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NHL roundup: Valtteri Filppula’s OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1

Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.


Rick Nash retires at 34 because of effects of concussion

Rick Nash has decided to retire at 34 because of unresolved symptoms from a concussion he suffered in March. Agent Joe Resnick says Nash decided under advice from doctors that …


Eastern Washington club hockey team gives players chance to compete, succeed at high level

After this season, goalie Tyler O’Donnell knows that this is about it for his hockey career.


NHL roundup: Filip Forsberg lifts Predators past Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT

Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Commissioner Gary Bettman: Seattle will host NHL draft and All-Star weekend

The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has promised …


NHL roundup: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Brayden Point help Lightning beat Blue Jackets 4-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when …


Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating U.S. 3-2

Kaapo Kakko scored with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Full-strength Spokane Chiefs show no rust in 4-1 win over Kamloops

For the first time all season, the Spokane Chiefs iced a full lineup, and it showed.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs dumped on annual New Year’s Eve date with Tri-City

Parker AuCoin scored two short-handed goals and the Tri-City Americans topped the Spokane Chiefs 6-1 in the teams’ annual New Year’s Eve matchup at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Norman Chad: Making sports better with New Year’s revolutions, not resolutions

We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s last-second goal lifts Chiefs over rival Americans

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans skated at a fast, sometimes erratic pace during the course of Saturday’s tilt in front of 8,010 spectators at the Arena. But it was …


NHL roundup: Phillip Danault records hat trick as Canadiens defeat Vegas 4-3

Phillip Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday.


NHL capsules: Phil Kessel scores in OT, Penguins beat Kings 4-3

Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal at 3:59 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.


NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin nets 2nd straight hat trick, Caps top ‘Canes in SO

Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Goaltender Bailey Brkin stands up to challenge as Chiefs defeat first-place Everett

The Spokane Chiefs came into Wednesday’s game without three top players in Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith and Filip Kral – all of whom are with their respective World Junior Championship …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

NHL capsules: Tomas Nosek lifts surging Golden Knights over Islanders, 3-2

Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night.


NHL Capsules: Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1

Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg’s three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ Teddy Bear Toss breaks record for second year in a row

Teddy bears rained down on the ice like confetti Saturday during the Spokane Chiefs’ annual teddy bear toss. The team scored their first goal just after the beginning of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

Chiefs’ rally falls short in 4-2 loss to Silvertips

Sean Richards scored an empty-net goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in the game as the Everett Silvertips held off the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 in Western Hockey League action …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: When the NHL comes to Seattle, don’t expect Vegas Golden Knights-level success immediately

If there was a better sports story this year than the Vegas Golden Knights, nobody told me about it. A first-year expansion team wins 51 games before soaring to the …


Grip on Sports: In a world that is constantly changing, Gonzaga has been remarkably consistent against UW

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one constant in life – and in college basketball. That constant is there is no constant. Everything changes. Heck, there was a time …


Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

Fans at a downtown Seattle bar erupted with cheers following the announcement that the city was being awarded the 32nd NHL franchise. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan took a bit of …


When? Where? Name? A look at Seattle’s NHL expansion team

The NHL will make the Emerald City the home for its 32nd franchise after Seattle’s expansion bid was approved by the league’s Board of Governors. A rundown of things to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Seattle awarded the 32nd NHL franchise for 2021-22 season; here’s how area hockey experts say Spokane will be affected

There is an NHL team for Washington kids to call their own. Starting in three years, the yet-to-be named Seattle franchise will play in the NHL, and area hockey figures …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

The National Hockey League is expanding to Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors has unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league’s 32nd franchise. Play will begin in 2021 after arena …


NHL Board of Governors to vote Tuesday on Seattle expansion

Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11 p.m.

Everett rallies, knocks off Spokane 5-4 in OT

Connor Dewar scored on a breakaway in overtime, and the Everett Silvertips overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 Friday at Angel of the Wind Arena.


NHL roundup: Lightning end Sabres’ winning streak at 10 games

Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres’ franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.


NHL roundup: Auston Matthews stars in return, Maple Leafs beat Sharks 5-3

Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return from a left shoulder injury that sidelined him a month and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose …