The Chicago police said more than two million people turned out to celebrate the Blackhawks Stanley Cup win. Fans clad in the team s colors red and black started streaming into the city early Friday and by midmorning were lined up along the parade route. Later fans streamed into Grant Park where a huge throng waited for players to speak.
Commissioner Gary Bettman will try to close a deal Monday allowing N.H.L. players to compete in the Sochi Olympics next winter. He said the league would meet in New York with the players association the International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. (AP)
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Coach Todd Richards to a one year contract extension through the 2014 15 season. Richards 46 has a record of 42 38 9 in his 99 games with the Blue Jackets. (AP)