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Forever ‘Mr. Hockey’: A video tribute to the legendary Gordie Howe


The hockey world remembered Gordie Howe on Sunday with a video tribute before the beginning of the second period in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Known as Mr. Hockey, Howe passed away Friday at the age of 88.

Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks also wore special No. 9 decals on their helmets during warm-up prior to the beginning of Game 6.

Video: Sharks’ Karlsson limps off the ice after awkward into boards … and eventually returns

San Jose Sharks forward Melker Karlsson limped off the ice and to the dressing room after an awkward fall into the end boards as he chased the puck in the Pittsburgh Penguins zone.

Karlsson appeared to lose an edge as he went toward the boards with Penguins’ defenseman Olli Maatta, doing the splits as he fell into the boards. Karlsson was in immediate pain, and needed the assistance of a trainer as he left the ice.

But he did return before the opening period ended.

For the Sharks, already without Tomas Hertl, that could’ve potentially been a key loss of one of their better depth forwards. Karlsson has two goals and three points in the last two games, including the winner in Game 5.

Sharks, Penguins honor Gordie Howe

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks and visiting Pittsburgh Penguins will honor the late Gordie Howe on Sunday, as the teams meet in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Howe passed away Friday at the age of 88.

Since his passing, tributes have been coming in for the legend known as Mr. Hockey. On Sunday, players for both teams will wear a No. 9 decal on their helmets during the pre-game warm-up, in honor of Howe.


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WATCH LIVE: Stanley Cup Final Game 6 – Penguins at Sharks

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 09: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks battle for the puck during the third period in Game Five of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on June 9, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have another opportunity to clinch their second Stanley Cup in eight years with a win tonight. The San Jose Sharks are looking to extend the series to seven games as the two teams clash in Game 6 on Sunday at SAP Center.

You can catch the game on NBC (8 p.m. ET) or online with the NBC Sports’ Live Extra.


Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:

Hornqvist: Despite loss, Pens ‘rolled over’ Sharks in Game 5

No doubt, Justin Schultz has a new lease on life

Still no Tomas Hertl for the Sharks in Game 6

Let’s take a step back and admire Penguins’ remarkable run of trades

Don’t expect Peter DeBoer to channel Herb Brooks

Malkin: The Sharks are a ‘good team, but they were a little bit lucky’


Former Coyote Fischer gets two-year extension as Swiss national team coach

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14:  Julian Walker (2ndR) of Switzerland and his team-mates look dejected after the IIHF World Championship quaterfinal match between USA and Switzerland at CEZ Arena on May 14, 2015 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
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The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has given its national team head coach Patrick Fischer a two-year contract extension, the IIHF announced Sunday.

“To be national coach is a challenge I face with pleasure. I’m extremely motivated to continue to be head coach of this team,” said Fischer, the former Coyotes forward, in a statement.

The announcement comes a month after Switzerland placed sixth in the Group A standings with two wins — one in regulation — in seven preliminary round games at the 2016 world hockey championship.

Fischer, 40, was named coach of the Swiss national team in December, replacing Glen Hanlon, who is now GM of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants.

Fischer played 27 NHL games for the Coyotes in 2006-07, scoring four goals and 10 points.

Christian Wohlwend was also signed to a two-year contract as head coach for the Swiss U20 team.