‘Slap Shot’ (1977)
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Hockey movies: Our Stanley Cup runneth over

‘Slap Shot’ (1977)
“Slap Shot,” starring Paul Newman (above) as player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs, may be considered by some to be the quintessential hockey film. But there are many more. Let’s put on the foil and take a look at some beauts, eh? (By Scott Sandell) (Universal Studios)
‘Mystery, Alaska’ (1999)
Russell Crowe learned how to take a wrist shot for “Mystery, Alaska,” in which a ragtag team goes up against the New York Rangers. He joined the likes of Paul Newman and John Wayne (1937’s “Idol of the Crowds”) as big stars to lace up the skates for a role. (Rob McEwan / Hollywood Pictures Co.)
‘Miracle’ (2004)
Kurt Russell won critical praise for his portrayal of the late U.S. Olympic coach Herb Brooks, who in 1980 led a group of college players to victory over the big, bad Soviet Union team -- and lest we forget, Finland’s squad -- to win the gold medal at Lake Placid, N.Y.  (Chris Large / Disney Enterprises Inc.)
‘Strange Brew’ (1983)
Take off, eh?! Hockey and beer go together like a puck and missing teeth, so no wonder that hosers Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas (second and third from left, flanked by bad guys Paul Dooley, left, and Max Von Sydow) find themselves playing hockey in “Star Wars"-style gear at a brewery. (Shin Sugino / File Photo)
‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’ (1994)
The success of the 1992 film “The Mighty Ducks” went well beyond the box office, spawning two more films starring Emilio Estevez as coach of a “Bad News Bears"-esque youth hockey team, a TV cartoon series and a National Hockey League franchise that won the Stanley Cup championship in 2007.  (Disney )
‘Youngblood’ (1986)
Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe, left) is a hockey talent who gets into trouble trying to make it to the big leagues. He’s pressured to fight, and falls for the coach’s daughter. Luckily, he has a mentor in Patrick Swayze’s star player Derek Sutton and inspiration from a synth-driven soundtrack. (MGM/UA Entertainment )
‘The Cutting Edge’ (1992)
Hockey players and figure skaters notoriously don’t get along very well. So -- wouldn’t you know it? -- would-be champion skater Moira Kelly and would-be NHLer D.B. Sweeney have to learn how to compete together to go after Olympic pairs gold in this romantic comedy. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Getty Images)
‘The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard’ (2005)
A hockey fan’s hockey movie. Actor Roy Dupuis (center) plays Maurice “The Rocket” Richard in this true-life portrait of the struggles of a French-speaking hockey hero trying to make it in an Anglophone-led world. The Canadian film features real-life pro players in supporting roles.  (Palm Pictures)
‘The Love Guru’ (2008)
Hockey has figured in Mike Myers’ films such as “Wayne’s World” and “The Love Guru.” In the latter, the Toronto Maple Leafs are coached by Verne Troyer, left, and owned by Jessica Alba, while Manu Narayan and Myers as Guru Pitka counsel a hockey player. (George Kraychyk / Paramount Pictures)
‘MVP: Most Valuable Primate’ (2000)
“MVP’s” Jack, who is shipped off to Canada after learning sign language and apparently has a natural talent for hockey, was played by three real-life chimps.  (Diyah Pera / Keystone Pictures)
‘Sudden Death’ (1995)
The Muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme, must save a stadium full of people from explosives as the Pittsburgh Penguins compete against the Chicago Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup championship. The film was produced by Pittsburgh’s then-owner Howard Baldwin. (Eric Liebowitz / Universal Pictures)
‘The Sweater’ (1980)
Director Sheldon Cohen’s 10-minute animated film adapts a classic Canadian short story by Roch Carrier about a boy who is a rabid Montreal Canadiens fan but must deal with receiving a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater. (National Film Board of Canada)
‘Goon’ (2011)
In the brash comedy “Goon,” Seann William Scott, right, plays a lovable lunkhead who makes an unlikely rise through the ranks of hockey thanks to his fists. He eventually finds himself facing off against a crafty veteran played by Liev Schreiber. (Magnet Releasing)
‘Tooth Fairy’ (2010)
Hard-hitting minor-leaguer Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) spends a bit too much time in the penalty box, resulting in his having to serve a week as a tooth fairy. (Diyah Pera / 20th Century Fox)
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