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Jamie Benn’s scoring title more impressive due to hip injury

Jamie Benn narrowly claimed the Art Ross Trophy – an award given to the NHL’s leading scorer – after recording four points in the final game of the Dallas Stars’ season. While that feat was impressive enough as is, it turns out Benn played through a nagging injury all season long. Benn’s scoring title might go overlooked in NHL history due to the fact his 87-point total...
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Ten biggest surprises of NHL regular season

The NHL’s regular season ended on Saturday, and while all eyes will now turn to the playoffs, it’s worth remembering some of the biggest surprises—both positive and negative—of the 82-game marathon. These are developments that would have sounded so absurd if you’d predicted them in October. Yet here we are, desperately trying to pick our jaws up off the floor. THE TOP...
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Predators have a plan to combat Blackhawks fans from cheering during the anthem

Blackhawks fans travel in huge groups to support their team and they love to cheer during the national anthem. Those are two things the Nashville Predators are trying to combat heading into their first round playoff series. When it comes to tickets, the Predators placed geographical restrictions on who can buy tickets online (must be within the team’s television viewing area...
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Video: Soldier surprises his family prior to a Coyotes game

The best moment from the Coyotes-Ducks game on Saturday actually occurred prior to the opening faceoff. The Urman family was caught completely by surprise when their son, U.S. Army Sergeant Dan Urman, returned home to join his parents for the ceremonial puck drop. Great moment. The post Video: Soldier surprises his family prior to a Coyotes game appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Report: Kings locked dressing room door to avoid Sutter

The defending Stanley Cup champs won’t have the opportunity to defend their crown. Despite racking up 95 points, the Los Angeles Kings were outside of the playoff picture when the league wrapped up its regular season schedule. Aside from the usual disappointment tied to missing the playoffs, there was reportedly plenty of tension inside the Kings’ dressing room which may lead...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie and Zach Parise show off some crazy moves with GoPro

It’s common knowledge that T.J. Oshie and Zach Parise have some nifty moves and some of the best hands in the NHL. However, it’s difficult to appreciate just how good the two players are until you’re down at their level. The latest video from GoPro highlights some insane trickery from the two players, including some slick passes and nasty shootout goals. Watch at the 2:20...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it really that important to win faceoffs in the NHL?

If you flip on any NHL broadcast you’re bound to hear a conversation about faceoffs. Specifically, you’ll probably hear a discussion about how a team’s performance in the circle has contributed to the game thus far. There’s nothing wrong with that kind of analysis, but are we all reading too far into faceoffs? Will a high or a low faceoff percentage make that much of a difference...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation. “Have you played sports...
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Tonight Show Superlatives: 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The NHL is loaded with some crazy names and some truly unflattering pictures. Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show mocked some of the players around the league with their latest Tonight Show Superlatives. The post Tonight Show Superlatives: 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Maple Leafs end the year with the fewest road wins of any NHL team

The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the 41-game road portion of their 2014-15 schedule with a 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The loss, a blowout in which the Leafs weren’t even a little competitive, perfectly summarized how the team played away from home this season. In fact, the club will end the year with the league’s worst road record. Maple Leafs finish the 41 game...
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Travis Zajac reacts to a fan telling him he’s overpaid

Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils have had an awful year. The Devils have been out of the playoff picture for quite some time and are closing out the season with a whimper. Meanwhile, Zajac is going through arguably his worst season in the second year of his eight-year, $46 million contract. As you might imagine, a lot of Devils fans believe Zajac isn’t playing up to...
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Teemu Selanne caddies the Par 3 Contest at the Masters

What’s Teemu Selanne up to while teams around the NHL finalize their playoff matchups? He served as a caddie during the Par 3 Contest at the Masters, of course! Specifically, Selanne caddied for Finnish golfer Mikko Ilonen. Teemu is on the course. pic.twitter.com/bTSRk2wcMK — Darren Yourk (@yourk44) April 8, 2015 The NHL pointed out that Teemu was taking up a new sport ...
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Video: Drew Doughty scores from center ice against the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have given up a lot of bad goals this season. What’s one more going to hurt? This time Drew Doughty scores from center ice. The post Video: Drew Doughty scores from center ice against the Oilers appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Report: Odds are 'pretty good' Jagr stays with the Panthers

