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One Canceled Flight Upends the N.W.H.L. Playoffs

Last weekend, the Metropolitan Riveters nearly re-enacted “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” trying to reach their semifinal game of the National Women’s Hockey League playoffs. The Riveters dealt with predawn alarms; being momentarily stranded in Charlotte, N.C.; and losing most of their equipment. The game, against the Minnesota Whitecaps in St. …

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Why N.H.L. Player Duncan Keith Calls Himself a Biohacker

Duncan Keith, 35, is a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe Trophy winner, who recently played his 1,000th professional hockey game, all with the Chicago Blackhawks. A small-town guy at heart, he splits his time between Chicago and Penticton, British Columbia, where he grew up. He took a moment …

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A Women’s Hockey Star Emerges Again at Home in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Whitecaps, the newest and possibly best team in the National Women’s Hockey League, occasionally practice in an arena that is the closest thing to a women’s hockey museum in this hockey-loving state. Ridder Arena, home of the University of Minnesota women’s team, features sprawling murals high …

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Rangers Trade Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets

The Rangers continued their rebuilding effort Monday by sending center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets for Brendan Lemieux, a first-round pick in the 2019 N.H.L. draft and a conditional selection. The 26-year-old Hayes, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, has 14 goals and 28 assists in …

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Capitals Down Rangers and Pull Closer to Islanders

WASHINGTON — How badly did Evgeny Kuznetsov want to win on Sunday? He was even willing to get in Alex Ovechkin’s way. Kuznetsov scored at 4 minutes 20 seconds of overtime, just beating his star teammate’s stick to the puck, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Rangers, 6-5, in their …

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