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Cracking Down: The NHL Has Unveiled A New Hyperbolic Penalty Box That Makes 3 Minutes Inside It Feel Like 500 Years

Hockey has a well-earned reputation as one of the most brutal major sports, and now the NHL is taking a decisive measure to promote player safety: The league has unveiled a new hyperbolic penalty box that makes three minutes inside it feel like 500 years. A penalty that lasts half a millennium for the player but only a few minutes of real time? This is going to seriously change the way the game is played. The hyperbolic penalty boxes, which were unveiled to a packed stadium at a Penguins game…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup again after late Game 6 goals

The Stanley Cup is returning to Pittsburgh after Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 95 seconds left in a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the NHLs first team in nearly two decades to repeat as champions following a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Sunday night. #StanleyCup…

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Penguins one win from second straight Stanley Cup after thrashing Predators

Six different Penguins scored as Pittsburgh overwhelmed Nashville to move within one victory of a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker both literal and proverbial from the ever resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic and repeated reminder of what makes them such a difficult out in a 6-0 demolition of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final to take a three-games-to-two lead. Pittsburgh will have a chance to become the first…

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Stanley Cup final: Penguins take 2-0 lead after comfortable win over Predators

Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased off Predators goalie Pekka Rinne Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased off Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title by beating Nashville 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night. Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh, who won for the ninth time in this years playoffs when being outshot. The Predators had…

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Stanley Cup Final: Penguins hold off Predators’ rally to draw first blood

Jake Guentzel broke a 37-minute shot drought to score the winning goal in the final minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 Jake Guentzel broke a 37-minute shot drought to score the winning goal in the final minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. The Penguins jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals by Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary and then Nick Bonino, when the puck went in off…

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Nashville Predators beat Anaheim Ducks to reach first ever Stanley Cup final

Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators magical postseason now includes the franchises first trip to the Stanley Cup final Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators magical postseason now includes the franchises first trip to the Stanley Cup final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night. The Predators, who have never won even a division title in their 19-year history, came in with the fewest points of any team…

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