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NHL roundup: Stars clinch playoff spot; Canes get big win

The Dallas Stars clinched their first trip to the playoffs in three years Tuesday night, getting two goals and two assists from Alexander Radulov in a 6-2 victory over the …

Red Wings, coach Jeff Blashill agree on 2-year contract extension

The Detroit Red Wings and coach Jeff Blashill have agreed on a two-year contract extension. The 45-year-old Blashill is in his fourth season as coach of the storied franchise, which …

UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs net 10 goals, thump rival Tri-City to close out regular season

Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.

NHL roundup: Sergei Bobrovsky shuts down Hurricanes as Blue Jackets win 3-0

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 46 shots – including 22 in the second period – to get his sixth shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes …

Jake McGrew’s hat trick helps Chiefs move closer to second place in division

Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.

NHL roundup: Blackhawks deny Maple Leafs’ comeback, hold on for 5-4 win

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Chiefs waste two 3-goal leads before beating Rockets 6-5 in OT

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored a goal 34 seconds into overtime and the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday after blowing a …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Kamloops starts fast, routs Chiefs 5-1

Orrin Centazzo and Connor Zary scored two goals apiece, and the Kamloops Blazers beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Tuesday night at Sandman Centre.

UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

NHL roundup: Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak with 4-2 win

Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss since January with a 4-2 victory on Sunday …

NHL roundup: Sharks beat Blues 3-2 in OT to take Western Conference lead

Kevin Labanc scored at 3:21 of overtime, Timo Meier had two goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday to take the Western Conference …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs breeze by Western Conference power Vancouver 4-1

If the Spokane Chiefs needed a barometer to see if they could play with the top teams in the league, Friday’s 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in front of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs need strong finish to catch second-place Portland ahead of WHL playoffs

With their spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs secured, the Spokane Chiefs will play a pair of home games this weekend hoping to do what they can to catch …

NHL roundup: Braden Holtby gets 250th win, Capitals beat Flyers 5-3

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Around the NHL: Recent Cup champs show small trades can make big difference

Recent Stanley Cup champions show some of the more minor moves made at the NHL trade deadline can have a big impact. Washington, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Nashville are among the …

NHL roundup: Nikita Kucherov reaches points milestone, Lightning roll past Jets

Nikita Kucherov tied the Lightning’s single-season points record with a pair of assists to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Ted Lindsay dies at 93

Ted Lindsay, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound tough guy who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings’ famed “Production Line” of the 1950s, died Monday at the age of 93 …

NHL roundup: Capitals rebound from 2-goal deficit, beat Senators 7-2

The reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals spotted the NHL-worst Ottawa Senators an early two-goal lead before turning things around with the help of a pair of second-period scores from …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin’s milestone goal leads Capitals past Leafs, 3-2

Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.

NHL roundup: Patrick Kane scores 2, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT

Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

NHL roundup: J.T. Miller leads Lightning past Flyers for seventh straight win

J.T. Miller had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning used a fast start to win their seventh straight, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Setting goals: James Porter’s path takes him from a reservation in North Idaho to the ice arenas of the WHL

James Porter has found a second home on the ice in Canada

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Chiefs’ four-game winning streak comes to end against Vancouver

Special teams provided the difference in a matchup of the two hottest teams in the WHL’s Western Conference on Friday night.

NHL roundup: Jaroslav Halak helps Bruins blank Ducks 3-0

Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

NHL roundup: Thomas Greiss, Casey Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets

Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night.

NHL roundup: Kevin Boyle gets shutout, Ducks top Canucks 1-0 in Bob Murray’s debut

Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray’s first game as interim …

NHL roundup: Bruins beat Chicago 6-3, snap Blackhawks’ 7-game win streak

David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday …

NHL roundup: Capitals beat struggling Avalanche 4-3 in overtime

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat Colorado 4-3 on Thursday night to hand struggling Avalanche their fifth consecutive loss.

NHL roundup: Rangers rally in 3rd, beat Bruins 4-3 in shootout

Tony DeAngelo scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout and the New York Rangers rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the …

NHL roundup: Patrice Bergeron scores 2 in 1,000th game, Bruins beat Islanders 3-1

Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career game with a pair of goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 1:31 p.m.

Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year, $58 million deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed star center Auston Matthews to a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $11.6 million. The former first overall draft pick is …