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Lapierre’s goal gives Canucks 3-2 finals edge

Maxim Lapierre scored on a carom off the back boards with 15:25 to play, Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots in a stirring shutout after getting pulled from his last game, …


Canucks players defend goaltender Luongo

BOSTON – Although Roberto Luongo is receiving much of the blame for Vancouver’s two-game meltdown in Boston during the Stanley Cup finals, the Canucks refuse to allow their goalie to …


In brief: 116 million in China watch Li

Tennis: The WTA says Li Na was watched by 116 million TV viewers in China when she won the country’s first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. The …


Boston blanks Vancouver to tie Stanley Cup finals

BOSTON – Just three days after the Bruins staggered back to Boston, they’ve barged right back into the Stanley Cup finals with two brilliant blowout wins. Tim Thomas made 38 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 8, 2011, 8:24 p.m.

Bruins whip Canucks again

The Boston Bruins knot the Stanley Cup finals at two games apiece after routing the Vancouver Canucks for a second straight game.


NHL should have cracked down long ago

BOSTON – Anyone looking to Mike Murphy to save the NHL’s integrity while punishing Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome for his late hit on Boston winger Nathan Horton in Game 3 …


Bruins head home, focus on positives

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Boston Bruins couldn’t have enjoyed the scenery late Saturday night while their team bus crawled through the raucous street party that consumed downtown Vancouver after the …


Goal early in overtime gives Canucks 2-0 series edge

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Everybody knew Alex Burrows was fast. Just not this fast. With the second-speediest overtime goal in NHL playoff and finals history, Vancouver’s bitingly talented forward moved the …


Canucks take 2-0 lead in finals

Alex Burrows circled the net and scored a stunning goal 11 seconds into overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks took a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 …


Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins show creativity can win the Stanley Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – When Daniel and Henrik Sedin streak down the ice, exchanging crisp passes in a display of their jaw-dropping offensive creativity, it’s easy to forget the Vancouver …


Vancouver draws first blood in Stanley Cup finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Through 591/2 scoreless minutes in their Stanley Cup finals opener, the high-flying Canucks were profoundly frustrated. The superstar Sedin twins couldn’t get around Boston’s formidable defense, …


Canucks win finals opener with late goal

Raffi Torres scored on an exceptional pass from Jannik Hansen with 18.5 seconds to play, and the Vancouver Canucks dramatically beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 Wednesday night in the Stanley …


Bruins advance to Stanley Cup finals to meet Vancouver

NHL: Nathan Horton scored with 7:33 left in Game 7, sending the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in more than two decades with a …


In brief: Lightning force Game 7 with Bruins

Hockey: Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Boston’s David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in …


In brief: Dallas holds off Thunder for 2-1 series advantage

NBA playoffs: Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for …


Sharks break through against Canucks in Western final

NHL playoffs: Patrick Marleau scored twice in the first period and Antti Niemi made the early lead stand up with 27 saves to get the San Jose Sharks back into …


Oklahoma City wins at Dallas to tie NBA series

NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and James Harden added 23, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-100 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night and …


In brief: Heat tie series with Bulls as James, Wade lead way

NBA: LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the visiting Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to …


Nowitzki leads Mavs to Game 1 win over Thunder

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and a playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory …


In brief: Miami Heat close out Boston in Eastern semifinal

NBA: Not only have the Miami Heat caught the Boston Celtics – they have officially gone past them, and into the Eastern Conference finals. Vanquishing the team they couldn’t beat …


In brief: Memphis defeats Oklahoma City to seize 2-1 series edge

NBA: Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Nashville Predators even series with OT win over Vancouver

NHL: Ryan Suter tied the game with 67 seconds left and Matt Halischuk won it 14:51 into double overtime as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver, …


Spurs avoid elimination with late 3-pointer

NBA: Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by …


Vancouver beats Chicago in Game 7 overtime thriller

NHL: Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided an historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup …


In brief: Roy’s bank shot caps Trail Blazers’ rally past Dallas

NBA: Brandon Roy’s go-ahead bank shot with 39.2 seconds left capped Portland’s 23-point second-half comeback and the Blazers beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 84-82 on Saturday night, evening the first-round …


NHL continues to be inconsistent

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Brutality, too. When the Los Angeles Kings’ Jarret Stoll crunched San Jose’s Ian White in Game 1 last …


Former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer adjusts to life off the ice

Kurt Sauer softly opens the door to his 4-year-old son Kade’s bedroom and walks to the side of the bed before leaning over to whisper. “Come on, let’s get up,” …


Former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer adjusts to life off the ice

Ever since former Spokane Chief Kurt Sauer suffered a neck injury playing for the Phoenix Coyotes in a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks in September 2009, the defenseman exchanged …


Hockey memorabilia brining in lots of cash

MONTREAL – Stained clothing, chipped vulcanized rubber and even false teeth. Whatever the item, if it comes from the personal trove of a retired hockey star it can mean big …