Stanley Cup Finals

Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, center, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Matt Niskanen, left, and Chandler Stephenson, during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 03, 2018 - 1:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first home Stanley Cup Final game after 13 long years checkered with as many disappointments as milestones, Alex Ovechkin was not going to be denied the opportunity to do something special. He played with an edge. He played with joy. And he played with the leadership his...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout their first three playoff series, the Vegas Golden Knights were defined by smart decisions and dazzling plays. In the Stanley Cup Final, their mistakes have drawn most of the attention. Vegas made too many errors in its own end of the ice and scored just one gift-...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) trips Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fleury was called for a penalty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Devante Smith-Pelly has given the Washington Capitals a 3-1 lead on Vegas late in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas defenseman Shea...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov laughs while speaking with the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 01, 2018 - 11:16 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for Washington Capitals practice Friday, 36 hours after leaving Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights clutching his left arm in pain. Kuznetsov did not return to Wednesday night's game, and coach Barry Trotz had no...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 31, 2018 - 9:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, makes a stick save on shot by Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 31, 2018 - 1:30 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct. Washington's goalie stretched back and lunged to his right with his stick, thrusting...
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Washington Capitals, right, celebrate a goal by defenseman Brooks Orpik as Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch skates away during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 31, 2018 - 1:04 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant for months talked about his team's hard work, ability to battle and their devotion to playing a full "200 feet of hockey." In pockets of Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, the Golden Knights were surprisingly outworked,...
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An actor dressed as a knight performs during a show prior to Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 30, 2018 - 8:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is under way in Las Vegas. Imagine Dragons kicked up the pregame festivities a notch, playing its hit "Whatever It...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, left, is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 29, 2018 - 12:39 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a single nine-minute stretch of the third period, the Washington Capitals dramatically took the lead before the Vegas Golden Knights replied with two goals of their own. Washington's Tom Wilson also flattened Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault with a blindside hit that could...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, stops a shot by Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Harry How/Pool via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 12:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury and Braden Holtby have been two of the hottest goaltenders during the postseason. Their duel between the pipes looked more like survival in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as the Vegas Golden Knights outlasted the Washington Capitals, 6-4. Fleury came into the...
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