The decade is coming to an end and what is 10 years in the hockey world. Memories were made that would stand the test of time, and teams that will never be forgotten caught our attention. There were stories around every corner and trophies placed in lockers around the world.
With all the events over the last 10 years, it’s hard to settle on just 10 to look again – but we did it anyway.
Here are the top 10 top 10 sporting news hockey stories of 201.
- John Carlson wins overtime as US kills Canada for gold at the 2010 World Youth Championships.
- On the home soil, Canada captures its first gold since 2012 in the World Junior Juniors.
- Vancouver bursts into turmoil after Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle plays “Hockey Fights Cancer” night – and scores.
- The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabers play their first sporting event since the tragic events at the Boston Marathon.
- The NHL and hockey fans around the world pay tribute after the Humbolt Broncos tragedy.
- Former NHLer Craig Cunningham is back on the ice after a heart attack and leg amputation.
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10. Gritty is born
Every once again, a superstar bursts into the scene that puts the hockey world on notice. After all, Auston Matthews made four in his NHL debut. But, of course, nothing comes close to the entry of the latest NHL team mascot – Gritty.
Born in September 2018, the orange-gold creature quickly fell in the eyes of fans and critics. However, when the character began to develop, the number of their fans went beyond the roof. Now a cultural icon, Gritty brings laughter and cheer to not only Philadelphia Flyers fans but also hockey fans.
Unless, of course, you connect with the Pittsburgh Penguins:
With the Stadium Series game, the dominance of the TikTok social media platform, dressing up as Wonder Woman and the posh photo of the Kardashian fountain are just a few examples of Gritty’s fame.
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9. Over 105,000 attend the 2014 Winter Classic
The Winter Classic has been an NHL tradition since 2008, played in 11 different outdoor venues and features 11 of the league’s most official franchises. On New Year’s Day 2014, “The Big House” at the University of Michigan set an NHL record of 105,491.
Named the “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal, the 2014 Winter Classic featured the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs – the first time a Canadian team participated. The two teams were set to face each other in 2013, but the event was canceled due to the exclusion of the league. Regardless, fans flocked to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the big game that saw the Leafs win 3-2 in a shootout.
8. The jets move back to Winnipeg
Winnipeg Jeeps are today one of the leading NHL factories, but since 1996-2010, they haven’t been – technically -.
History lesson: The aircraft were created in 1972 and played in Winnipeg during the period 1995-1996 before being relocated to Phoenix and became Arizona’s current Kyivians. Then in 2011, the Atlanta Thrashers, then a powerful racing franchise, moved to Winnipeg and restored the hockey fanbase that was already north of the border.
Reception was fantastic. In fact, the team closed every game in regular season and playoffs before not making it to October 15 for the first time this year. Not only were the fans inbound, but the traditional “whiteout” for the playoffs at home made his return as well.
Heading north, the team has made the playoffs three times in eight seasons, including offers in each of the last two.
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7. T.J. “Sochie” dominates the Olympic artillery
The last time the Winter Olympics included NHL players was in Sochi in 2014. It was then that American T.J. Oshie put on a demonstration against the host nation, Russia, in an eight-member shootout that still resonates to this day.
In the first round, Oshie went five holes to Russian finisher Sergey Bobrovsky, giving the U.S the upper hand. After the first three rounds, Russia’s Oshie and Ilya Kovalchuk were the only ones to score, sending the shootout extra. In the Olympics, at the start of the extra rounds, the team that shot first now puts second. Teams are also allowed to send repeat shooters – a strategy that both teams took full advantage of.
In the fourth round, Oshie had Bobrovsky stretched out, but with the checker high.
Jonathan Quick then gave up a sunken shot to Pavel Datsyuk before Oshie, using a little luck to regain the pyramid after losing control, fell back between Russian legs.
Kovalchuk performed the second of the shot with an off-speed shot in front of the home fans. but of course, Oshie scored again in the sixth place when the sack rang out of Bobrovsky’s cross and back before making his way to the line. Round seven featured losses from Datsyuk and Oshie before the American finished off in the eighth when he threw one straight into the back of the net. Victory for the USA.
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6. Vegas Opening Season
On June 22, 2016, the NHL announced that Las Vegas would host the 31st franchise of the league.
Vegas has the strongest startup season for an expansion team in the history of North American professional sports. The “misfits” team reached the final of the Stanley Cup and fell short, losing to the Washington Capitals in a series of five games.
