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NHL roundup: Lightning extend Golden Knights’ struggles

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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Who knew NHL would be a hit in the Mojave Desert?

Couch Slouch: The NHL is back this week, baby! To be sure, it is a poorly calculated gamble to begin a column with the words, “The NHL is back this …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Golden Knights sign William Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal

William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights have avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward. General manager George McPhee announced the deal. Karlsson gets a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Marc-Andre Fleury inks 3-year extension with Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average of $7 million a year. Fleury …


Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3, win their first Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Geoff Baker: Capitals’ T.J. Oshie in rare company for hockey players from Washington

Wayne Hicks took a rather unorthodox route to becoming the only Washington-born hockey player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He could soon have company, as forward …


Devante Smith-Pelly, Michal Kempny are perfect pieces of Caps’ Cup puzzle

Free agent signing Devante Smith-Pelly and trade-deadline acquisition Michal Kempny aren’t big names but turned out to be perfect pieces of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup puzzle. Adding impact players like …


‘Flower’ wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Marc-Andre Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have crashed back down to earth in the Stanley Cup Final after a charmed run through the playoffs. They must be dramatically better …


Caps’ Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov inspire Russian players, fans

Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are inspiring young Russian players like top prospect Andrei Svechnikov and fans back home. Svechnikov got to meet Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Washington defenseman …


Missed chances push Vegas to brink of elimination in Final

James Neal had the puck on his stick and was staring at an open net. In a can’t-miss situation, that’s exactly what he did. Neal hit the post with his …


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: Mon., May 28, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Vegas beats Washington 6-4 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

The Vegas Golden Knights took another step in their unlikely quest to win the Stanley Cup, beating the Washington Capitals 6-4 in a Game 1 thriller.


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 …


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 …


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: Sun., May 20, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final – with a chip on their shoulder.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …