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Capitals win first Stanley Cup in franchise history, Ovechkin named playoff MVP

With a 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, the Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup in the franchise's 44-year history. thehockeynews.com

Friday, June 8, 2018

6/8/2018 6:52 AM

Stanley Cup Final history: Champions, Conn Smythe winners

The Stanley Cup is North America's oldest sports trophy, and has been awarded annually to the National Hockey League's champion since 1927. In the late 1800s until the mid-1920s, the trophy, which was donated by Governor General of Canada Lord... sportingnews.com

Capitals edge Golden Knights to win first Cup

LAS VEGAS — Just before Gary Bettman handed him the Stanley Cup, Alex Ovechkin put his hands on his head in disbelief. It was a face, one of the many faces, for the face of the franchise than will forever be frozen in time. tsn.ca

6/8/2018 6:54 AM

Golden Knights, Las Vegas will forever share an impenetrable bond

This is the cruel part: You don’t always get the storybook ending, even when the tale has been so astonishingly memorable. It seemingly ends so fast, so sudden, that the bigger picture gets lost in the immediacy of a final chapter and you’re the ones... reviewjournal.com

How the Washington Capitals finally won the Stanley Cup

Whether you've been a fan for years or rallied behind the team during this postseason run, everything just felt different. A lot happened over four series and 24 games, but one thing that will forever remain true is that this Stanley Cup Championship... nbcsports.com

Kuznetsov and Holtby prove just as valuable as Ovechkin

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. usatoday.com

Las Vegas sports books avoid record losses on Golden Knights

The odds on the expansion Knights winning the Stanley Cup in their inaugural NHL season were as high as 500-1 in the preseason at the Westgate sports book, which took 13 bets at that price. The William Hill sports book took 350 futures bets on the... reviewjournal.com

Stanley Cup Final: Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Alex Ovechkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ovechkin scored 27 points (15 goals, 12 assists) in 24 games during the 2018 playoffs. si.com

Raw: D.C. celebrates as Capitals win Stanley Cup (video)

Fans packed D.C. streets after the Washington Capitals raised the Stanley Cup on Thursday night. It's the team's first National Hockey League championship in its 43-year history. The Caps defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 usatoday.com

6/8/2018 6:59 AM

Stanley Cup: Madness in Washington as Capitals win first title

Massive crowds transformed city streets in downtown Washington into complete pandemonium as Capitals fans united outside Capital One Arena to mark their first Stanley Cup title in the franchise's 44-year history, secured with a 4-3 victory over the... usatoday.com

The Vegas Expansion Draft: One Year Later

$1.6 million deal after the Expansion Draft. He spent all of 2017-18 in the AHL and had two goals and 12 points in 60 games. This pick was basically a throwaway … thehockeywriters.com

What the Stanley Cup means: A fan's perspective (video)

TRENDING NOW 0:43 Crowd goes wild as Vrana scores first goal of game 1:19 Gary Trent, Jr. would give Wizards shooting and versatility 1:29 D.C. sports in unison as Nats stars support Caps' cup run 0:44 Max Scherzer, Ryan Zimmerman lead 'Let's Go... nbcsports.com

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6/7/2018 6:45 AM

2018 Wild Draft Preview: Goaltenders

A recent poll on HockeyForums.net asked a pretty simple question to Wild fans. What Wild player do you find to be the most significant (...) thesportsdaily.com

Capitals' title would twist knife for Blue Jackets

The Washington Capitals, founded in 1974, are on the cusp of winning their first Stanley Cup. They have a 3-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights, and Game 5 is on The Strip on Thursday night. Something once unthinkable might come to pass:... dispatch.com

Islanders' five best coaching candidates to replace Doug Weight

As announced yesterday, long-time general manager Garth Snow is out, as is head coach Doug Weight. It can be argued those were the easy decisions, considering Snow's track record of four post-season berths and one series win in 12 years on the job... sportingnews.com

6/7/2018 6:30 AM

Karlsson absent from Knights practice, but will play in Game 5

William Karlsson has been one of the Golden Knights’ most durable players this season. That made his absence during Wednesday’s optional practice at City National Arena, 30 hours before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, all the more noticeable. reviewjournal.com

MN Wild cut ties with John Anderson, hire Dean Evason

New general manager Paul Fenton has hired Dean Evason as a Wild assistant coach, taking the spot of one of head coach Bruce Boudreau’s closest friends. Fenton opted not to renew the contract of assistant coach John Anderson, 61, who Boudreau added to... twincities.com

New Wild assistant is ex-Boudreau colleague, Fenton teammate

The Minnesota Wild have hired Dean Evason as an assistant coach. The 53-year-old Evason spent the last six seasons as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL, the primary affiliate of the Nashville Predators. Evason was an assistant coach for... usatoday.com

