Gordie Howe came out of retirement in 1973 to play with the Houston Aeros alongside his two sons, Marty and Mark. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Gordie Howe, Legend Known As 'Mr. Hockey,' Dies At 88

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John Scott celebrates scoring a goal in a 3-on-3 tournament at the All-Star game Sunday, along with Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (19) and Patrick Kane (88) confer during Monday's Stanley Cup Final game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cup's Adventures And Oddities On Ice: 140 Years Of Hockey Trivia

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Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp lifts the Stanley Cup after Chicago's series-clinching win Monday night in Boston. Scott Strazzante /MCT /Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's David Schaper reports on the Hawks' win

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The thrill of victory; the agony of defeat: Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks (right) celebrates after the game-winning goal goes in. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask looks back toward the puck that's now in his net. Mike Wulf /CSM/LANDOV hide caption

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The family of Derek Boogaard, who died in 2011, has sued the NHL, accusing the league of negligently causing his death. Ann Heisenfelt/AP hide caption

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The NHL's new realignment, due to take effect next season, includes scheduling rules that should let more fans see league scoring leader Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in person. Claus Andersen/Getty Images hide caption

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