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Buffalo Sabres Winger Patrick Kaleta is a Handy Builder


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Buffalo Sabres rightwinger Patrick Kaleta talked to SI Kids about his mini construction projects — and the super cool room he built to hold them all.

Right around the 2010 World Cup, I heard soccer star David Beckham was doing the Taj Mahal Lego set. I had broken my hand, and I figured if David Beckham can do it, there's gotta be something to it. I started off just goofing around, and ultimately it turned into a whole room in my house dedicated to Legos.

I'm not a person who can sit down and relax. At first I was curious, and it ended up being pretty good therapy for my hands, just rehabbing after breaks and surgeries. (I've had four surgeries.)
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Maxwell Surprenant

Hockey Rivals Come Together for a Good Cause at Comm Ave Classic


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When it comes to hockey rivalries, few are as intense as the one between Boston College and Boston University. So when the schools met for a game last week on the campus of BU, you knew the competition would be fierce.

BU won, 7-5. But this was one game were the score didn’t matter.

The inaugural Comm Ave Classic was about more than hockey. It was a fundraiser to benefit Compassionate Care ALS, which helps support individuals and their families affected by Amyotrophic Latreral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The event also included a silent auction, raffle, food, and an autograph session with the players.

More than $55,000 was raised for Compassionate Care ALS. Proceeds will help patients with ALS by offering emotional support and providing high quality medical equipment, said Ron Hoffman, the organization’s founder.
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Natalie Wexler

Chicago Turns Out for Blackhawks Parade


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When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday, it was their third championship in six years. But it was the first one the team won at home since 1938. So, of course, the city has been celebrating almost non-stop.

After the Hawks won, more than 40,000 people gathered in Wrigleyville at Wrigley Field to celebrate the Cup. And when the team left the United Center, the players made their way around to local restaurants to celebrate.

But the biggest party took place yesterday. A huge parade wound its way through Chicago and ended at a rally at Soldiers Field, the home of the Bears.
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Will Foster

Blackhawks Can Finally Say: The Stanley Cup is in the Building


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Where was the Stanley Cup? Game 6 of the finals had been over for several minutes, but the storied trophy was nowhere to be seen. The champion Chicago Blackhawks, fresh off their clinching 2–0 home victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, milled around on the United Center ice, waiting a little bit longer for the moment every young hockey player dreams about. 

Most years the Cup is in the building when a championship is secured, but on Monday night in Chicago it was not. Severe storms had swept through the city earlier in the day, causing weather-related traffic issues that reportedly delayed the trophy’s arrival at the United Center. 

As time ran out in Game 6, the Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the playoffs MVP, were still on their way to the arena. 

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Blackhawks Win Third Stanley Cup in Six Years!


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CHICAGO (AP) — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup finals.

The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making.

Duncan Keith scored in the second period and directed a dominant defense that shut down Tampa Bay's high-scoring attack, and the Blackhawks beat the Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 on Monday night for their third NHL title in the past six seasons.

"It doesn't feel real right now. It's unbelievable," captain Jonathan Toews said. "Feels like a dream. Every time we do it, it gets better and better. It's an amazing feeling."
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Alex Killorn Scores Goal of the Year in Lightning's Game 1 Loss

  • Puckhead
  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • June 4, 2015, 10:01 AM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Game 1 last night, 2-1, after the Chicago Blackhawks scored twice in 1:58 late in the third period. That kind of loss hurts — especially when the Lightning’s lone goal was quite possibly the goal of the year.

Alex Killorn put the puck behind Hawks goalie Corey Crawford in the first period with such sick skill that it’s mind boggling that it actually happened:
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Natalie Wexler

Six Reasons Why the Chicago Blackhawks Will Win the Stanley Cup


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Tonight, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off the Stanley Cup Finals at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. It’s been a long and difficult road to get to where they are now — including both teams winning tough Game 7s in the Conference Finals.

The Blackhawks and Lightning are the best of the best this season, but only one team can hoist the Cup. And in 2015, it’s going to be Chicago. Here are the six reasons I think the Blackhawks will defeat the Lighting in six games to win their third Stanley Cup in six years.
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