Stanley Cup Finals

FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee listens during an NHL hockey news conference in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights are among the NHL teams with the most salary cap space, giving the Western Conference champions some chips to put on the table in a bid to get back to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 30, 2018 - 11:51 am
The Vegas Golden Knights are among the NHL teams with the most salary cap space going into free agency , giving the Western Conference champions some chips to put on the table in a bid to get back to the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas had nearly $30 million to spend going into the weekend, according to...
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File- This May 17, 2018, file photo shows Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) skating with the puck during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. A person with knowledge of the move says the Capitals have re-signed Carlson to a $64 million, eight-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, June 24, 2018, because the deal hadn’t yet been announced. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 25, 2018 - 2:45 am
The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that's to come around the NHL. Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted...
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Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils poses with the Hart Trophy after winning the trophy at the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 20, 2018 - 11:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Hall doesn't love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward's nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along. But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept...
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June 20, 2018 - 9:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 6:52 p.m. George McPhee has been named the NHL's general manager of the year in the fourth trophy given to the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL Awards. Exactly one year after his remarkable...
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Washington Capitals pose with the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 08, 2018 - 1:17 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own. In helping deliver a championship...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, top center, flops as he tries to stop a shot during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 07, 2018 - 10:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Devante Smith-Pelly has pulled Washington into a 3-3 tie with Vegas midway through the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Brooks...
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Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal (18) aims a shot at an open net as Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, defends during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. Neal missed the shot. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 05, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Poised to give the Vegas Golden Knights the opening goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, the veteran leader of this upstart expansion team hit the right...
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) scores a goal past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 04, 2018 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The Washington Capitals got three goals in the first period of Game 4 and are spending much of the second period making sure the lead stands up...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) sprawls toward the puck as defenseman Shea Theodore (27) defends against Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle (83) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gerard Gallant made Shea Theodore skip a shift. He's not making him walk the plank for two rough games. Theodore's struggles are a major reason the Golden Knights trail the Capitals 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final going into Game 4 on Monday night in Washington. The talented,...
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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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