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Stanley Cup final: Lightning edge Stars to level series in Game 2

Dallas Stars 2-3 Tampa Bay Lightning. Series tied 1-1Lightning hold on for win after taking early 3-0 leadNikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup final.Kucherov had the primary assists on…

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How the home team advantage is lost when no one’s watching | Torsten Bell

New research confirms that a lack of spectators changes the expected course of matchesWhat difference does banning spectators from pandemic-era sports matches make? Quite a bit, concludes new research. First, fewer people catch Covid-19. A US study on …

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How the home team advantage is lost when no one’s watching | Torsten Bell

New research confirms that a lack of spectators changes the expected course of matchesWhat difference does banning spectators from pandemic-era sports matches make? Quite a bit, concludes new research. First, fewer people catch Covid-19. A US study on …

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Release the Kraken!: Seattle’s new NHL team unveils name ahead of 2021 debut

NHL’s 32nd franchise will be known as the Seattle KrakenKraken chosen over Sockeyes, Evergreens or MetropolitansSeattle’s team to make NHL debut for the 2021-22 seasonThe NHL’s newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken.The expansion franchis…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…

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The forgotten story of … how Spanish flu tore apart the 1919 Stanley Cup final

Just over 100 years ago, the world was in the midst of a pandemic. And just like now it caused havoc in the world of sportsThe disease known as the “Spanish flu” was first reported in North America in January 1918 in Kansas. The first world war had jus…

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‘It’s raining stuffed animals’: 45,000 teddy bears tossed on ice in hockey game – video report

More than 45,000 teddy bears were tossed on to the ice at a minor league hockey game in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The annual Teddy Bear Toss event happens once the Hershey Bears score their first goal of the new season. The stuffed animals are then collec…

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The Joy of Six: in-game entertainment

From the sometimes deadly bombardment of the t-shirt cannon to the prowess of The Freeze, here are half-a-dozen traditions to liven up breaks in play Continue reading…

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Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters accused of directing racist slurs at player

Team say they are taking allegations ‘very seriously’Akim Aliu made accusation earlier this weekThe future of Bill Peters, the Calgary Flames coach, is under question while the NHL and his team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nige…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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VAR celebrations, ice-hockey genius and a cat’s NFL touchdown | Classic YouTube

Also featuring a Nicola Adams tribute, Emily Scarrat being brilliant at rugby and FA Vase scenes1) The yin and yang of goal celebrations: none more modern than this one, from Brazil, in which the Santos forward Marinho mimics a VAR check after scoring …

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When the North and South Korean hockey teams met for the first time

In an extract from his book on Korea’s first unified Olympic ice hockey team, Seth Berkman recalls when the players from the North and the South met for the first timeOn January 25, a bus carrying the North Korean hockey players crossed into South Kore…

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Petr Cech makes ice hockey dream debut with match-winning penalty save – video

Petr Cech’s life on the ice got off to a dream start as he made a match-winning save in a penalty shootout. The 37-year-old has swapped life on the pitch for life on the ice after playing his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team. The Premie…

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Petr Cech breaks the ice with match-winning penalty shootout save | Sachin Nakrani

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper made his ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix – and ended up a heroFor Petr Cech it was a dream start to a somewhat surreal change of careers. In his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team the Premier L…

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Petr Cech breaks the ice with match-winning penalty shootout save | Sachin Nakrani

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper made his ice hockey debut for Guildford Phoenix – and ended up a heroFor Petr Cech it was a dream start to a somewhat surreal change of careers. In his first game for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team the Premier L…