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NHL 2017-18 predictions: our writers call the winners, losers and also-rans

Will the Capitals repeat? Can anything top the Knights’ first-year miracle? Our NHL writers on what’s coming up this seasonGary Bettman. Still part-way through his tenure as league commissioner, his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame this summer wa…

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Get your skates on: the rise of British ice hockey

It’s fast, furious and theatrical… Could ice hockey one day become as popular as football?There is a moment, at the start of every home game, when the lights black out and the entire arena falls into a simmering, theatrical darkness. Fans sit breathles…

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‘I wanted to honor my coach’: hockey, recovery and the Saskatchewan bus crash

Kaleb Dahlgren was on the way to a playoff game when his team bus was involved in a collision that killed 16. Now he is planning to return to the sport he lovesIt was a sun-drenched Friday, the last day of August. Fitting because Kaleb Dahlgren was in …

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The troubling reluctance of women’s ice hockey to combat prejudice

Several of the NWHL’s stars have posted tweets that have alienated many of the league’s fans, but concerns have been largely ignoredIt’s been a big year for women’s ice hockey in America – Team USA won gold at the Winter Olympics and their victory over…

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Tributes paid to Ray Emery after NHL champion drowns at age of 35

Goaltender won title with Chicago and reached final with OttawaPolice were called after incident early on Sunday morningFormer NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Bla…

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Capitals win first-ever Stanley Cup after Game 5 victory over Golden Knights

Washington win first championship in their 44-year historyCapitals overturn 3-2 deficit to win clinching game 4-3After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting atop North American hockey.Lars Eller broke a tie with 7:37 to play, and the …

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Stanley Cup predictions: Ovechkin v Fleury – and a shock appearance from Celine Dion

The Capitals and Golden Knights are both going for their first championship. Which player will make the difference – and who will come out on top?Washington Capitals, 4-0. SM Continue reading…

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Stanley Cup predictions: Ovechkin v Fleury – and a shock appearance from Celine Dion

The Capitals and Golden Knights are both going for their first championship. Which player will make the difference – and who will come out on top?Washington Capitals, 4-0. SM Continue reading…

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Why the Vegas Golden Knights are already the best expansion team in sports

For Las Vegas, the Knights are the long awaited major sports league franchise, that was undeniably worth waiting for Continue reading…

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Capitals beat Lightning to reach first Stanley Cup final since 1998

Alex Ovechkin scores early as Game 7 ends in 4-0 win for WashingtonCapitals will play Vegas Golden Knights for championshipAlex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put their playoff f…

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Welcome to impossible: The Golden Knights and the NHL miracle that makes no sense

Las Vegas’s new team will play for the Stanley Cup. It’s quite possibly the most surprising, unprecedented and confounding story in the history of the NHLSo what just happened? On Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets to adva…

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Vladimir Putin’s ice hockey slump continues in five-goal performance

Russian president downward goalscoring trend continues Putin’s Legends of Hockey team wins 12-7 in exhibition gameIt appears rumours of Vladimir Putin’s invincibility may have been exaggerated as the Russian president only managed to score five of his …

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Chicago Blackhawks play 36-year-old accountant as emergency goalie

Scott Foster stopped all seven shots he faced in Blackhawks winFoster, 36, stepped in for pro debut due to series of injuriesScott Foster thought it was going to be just another night. Then the 36-year-old accountant signed a contract, put on his goalt…

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Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men’s hockey title over Germany in classic

Kirill Kaprizov’s overtime goal lifts OAR to win in thrilling finalGermany took, then lost lead in final seven minutes of regulationRussia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win ove…

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Germany beat Canada in huge ice hockey upset at Winter Olympics

Nine-time champions beaten by team rated at 60-1 before OlympicsGermany hold off late rally by Canadians to set up final with OARCanada’s topsy-turvy Olympics continued on Friday as Germany stunned the nine-time Olympic champions 4-3 in the men’s ice h…

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Winter Olympics day 14 – in pictures

Devoted fans, beauty on ice, highs and lows: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Canada’s Jocelyne Larocque apologises for removing silver medal on podium

After dramatic shootout defeat, the 29-year-old ice hockey player took the consolation medal straight off after it was presentedA member of Canada’s silver medal-winning women’s ice hockey team has been forced to issue an apology, after removing her me…

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Winter Olympics day 13 – in pictures

Max air, troublesome equipment and a happy family: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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USA end 20-year wait for women’s hockey gold with shootout win against Canada – video

* Available to UK viewers only.The USA beat Canada 3-2 in a dramatic sudden death shootout to seal gold in the women’s hockey final on Thursday. USA goaltender Maddie Rooney made the decisive save from Canada’s Meghan Agosta to win the USA women’s side…

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Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey final: USA v Canada – live!

Old rivals meet in Pyeongchang to battle for goldEmail dj.gallo.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @DJGalloEtcLatest medal table | Full event schedule 6.32pm GMT DJ will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s what happened when the two teams met earlier…