Racism lingers for NHL players 60 years after O'Ree landmark

FILE - In this April 25, 2012, file photo Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during overtime in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston. In 2014, then-Capitals forward Joel Ward was also the subject of racial social media posts after he scored a game-winning playoff goal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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