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Stanley Cup final Game 7: St Louis Blues v Boston Bruins – live!

NHL champion will be decided at TD Garden after bruising seriesEmail Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 12.41am BST Hero/villain: Brad MarchandIn the first game of the season, with the Bruins suffering a 7-0 defeat in Washington, Brad Marchand…

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Vladimir Putin tops the scoring in ice hockey match … then falls over – video

The Russian president burnished his action man status by scoring at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game in Sochi. The 66-year-old leader was helped by some rather static defending as he helped his side to a 14-7 victory. The occasion was…

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Vladimir Putin scores at least eight goals in hockey exhibition, then falls on face

Putin takes spill after scoring eight (or 10) goals in Friday gamePresident was playing in annual exhibition with ex-NHL starsRussian president Vladimir Putin scored at least eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey game with former National Hockey Leag…

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How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL’s war on fun

The ‘Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriouslyAmong the unexpected victors emerging from the bizarre first-round of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs…

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‘We’re not going to play’: Will a player boycott save women’s hockey … or harm it?

More than 200 of the world’s best players say they won’t play in North America. They hope that their actions will usher in a better era for the gameLast week an estimated 200 women’s hockey players took part in a social media blitz, issuing a stark sta…

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Was Alex Ovechkin’s knockout of Andrei Svechnikov just part of hockey?

The Washington Capitals star left a 19-year-old rookie in the concussion protocol after they came to blows. But fights in the NHL are not what they once wereJust past the halfway point of the first period in Monday night’s game between the defending St…

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Caps star Alex Ovechkin knocks out 19-year-old rookie during NHL playoff fight

Washington star flattens Andrei Svechnikov during 5-0 lossSvechnikov hits head after barrage of punches from OvechkinA barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an ongoing impact on the reigning Stanley Cup champions’ pl…

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Stanley Cup playoffs roundtable: our writers forecast the postseason

The puck drops Wednesday as 16 teams kick off their quest for the Cup. Our writers predicts the winner, key players and dark horsesFrom 3 November to 27 December, the Buffalo Sabres lost only one game. But after that, they dropped off horribly. Through…

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Stanley Cup playoffs roundtable: our writers forecast the postseason

The puck drops Wednesday as 16 teams kick off their quest for the Cup. Our writers predicts the winner, key players and dark horsesFrom 3 November to 27 December, the Buffalo Sabres lost only one game. But after that, they dropped off horribly. Through…

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Hockey has long been about white machismo. Can the NHL change that?

The ice has not always been a welcoming place for people of color. But as the demographics of North America change the league knows it must adaptNo team sport projects white machismo as aggressively as ice hockey. Fans witness violence that, were the m…

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Quebec hockey league apologizes after racist taunts force black player from ice

Jonathan Diaby left ice during second period due to racial abuseVideo footage shows fans hurling abuse at Diaby in penalty boxDiaby’s father and girlfriend were harassed by fans in the standsA Canadian semi-pro hockey league has apologized to a black p…

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Liberté, Egalité, Gritté: how an NHL mascot became an antifa hero

When he first appeared the Philadelphia Flyers mascot was merely an oddity. But he quickly became a part of the internet’s culture warsLast week, a headline on neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer read like something from an alternate universe: “Alt-Right I…

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Bullying and backstabbing: the Ottawa Senators are pro sport’s biggest mess

A beloved NHL franchise has drifted away from its fans and into another reality as the team’s owner has alienated fansEarlier this month, a handful of players from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators were recorded surreptitiously during an Uber ride in Phoenix. …

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Bullying and backstabbing: the Ottawa Senators are pro sport’s biggest mess

A beloved NHL franchise has drifted away from its fans and into another reality as the team’s owner has alienated fansEarlier this month, a handful of players from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators were recorded surreptitiously during an Uber ride in Phoenix. …

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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 …