At one point, the Golden Knights had 500-1 odds to win the Cup before moving on to win the Western Conference.
Part of the Vegas Golden Knights story, which took place just a few days before the night. A massive shooting in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. The hashtag, #VegasStrong, quickly became the glittering battle of the newest NHL franchise. They left No. 58 on the rafters to commemorate the victims before the penalty shootout at the home opener and no player has or will ever wear the No. 58 for the Golden Knights.
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5. The Caps get their first Cup
Alex Ovechkin has consistently been one of the NHL’s top players in the league for more than 10 years – and in 2018, Ovi took his Cup.
Combining the league in 1974, the Capitals had only had one previous final appearance in the Stanley Cup in 1998, when they were ousted by the Detroit Red Wings. Then it was on to it again in 2018 and he wasn’t going to let the opportunity pass them by.
Washington, DC, had been around for a decade, but the capitals opened up the championships as the winners (MLB) and the WNBAs won titles in 2019.
After the Caps took the field against the Vegas Golden Knights, Ovechkin’s summer officially began. From sleeping, the Russian star did everything with his new friend: Stanley.
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4. The US defeated Canada to win gold
The 2018 Winter Olympics did not see NHL players participate, but there was still plenty of high-intensity hockey.
A rivalry engraved in history once again found itself on the biggest stage as the United States and Canada head into the gold-medal game at the Pyeongchang Olympics. It marked the fifth time in the last six Olympics that the two nations met in the championship. in 2006, Canada defeated Sweden.
However, competition has been dominated by Canada for many of the past two decades. As the US won gold at the inaugural event in 1998, Canada had won four in a row (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014) – but the 2018 race went to America’s most unlikely fashion.
USA. scored first in a goal with less than 30 seconds in the first period. Two minutes into the second, Canada tied the game in a batted puck and about five minutes later Canada took its first lead in a shot from the point. The United States tied the game in a breakaway with just over six minutes left in the setting that kept the dream alive.
Then, the dream came true.
In the sixth round of the penalty shootout, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson of the USA team dismissed the Canadian goalkeeper from her skates, placing the cushion softly on the back of the net. Maddie Rooney then sealed the deal with a savings at the other end and in the early hours, the US was gold again.
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3. Kane’s OT winner in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final
The checker was officially lost – twice.
For the first time, only one player knew where Pulk was – and his name was Patrick Kane.
When the black white side took Michael Leighton’s arm, only Kane reacted. In fact, the referee and watch operator lost the rubber disc’s angle as Kan began to celebrate the traditional way he wins the Stanley Cup: with gloves and sticks thrown in the air.
The drought at the Chicago Stanley Cup officially ended in 49 years, and they would continue to win two more during the decade. the first was definitely the most memorable.
So how did he miss the second time?
After the triumphant celebration, one question remained: where is the bar?
It was officially seen on the back of the network, but since then, it has been a mystery that has been investigated but has no end in sight. Where’s the ball; Who has the pulp? Why can’t anyone find the pulp? These are valid questions but those that have no answer, adding to the history of the NHL.
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2. It’s no longer Blue in St. Louis
Undoubtedly the most impressive Cinderella story in NHL history came less than a year ago.
On January 3, 2019, the St. Louis Blues finished last in the NHL rankings. On June 12, they were the first – and the Stanley Cup champions.
A miraculous run led by then-interim head coach Craig Berube and champion goalkeeper Jordan Binnington, St. Louis finished the season on a 30-10-5 run and made the playoffs as the third seed at Central.
Six games against the Winnipeg Jets, double overtime in Game 7 against the Dallas Stars and another six-game winning streak over the San Jose Sharks put the Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. Then they went ahead and gave St Louis its first Stanley Cup championship.
An important part of beautiful story was the motivation the team received from a courageous girl named Laila Anderson. Laila suffers from hemophagocytic lymphocytic (HLH) and in December, she received a message that she had received a match for a bone marrow donor. She has built a special relationship with the team and participated in all the festivities with them, including getting her own ring.
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1. “The Next” brings the “Golden Goal”
February 28, 2010.
It seems almost unfair that the top event of the decade took place just 59 days – but there is no doubt that the winner of the Sidney Crosby Overtime Game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Gold Medal deserves first place on this list.
Crosby took a pass from Jarome Iginla and put it in the back of the net, giving Canada and the world of hockey a moment that no one will forget. With his golden time, Crosby – who had already experienced success in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins – further contributed to his status as a superstar.