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Helene Elliott

Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times’ Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a plaque in the Hall of Fame of a major professional sport as the 2005 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Award, awarded to writers “who have brought honor to journalism and to hockey.” Elliott, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has covered 16 Olympics. She recently crossed covering Wimbledon off her bucket list.
It wasn't supposed to happen this way, but the Golden Knights are bound for the Stanley Cup Final

The first-year Vegas Golden Knights will play for the Stanley Cup, another remarkable achievement for a group that was thrown together last summer but bonded quickly and firmly and won the right to represent the NHL’s Western conference in the Cup Final.

Vegas’ latest show-stopper puts the Golden Knights one win away from a berth in Stanley Cup Final

Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night. 

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