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  • Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dies at 78:

    08/07/2018 3:19:13 PM PDT · by airborne · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/7/2018 | Neil Milbert
    Stan Mikita, arguably the greatest player in Blackhawks history, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 78. “There are no words to describe our sadness over Stan’s passing,” the team said in a statement. “He meant so much to the Chicago Blackhawks, to the game of hockey, and to all of Chicago.”
  • President Trump Expects to Welcome Caps to White House (Stanley Cup Winners)

    06/09/2018 12:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | June 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to welcome the hometown Washington Capitals hockey team to the White House for winning the Stanley Cup. But he adds: "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them." Trump congratulated the Capitals on his Twitter feed after the team won the NHL title with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. He singled out series MVP Alex Ovechkin as "a true Superstar" and said the city is "popping" after the Capitals won the team's first Stanley Cup championship. The president spoke...
  • The Washington Capitals Win Their First Stanley Cup

    06/07/2018 8:11:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ben Shpigel
    Across their 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals have dabbled in hapless hockey and exquisite hockey, boring hockey and effective hockey, but never had they played winning hockey through four playoff rounds, all the way to a grueling, glorious end. It took a team hardened by those postseason lures but liberated from high expectations to complete a run as dazzling as it was cathartic, capping it on Thursday night by dispatching the upstart Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3, to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. It was the Capitals’ fourth consecutive victory in the finals after a disorienting 6-4 loss...
  • Golden Knights vs. Capitals Stanley Cup Final preview

    05/27/2018 1:48:49 PM PDT · by airborne · 83 replies
    NHL web site ^ | May 24, 2018 | Shawn P. Roarke
    Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals Golden Knights: 12-3 (defeated Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in first round, San Jose Sharks 4-2 in second round, Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in third round) Capitals: 12-7 (defeated Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 in first round, Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in second round, Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in third round) Season series: VGK 2-0-0; WSH 0-2-0
  • Golden Knights' trip to Stanley Cup Final helps healing process

    05/21/2018 3:44:13 AM PDT · by airborne · 94 replies
    NHL Website ^ | 5/21/18 | Nicholas J. Cotsonika
    Storybook season that started with tragedy is four wins from championship They talked about it ahead of time, just in case. The Vegas Golden Knights didn't have a captain. They were the epitome of a team. So if they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and won the Western Conference, who would accept the Clarence Campbell Bowl? It had to be defenseman Deryk Engelland, because this storybook season has been about more than becoming the greatest expansion team of all-time, more than establishing the NHL in a new market and more than giving Las Vegas its first major league sports team.
  • Ties That Bind – Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud & Alexander Downer (& Papadopoulos)

    05/14/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Ties that bind ^ | 5/10/2018 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    George Papadopoulos appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence. Joseph Mifsud Alexander Downer Stefan Halper George Papadopoulos and Joseph Mifsud reportedly both worked at the London Centre of International Law Practice. Joseph Mifsud appears to have joined LCILP around November 2015. Papadopoulos appears to have joined LCILP sometime in late February or early March 2016 after leaving Ben Carson’s campaign. Per reports, Papadopoulos and Mifsud first met on March 14, 2016. The London Centre of International Law and Practice Limited (LCILP) is an odd institution. From their website: LCILP training emphasises the...
  • The racism at the rink

    05/10/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 10, 2018 | by Bob Collins
    Hockey is a sport played mostly by white people, and that’s just the way too many hockey fans want to keep it. As more African Americans move into professional hockey, they provide a barometer of just how rooted in racism the sport still is. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Ontario Hockey League’s boss was so concerned about threats against a black player during a playoff series that he requested a police escort to help get Givani Smith of the Kitchener Rangers to a playoff game, the New York Times reports. Smith, a draftee of the Detroit Red Wings, had scored...
  • Capitals beat Penguins as Washington reaches Eastern Conference finals and D.C. rejoices

    05/07/2018 7:10:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Isabelle Khurshudyan, Roman Stubbs, Scott Allen and Neil Greenberg
    At last: Game over. Series over. For the first time in 20 years, a D.C. team in one of the four major pro sports is moving on to the conference finals. Let that sink in. The Capitals were the last to do it, in 1998, when they eliminated the Senators in five games in the second round and then ousted the Sabres in six games to clinch their only Eastern Conference title in franchise history. With Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakaway goal less than six minutes into overtime, Washington improved to 2-9 all-time in postseason series against the Penguins; the Capitals’ only...
  • A gay referee pursues a place in the NHL — and wonders if hockey will ever accept him

    04/24/2018 2:33:21 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 46 replies
    National Post / New York Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Jason Buckland
    This is a story about love and betrayal. Andrea Barone was barely 18 months old when he first set out on the ice, his tiny legs shaking and pushing behind a chair along the cold surface. If, in Montreal, hockey is religion, then this was baptism by ritual, every morning practice, every unsteady drag of his skates drawing him closer to the game he was falling for. .... Barone is sure of two things about himself: He is a hockey man, and he is a gay man. In the sport he has devoted his life to, this has proved an...
  • After getting hit by puck, Tampa mom wary about hockey games

    04/18/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 60 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 17, 201 | Donovan Harrell
    TAMPA — Sabrina Pattie and her two sons love hockey. And they love the Tampa Bay Lightning. So she and her husband, Ryan, took them to their first-ever Lightning game on Saturday: Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the New Jersey Devils. They sat in Section 128, Row E — just five rows from the glass at Amalie Arena. That’s where the 39-year-old first-grade teacher was sitting when a puck flew over the glass, past the safety net and slammed into her face. "It’s not like they were center ice and this is a freak accident,"...
  • Pure pwnage in it's hockey form.

