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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Ducks trade Devante Smith-Pelly to Montreal Canadiens for Jiri Sekac

    Ducks trade Devante Smith-Pelly to Montreal Canadiens for Jiri Sekac
    It’s a tricky balance for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. He is trying to maneuver his first-place team toward a Stanley Cup as Monday’s trade deadline approaches but doesn’t want to discard key future players. Murray pulled the...
  • Panthers finally trade Bergenheim, get third-round pick from Wild

    Panthers finally trade Bergenheim, get third-round pick from Wild
    After a few weeks of trying to trade disgruntled veteran forward Sean Bergenheim, the Panthers granted his request and sent him to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night for a 2016 third-round pick. In addition, the Panthers will give the Wild their 2016...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Kings and Sharks headed in opposite directions

    NHL pluses and minuses: Kings and Sharks headed in opposite directions
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + Just over two weeks ago, the Kings were in a 1-5-2 slump and had dropped out of the top eight in the Western Conference. They've since won seven consecutive...
  • Hundreds gather for Steve Montador funeral

    Hundreds gather for Steve Montador funeral
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Hundreds of friends, family members and teammates gathered Saturday for former NHL defenseman Steve Montador's funeral. He died last weekend at the age of 35. “Imagine if there was a time where there wasn't hockey: You...
  • John Gibson passes first back-to-back test in Ducks' 2-1 win

    John Gibson passes first back-to-back test in Ducks' 2-1 win
    The Ducks want John Gibson to prove things, like showing how the 21-year-old goalie will fare in a back-to-back road series. On Saturday night, as his teammates effectively conserved their diminished energy with just 21 shots on goal, Gibson stopped...
  • Just when all looked lost, the Kings found themselves

    Just when all looked lost, the Kings found themselves
    One of the more devastating Kings losses this season ended up serving as a building block for the crucial stretch run. Their third-period stumble at Florida on Feb. 5 served as a teachable moment and they haven't lost since that night of crucial...
  • Kings hold off Lightning, 3-2, and winning streak is alive at five

    Kings hold off Lightning, 3-2, and winning streak is alive at five
    The Western Conference Assistance Program was not operating Monday night. At least not from a Kings perspective. So it ended up turning into a self-help night for the Kings. In other words, they managed to pick up ground in the playoff race, beating...
  • Kings' Robyn Regehr pays tribute to his former teammate Steve Montador

    Kings' Robyn Regehr pays tribute to his former teammate Steve Montador
    Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr remembered where he was when Steve Montador scored his first NHL playoff goal, a massive one, in fact, coming in overtime for the Calgary Flames against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in 2004....
  • Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35

    Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35
    Former Ducks defenseman Steve Montador, who played 10 NHL seasons with six clubs, was found dead in his home early Sunday morning, according to the Mississauga News. He was 35. According to the newspaper, a friend of Montador's discovered his body at...
  • Ducks' Tim Jackman has embraced the role of a fighter

    Ducks' Tim Jackman has embraced the role of a fighter
    Whatever else Tim Jackman could do with his life outside of hockey is anyone's guess. At 6 feet 2, 225 pounds, the native North Dakotan has the strength and demeanor to handle any number of tasks in the upper Midwest. Think small-town sheriff, a...
  • Kings face obstacles in quest for back-to-back Stanley Cup championships

    Kings face obstacles in quest for back-to-back Stanley Cup championships
    Winning the Stanley Cup might be the most demanding task in professional sports, a glorious and grueling test played out over eight months and more than 100 games. Only when the ice has melted do teams disclose who was hobbling on a wounded knee or...