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UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s overtime goal gives Chiefs breakthrough win against Vancouver in conference final

It wasn’t a must-win game, but it wasn’t far from one. The Spokane Chiefs, down 2-0 in the Western Conference Championship series against the Vancouver Giants, came home Tuesday looking …


NHL roundup: Sharks rally from down 3 in 3rd, beat Vegas in OT in Game 7

Barclay Goodrow scored 18:19 into overtime to send San Jose into the second round of the playoffs with a wild 5-4 win in Game 7 on Tuesday night.


Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 …


NHL Faceoff: Defending champion Caps face ‘Mr. Game 7’ and the Hurricanes

The third Game 7 of the first round of the NHL playoffs pits Washington against Carolina. The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals are counting on their experience. The Hurricanes feature …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

AP/CP survey: Players pan delay of game, goalie interference

A survey done by The Associated Press and The Canadian Press found NHL players overwhelmingly enjoy the 3-on-3 format for overtime during the regular season. The survey covered NHLPA representatives …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

NHL roundup: Blues beat Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday …


NHL Faceoff: Jake Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

The Maple Leafs are headed home for Game 6 of their first-round series against Boston. A win would give Toronto its first postseason series victory since 2004. Defenseman Jake Muzzin …


Avalanche moving on in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

The Colorado Avalanche were just happy to be in the postseason a year ago. They expected much more this time. That’s why their success is no surprise to them. The …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Canes’ Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. …


Long-suffering Matt Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

Matt Duchene’s contributions to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ shocking sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning pried the playoff monkey off his back. The 12-year NHL veteran got a taste of …


NHL roundup: Avalanche finish off Flames in Game 5, advance to 2nd round

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 Friday night to advance to the …


NHL Faceoff: Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Rookie coaches Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes and Jim Montgomery of the Dallas Stars are thriving with the chess match of NHL playoff hockey in their first opportunity to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

Steve Yzerman has been named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. Ken Holland become the team’s senior vice president after being its general manager for two-plus decades. Yzerman was …


Flyers cover statue of singer Kate Smith amid racism allegations

The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God …


NHL roundup: Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 to even series

Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

The arena for Seattle’s new NHL franchise won’t be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn’t have any impact on the expansion team’s first season. Team …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Players demand say in women’s hockey future after CWHL folds

Women’s hockey players on both sides of the border are mulling their options in a sport whose future is at stake in North America after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League …


Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

First-round sweeps of the NHL-best Lightning and two-time champion Penguins show just how different playoff hockey is from the regular season. Less room to make plays, fewer even-strength goals and …


Flyers turn to winner Alain Vigneault to snap championship drought

New Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault says he thinks the team can reach the Stanley Cup Final in the short term. Vigneault has led the New York Rangers and Vancouver …


Lightning GM Julien BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois says he is not going to overreact to the team’s historic elimination from the NHL playoffs. The Lightning tied the league record for wins …


NHL Faceoff: Held at bay, Johnny Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Top scorer Johnny Gaudreau has been …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

The Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty to think about following their first-round playoff loss to the New York Islanders. The Islanders swept the Penguins in four games, marking Pittsburgh’s earliest postseason …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

NHL roundup: Bruins hold off Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie series

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hair-raising adventures in Western Hockey League playoffs

Nolan Reid waited many years to play meaningful hockey games in April, so it’s a big deal to him that the Spokane Chiefs are in the Western Conference finals.


NHL Faceoff: Golden Knights one win from advancing to 2nd round again

The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history. A year after advancing all the way to the …


Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

The Columbus Blue Jackets made history, sweeping the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs in four straight games. The 7-3 win on Tuesday capped Columbus’ first playoff series …


Islanders prove they’re for real in sweep of Penguins

The New York Islanders insist they aren’t done after winning just the franchise’s second playoff series in 26 years. New York finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 4 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

NHL roundup: Lightning swept by Columbus after historic regular season

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever.


NHL Faceoff: Goalies Frederik Andersen, Philipp Grubauer, Pekka Rinne stepping up in playoffs

There were some doubts entering the playoffs about goalies Philipp Grubauer of Colorado, Pekka Rinne of Nashville and Frederik Andersen of Toronto. But they have responded and are a big …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

L.A. Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

Todd McLellan has been hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn’t retained after he replaced John Stevens early in the …