Vote for Your Favorite Professional Hockey Team Here. Did Your Team Win?

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If you're a diehard NHL fan, you stand behind your team no matter what. Even if your favorite professional hockey team hasn't taken away a title in decades, you remain a faithful fan. There's nothing that compares to the excitement of those last moments of a close scoring hockey game... it could really go either way!

Maybe you like to enjoy hockey from the comfort of your own couch. Or maybe you like to be down there with your nose pressed against the glass and the cold rink air filling your lungs. Either way, there's always that one team you're rooting for until you lose your voice.

So you tell us-- what's your favorite professional hockey team? Give us your vote of your favorite (and least favorite) team, and check out how your team stacks up against the rest!

Washington Capitals

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Capitals have been shredding the ice since 1974. The team has been home to many all-stars throughout the years, including Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green and Braden Holtby. The team won their first Stanley Cup against the Vegas Golden Knights in 2018.

Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Penguins have been playing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 1967. The club is owned by Mario Lemieux and Ronald Burkle, who purchased the Penguins in 1999 and brought the club out of bankruptcy. The team holds 5 Stanley Cups in total.

Los Angeles Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings play at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, since their move from the suburbs in 1999. Since their founding in 1967, they've successfully tackled 2 Stanley Cup titles.

Chicago Blackhawks

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Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Blackhawks have won a remarkable six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. They are one of the Original Six NHL teams, earning them a sense of seniority. The club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

Boston Bruins

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The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. Being founded in 1924, the Bruins are the NHL's third-oldest team overall and the oldest in the United States. The team proudly has six Stanley Cups under their belt.

Detroit Red Wings

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Based in Detroit, Michigan, the Red Wings were founded in 1926, originally as the Detroit Cougars. With a total of 11 Stanley Cups, they have won the most Stanley Cup championships of any NHL franchise based in the United States. In 2017 the team relocated into the new Little Caesars Arena.

Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens are based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1909, the Canadiens are the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team worldwide. Not to mention, the team has 24 Stanley Cups in total, more than any other franchise in both the United States and Canada.

New York Rangers

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The New York Rangers play their home games at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Although their most recent Stanley Cup win was back in 1994, The Rangers were the first NHL franchise in the United States to claim one.

Toronto Maple Leafs

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Based in Toronto, Ontario, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the second most valuable franchise in the NHL, behind the Rangers. Since their founding in 1917, the team has undergone some name changes along the way. The Maple Leafs hold 13 Stanley Cup championships.

Philadelphia Flyers

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As one of two NHL teams located in Pennsylvania, the Flyers have played their home games on Broad Street since their inception.The team has had rivalries against several teams over the years, including the Rangers, Islanders, Bruins, Capitals, and Devils. They show off two Stanley Cups, although the last one was acquired in 1975.

New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders are based in the New York metropolitan area. The Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983, the seventh of eight dynasties recognized by the NHL in its history. In addition, eight former members of the Islanders have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

New Jersey Devils

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Based in Newark, New Jersey, the Devils have had a few different names since their founding 1974 in Kansas City. The Devils have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals five times, taking home three championships.