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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An ice hockey match between the U.S.A. and Canada in February 1936, during the Winter Olympics at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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