Ovechkin relaxed, focused on 'different things' ahead of Game 5

Ahead of the biggest game of his career, Washington Capitals linchpin Alex Ovechkin is taking a unique approach to his mental preparation.Ovechkin and the Caps square off Thursday against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final... thescore.com

As Russian captain, Ovechkin can make history

The more recent narrative surrounding Russians is that they'd prefer to play in their country's Kontinental Hockey League and teams should be hesitant to waste a draft pick on a player who'll never come stateside. "It's hard to not read those … middletownpress.com

Capitals eager to end their title drought in Vegas desert

The Washington Capitals will play for a Stanley Cup championship Thursday night for the first time in 43 NHL seasons. Alex Ovechkin is one win away from carving his name into history at the peak of his incredible hockey career. usatoday.com

Coyotes don't expect to trade 5th overall pick

Unless a deal is too good to pass up, the Arizona Coyotes will be selecting fifth overall in this month's draft.The Coyotes made a splash last season after they dealt their first-round pick at the draft, but this year general manager John Chayka is... thescore.com

Erik Karlsson tops first Trade Bait board of the summer

TRADECENTRE FRANK SERAVALLI 9h ago Erik Karlsson tops first Trade Bait board of the summer By Frank Seravalli Insider Trading: All eyes on Tavares a month out from free agency Now Showing 4:17 Insider Trading: All eyes on Tavares a month out from... tsn.ca

Golden Knights fans haven't lost hope with 3-1 deficit

Aaron and Rhonda Hawley never truly embraced how much the Vegas Golden Knights meant to them until late in the season. On March 29, their 17-year-old daughter Brooke and two classmates were killed in a traffic accident in Huntington Beach, Calif... usatoday.com

Golden Knights plan to stay alive vs. Capitals

LAS VEGAS — In a perfect world, the ideal ending to the storybook season of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights ends with ... Washington is 9-3 on the road in the playoffs, just one off the NHL record of 10 road wins accomplished four … foxsports.com

Just a win away from history, Capitals treating business as usual

LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals are one victory from hoisting the Stanley Cup, but you couldn’t tell it from Wednesday’s practice at T-Mobile Arena. Lars Eller performed the customary hot lap, much to the delight of his hooting and hollering... nbcsports.com

Morning Skate: Is Backes a realistic trade chip for Bruins?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I'm reading while pumped that Thor: Ragnarok is now on Netflix. -- Here's a look at potential trade candidates from each of the Eastern Conference teams. They listed David Backes for the... nbcsports.com

Move over Vegas, study says Detroit is still 'Hockeytown'

Sorry Vegas, Detroit isn't giving up the Hockeytown title anytime soon. According to a study released by the personal finance website Wallethub on Wednesday, June 6, the Motor City is the second-best place for hockey fans in the United States. It... mlive.com

Off-Season Game Plan: Pittsburgh Penguins (video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2015, but they still had 100 points for the fourth time in the past five years and have made the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons. Off-Season Game Plan looks at a Penguins... tsn.ca

Report: Hurricanes want 1st-rounder, prospect for Skinner

The Carolina Hurricanes could be a very busy organization over the next few weeks, as more than a few NHL general managers have reportedly inquired about their roster. One of the players generating attention is forward Jeff Skinner, with sources... thescore.com

Report: Hurricanes, Islanders interested in Caps' Grubauer

The New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes are both eyeing the Washington Capitals in hopes of solving their goaltending woes. Both teams have already shown interest in Capitals backup Philipp Grubauer, a source indicated to The Athletic's Pierre... thescore.com

SIMMONS: Is this the end for the Golden Knights?

LAS VEGAS — It didn't look like the last practice. It didn't feel like this book — this incredible, unbelievable, impossible hockey story — was about to be closed shut. It looked like just another day of Golden Knights hockey. The stands were jammed... torontosun.com

Vegas Golden Knights' wild pre-game show shakes up league

The Vegas Golden Knights' wild pre-game skits, where on-ice actors fly from the rafters and enact elaborate battle scenes, have gained almost as much buzz as the team's unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season. Before their... sports.yahoo.com

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6/6/2018 5:58 AM

Big Bad Bruin Johnny McKenzie won his biggest fight off the ice

This may come as a shock to aging fans from the days of the Big, Bad Bruins, as well as to the countless opposing players with whom he dropped the gloves, but Johnny “Pie” McKenzie is going to leave this world as a man of peace — at peace with the... bostonherald.com

Capitals’ power play overwhelms Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals are making a mockery of the Golden Knights’ penalty killing in the Stanley Cup Final. The Knights entered the final with a success rate of almost 83 percent. But after four games against Washington, which is 4 of 12 on the... reviewjournal.com

