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- WWE’s 7 regular live events and TV tapings in North America for the month of April averaged 10,100 paid fans per show. This would be the highest month for domestic average attendance going back to the Attitude Era, but it could be misleading because it was only 7 shows since most of the shows in April were held in Europe. The European shows averaged 6,600 paid fans for 22 live events. - WWE shipped 423,000 DVD units in April, up 112.6^ from the 199,000 in April 2012. - WWE’s website had 18.3 million unique visitors in the month of April, up 10.9% from the 16.5 million in April 2012. The shop website averaged 867 orders per day in April, up 8.4% from the 800 per day in April 2012. - CM Punk was in attendance last night as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings to advance to the NHL Western Conference Finals. Punk tweeted: “I’m going straight back to LA to punch the kings mascot in the dick! Here we come !!!!” Top WWE Star Has Heat with Co-workers, Rumor on Punk’s R...

Video: Patrick Kane headlines NHL Playoff Highlights 5-30-2013

The NHL playoffs have been very exciting thus far, and this video recaps Thursday’s most intense moments. The top 5 countdown is a lesson in breath-taking wins and primetime plays. What else would you expect when the Stanley Cup is on the line? The Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane dishes the perfect behind-the-back help that led to a score. The Los Angeles Kings took it to the...

Brent Seabrook wins Game 7, Chicago Blackhawks advance

Brent Seabrook picked the perfect time to pot this first goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. I don't usually like to pick favorites, but I'm so glad Seabrook was able to rip a wrister past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard Wednesday night to advance the Chicago Blackhawks to the Western Conference final where they will face last year Stanley Cup champion,  LA Kings...

Niklas Hjalmarsson goal waved off forcing Blackhawks to win Game 7 twice

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more. The Chicago Blackhawks were forced to win Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings twice after an official’s controversial call wiped away a goal scored by Niklas Hjalmarsson late in the game. Hjalmarsson scored on a slap shot he [...]

Waved-off goal irrelevant to Game 7 outcome

Chicago -- In the end, it didn't matter. But at the time, it seemed like it could turn the tide in the Red Wings' favor. With 1:47 left in regulation of Game 7, Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson appeared to score the go-ahead goal and pandemonium erupted at the United Center. But that was short-lived as referee Stephen Walkom waved off the goal as he had already...

The Stanley Cup Playoffs: Hawks Win Twice

Who breathes the biggest sigh of relief? Steve Walkom, the referee who inexplicably called coincidental minors to nullify Niklas Hjalmarsson’s apparent series-clinching goal? Brandon Saad, to whom Chicago’s penalty was charged on the play? The Blackhawks players? The Blackhawks fans? Or the police and citizens of the great city of Chicago who surely would have [...]The post The...

Valtteri Filppula Injured After Slewfoot by Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw

The Detroit Red Wings lost Valtteri Filppula — a clutch Game 7 performer throughout his career — early on Wednesday night against the Blackhawks after he was injured sometime during a first-period shift. Whether or not he tweaked something prior to a confrontation with Chicago’s Andrew Shaw, a slewfoot from the Blackhawks’ forward certainly did not help matters. Here’s...

Blackhawks, Kings collide in West finals

The Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are in the Western Conference finals after a few bumps along the way. The Blackhawks and Kings are poised for what could be a tight and lengthy series, with Game 1 at the United Center on Saturday. The Kings already have more playoff losses than they did a year ago when they went on a 16-4 run through the playoffs to capture the Stanley...

Chicago Blackhawks Move On To Western Conference Finals

An on the edge of the seat type game, the Blackhawks win 2-1 in OT. The LA Kings travel to Chicago for games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday. Here is the Brent Seabrook OT goal.  

NHL Players’ tweets about controversial no-goal call in game 7 of Wings-Hawks

After a brutal call waved off a goal scored by the Chicago Blackhawks late in the third period of game seven against the Detroit Red Wings, a few NHL players took to twitter to voice their opinions on the call and they were pretty unanimous in how they felt.

Referee Stephen Walkom no goal call (Video)

This was the call last night that shook the hockey world. This was a horrible call by veteran NHL referee Stephen Walkom, because it has no bearing on the goal that was being scored. Think about this, the Chicago Blackhawks scored the game winning goal in regulation only to have it taken away from them. I was watching the game at Parrots Kay and I couldn't believe that they ref...

Blackhawks-Red Wings Game 7 is highest rated NHL game on NBCSN

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks prevailed in overtime over the Detroit Red Wings to advance to the Western Conference Finals. NBC Sports Network announced yesterday that the game was the highest rated NHL game ever for the network. Here is a quick rundown: The game posted a 2.07 rating and averaged 3.354 million viewers. The 2.07 rating is the highest in network...

FOX Sports Girl Of The Week: Stephanie

Stephanie, the Fox Sports Girl of the Week, is focused on her Red Wings beating the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7. She is ev…

Henrik Zetterberg and Jonathan Toews (giff)

s/t to Jack who posted this gif in the comments of another post. So, do you think that the refs are not calling the obstruction in this series? This is pre-lockout officiating in the NHL. The calls the officials have let go have been pretty obvious. Zetterberg has been in Toews hockey pants all series long.

Time for Some Hate

There was an e-mail thread going back and forth while I was on the road today (25,000+ miles driven since mid January) between the NOHS team and myself.  Josh was talking about how the Wings had been written off even before the play-offs...then again in round 1 and then twice here in round 2.  Twig added this gem: Chicago is playing to save face and escape with dignity. Wings...

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 7 multimedia post

Here are the multimedia offerings subsequent to the Detroit Red Wings' supposedly "owed" 2-1 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their second-round series. BEWARE: An auto-play clip from Fox 2 lurks within! We'll start with highlights, and's highlights are narrated by the NBC schmucks: TSN posted a 4:09 highlight clip; Sportsnet...
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