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Jordan Binnington, starting goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, looks on during the first game of the Blues' playoff series with the San Jose Sharks earlier this month. Binnington may be a rookie, but he's taking part in a tradition that dates back decades. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (center left) presents a jersey with No. 32, signifying that Seattle is soon to be the NHL's 32nd active franchise. The NHL Board of Governors announced the expansion Tuesday. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Even rappelling from the rafters of the Philadelphia Flyers' arena, swinging to the tender tuneful power of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," Gritty can see you. He can see your soul. Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images hide caption

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Sports commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick waves to fans as he is presented with a jersey by the New Jersey Devils in 2012. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

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From 'Squirt' To 'Squib,' Mike 'Doc' Emrick's Verbal Mastery Makes Hockey More Vibrant

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The Golden Knights' mascot takes up his sword before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. Vegas would go on to win that game against the Washington Capitals — but not before the mascot fought a sweat-drenched duel with a sad-sack stand-in for the Caps. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind That Bonkers Golden Knights Pregame Show: 'We Threw Everything On The Wall'

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Marc-Andre Fleury, winner of multiple Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins, had been cast off to Vegas when a younger player took his spot as starting goalie. Now in goal for the Golden Knights, he's four wins away from adding his name yet again to the Cup. Jason Halstead/Getty Images hide caption

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Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins looks on during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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The Kunlun Red Stars, China's hockey team, warm up before a game. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Chinese Fans Are Slow To Warm Up To Ice Hockey

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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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Sports commentator Mike "Doc" Emrick waves to fans as he is presented with a jersey by the New Jersey Devils in 2012. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

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Hockey's Doc Emrick And His 153 Verbs

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