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May 30, 2012
'2012 Stanley Cup Final' Game 1: Kings at Devils Where: NBC When: 5 p.m. Wednesday Game 2: Kings at Devils Where: NBC When: 5 p.m. Saturday Game 3: Devils at Kings Where: NBCSP When: 5 p.m. Monday Game 4: Devils at Kings Where: NBCSP When: 5 p.m. June 6 Game 5: Kings at Devils Where: NBC When: 5 p.m. June 9 Game 6: Devils at Kings Where: NBC When: 5 p.m. June...
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July 10, 2013 | Wire reports
Tuukka Rask turned an outstanding first season as the Boston Bruins' No. 1 goalie into a long-term commitment Wednesday by signing an eight-year contract to stay with the Eastern Conference champions. There was little doubt that the restricted free agent would be back, especially after the Bruins cleared about $4.75 million in space under the salary cap when they sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars in a seven-player deal July 4. The Bruins said the annual salary cap charge on Rask's contract is $7 million.
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June 6, 2012
Live: Times staff on the Stanley Cup Finals
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June 29, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
History was made when Donald Duck, Mickey and Pluto ceded ground to share Disney's corporate landscape with Guy, Paul and a noted brawler with the ominous nickname, the "Grim Reaper. " Twenty years ago, the expansion Mighty Ducks of Anaheim took shape in Quebec City through an expansion draft June 24, a mini-draft the next day and the NHL entry draft June 26. "It does make me feel a little old. I went from 26 to 46 … how did that happen?" said goaltender Guy Hebert, who became the organization's first player when Anaheim took him with its first selection in the expansion draft.
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May 22, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The NHL announced the dates for the Stanley Cup finals, starting a week from Wednesday at the home of the Eastern Conference champion. Either the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, who are competing for the East title, would have home ice because they compiled better regular-season point totals than the Kings or the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings need one more victory over the Coyotes to earn the West title and the teams will meet Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix, the Kings' a second opportunity to clinch their first Cup finals berth since 1993.
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May 27, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS. BOSTON BRUINS Regular-season records: Vancouver 54-19-9—117 points, Boston 46-25-11—103. How they got here: Vancouver eliminated Chicago in seven games, Nashville in six games and San Jose in five games. Boston eliminated Montreal in seven games, Philadelphia in four games and Tampa Bay in seven games. How the Canucks can win: • Make sure Ryan Kesler gets proper rest and gets to the rink on time. The versatile forward has established himself as a favorite for the Conn Smythe trophy as the most valuable player during the playoffs.
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May 30, 2013
Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss who will advance to the Stanley Cup finals -- the Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks from the Western Conference and the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Boston Bruins from the Eastern Conference. Please join the conversation by voting in the polls and leaving a comment of your own. Ron Fritz, Baltimore Sun When I was asked to predict a Stanley Cup winner at the beginning of the playoffs, I chose the Pittsburgh Penguins. So I'm sticking with them to reach the final in six games over the Boston Bruins.
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May 22, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
GLENDALE, Ariz.--Greetings from Glendale, where it's 97 degrees and expected to climb as the day goes on. Advice from locals if you're visiting is to stay hydrated, so be careful. The Kings, who will have a second chance Tuesday night to win the Western Conference title and clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup finals, had a full morning skate at Jobing.com Arena. A few of their Manchester callups joined the session. Afterward, Coach Darryl Sutter greeted the media wearing a bright yellow cowboy shirt, which he bought not back home in Alberta but in Nashville.
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June 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
With the Lakers' early playoff exit suddenly giving him some extra free time, Pau Gasol has picked up a new hobby. He's now a hockey fan. Considering the Kings are on the verge of winning their first Stanley Cup, Gasol's among one of the many Angelenos hopping on the bandwagon. Gasol, his brother, Marc, of the Memphis Grizzlies and their father, Agusti,  attended their first live game when they watched the Kings' 4-0 Game 3 Stanley Cup win Monday over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center.
