantic . The sad footnote: Ewen committed suicide in 2015 at age 49. His widow, Kelli, blames the NHL,...

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