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Avs To Honor Quebec Nordiques With 'Reverse Retro' Jersey

Nov 16, 2020 11:32 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will wear a Nordiques logo on their jerseys for the first time since relocating from Quebec City in 1995.

The jerseys are part of a "Reverse Retro" collection from Adidas Hockey, where classic sweaters are given a modern twist. In the case of the Avalanche, the Nordiques' igloo logo is recreated in Colorado's burgundy and blue, and the fleurs-de-lis that run around the torso of the white jersey are in burgundy.

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Avs Home Renamed Ball Arena

Oct 22, 2020 12:31 PM

The home of the Colorado Avalanche was renamed Ball Arena after a global partnership agreement announced Thursday between Ball Corp. and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Avalanche, the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League.

The arena had been known as Pepsi Center since it opened in 1999. The Avalanche moved there after playing four seasons at McNichols Arena following their move from Quebec for the 1995-96 season.

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Lightning Win 2020 Stanley Cup; Victor Hedman Named Playoff MVP

Sep 29, 2020 1:11 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey.

Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Monday night to win the Stanley Cup and finish off the most unusual NHL postseason in history, staged nearly entirely in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. The clock hitting zeros in an empty arena nonetheless set off a joyful celebration for a team that endured years of playoff heartbreak and two months in isolation.

"It takes a lot to be in a bubble for 80 days or whatever long it was," said defenseman Victor Hedman, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. "But it's all worth it now, we're coming home with the Cup."

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Lightning Beat Islanders, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Sep 18, 2020 12:51 AM

Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime and Tampa Bay beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 6 of the East final Thursday night and go back to the Cup Final for the first time since 2015, where it'll face the Dallas Stars.

Injured captain Steven Stamkos, who wouldn't even stand near the trophy then out of superstition, walked on to the ice to accept it along with the Lightning's entire traveling party.

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Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For The First Time Since 2000

Sep 15, 2020 1:34 AM

Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov's goal at 3 minutes, 36 seconds of overtime gave his team a 3-2, come-from-behind victory and eliminated the Golden Knights from the postseason. Dallas advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2000.

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Sixers, Devils Owners Pledge $20M In Push For Equality

Aug 17, 2020 1:50 PM

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand is ecstatic that team ownership, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, is pledging $20 million over the next five years to invest in the cities where its teams work and live in hopes of fighting for equality and against systemic racism.

HBSE, owners of the Sixers and NHL's New Jersey Devils, announced a companywide plan Monday to fight systemic racism. While taking suggestions from their players, the Sixers plan to use $10 million of that contribution for the NBA's announced foundation to "drive economic empowerment in Black communities."

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Flyers Earn No. 1 Seed In The Eastern Conference

Aug 9, 2020 12:36 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have a new coach this season.  Alain Vigneault has been with the club since the offseason. He led the Flyers to the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference round robin.  Philadelphia posted a 3-0 mark to also secure the No. 1 seed.

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Golden Knights Grab No. 1 Seed In The West

Aug 8, 2020 7:17 PM

With a shootout looming to determine the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and time ticking away, Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights outlasted the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 to win the round-robin tournament in Edmonton Saturday.

The Golden Knights, who made a coaching change with the team stuck at No. 7 in the West in January, bringing in Pete DeBoer to replace Gerard Gallant, went 3-0 in the round robin, defeating Dallas and St. Louis before the win over Colorado, securing a first-round matchup with the No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks, a team that finished the regular season 12th in the West before upsetting Edmonton in the qualifying round.

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UBS Reaches 20-Year Deal For Isles' Arena Naming Rights

Jul 23, 2020 12:56 AM

Wealth management service UBS secured 20-year naming rights to the New York Islanders' new arena at Belmont Park, a $1.5 billion project that is expected to be ready for the team to move in for the 2021-22 season.

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Wild To Host 2021 NHL Winter Classic At Target Field

Jan 2, 2020 1:45 AM

The persistence finally paid off for the Minnesota Wild, who were announced as the host of the 2021 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis against an opponent that has yet to be determined.

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President Trump Honors Stanley Cup Champion Blues At White House

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Flyers Open First-Ever 'Rage Room' For Fans

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Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

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Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

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Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

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Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

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Scotiabank Getting Multimillion-Dollar Face-Lift
Michael Friisdahl calls it a "reimagination" of the Toronto venue that opened in February 1999.

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Blues To Raise Banner October 2
The NHL released the 2019-20 schedule Tuesday, with the Blues to host the Capitals on October 2.

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Alex Meruelo Takes Over Coyotes
The Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo who takes over for Andrew Barroway.

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Blues Championship Parade Set For Saturday
The Blues beat the Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday's Game y in Boston.

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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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