    04/13/2018 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Fhios · 24 replies
    Not a big hockey fan but I came across this on the web. It's total pure pwnage. https://twitter.com/NHLonNBCSports/status/984642064305524737/video/1
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs - First-round schedule

    04/10/2018 9:17:08 AM PDT · by airborne · 124 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/10.18 | NHL.com
    The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vegas Golden Knights will be looking to make history when the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday. The Penguins, who are trying to become the first team to win three straight Stanley Cup championships since the New York Islanders from 1980-83, will host the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Golden Knights, who are looking to win the Cup in their inaugural season, play their first playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings at T-Mobile Arena (10 p.m. ET;...
  • Accountant by day, goalie by night: Scott Foster steals show in emergency debut for Blackhawks

    03/30/2018 8:05:48 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 3/29/2018 | Arthur Weinstein
    In a bizarre turn of events, the Blackhawks had to play emergency goaltender Scott Foster Thursday night against the Jets, and Foster saved all seven shots he faced in a 6-2 win. Not bad for a 36-year-old guy who had not played competitive hockey since his four-year career at Western Michigan University ended in 2006. Of course, no one expected Foster would even sniff the ice, let alone turn away all the shots he faced. But starting goalie Anton Forsberg suffered an injury in pre-game warmups. Backup Collin Delia, who had just been recalled from the minor leagues, made his...
  • NHL Stadium Series

    03/03/2018 5:23:29 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 21 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 3/3/2018 | NHL
    Maple Leafs, Capitals play outdoors at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men's hockey title over Germany in classic

    02/25/2018 9:12:41 AM PST · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | Brian Armen Graham
    Russia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win over Germany on Sunday afternoon. Instead a team competing neutrally as Olympic Athletes from Russia, the IOC’s inspired nomenclatural workaround to incorporate Russians at the Pyeongchang Games despite a wholesale doping ban, held off a stingy German team in the game of the tournament to capture Olympic men’s hockey gold, the first for a Russian-affiliated team since Albertville 1992. Kirill Kaprizov’s one-time winner from the right circle on a power play in overtime followed a white-knuckle finish to...
  • Winter Olympics: Germany Stun Defending Champions Canada to Face OAR in Men's Ice Hockey Final

    02/23/2018 1:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/23
    Germany reached the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics for the first time by beating defending champions Canada in the semi-finals. The 10th-seeded Germans won 4-3 at Gangneung Hockey Centre despite Canada fighting back from 4-1 down at the start of the third period. Germany will face the Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR) in Sunday's final.
  • Sore Loser! Furious Canadian Women's Hockey Player takes off her Silver Medal in Disgust and [Trunc]

    02/22/2018 12:56:42 PM PST · by Cecily · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 22, 2018 | Danielle Zoellner
    A Canadian women's hockey player refused to wear her silver medal after her team lost to arch rivals USA in the Olympic finals. Jocelyne Larocque yanked the medal off her neck during the ceremony in Pyeongchang just seconds after an official gave it to her. The 29-year-old and her teammates lost the gold to the USA on Thursday in a dramatic shootout, ending a streak of four gold medals in the last four Olympic games. Team USA celebrated gold medal joy and ended 20 years of Olympic misery against Canada in the most anticipated clash of the Winter Games last...
  • Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout

    02/21/2018 11:26:42 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.
  • TEAM USA Women's Hockey Wins GOLD!

    02/21/2018 11:13:27 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 34 replies
    YAY! :) This was the only event I've watched in full so far at the Olympics and it was SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! Went to overtime and then they won in the shootout.
  • WATCH: Joe Thornton has a handful of his beard ripped out during fight

    01/05/2018 4:55:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1/5 | Pete Blackburn
    At least Nazem Kadri had the decency to return the beard to its (former) ownerThursday night's Sharks-Maple Leafs game in Toronto got off to a rather interesting (and hairy) start. Prior to the game's opening faceoff, San Jose center Joe Thornton and Leafs center Nazem Kadri lined up at the dot and got into a little skirmish. It appears both of them were feeling quite irritable heading into the game, for whatever reason. Not the way anyone expected Leafs/Sharks to start. Nazem Kadri and Joe Thornton get mad at each other in the faceoff dot, both get thrown out of...