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The Daily: Pens’ Playoff Streak Over; Gordie Howe Items For Sale




Gordie Howe’s family is putting up about 450 of the late NHL legend’s memorabilia up for auction to benefit the Howe charitable foundation.

“Mom and dad always gave back,” his son, Mark, told Dave Stubbs of “The four children — Murray, Marty, Cathy and myself — talked with dad years ago and we decided that all this stuff was going to go into the Howe Foundation and that any money raised from the sale of any of it would go to charity. Our goal as a family is to give back. We want to do what mom and dad taught us — to do the right thing and help others.”

The auction, which also includes donations from Mark and Marty Howe, will run through April 25 at

The Gordie Howe Foundation was created by Gordie and wife, Colleen, to provide funding for underprivileged children to experience the passion and educational lessons of playing sports.

Items being auctioned include the stick and puck Howe used to score his 801st and final regular-season goal; that puck and the puck of his final Stanley Cup Playoff goal, plaque-mounted in 1980; game-used equipment; Howe’s 2010 Vancouver Olympic torch and tracksuit; original Peanuts comic-strip artwork, and several NHL trophies and awards.

Mark and Marty Howe have donated their WHA Avco Cup championship trophies and rings, a Rolex watch, milestone and commemorative plaques, a silver platter and game-used items.


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The Red Wings (35-36-10) close out their season tonight with a road game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With 80 points, the Red Wings are already having their best season since 2015-16 when the team posted 93 points and made the playoffs. Dylan Larkin is expected to be back in the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with an injury. Larkin (32-47-79 in 79 games played) is one point away from reaching the 80-point mark for the first time in his NHL career. If he gets that point, he would be the first Red Wings skater to record 80 points in a single season since Henrik Zetterberg reached that total in 2010-11 (24-56-80 in 80 GP)

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Philadelphia: Sam Carchidi writes that the new Flyers has to improve the special teams to turn around this franchise. Philadelphia Flyers.

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Vegas: Laurent Broissoit? Jonathan Quick? Who starts Game 1 for the Vegas Golden Knights?