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President Trump Honors Stanley Cup Champion Blues At White House

Oct 16, 2019 2:16 AM

President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to touch on the situation in Turkey and an agriculture deal with China.

The Blues and super fan Laila Anderson were hosted at the White House by President Donald Trump. USA Today
Every returning member of the title-winning team went to the White House several months after a couple of 2018 Cup champion Washington Capitals players opted not to visit.

Alternate captain Alex Steen said the Blues do everything as a team on and off the ice, and cited that as one reason they captured the first championship in franchise history.

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Flyers Open First-Ever 'Rage Room' For Fans

Oct 9, 2019 1:20 AM

Some NHL teams placate their fans with free hats or magnetic schedules. The Philadelphia Flyers, however, know what their fans really want: the opportunity to smash a flat-screen television with a hockey stick.

The Flyers announced on Tuesday that the Wells Fargo Center now has a "Disassembly Room," the first-ever "rage room" inside a major professional sports arena.

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Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

Oct 4, 2019 2:06 AM

Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder who died in 2016, will be honored with a mural in South Philadelphia.

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia will dedicate "Snider Hockey: Inspiring Our Youth" on Saturday at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue. Snider had long said he wanted his youth hockey foundation to become his legacy.

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Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Oct 3, 2019 2:16 AM

After a 51-season wait, the Blues raised the banner for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Wednesday.

The ceremony preceded St. Louis' season opener against the Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup one year earlier.

The Capitals spoiled the Blues' big night, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit and winning 3-2 in overtime.

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Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

Sep 24, 2019 1:08 AM

Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park.

The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season.

Until then, the Islanders will play home games at the Nassau Coliseum and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

Sep 17, 2019 3:41 PM

The Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League has been purchased by a team of investors, led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone.

It's a significant step for the NWHL, which is aiming for sustainability as many of the sport's top stars have opted to sit out this season.

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Scotiabank Getting Multimillion-Dollar Face-Lift

Aug 2, 2019 1:30 AM

While Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors gear up for next season, Scotiabank Arena is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president and CEO Michael Friisdahl calls it a "reimagination" of the venue that opened in February 1999.

"We've got to keep getting better, we've got to keep improving the experience," Friisdahl said. "We won a championship -- we've won four championships in the last three years. That, if anything, motivates us to do even more."

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Blues To Raise Banner October 2

Jun 26, 2019 12:45 AM

The NHL released the 2019-20 schedule Tuesday, revealing that the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues will raise their banner Oct. 2 when they host the 2018 champion Washington Capitals.

A Stanley Cup Final rematch takes place Oct. 26 when the Boston Bruins host St. Louis. The teams meet one more time, in St. Louis, April 2.

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Alex Meruelo Takes Over Coyotes

Jun 19, 2019 6:34 PM

The Arizona Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes Meruelo can be the person to find a long-term arena solution and keep the team in Arizona.

Meruelo will take over for Andrew Barroway, who became the Coyotes' majority owner in 2014. Barroway will still keep a minority stake in the team. The transaction was unanimously approved by the NHL's Board of Governors at their meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but the deal is expected to close sometime in July, according to Bettman.

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Blues Championship Parade Set For Saturday

Jun 13, 2019 4:17 PM

A parade 52 years in the making will finally happen Saturday in St. Louis, when the city celebrates the Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup championship.

The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday's Game 7 in Boston. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and had never before won a championship.

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Blues Win First-Ever Stanley Cup
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 4-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Blues Edge Bruins To Take 3-2 Series Lead
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 2-1 in pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Blues Even Stanley Cup Series With 4-2 Win
The Blues followed a tough loss to the Bruins on Saturday with a 4-2 win in Game 4 Monday night.

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Blues Win In OT To Even Series
The Blues 3-2 win in overtime on Wednesday night was the franchise's first victory in a Stanley Cup Final game.

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Blues Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
Just five months ago the Blues had the fewest points in the standings of any NHL team.

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Tuukka Rask Leads Bruins Past Canes For Series Sweep
Bruins' goaltender Tuukka Rask had a 24-save shutout in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

Lightning Heavy Favorites To Win Stanley Cup
The Lightning enter the postseason at 2-1 after finishing the regular season 21 points ahead of the next closest team.

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Lightning Win NHL Record-Tying 62nd Game
The Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3 on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

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Forbes: Rangers Most Valuable NHL Team
According to Forbes, the value of the average NHL team rose 6 percent to a record $630 million.

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Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots
The Lightning took 33 second period shots in a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday.

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Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games
The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to begin the season with five straight OT games.

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Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup
The Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars by the score of 6-1 in Game 7 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup.

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Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night in Las Vegas, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 on a third period goal by Lars Eller.

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Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead
The Capitals beat the Golden Knights by the score of 6-2 on Monday night, scoring three first-period goals.

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Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

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Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to capture the Western Conference series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Rangers Remain NHL's Most Valuable At $1.5B
Forbes says the average NHL team is now worth $594 million.

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Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0
The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night.

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Penguins Will Visit The White House
The Stanley Cup champion Penguins said they "respect the institution of the Office of the President."

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Sidney Crosby Believes Pens Can 'Three-Peat'
The defending champion Penguins open camp in September.

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