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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 27: Aaron Ekblad is selected first overall by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panthers Take Ekblad With No. 1 Pick In NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers have selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft.

06/27/2014

Head Coach Gerard Gallant of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks on during their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks on February 6, 2006 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada.  The Canucks defeated the Blue Jackets 7-4.  (Source: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers Introduce Gerard Gallant As New Head Coach

The Florida Panthers search for a new head coach has come to an end. Gerard Gallant was introduced as the Panthers new coach during a press conference at the BB&T Center on Monday morning.

06/23/2014

MISSISSAUGA, CANADA - MAY 29: Head Coach Gerard Gallant of the Saint John Sea Dogs questions a play against the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in the 2011 CHL Mastercard Memorial Cup final on May 29, 2011 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Canada. The Sea Dogs defeated the Majors 3-1 to win the Memorial Cup. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Panthers Hire Gerard Gallant As Coach

Gallant was hired Saturday to coach the Panthers, a move that reunites him with Huberdeau, a young forward who is considered one of the franchise’s biggest keys to rebuilding.

06/21/2014

Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Defeat Rangers In Double OT To Win Stanley Cup

Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

06/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Derek Dorsett #15 of the New York Rangers during the second period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Quick Pushes Kings To Brink Of Stanley Cup

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

06/09/2014

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Lightning Sign Ondrej Palat To Three Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract.

06/09/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

A detailed view of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final Logo during Media Day at Staples Center on June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers And Kings Set To Begin Stanley Cup Finals

The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings will begin the Stanley Cup Finals

06/04/2014

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5 Things Blackhawks Fans Are Saying About Thrilling Game 7 Loss

Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.

06/02/2014

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Longest Suspensions In Sports History

With the recent season-long suspension of Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington making news, let’s take a look at other hefty player suspensions throughout the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.

05/30/2014

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