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Obama Neutral In NBA, But Picks Chicago In NHL

The avid sports fan who occupies the Oval Office is refusing to take sides as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors battle for the NBA championship.


Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 4 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the United Center on June 10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Edge Lightning To Even Finals 2-2

Brandon Saad scored with 13:38 to play, and captain Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the series as the Blackhawks beat the Lightning and their rookie goalie 2-1 on Wednesday night.


Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with teammate Alex Killorn after scoring a goal on Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period during Game 3 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lightning Beat Blackhawks For 2-1 Series Lead

Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 on Monday night.


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NHL Moving Closer To Coaches’ Challenge System

The joint NHL/NHL Players’ Association competition committee said Thursday that it recommended coaches’ challenges for goals involving goalie interference and offside plays.


Antoine Vermette of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his third period goal with teammates against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (credit: Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally Past Lightning 2-1 In Game 1

The Lightning let Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals slip away — 2-1 to the Blackhawks — with a bad third period on Wednesday night.


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5 Rule Changes To Make Sports More Enjoyable

Sports are intended to be fun; however, there are rules within the game that diminish the enjoyment of players and fans alike.


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Top Goals, Saves From Stanley Cup Playoffs Round One

We’re through 4 games of all of the 1st round series, let’s take a look at some of the top plays so far.


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NHL Players Might Not Participate In 2018 Winter Olympics

The IIHF has started the process of consulting players and officials over a deal for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


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Stars Sign D Klingberg To 7-Year Extension

The Dallas Stars have signed John Klingberg to a seven-year contract extension after he led NHL rookie defensemen in assists and points this season.


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NHL Goaltenders Getting Tougher To Beat

Hall of Famer Patrick Roy treated the question almost like a shot on net, deflecting it away when hit with whether goaltenders of today are more athletic.


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NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey and it’s finally time to break down the field that gets the opportunity to battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup.


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Dallas Stars’ Jamie Benn Set For Hip Surgery

NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars played most of the season with hip problems and will have offseason surgery.