Ducks OT Goal Evens West Final

Anaheim thwarted Nashville’s OT-forcing comeback and ended the Predators’ home playoff win streak when Corey Perry’s drive went off PK Subban’s stick and ended up past Pekka Rinne 10:25 into the additional period, giving the Ducks a 3-2 win and leveling the Western Conference final at two games each.

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The Sabres Will "Host" The Rangers In The NYC Winter Classic For A Specific Tax Purpose

The NHL announced Tuesday that the Sabres and Rangers will play the 2018 NHL Winter Classic at the Mets’ stadium in Queens. Despite the fact that the Sabres reside hundreds of miles away in Buffalo while the Rangers are only a borough away, the Sabres will be the “home team.” The NHL said that the decision to have the…

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Scott Wilson And Brooks Orpik Throw Hands In First Game 7 Fight In 24 Years

The Penguins kept a lid on the Capitals tonight, scoring two goals on Caps mistakes to win. Brooks Orpik tried to light a fire under his soggy team by tossing mitts with Scott Wilson late in the third period. As hockey fights go it was fine, but as the NBC broadcast noted, it was the first fight that has taken place…

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Vladimir Putin, In Full Hockey Gear, Comments On Trump's Firing Of James Comey

Russian President Vladimir Putin sometimes entertains himself by getting decked out in hockey gear and forcing other people to skate around him and pretend to play defense while he scores a bunch of goals. He did that in Sochi today, but before taking the ice he was confronted by a CBS reporter who asked him about…

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Already-Concussed Sidney Crosby Smashed Headfirst Into Boards

Tonight in the first period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 6 against the Washington Capitals, Penguins star Sidney Crosby got wrecked again. Crosby smashed headfirst into the boards behind the Capitals’ goal, then dazedly sat up and struggled to get back on his feet. It was a scary hit on its own merits made even…

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Slovenian National Anthem Played After Slovakian Win At IIHF World Championship

Slovakia beat Italy in overtime in their first match of the IIHF World Championship in Germany yesterday. They were promptly treated to a celebratory edition of the Slovenian national anthem, “Zdravljica,” rather than their own, “Nad Tatrou Sa Blýska.” Slovakian fans did their best to drown it out:

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The Future Of Hockey Remains A Bunch Of Kids With Irritating Names

Spring is here. The weather is warm and the flowers are blooming and we, the too-lucky denizens of the hockey internet, are once again blessed with a bumper crop of names from the 14- and 15-year-old hockey players taken in yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft. We have delighted in these drafts for a couple of years, and it…

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Oilers Eliminate Women's Bathrooms To Improve Experience Of Male Fans

It is entirely possible that there are simply not enough toilets at the Edmonton Oilers’ arena to accommodate playoff-sized crowds. Bathroom lines are an unfortunate, although not outrageous, side effect of popular sporting events, or really any large gathering of people downing beers. But the Oilers managed to go…

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Sidney Crosby Leaves The Ice After Headshot From Matt Niskanen

The Washington Capitals are in Pittsburgh tonight for a must-win Game 3. They dropped both Game 1 and 2 in Washington, and now they have to win on the road to keep their season alive. Things are getting understandably testy. As Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby went in on goal in the first period, Alex Ovechkin knocked…

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Penguins Beat Capitals After Late Series Of Insane Saves By Marc-Andre Fleury

The Penguins hung on to beat the Capitals, 3-2, after some ridiculous work by Marc-Andre Fleury to keep Washington from scoring on a late scramble in front of the net. With three minutes remaining in the third period, Fleury somehow managed to keep things together even after losing his stick:

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