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N.H.L.’s Olympic Absence Opens Up a Russian Power Play

N.H.L.’s Olympic Absence Opens Up a Russian Power Play

Vadim Shipachyov, left, after scoring for Russia against Finland at the World Cup of Hockey last year in Toronto. Shipachyov plays in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, which is attempting to expand
Canada Today: Miracle Babies, Trudeau Fashion and La Meute

Canada Today: Miracle Babies, Trudeau Fashion and La Meute

Elzire Dionne with her quintuplets shortly after they were born in Corbeil, Ontario, on May 28, 1934.
Around the N.H.L., a Wealth of Knowledge Is Just an Usher Away

Around the N.H.L., a Wealth of Knowledge Is Just an Usher Away

Deloris Watts, 72, chats with a fan before a Blackhawks game at the United Center in Chicago. Watts has worked at the arena for 23 years.
On Olympics: A Body Blow the Winter Olympics Didn’t Need

On Olympics: A Body Blow the Winter Olympics Didn’t Need

The Olympic rings at Gangneung Olympic Park in South Korea. Pyeongchang, about an hour’s drive from Gangneung, will host the 2018 Winter Games.
N.H.L.’s Olympics Stance Leaves Players Cold

N.H.L.’s Olympics Stance Leaves Players Cold

Alex Ovechkin competed for Russia in the World Cup of Hockey last year and has said he intends to play for his country in next year’s Olympics.
N.H.L. Says Its Players Will Not Participate in 2018 Winter Olympics

N.H.L. Says Its Players Will Not Participate in 2018 Winter Olympics

Canadian players after defeating Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever

How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever

The Seattle Metropolitans became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917, earning the city its first major sports championship.
Sports Briefing: Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson Cruise at Match Play

Sports Briefing: Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson Cruise at Match Play

Manchester City’s Carli Lloyd during the first leg of a Women’s Champions League quarterfinal in Denmark.
Lightning 3, Rangers 2: Lightning Edge the Rangers at the Garden

Lightning 3, Rangers 2: Lightning Edge the Rangers at the Garden

Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning scoring the winner in the third period on Monday against Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta.
Sports Briefing: Katie Lou Samuelson Leads UConn Women to Conference Title

Sports Briefing: Katie Lou Samuelson Leads UConn Women to Conference Title

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, right, with his teammates on Monday after giving Chelsea a 2-0 lead on West Ham.
PETA Condemns N.H.L.’s Use of Real Penguins in Pittsburgh Pregame Show

PETA Condemns N.H.L.’s Use of Real Penguins in Pittsburgh Pregame Show

Penguins — the animals, not the hockey players — at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh before the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game on Saturday.
N.H.L. Clubs, Meet Your Toughest Foe: The Schedule

N.H.L. Clubs, Meet Your Toughest Foe: The Schedule

San Jose’s Tomas Hertl. Sharks Coach Peter DeBoer says player fatigue has led to more mistakes this year, and more goals.
South Korea, Next Olympics Host, Went Shopping in North America to Build Its Hockey Teams

South Korea, Next Olympics Host, Went Shopping in North America to Build Its Hockey Teams

High 1 players Michael Swift, left, a Canadian native, and Tyler Brickler, originally from Chicago, along with a South Korean player, Kim Geon-woo, preparing for a game in Goyang, South Korea, last
Wild Hire a Top Fixer, and the Result Is Hard to Argue With

Wild Hire a Top Fixer, and the Result Is Hard to Argue With

Under Coach Bruce Boudreau, the Wild already have more wins than they had last season and are on track for one of their best regular-season records.
Sporting: The Loneliness of the Hockey Scout

Sporting: The Loneliness of the Hockey Scout

A scout at a game between the Mississauga Steelheads and the Kingston Frontenacs in Toronto.
Sports of The Times: The N.H.L.’s Problem With Science

Sports of The Times: The N.H.L.’s Problem With Science

N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman during All-Star Weekend. He is seeking more information on C.T.E.
Sports of The Times: The N.H.L.’s Problem With Science

Sports of The Times: The N.H.L.’s Problem With Science

N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman during All-Star Weekend. He is seeking more information on C.T.E.
The Women Blazing a Trail Into Ice Hockey

The Women Blazing a Trail Into Ice Hockey

Brittany Miller, Boston University’s director of hockey operations, at a practice. She and Theresa Feaster of Providence College are the first women hired as full-time staff members for Division I
N.H.L., Wary of 2018 Olympic Games, Meets With I.O.C.

N.H.L., Wary of 2018 Olympic Games, Meets With I.O.C.

John Tavares, the Islanders captain, played for Canada at the 2014 Winter Games. N.H.L. players have expressed a desire to play at the 2018 Games, but the league’s owners have doubts.
N.H.L. Goalies Face Growing Offense and Shrinking Pants

N.H.L. Goalies Face Growing Offense and Shrinking Pants

Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, shown before the N.H.L. All-Star tournament, said, “To have an equipment change midseason, I think, is crazy, especially in the goaltending position.”