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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…

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USA men’s hockey team through to last eight at Olympics with Slovakia rout

USA survive physical match with Slovakia to advance to last eightAmericans will face Czech Republic in Wednesday’s quarter-finalRyan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification roun…

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Women’s ice hockey: USA beat Finland to set up gold medal showdown with Canada

Americans looking for first Olympic title in 20 yearsMeghan Duggan could face action after injury to Finnish playerTeam USA played their way back into one of hockey’s great rivalries: a showdown with Canada for Olympic gold. The Americans are back in t…

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NHL fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly

Fans shouted ‘basketball, basketball, basketball’ at playerCanadian has spoken of loneliness of being a hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly was taunted by four fans shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” on Saturday night during the Chicago Blackh…

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Winter Olympics day seven – in pictures

Flying referees, a shower of teddies and Britain’s first medal: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Canada beat USA in battle of Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey rivals

Americans fail to convert chances as Canada win 2-1Teams still tipped to face each other again in next week’s finalThe US women have no problem getting chances when they play the Canadians. At the moment they just can’t seem to get them into the net.&n…

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Winter Olympics day six – in pictures

Giant slalom, figure skating, and a North Korean orchestra: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day five – in pictures

A veteran snowboarder, speed skating, North Korean cheerleaders and the crashes caused by that wind: all the latest drama from PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day four – in pictures

Snowboarding, speed skating, North Korean cheerleaders and Russia’s married curlers: all the latest drama captured from PyeongchangSee our selections from previous days Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day three – in pictures

Snowboarding, figure skating and some very cold ski jumpers: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama in PyeongchangTo see our selections from the opening ceremony, day one and two click here Continue reading…

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Will joint ice hockey team warm up frosty Korea relations?

North and South Korea will play as a united team for the first time at the Winter OlympicsFor decades, the Olympics have shunned politics, hoping to keep the Games focused on sport rather than world affairs.But while this year’s women’s ice hockey team…