NHL 2017 playoffs

Stars and Stripes prominent behind Stanley Cup Final benches

Stars and Stripes will be front and center standing behind the benches when the Stanley Cup Final begins in Pittsburgh on Monday.
In a sport dominated by Canadian coaches through the history of the game, American-born head coaches have been a rarity. It’s even more rare for one to have been the head coach of a Stanley Cup winning team.
Two American coaches facing off against each other in a Stanley Cup Final? Never happened.
Until now. When the puck drops at PPG Paints Center in Pittsburgh for Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final both respective coaches born in the U.S.A – Peter Laviolette for...


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