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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Predators GM David Poile tops U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. It also includes former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie …


Capitals bring back Brooks Orpik in $1 million, 1-year deal

The Capitals are bringing back Brooks Orpik, a leader on Washington’s Stanley Cup-winning team. The 37-year-old defenseman signed a $1 million, one-year contract with $500,000 in performance bonuses. The move …


Washington Capitals promote Todd Reirden to head coach to replace Stanley Cup-winning Barry Trotz

Top assistant Todd Reirden will take over the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals, promoted from the bench on Friday in a move that allows Washington to maintain a sense of continuity.


Capitals re-sign playoff star Devante Smith-Pelly to 1-year deal

Instead of cashing in on another productive postseason performance, Devante Smith-Pelly took less money and a one-year deal to stay with the Washington Capitals.


Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Veteran coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup.


Fans turn out in droves to celebrate Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals

Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Dave Nichols: After 44 years, finally a champion

It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is first priority for champion Capitals

Trying to keep coach Barry Trotz is the first priority for the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals. Trotz is a free agent along with top defenseman John Carlson, playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …