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4:54 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON — Ever since the NHL decided not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, there’s been speculation about how that decision affected its relationship with NBC, which holds the U.S. broadcast rights for both entities. That speculation intensified when Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, recently told
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SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo spoke eloquently on the ice, then played brilliantly in net. On a night when the Florida Panthers honored the victims of last week’s shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their veteran goalie delivered a stirring speech to the crowd during a somber pregame tribute. Once the puck was
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3:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Florida Panthers are honoring the victims of the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Thursday, the Panthers face the Washington Capitals — Florida’s first home game since the Feb. 14 shooting. There will be a moment of silence before the game as well as an extended
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4:58 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we’ll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world — every league, every level, every player — who had the best previous week, Monday through Sunday. If there’s a player you’d like to nominate, from
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CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals. “Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks,” team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in a statement. Smith-Pelly was
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The day after four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night for making racist comments toward Devante Smith-Pelly, the Caps forward said the situation was “sad” and “disgusting.” Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman
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4:12 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 7-1 home victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after making racist comments toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. He was
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What’s the best trade destination for Evander Kane? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: I’m a sci-fi geek, and part of being one is the suspension of disbelief. If you’re stressing about explosions that make sound in space, you’re probably not going to enjoy “The Last Jedi.” Yet I can’t apply the same lack of logic to
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2:52 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold medal quests. Three Stars 1. Jan Mursak, F, Slovenia He’s the only Slovenian player with NHL experience (46 career games with the Detroit Red Wings) and my, oh my, did he come up
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