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Stanley Cup winner Alex Ovechkin may just be getting started

Stanley Cup winner Alex Ovechkin may just be getting started

WASHINGTON — It sure looked as if Alex Ovechkin was slowing down, at least by his standards. This time a year ago, Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were limping away from another early playoff exit.

Oilers acquire forward Vesey from Leafs in exchange for 7th-round pick in 2020

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Nolan Vesey from the Toronto Maple Leafs and have signed the forward to a two-year entry-level contract. The Maple Leafs received Edmonton's conditional seventh-round pick in 2020 in exchange.
Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade set for Tuesday

Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade set for Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The Capitals will hold their Stanley Cup parade on Tuesday, riding down Constitution Avenue to the National Mall to celebrate the first championship in franchise history.
Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup; Ovechkin earns Conn Smythe Trophy

Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup; Ovechkin earns Conn Smythe Trophy

LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions for the first time. Lars Eller scored with 7:37 left in the third period as the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the best-of-seven final to take the series 4-1.
Knights centre William Karlsson will play in must-win Game 5 of Cup final

Knights centre William Karlsson will play in must-win Game 5 of Cup final

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights centre William Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight with his team facing elimination in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz soaking in Cup experience after long road

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz soaking in Cup experience after long road

LAS VEGAS — Barry Trotz waited a long time — 26 years behind professional hockey benches, to be exact — before getting his first crack at competing for a Stanley Cup.
Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

LAS VEGAS — Count out Devante Smith-Pelly if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and are invited to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump.
Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

WASHINGTON — The Stanley Cup Final is a block party for the Washington Capitals. For all of Evgeny Kuznetsov's points on offence and Braden Holtby's saves in net, the Capitals are one win away from blocking their way to the Cup.
Capitals trying not to get ahead of themselves with first Stanley Cup in sight

Capitals trying not to get ahead of themselves with first Stanley Cup in sight

LAS VEGAS — One win from hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are trying not to think beyond the next shift or the next period. Unfortunately that's far easier said than done.
Oh Baby! Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole open to return to booth

Oh Baby! Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole open to return to booth

Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole turns 85 later this month and still has no plans to retire. He's not calling as many regular-season games as he'd like, and the disappointment of being left out of the NHL playoff mix still lingers.