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June 2, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
From Vancouver, Canada Some people spend years in the NHL and never reach the Stanley Cup finals. Lorne Henning , vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, has reached that pinnacle seven times and it never gets old for him. Henning got his name on the Cup as a player for the New York Islanders in 1980 after he assisted on Bob Nystrom's Cup-clinching goal. A speedy forward who was an excellent penalty killer, Henning was a player-coach on the Islanders' 1981 championship team and became an assistant coach when they won their third and fourth titles.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Scott Collins
CBS trapped a lot of people "Under the Dome. " Monday's premiere of the thriller about small-town folk suddenly trapped under a massive transparent dome captured 13.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. "Dome" is based on a Stephen King novel. The numbers made it the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992. And it was CBS' best-performing summer premiere in any genre since the start of "Big Brother" back in 2000. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings "Dome" achieved that result even though it aired opposite NBC's Stanley Cup finals, with the Chicago Blackhawks beating the Boston Bruins (final ratings are not yet available)
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June 24, 2013
By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune — Brad Marchand knows what it is like to spark a turnaround at this crucial juncture of the Stanley Cup Final. In 2011, as the Bruins trailed the series with the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, Marchand scored the opening goal of Game 6 to set in motion a comeback that gave the Bruins the Stanley Cup for the first time in 39 years. As the Bruins ready for Game 6 on Monday night at TD Garden, in the same predicament against the Chicago Blackhawks two years later, they know they are a different team facing a different set of challenges.
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June 21, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa did not practice Friday, but the veteran "is fine" and will play in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night at the United Center, said Coach Joel Quenneville. Hossa returned against the Boston Bruins for Game 4 after sitting out the third game of the best-of-seven series with what Quenneville said was an upper-body injury. "Hossa is fine," Quenneville said. "We expect him to be the same. One thing about 'Hoss,' production offensively or responsibility defensively, complementing our team game in all facets of our game is what we look for. "The consistency of what he brings day in and day out is what makes him a special player and a valuable addition to our team.
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June 19, 2013 | By Colleen Kane, Chris Kuc and Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune
BOSTON - The mysterious circumstances behind the injury that sidelined Chicago wing Marian Hossa for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final remain, so much so that Blackhawks center Dave Bolland wasn't even sure if he'd seen Hossa around. "No, I don't know if I've seen him," Bolland said, the day after Hossa was a late scratch because of an upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't reveal the nature of Hossa's injury or when it occurred, but he did shed light on the veteran's status for Game 4 on Wednesday night at TD Garden.
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June 18, 2013 | By Chris Kuc
BOSTON  - Marian Hossa was on the ice during warmups and then he was not. Injured while the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins prepared for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night at TD Garden, Hossa was scratched from the lineup and Chicago's' chances to even the series took a disastrous hit before the puck dropped. Looking out of sorts after losing one of their top players, the Blackhawks sputtered offensively, hung on for dear life in the defensive zone and were a train wreck on the power play before eventually succumbing to Boston, 2-0, in front of 17,565.
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June 15, 2013 | Chicago Tribune staff
CHICAGO --  Out of the massive scrum came a bunch of expectant stares but no goal. Marian Hossa had pushed the pads of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, and the puck followed across the goal line, but upon further review the whistle or intent to whistle preempted everything that happened in the milliseconds after. At the time, the Chicago Blackhawks were unleashing a fusillade of offensive chances in Game 2, a blitz of purposeful skating and shots at the end of it, essentially quintupling what the Bruins could muster.
SPORTS
May 22, 2012 | By Chris Foster
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Dustin Penner sent the Kings into the Stanley Cup finals and sent Phoenix fans into a tizzy. Penner chipped in a rebound with 2 minutes 18 seconds left in overtime giving the Kings a 4-3 victory at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday. The victory sent puts the Kings in the finals for the second time in franchise history. Jeff Carter swooped in on net, but goaltender Mike Smith turned away his shot. The puck bounced to Penner, who put the shot between Smith's legs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in a triple-overtime showdown on Wednesday night. But the real take-away from the thrilling Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was that it was the most-watched Finals Game 1 in 16 years. The audience for the game aired on NBC averaged 6.4 million viewers, which was up 119% from Game 1 last year. It was also just 9,000 audience members off from becoming the most-watched Game 1 ever, which was between Detroit and Philadelphia in 1987.
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June 11, 2013 | By Brian Hamilton
What brought the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Final may not be exactly what starts them off in the series. An open practice at the United Center on Tuesday included several line and lineup reconstructions, most notably with Brandon Bollig skating with the fourth line while Viktor Stalberg suffered another apparent demotion to healthy scratch status. "There's a likelihood or probability it could happen," Hawks Coach Joel Quenneville said afterward at media day. "They played well together, that [fourth]
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