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Tampa Bay Lighting are headed for the Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the 2015 Stanley Cup showdown after defeating the New York Rangers Friday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference championship.

The Bolts won the tie-breaker 2-0.

Click here for the Stanley Cup Final schedule. 

Photos: NHL All Star Weekend

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Soldier surprises family at hockey game, meets son for first time

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Soldier family reunions never get old, especially during the holiday season, and that's especially true when the soldier meets his child for the first time. 

That's exactly what happened at a recent Anaheim Ducks game. 

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Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vandenberg's wife Patricia and the couple's two children thought they were going to see each other thanks to a scoreboard video link.  But the family and the crowd were disappointed when there were apparent technical difficulties, KTLA reports.  

Watch what happens next.

The Vandenbergs have a 17-month-old son Robert and their newborn son Travis.  And the homecoming that surely brought many to tears was the first time the sergeant ever held Travis and the first time he has seen his wife and their other son in nearly a year.  

Vandenberg was deployed to Afghanistan in February.

Canadian hockey fans finish US national anthem after technical glitch

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Canadian hockey fans sprang to the rescue of the United States' National Anthem Tuesday night when a technical glitch caused the microphone to cut out midway through the song.

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Without missing a beat, Toronto Maple Leaf fans picked up "The Star Spangled Banner" right where the featured singer had left off, followed by cheers from the entire arena.

The fans went on to sing "O Canada" afterward.

The Nashville Predators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs last night, but it's safe to say the brotherly love remains strong.

Inspiring story behind adorable fist-bumping hockey fan's viral video

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He is just the cutest little boy who has been through so much, but he is Boston Strong and looks to the Bruins for inspiration. You may have seen him in a viral video, that has well over 355,000 hits, and counting!

Eight-year-old Liam Fitzgerald is a huge hockey fan and would rather watchthe Bruins play than cartoons. On any given day, he can be found watching highlights on his iPad.

Last Halloween, he dressed up as his favorite player Adam McQuaid. McQuaid noticed, and it led to Liam sitting on the Bruins' bench during Tuesday's home-game against the Florida Panthers. 

He even got to meet Patrice Bergeron before the game started, and then something really special happened. As the players were leaving the ice at the end of warm-ups, Liam decided to stick his fist out at the players and got a fist bump back from each and every one of them.

At one point, Liam even adorably shakes his hand out of pain. He even got a pat on the head from Daniel Paille.

The video of all this happening was captured by the Bruins and has gone viral.

Liam's dad Bill was thrilled for his son and told MyFoxBoston, "What is most heart warming is resoundingly people just see him and enjoy seeing him and they enjoy the emotion, and it makes them feel good for the rest of the day."

He went on to say that it was so special to his family because Liam has been through multiple challenges in his short life. He has down syndrome and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 4.

He's now cancer free, but his family hasn't forgotten the overwhelming pain they watched their son go through. So to now be able to go back and watch over and over again an eight year old's moment of pure bliss is something irreplaceable for them.

"We just take it one day at a time. We never thought when we had Liam we'd have this kind of attention, we never thought we'd have the personality and the joy, so honestly, we're just along for the ride," Bill said. 

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A Look Back: USA-Canada hockey rivalry

NHL sued by former players over head injuries

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First the National Football League, and now the National Hockey League. Ten former NHL players have filed a class-action lawsuit against the league for failing to protect players from head-related injuries. 

The complaint claims the NHL actively and purposefully concealed the severe risks associated with head injuries sustained from body checking and fights that can lead to brain impairment down the road. (ESPN)

It reads: "Many of the players, including Plaintiffs, sustained repetitive brain injuries while in the NHL and now suffer from latent or manifest neuro-degenerative disorders or diseases, all of which, in whole or in part, were caused by the NHL’s acts and/or omissions.” (Via New York Daily News)

The lawsuit mirrors legal action take by more than 4,500 former pro football players against the National Football League. 

That lawsuit, which contained similar language about the NFL failing to warn players about the long-term dangers of repeated head hits, ended in August after the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle the hundreds of cases. (Via PBS)

ESPN explains the NHL lawsuit " ... accuses the league of promoting a 'culture of violence,' in which players are praised for their fighting and 'head-hunting' skills."

And the attorney for the players says the league's refusal to outlaw "bare-knuckle fighting and body-checking" is at the center of the problem. (Via NESN)

"Instead, the NHL prefers to continue employing and glorifying 'enforcers,' players whose primary role is to fight and violently body-check opposing players." (Via USA Today)

The NHL says they're aware of the legal action, and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly released this statement on behalf of the league.

" ... we are completely satisfied with the responsible manner in which the League and the Players' Association have managed Player safety over time, including with respect to head injuries and concussions.  We intend to defend the case vigorously and have no further comment at this time." (Via SB Nation)

The lawsuit involves players who in the league during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, including Rick Vaive, Gary Leeman and Curt Bennett. The NHL did not institute a concussion program until 1997 and did not start enforcing strict concussion protocols until 2011. 

- See more at newsy.com.  http://www.newsy.com/videos/nhl-sued-by-former-players-over-head-injuries/#sthash.pcM9SkhT.dpuf

 

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