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Stanley Cup 2018: Vegas Golden Knights are greatest story in sport

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THE Vegas Golden Knights have moved within sight of making National Hockey League history, completing a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their debut season.

A deflected goal in the second period from Ryan Reaves clinched a 2-1 victory for the Knights, who were written off as 500/1 no-hopers before the start of season but who could now become the first expansion team ever to win the Stanley Cup at the first attempt.

Barely a year ago the team’s roster had not been assembled, and the franchise compiled their squad from players who had mostly been overlooked or discarded by other franchises.

The hodgepodge nature of the team has led to players from the franchise cheerfully referring to themselves as the “Golden Misfits”, but they have hardly put a foot wrong through their debut campaign, which began just a week after a mass hooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left 58 people dead.



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Mighty Ducks cast members hit ice for NHL reunion

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Quack, quack, quack!

Some of the original Mighty Ducks hit the ice to support their namesakes from Anaheim at New York’s Nassau Coliseum at the weekend.

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson, who starred as Russ Tyler in both sequel films D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3, checked out the game on Sunday with fellow cast members Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine), Vincent LaRusso (Adam Banks) and Danny Tamberelli (Tommy Duncan), all of whom starred in the 1992 original film, and Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine (Julie “The Cat” Gaffney), who also joined the cast in the sequels.

Not that it did the visiting NHL team any good as they went down 3-0 to the Islanders.

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NHL, news: Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites says Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are “f***ing horse-s**t”, ice hockey

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Usually the worst thing a team CEO can say is that the coach has his full support.

But this NHL boss has delivered a simply stunning spray to his two best players, calling them “f***ing horse-s**t”.

The remarkable comment was part of a story on The Athletic and comes from Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites.

His ice hockey side sits fourth in its seven-team division after 38 games of the regular season; a position he and team owner Tom Gaglardi are not happy with.

Lites told The Athletic that Gaglardi texts him “WTF” five times a game.

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NHL fight, Tommy Hawk Chicago Blackhawks mascot attacked, video as fan loses fight to mascot

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Not all mascots are warm and fuzzy.

The Chicago Blackhawks released a statement after a video surfaced showing the team’s mascot, Tommy Hawk, body-slamming and punching a fan who provoked him in the concourse of the United Center one night earlier.

In the video, the man appears to try to attack the mascot, who then lifts the man into the air and slams him to the ground before landing several blows while other fans watch nearby.

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“We are gathering the facts and will have no further comment at this time, pending our investigation,” the Blackhawks said in a statement published by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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