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Langenbrunner Retires After 16 Years, 2 Titles

Jamie Langenbrunner has retired after a 16-year NHL career in which he won two Stanley Cups. The 38-year-old right wing from Cloquet, Minn., played for Dallas, New Jersey and St. Louis. He won NHL titles with Dallas in 1999 and New Jersey in 2003. He was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1998 and 2010. Langenbrunner announced his retirement Wednesday in a statement by the NHL Players Association, thanking coaches and teammates for “helping a kid from Minnesota enjoy a long, fulfilling hockey career.”

01/15/2014

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Stanley Cup & Aunt Vs. Aunt

With the Basilica Block Party rolling into town this weekend, Kristin from Minneapolis wanted to know: Where does the term Rock ‘n Roll come from?

07/12/2013

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Stanley Cup Back In Minnesota … For 24 Hours

Hockey fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to sneak a peek at the sport’s “Holy Grail” on Thursday and Friday. As is tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team gets to take the famous trophy home for 24 hours, and this is Nick Leddy’s day.

07/11/2013

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Blackhawks Stage Late Rally To Win Stanley Cup

An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Blackhawks struck quickly to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night for their second NHL championship in four seasons.

06/24/2013

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Kings Need To Score More To Beat Blackhawks

After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what’s missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.

05/31/2013

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Blackhawks Looking To Put Away Wild

It’s been three years since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, and they haven’t made it past the opening round in the playoffs since that run.

05/08/2013

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Wild’s Wes Walz On WCCO With Game Four Preview

Veteran hockey player and broadcaster Wes Walz talked Wild playoff hockey with Dave Lee Tuesday on the WCCO Morning News.

05/07/2013

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NHL Playoff Preview With Wild GM Fletcher

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher shared a preview of the NHL playoffs with Dave Lee Tuesday on the WCCO Morning News.

04/30/2013

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Wild Relying On Rupp’s Playoff Wisdom

Mike Rupp showed up for the Wild’s first playoff practice Monday with a new look. Call it a new take on the playoff beard.

04/29/2013

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Blackhawks Wary Of Wild Ahead Of Playoff Series

For all their accomplishments so far — the record-breaking start, the Presidents’ Trophy, the individual honors — the Chicago Blackhawks know this is the time of year that will define their season.

04/29/2013

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Elk River’s New Coach Drank From The Stanley Cup

In Minnesota, it’s not uncommon to see former NHL players now coaching. That’s the case this season at Elk River.

01/04/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 1/4

If you missed High School Sports Rally Friday night, we’ve got you covered. In the videos below you’ll find our featured basketball game — Osseo vs. Maple Grove –, loads of winter sports highlights, a profile on Elk River hockey coach Gordie Roberts, and an answer to the question: What did Vikings stars Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder do in their high school sports careers?

01/04/2013

On June 9, an overtime shot by Patrick Kane won the Chicago Blackhawks their first championship in nearly four decades in a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Meet The Stanley Cup’s Travel Buddy, Phil Pritchard

Phil Pritchard is the curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame, but hockey loyalists know him better as the man who travels around with the Stanley Cup.

07/26/2012

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John Williams Video Smackdown For 6-12!

Dad wins the Stanley Cup, but his daughter steals the show, vs. THE NEW CHAMP! Clumsy TV Reporter. Vote now in today’s Video Smackdown!

06/12/2012

The Kings' Jeff Carter celebrates his second-period goal during Los Angeles' 6-1 win over the Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Kings won their first cup in their 45-year existence. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nightmare End For Devils As Kings Earn Their Crown With Game 6 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.

06/12/2012

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Never-Say-Die Devils Believing They Can Pull Off The (Nearly) Impossible

Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.

06/08/2012

The Devils' Adam Henrique, right, celebrates after giving New Jersey a 2-1 third-period lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles on June 6, 2012. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils Come Alive In 3rd, Force Kings Fans To Put Away The Brooms

Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/07/2012

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What Pressure? Devils Rookie Henrique Continues To Dazzle On Big Stage

After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.

06/07/2012

The Kings’ Dwight King, left, puts a shot under the leg pad of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the second period of Game 3 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils’ Stanley Cup Dreams All But Gone After Kings’ Game 3 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from putting a Hollywood ending on one of the most spectacular playoff runs in NHL history.

06/05/2012

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Devils’ Kovalchuk: ‘We’ll Be A Desperate Team In Game 4’

Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one – the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs – did it in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/05/2012

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Goodbye, Home-Ice Advantage: Devils Head To Game 2 In Early 1-0 Hole

The Devils had plenty of chances to score on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but they cashed in only one in their 2-1 overtime loss Wednesday night.

05/31/2012

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Almost Lost For Season, Travis Zajac Helping Fuel Devils’ Run

Most of the talk about the Devils and their run to the Stanley Cup finals has focused on Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Peter DeBoer. The guy who tends to get lost in all the talk is Travis Zajac.

05/29/2012

The Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates with teammate David Clarkson after scoring in the first period period of Game 6 against the visiting Rangers on May 25, 2012. New Jersey went on to win 3-2 in overtime and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Exorcise ’94 Demons, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals For 5th Time

Adam Henrique scored off a wild scramble in front at 1:03 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 2003.

05/26/2012

The Devils' Ryan Carter, center, celebrates his third period goal with Stephen Gionta as the Rangers' Brad Richards, right, reacts late in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 23, 2012.. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Garden Goes Silent As Devils, Despite Being Outplayed, Stun Rangers In Game 5

Ryan Carter snapped a tie with 4:24 left, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers after blowing a three-goal lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.

05/24/2012

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Devils, 1 Win Away, Out To End ’94 Talk Once And For All

The comparisons to 1994 were apparent before this series even started — now it’s reaching a crescendo. All that’s missing is a guarantee from the Rangers captain.

05/24/2012

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