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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.


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.


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: 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.


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 …


‘Release the Kraken’: Seattle announces name of 32nd NHL franchise

SEATTLE (AP) — The NHL’s newest team finally has its name: the Seattle Kraken.


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.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

NHL, players approve plan to resume season, extend CBA

Pro hockey’s return is potentially three weeks away, and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Spokane Chiefs prospects play waiting game as NHL draft dreams delayed

When the National Hockey League gathered for its annual draft one year ago in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jack Finley was there to take it all in.


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

With Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon puts promise in lights

Amazon is bringing its climate change message to a new arena. Literally.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Jarome Iginla headlines 2020 Hall class as 4th Black player elected

Jarome Iginla headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s six-person class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Sabres change course, fire GM Jason Botterill after 3 seasons

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Jason Botterill in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

NHL players not rushing back to rinks for voluntary skates

NHL players could start participating in voluntary small-group workouts, and teams began opening their training facilities Monday. Players learned Thursday training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement on …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NHL camps to open July 10 if league, players agree to resume

NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union agree to resume the season.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

NHL finalizes playoff format as Pens reveal positive test

The NHL has nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Proposed return-to-play format intrigues local NHLers Kailer Yamamoto, Derek Ryan

If the NHL can bring its proposed playoff structure to fruition, Kailer Yamamoto is eager to take part.


NHL post-quarantine: Recapturing team chemistry a challenge

Among the unknowns about the NHL returning amid the pandemic is what the on-ice product might look like.


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

Not frozen out: Spokane Chiefs players past, present take ice at Idaho rink during league shutdowns

Derek and Zane Ryan lugged hockey bags into Frontier Ice Arena on Thursday looking for something that local pros are finding pretty rare these days.


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

The NHL has a coronavirus testing plan for players and staff if it returns to play.


NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

NHL plans move to small-group training as Phase 2 of return

The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon — with plenty of precautions.


NHLPA approves going forward with 24-team playoff talks

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agrees to join Golden Knights

NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agreed Monday to turn pro and join the Vegas Golden Knights.


American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs

The American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future.


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Tyler Johnson ponders next career, prepares for playoff push during NHL closure

Before the National Hockey League season came to a screeching halt last month, Tyler Johnson was a versatile center for the Tampa Bay Lightning.


NHL icon Wayne Gretzky believes hockey will return this season

Wayne Gretzky is optimistic the NHL will be able to resume at some point this summer.