Stanley Cup Finals

FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las Vegas. For once, Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals head into the NHL playoffs without having to hear _ and answer _ so many of those same, old same-olds. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 09, 2019 - 12:04 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For once, Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals head into the NHL playoffs without having to hear — and answer — so many of those same old same olds. Why do you do so well in the regular season and then stumble in the postseason? Why do you play your worst when...
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President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin, second from left, the captain and MVP of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team, during a visit to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, third from right, and teammates John Carlson, second from left, and T.J. Oshie, fourth from left, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
The West just got wilder, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are going all-in on their late-season NHL playoff push. The Blue Jackets followed up last week's additions of Ottawa forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel by acquiring New York Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid and New Jersey goalie Keith...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center left, holds a jersey after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island Ga.. Joining Bettman, from left to right, is Jerry Bruckheimer, David Bonderman, David Wright, Tod Leiweke and Washington Wild youth hockey player Jaina Goscinski. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 05, 2018 - 10:22 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett's computer. That's where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal alongside center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 07, 2018 - 10:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie left for the second time after taking Evgeni Malkin's shoulder to the head but returned to score late and lift the Washington Capitals over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Wednesday night in a meeting of the two most recent Stanley Cup champions. Alex Ovechkin and...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period during an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Senators, the teams announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. ( AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 13, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — General manager Doug Wilson began the offseason by making a run to add John Tavares to the San Jose Sharks. When that move failed and Tavares signed with Toronto, Wilson stood pat instead of rushing into a lesser move. Patience paid off on the eve of the start of training...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Detroit. Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares announced his intentions on Twitter on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 01, 2018 - 6:36 pm
John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a not-yet-10-year-old Tavares in bed, asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2018, file photo, fans cheer during a watch party for Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights,in Las Vegas. The NHL Free Agency period begins at noon Sunday, July 1. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 01, 2018 - 4:31 pm
The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 4:25 p.m. The Vegas Golden Knights have signed center Paul Stastny to a $19.5 million, three-year deal as part of a significant day in the free agent market. The 32-year-old Stastny had 53 points last season plus 15 more in 19 playoff games with...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018 file photo, San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in San Jose, Calif. Couture has agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the Sharks. A person familiar with the deal says the sides reached agreement on the deal Saturday, June 30. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 30, 2018 - 11:52 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to...
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