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Sharks add Czech forward Lukas Radil on one-year deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Radil had 16 goals and 22 assists in 51 games with Spartak of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Gallagher, Byron take team awards as rare bright lights in dim season

Gallagher, Byron take team awards as rare bright lights in dim season

MONTREAL — Not much went right for the Montreal Canadiens this season, except perhaps the play of forwards Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron.
Penguins emerge from funk as legit three-peat threat

Penguins emerge from funk as legit three-peat threat

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin made the proclamation more than two months ago, minutes after the Pittsburgh Penguins put together three borderline spectacular periods against San Jose on Jan. 30 to pick up their ninth win in 12 games.

Predators sign Westerholm to 3-year, entry-level deal

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Niclas Westerholm to a three-year, entry-level contract that begins in 2018. The 20-year-old Westerholm made his pro debut with SaiPa of the Finnish Elite League this season, posting a 3.

Blues' Gunnarsson out 6 months to heal torn ACL

St. Louis Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson will miss at least six months on the ice after surgery to repair a torn ALC in his left knee.
Canucks stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin say they will retire after the season

Canucks stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin say they will retire after the season

Criticized relentlessly early in their careers with the Vancouver Canucks for being too slow and too soft — among other things — Henrik and Daniel Sedin persevered to elevate themselves among the NHL's most dominant players for nearly a decade.
Parise, Dubnyk push Wild past Oilers 3-0 for playoff spot

Parise, Dubnyk push Wild past Oilers 3-0 for playoff spot

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild made sure the bad news didn't defeat them. Their season-ending road trip sure feels a little lighter now, with a spot in the playoffs secure.
Kings up to 3rd in Pacific with 3-1 win over Avalanche

Kings up to 3rd in Pacific with 3-1 win over Avalanche

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the season waiting for their role players to step up. The contributions they had been seeking finally came, putting the Kings on the verge of making the playoffs.
Backstrom, Holtby lead surging Capitals past Blues, 4-2

Backstrom, Holtby lead surging Capitals past Blues, 4-2

ST. LOUIS — Braden Holtby made a strong case for more playing time. Holtby made 34 saves and Nicklas Backstrom started a three-goal second period as the surging Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Monday night.
Blake Wheeler scores twice to lead Jets in 6-5 victory over Senators

Blake Wheeler scores twice to lead Jets in 6-5 victory over Senators

OTTAWA — Erik Karlsson picked up the game puck before skating to the locker-room after Monday night's game. While he downplayed the significance of the act, it could be the last thing he did in a Senators jersey on home ice.