At age 43, Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. In the final year of his current contract, it’s ridiculous that we’re all discussing where he’ll play next instead of planning his retirement ceremony. A few rumors have popped up regarding the next chapter in Jagr’s career, but the most recent report indicates he’ll be back in Florida in 2015-16. #FlaPanthers...
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Video: Charlie Coyle elbows Mark Scheifele in the head

Charlie Coyle may be receiving a call from the Department of Player Safety after brutally hitting Mark Scheifele in the head with his elbow. The camera angle isn’t the best, but watch as Scheifele’s head snaps back as Coyle’s elbow makes contact. Ouch. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Charlie Coyle elbows Mark Scheifele in the head appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/30 – 4/5

Fighting is down in the NHL and that’s never been more evident than in this week’s post. In the past we’ve had numerous fights to choose from when compiling our Hockey Fights of the Week list, but this time we barely had enough to create a full column. Enjoy the five fights from last week. They’re not great, but they’re all we have. 5. Andrew Desjardins (CHI) vs Tyson...
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In appreciation of Jaromir Jagr

There comes a moment in every great athlete’s career when the inexorable forces of time and age win out, and all of a sudden, the world sees that he just doesn’t have it anymore. Amazingly, that time doesn’t appear to be anywhere on the horizon for Jaromir Jagr. So, as Jagr approaches the end of his 21st NHL season at age 43, it bears repeating: he’s an international treasure...
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GIF: Andrew Shaw leaps to hit Barret Jackman

Someone may need to tell Andrew Shaw that you’re not supposed to leave your feet while making a hit. While attempting to crush Barret Jackman, Shaw flew into the air and provided the perfect example of a hit the NHL needs to eliminate. GIF: Shaw hit…looks REALLY bad pic.twitter.com/h5wkoMsM1W — Stephanie Vail (@myregularface) April 6, 2015 A couple other angles… The...
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Paul Devorski discusses the speed of the NHL, blown calls and slashing penalties

NHL official Paul Devorski is hanging up his skates after 26 years and nearly 1,600 games officiated. At age 56, Devorski has seen it all and has some fascinating insights and opinions on the game of the hockey. Prior to his final game on Sunday featuring the Penguins and Flyers, Devorski sat down and answered some questions from Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly. The full Q&A is entertaining...
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Video: AHL goalie doesn’t know the shootout started, still makes save

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in hockey, something happens that completely catches you off guard. Such was the case in the shootout between the AHL’s Wolf Pack and Monarchs where one goaltender wasn’t aware the shootout started. Amazingly enough, he still makes the save. How bad does the shooter feel that he couldn’t even score on a goalie who wasn’t paying attention...
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Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore

John Scott doesn’t do a lot on the ice outside of hitting people and dropping his mitts. When he does something offensively, it’s a moment worth celebrating. The San Jose Sharks realized this and had some fun celebrating Scott’s empty-net goal against the Colorado Avalanche. John Scott at the Waterbury Open. The post Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore appeared...
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Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal

We’ve seen a lot of crazy shootout goals this season which have featured intricate, complicated and amazing moves. In the case of Ryan Johansen, sometimes less is more. Johansen essentially unplugs before nudging the puck past Jaroslav Halak. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Ovechkin says he’d play in Montreal if he wasn’t with Washington

Alex Ovechkin has repeatedly stated that he’s happy with the Washington Capitals and has no desire to play for another team. The topic has come up several times, but Ovechkin has continually pledged his allegiance to the Caps. Still … it’s fun to wonder where Ovechkin would want to play if he wasn’t with the Capitals. That’s exactly what ESPN asked of the star forward and...
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Video: Anaheim Ducks read mean Tweets about themselves

Hockey players receive a ton of mean and nasty feedback through social media. While some fans might enjoy spouting off through the protection of the Internet, the real entertainment comes when the players read them out loud for our enjoyment. The Anaheim Ducks sit down and read some harsh Tweets. Some of those Tweets were pretty clever. The post Video: Anaheim Ducks read mean...
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