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  • TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 7:23 P.M.

    NHL playoffs hard to figure with so many high-profile injuries

    The defending Eastern Conference Tampa Bay Lightning are a lot more uneasy going into the playoffs than they were a year ago. Not having Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman can …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015, 6:41 P.M.

    Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Stanley Cup Final

    BRANDON, Fla. — After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning’s practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

    Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

    TAMPA, Fla. – Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that’s clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. These two conference …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

    Lightning’s road success becomes key to Stanley Cup hopes

    CHICAGO – Thousands of fans crowded Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, braving rain and 92-degree Florida heat while celebrating another victory …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015

    Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2, lead Stanley Cup Final 2-1

    CHICAGO – Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far. Hedman had two assists while …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015, 10:29 P.M.

    Tampa Bay will play for Stanley Cup

    The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015, 7:57 P.M.

    Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

    CHICAGO — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.


  • MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015, 6:19 P.M.

    Beleskey puts Ducks on verge of finals

    Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the NHL’s …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015, 8:15 P.M.

    Lightning blank Rangers for 3-2 series lead

    Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with a 2-0 …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

    NHL’s final 4 fighting for area in front of net

    The road to the Stanley Cup winds through the valuable real estate right in front of the goal. Anaheim got another scoring tip in a 2-1 victory over Chicago in …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015, 8:06 P.M.

    Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals

    CHICAGO — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

    In brief: Blackhawks down Ducks in 3rd overtime

    NHL: Marcus Kruger deflected Brent Seabrook’s shot 16:12 into the third overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks evened the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in …


  • MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015, 9:47 P.M.

    Tyler Johnson’s hat trick sparks Lightning

    Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and making a name for himself. The 24-year-old from Spokane is becoming one of the front-runners to be the …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

    In brief: Late goal lifts Rangers over Lightning in Game 1

    NHL: The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

    Playoff scoring at 3-year low in NHL

    Scoring is down in the NHL playoffs. More than half the games through the first two rounds were decided by one goal, and 15 went to overtime. More than one …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

    In brief: Blackhawks complete NHL playoff sweep of Minnesota

    NHL: Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 win over the …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

    In brief: Chris Paul’s basket ousts Spurs in Game 7 win

    NBA: Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015

    Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall suspended for Game 7

    Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was suspended by the NHL on Tuesday for Game 7 of the Red Wings’ playoff series against Tampa Bay for charging Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kronwall …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

    Wild advance past Blues behind Parise

    NHL: Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

    Curry helps Warriors sweep away Pelicans

    Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the visiting Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, completing a sweep of their first-round …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

    NHL playoffs: John Tavares lifts Islanders over Capitals in overtime

    John Tavares can be excused if the Islanders’ captain doesn’t recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime. “I was only 3 years old then,” Tavares …


  • Johnson helps Lightning get even with Wings

    Former Spokane Chief Tyler Johnson scored a pair of goals and goalie Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit in …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

    In brief: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom lead Caps past Isles in Game 2

    NHL: Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the host Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

    Whiteout in Winnipeg for NHL playoffs

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Winnipeg Jets fans are gearing up for a whiteout for the first time in 19 years. Playoff hockey is set to return to the city for the …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014, 10:58 P.M.

    Blackhawks beat Kings, force Game 7

    Patrick Kane’s career has been defined by his brilliance in the Blackhawks’ biggest moments, and his tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

    Rangers at Montreal

    Injured Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price took a light skate before the team’s optional practice Monday. He has been out with a suspected right knee injury since the second period …


  • MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014, 10:43 P.M.

    Kings take 3-1 NHL series lead

    Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

    Kings go up 2-1 in series vs. Chicago

    LOS ANGELES – Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

    Ex-Spokane Chief Dustin Tokarski makes NHL playoff debut

    MONTREAL – Dustin Tokarski thought he “played well” in making his first NHL playoff start Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie goaltender and former Spokane Chief knew that wasn’t good enough, …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

    In brief: Damian Lillard’s 3 beats buzzer, Rockets in 6

    NBA: Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the visiting Houston Rockets 99-98 to take their playoff series in six games and advance …


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