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UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

With Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are one win away from capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Capitals’ suffocating pressure is frustrating Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final

Suddenly, the Washington Capitals are a suffocating defensive team that clogs the middle of the ice and makes even the fastest of opponents look slow.


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Capitals flying high up 2-1 on Vegas in Stanley Cup Final

Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, Braden Holtby made enough saves to compensate for his giveaway and the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday night to …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Braden Holtby’s playoff dominance goes beyond ‘the save’

Braden Holtby’s playoff dominance for the Capitals goes beyond “the save” he made in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Holtby’s stop allowed Washington to even the series with …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Caps ready to roll in Stanley Cup Final if Evgeny Kuznetsov is out

The Capitals are built to handle life without Evgeny Kuznetsov if the injured center is out for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Golden Knights. Coach Barry …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 9 p.m.

Washington Capitals tie series with first Stanley Cup Final victory in franchise history

Alex Ovechkin scored and blocked a shot in the second period and Braden Holtby made spectacular saves, lifting the Washington Capitals to a series-tying 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Golden Knights, Capitals try to keep their cool in Vegas at Stanley Cup Final

The Vegas Golden Knights still think Tom Wilson’s third-period hit on Jonathan Marchessault was very late and probably dirty. They also believe it sparked their comeback win in the Stanley …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final

The Washington Capitals have waited nearly 44 years to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time. Their only remaining obstacles are some desert-dwelling misfits who refuse to wait for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

The San Jose Sharks signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract Thursday that keeps the high-scoring winger off the open market and part of the Sharks …


Alex Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

Rangers hire Boston University’s David Quinn as coach

The New York Rangers have hired Boston University’s David Quinn as their new head coach. Quinn is the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Evander Kane

The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations …


Alex Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for ‘biggest game of life’

Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity. The star forward leads the Washington Capitals into …


George McPhee’s strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee constructed the team last summer. His tactical moves at the trade deadline in February have proven to be just as important in helping …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:20 p.m.

Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Paul Fenton: ‘No pressure, Paul’

After 20 years in NHL management, Paul Fenton has his first opportunity to run a team as the new general manager of the Minnesota Wild. They’re counting on him to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Lou Lamoriello hired to run hockey operations for Islanders

Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello has joined the New York Islanders and will have full authority in all hockey matters. The team announced the hiring of the 75-year-old Lamoriello as …


Andrei Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 5 of the …


Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice wants Jets to stay loose ahead of elimination game

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice wants the Jets to focus on fun, not the magnitude of Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights. The expansion Golden Knights are up 3-1 in …


Vegas looks to continue fairy tale with conference title

Just saying the Vegas Golden Knights are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final has a magical ring to it. But what’s even more mystical is thinking …


Tim Dahlberg: Viva Las Vegas! Knights a win from Stanley Cup Final

Marc-Andre Fleury sat shirtless in front of his locker, staring blankly, his exhausted gaze fixed nowhere. Pads still strapped to his legs after another spectacular night’s work, the Vegas Golden …


Report: Chicago forward Marian Hossa retires due to health problems

Chicago Blackhawks veteran forward Marian Hossa says his health problems force him to retire. Hassa told a Slovak newspaper that he’s not playing hockey anymore. The 39-year-old sat out the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Reilly Smith’s third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a …


Jonathan Marchessault scores twice, Golden Knights top Jets 4-2

Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals – including an empty-netter in the closing seconds – to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game …


Capitals have home-ice disadvantage for Game 4 vs. Lightning

The good news for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals is they still lead their Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The bad news for the Capitals, counterintuitive …


Capitals’ Tom Wilson thinks hit from Tampa Bay’s Anton Stralman had ‘don’ts’

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson thinks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman could be in trouble for a hit that drew a boarding penalty in Game 3 of their teams’ …


Powering the Flower: Vegas’ Dave Prior teaches Marc-Andre Fleury new tricks

The Vegas Golden Knights figured they might get something special by crossing a respected goaltending coach with an accomplished goaltender. Dave Prior and Marc-Andre Fleury are making quite the pair …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Victor Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 …


Gerard Gallant, Paul Maurice took long road to lead Golden Knights, Jets

Gerard Gallant and Paul Maurice don’t know each other well despite having their NHL coaching careers overlap. The men behind the benches for the Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets …