Crosby: The kid is back in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Penguins star, Sidney Crosby, was having another great season (2010-2011) in the NHL before suffering two hits that put his career on hold and in doubt.  On January 1, 2011, Crosby sustained a hit by David Steckel of the Washington Capitals. The final blow came on January 5, 2011, when he got hit by [...]

Capitals’ Ovechkin and Green: Leaders on and off ice


WASH., D.C. — The Washington Capitals’ Captain, Alex Ovechkin, and Defenseman Mike Green are certainly known as superstars on the ice in the National Hockey League. Ovechkin is a 26 year old phenom from Moscow, Russia who took the league by storm in 2005 scoring 52 goals his first season and never less than 46 [...]

Minnesota Wild: Fighting for a good cause

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MINNESOTA — Fighting in the National Hockey League (NHL) is as common as the Minnesota Wild’s leading player scoring a point; it is a tradition that fans love and keeps the game exciting. However, the consequence of fighting can be ugly. This October, the Minnesota Wild are changing the way fans think about fighting in [...]

Flyers van Riemsdyk giving back


PHILADELPHIA — James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers forward, will provide three local-area autistic children with tickets to the home opener against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The children will enjoy the game from a catered luxury suite provided by van Riemsdyk. In addition, he will present tickets to every home [...]

Capitals: Money for amateurs, veterans

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WASH., D.C. — The Washington Capitals made news in the past week, not once but twice, with generous donations.  On Sept. 6, Washington Capitals Charities donated $25,000 to the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) as part of the John Crerar Development Grant, which promotes amateur hockey development in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  The [...]