If they dropped a hockey puck in the forest, and there was no one watching, did it really happen?
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The National Hockey League does still exist. They've got uniforms and everything. What is usually the most exciting of all postseasons in major-league sports has been even better this time around. Unfortunately, unless you are a diehard, you wouldn't know it. Last night's triple-overtime thriller didn't even make the front page of ESPN.com.
I played a little hockey in high school and then again in college. I still managed to find some rec-league matches in places I've lived. I understand that hockey is not a sport for everyone and everywhere. Where I live and work now -- Terre Haute, Ind. -- doesn't even have ice.
Still, if you've never tried watching the Stanley Cup finals, give Game 2 a shot on Saturday night. I think you'll really enjoy the action. I would hate to see hockey die from a lack of sunlight.
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