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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

‘Hit ‘em!’: Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

The well-rested Dallas Stars took it to the banged-up Tampa Bay Lightning with the play and physicality early and goaltender Anton Khudobin closed it out with 22 third-period saves to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Stanley Cup: Stars and Lightning turn defense into offense

This is a Stanley Cup matchup of teams that turn defense into offense.


NHL’s final four have gotten deeper with plenty of newcomers

The Dallas Stars, Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning all have several players who weren’t on their playoff rosters last year – when none of these …


Well-rested teams have big advantage in NHL playoffs

Rest is beating rust so far in the NHL playoffs.


Like Father, Like Son: The Griffeys and other sports family dynasties

On this date 30 years ago, 40-year-old baseball great Ken Griffey and his 20-year-old son, Ken Jr., took the field for the Seattle Mariners at the Kingdome. It was the …


NHL players use pause to focus on racial injustice concerns

NHL players spent their day-off pause focusing on racial injustice issues.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

NHL puts off 2 days of playoff games amid injustice protests

The NHL postponed two days of playoff games Thursday after withering criticism from Black players who said the league was slow to acknowledge the police shooting of Jacob Blake in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

Seattle Kraken are listening to women and trying to shift the NHL culture: ‘This is how it should be’

SEATTLE – Kraken professional scout Cammi Granato was raised in a hockey-playing household alongside four brothers, meaning she never felt intimidated by the sport’s male-dominated environment.


Penguins reacquire F Kasperi Kapanen from Maple Leafs

The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster is underway.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

Kraken hire Everett Fitzhugh as club’s first broadcaster

The Seattle Kraken have hired Everett Fitzhugh as the club’s first broadcaster.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Western Hockey League delays start of season until December 4

The Western Hockey League is now aiming to begin a full regular season on Dec. 4, the league announced Thursday. That pushes back the start of the Spokane Chiefs’ season …


Drop the puck for summer hockey: NHL playoffs get under way

The puck has dropped in two Canadian cities to usher in the return of the NHL after a hiatus of more than four months.


Game On: NHL restart a small step toward return to normalcy

The NHL is set to resume with a 24-team expanded playoff opening this weekend in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.


UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Area NHL players ready for unusual return to ice after months-long layoff

The “where” of the National Hockey League’s restart isn’t particularly unfamiliar to Derek Ryan.


UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2020

Kraken hire Dave Baseggio as pro scouting director

SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken added to their hockey operations staff by hiring Dave Baseggio as director of pro scouting Thursday.


NHL’s top teams face dilemma on what round-robin play means

The top four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences get byes into the traditional first round of the NHL playoffs.


Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games

The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community.


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Throwback 5-game series force players to ‘embrace the grind’

The NHL hasn’t had best-of-five playoff series since 1986.


UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

Bruins to lock arms for anthems to promote racial equality

Boston Bruins players say they will lock arms during the U.S. and Canadian anthems when the NHL opens play this week to promote racial equality.


Chris Pronger moves on from Panthers split without animosity

Chris Pronger insists there’s no ill-will after his surprising split with the Florida Panthers earlier this month.


UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Kraken? NHL Seattle’s team name is bold and distinctive, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it

The feverishly anticipated unveiling of the team name for the Seattle NHL franchise began inauspiciously Thursday morning, with about three minutes of silence on the feed as CEO Tod Leiweke …


Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford returns after positive virus test

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford practiced after he missed the start of training camp because he tested positive for COVID-19.


NHL officials acknowledge long road to successful resumption

NHL officials acknowledge there’s a long way to go before celebrating hockey’s return during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pending free agents confront injury risk in NHL playoffs

Pending free agents face the risk of injury by resuming the NHL season.


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Release the Kraken: Seattle unveils name for NHL franchise

The NHL’s newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken.


A Grip on Sports: It’s been a long time, but baseball finally returns tonight to set our summer right

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Opening Day has been a rite of passage every spring since before anyone alive today can remember. Besides the colorful bunting, the ceremonial first-pitch, …


NHL’s training camps advantage for coaches hired midseason

The NHL’s restart has given six coaches hired or promoted during the season the chance at a fresh start with a training camp they never got with their current teams.


NHL’s older coaches debate wearing masks, taking precautions

Some of the oldest coaches in the NHL are considering wearing a mask behind the bench and taking other precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pekka Rinne refreshed, eager to continue playoff streak for Preds

Pekka Rinne’s string of starting every playoff game for the Nashville Predators since 2010 may be in jeopardy.


Providence Women’s Hockey Parent Reacts To Program Being Cut

After the Argos cut their women’s hockey program, one student athlete’s mother spoke out after the cancellation.