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Barry Trotz beginning to change culture for New York Islanders

Barry Trotz is beginning to change the culture for the Islanders like he did with the Capitals before winning the Stanley Cup. New York’s first-year coach has implemented the off-ice …


Here they go again: Panthers hoping for late-season surge

The Florida Panthers are hoping for deja vu. Sort of. A year ago, the Panthers shook off a disastrous start to the season and caught fire after the All-Star break …


Bruins look to stay healthy after mid-winter break

The Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy. Forward Joakim Nordstrom is recovering from a fractured lower leg bone. Goaltender Tuukka Rask is out with a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

NHL capsules: Ducks beat Devils 3-2 for 2nd straight win after record skid

John Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another, helping the sending the new-look Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 …


NHL roundup: Islanders beat Capitals 2-0 in Barry Trotz’s return to Washington

Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals, Thomas Greiss made 19 saves and the New York Islanders beat the Capitals 2-0 on Friday night in Barry Trotz’s return to …


NHL capsules: Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the …


NHL roundup: Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3

Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.


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 …