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.
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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.
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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.
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Scott Foster, an accountant who plays in an amateur recreational hockey league, was suddenly called in as an emergency backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
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The Chicago Blackhawks mob Brent Seabrook after his game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins in overtime of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night in Boston.
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.
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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.
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