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NHL Capsules: Carter Hart, Scott Gordon win in debuts as Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

Carter Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit …


NHL roundup: Ducks double up Penguins for ninth win in 10 games

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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Alex Tuch scores OT game-winner, Golden Knights top Rangers 4-3

Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped …


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, 10:31 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: Alex Ovechkin’s 21st hat trick helps Caps to 6-2 rout of Wings

Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday 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: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Canucks see rivals, partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

Vancouver general manager Jim Benning sees the addition of Seattle as more than adding a rival 2


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 …


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 …



UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

NHL Capsules: Pontus Aberg scores twice in 3rd, Ducks beat Caps 6-5

Pontus Aberg scored twice in the third period, giving Anaheim the lead with 5:05 remaining, and the Ducks stopped Washington’s seven-game winning streak a 6-5 victory Sunday. The Ducks trailed …


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 …


To 32 and beyond: Seattle may not be end of NHL expansion

The NHL will soon have 32 teams if Seattle is approved as expected next week. An even balance between conferences. A cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks in the Pacific …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

NHL capsules: Sabres top Sharks 3-2 in OT, winning streak reaches 10 games

The Buffalo Sabres had to go to overtime after squandering a two-goal third-period lead, but they still made it a perfect 10. Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading 19th goal 1:19 …


NHL capsules: Tom Wilson scores twice as Caps beat Islanders, ex-coach Trotz 4-1

Tom Wilson scored twice, Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders and former coach Barry Trotz 4-1 Monday night for their season-high sixth …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

NHL capsules: Coach hit by puck, Flames rout Coyotes 6-1

Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday. Smith, making …


NHL capsules: Patrick Laine nets 5 goals, Jets defeat Blues 8-4

Patrik Laine scored five goals Saturday in the Winnipeg Jets’ 8-4 victory at St. Louis, two short of the 97-year-old NHL record.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Mick McGeough, NHL referee for 21 seasons and former Spokane player, dies at 62

Former NHL referee Mick McGeough has died at 62. The NHL says he died in Regina, Saskatchewan. McGeough worked 21 seasons from 1987 through 2008. He was one of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

NHL capsules: Jeff Skinner leads Sabres past Canadiens 3-2; winning streak at 8

Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory. …


NHL capsule: Oilers top Sharks 4-3 in OT in Hitchcock’s 1st game as coach

Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime and Connor McDavid had his 100th career goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in Ken …


Edmonton Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock to take over

The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.


NHL Capsules: Eichel’s overtime goal sends Sabres past Penguins 5-4

Jake Eichel’s shot squirted past Casey DeSmith 45 seconds into overtime as the surging Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Monday night.