Conn Smythe Power Rankings: Kuznetsov the top dog now

As we approach the climax of the Stanley Cup Final and the NHL season as a whole, it's time to take one more look at the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy.The Washington Capitals find themselves on the cusp of the first Stanley Cup... thescore.com

6/6/2018 5:55 AM

Golden Knights look to write fairy tale ending against Capitals

The Knights defied the odds throughout their unprecedented inaugural season, but now face their biggest challenge in the form of a 3-1 deficit to the Washington Capitals in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. Only one team — the 1942 Toronto Maple... reviewjournal.com

6/6/2018 5:53 AM

Islanders fire coach Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow

The team announced Tuesday it has fired general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight. Lamoriello will take over GM duties and begin the process of finding a new coach, while Snow and Weight will remain with the organization in different capacities. sportingnews.com

Neal: Converting empty-net chance would have changed Game 4

The Vegas Golden Knights certainly had early chances to potentially change their fortunes in an eventual 6-2 loss in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.The game's best chance early on fell onto the stick of James Neal, one of the league's best shooters... thescore.com

Smith-Pelly finding success the old-fashioned way

LAS VEGAS — Devante Smith-Pelly’s face said it all. Ten hours after Andre Burakovsky drilled him in the face with a slap shot at the Capitals’ morning skate, leaving him dripping blood as he faced reporters, Smith-Pelly could not stop smiling after... tsn.ca

6/6/2018 6:00 AM

Stanley Cup 2018: Can Washington Capitals fans believe? (video)

Hockey, you break my heart. That was the tweet I tapped out on a dismal night in May a year ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins knocked off my Washington Capitals in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Or was that the second round in 2016? Or was it... usatoday.com

Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup (video)

The Stanley Cup Final is a block party for the Washington Capitals. For all of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s points on offense and Braden Holtby’s saves in net, the Capitals are one win away from blocking their way to the Cup. They’ve gotten in front of almost... foxsports.com

6/6/2018 6:10 AM

Henrik Lundqvist breaks silence on new Rangers regime, health

The way Henrik Lundqvist sees it, David Quinn is not a “college coach.” Rather, he is the coach of the Rangers. “I’m excited to see what he can bring to the table,” Lundqvist told The Post via an email exchange. “College or NHL, to me it really... nypost.com

6/6/2018 6:05 AM

Jack Ferreira joins Wild as assistant to GM Paul Fenton

The Minnesota Wild have hired Jack Ferreira as an assistant to new general manager Paul Fenton. The Wild made the announcement on Tuesday about Ferreira, 73, who is a long-time mentor to Fenton. Ferreira was GM of the Minnesota North Stars (1988-90)... si.com

Lamoriello regains Devils level of power with Islanders

It took all of two weeks for Lou Lamoriello to stroll into the New York Islanders front office, poke his head around and start knocking down walls.The post Leafs’ Auston Matthews switches agencies appeared first on Sportsnet.ca. sportsnet.ca

McDavid rookie card fetches modern-era record $55K in auction

A Connor McDavid rookie card was recently sold via an online auction for $55,655 USD, a new record for a modern card, according to PWCC Marketplace.The modern era consists of cards produced since 1986, and the most lucrative collectible prior to "The... thescore.com

Mock Draft 2.0

Ryan Wagman of McKeens Hockey gives his second version of the first round NHL Draft with outstanding analysis for Rotoworld. sports.yahoo.com

NHL free agency 2018: Top 15 UFA forwards

You may have heard, John Tavares becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. That is, If he does not resign with the Islanders before that point. But if Tavares does indeed reach the first of July without signing, he likely becomes the best player... sportingnews.com

NHL ref Garrett Rank qualifies for U.S. Open

NHL referee and part-time golfer Garrett Rank is living his dream. Rank, who officiated 76 NHL games this season, qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday, shooting back-to-back 71s for a 2-under par at Ansley Golf Club in Roswell, Georgia. NHL ref... abcnews.go.com

Off-Season Game Plan: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks made the playoffs for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons, finishing with 100 points for the second time in the past six full seasons. They lost to Vegas in the second round of the playoffs, but there’s a good team in place. tsn.ca

One win separates T.J. Oshie from Stanley Cup

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award … grandforksherald.com

The 2018 playoff all-disappointment team

We may be one game away from the end of the Stanley Cup Final. As early as Thursday, the Washington Capitals could end 44 years of misery by finally getting their hands on the Stanley Cup, setting off a wild celebration in Washington and fulfilling... downgoesbrown.com

Mountain Iron, MN's Matt Niskanen becomes latest UMD Bulldog to win NHL's Stanley Cup

Mountain Iron native Matt Niskanen became the 11th Northland native and seventh former Minnesota Duluth Bulldog to win the NHL's Stanley Cup as a player on Thursday, when his Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5, clinching... duluthnewstribune.com

Friday, June 8, 2018

NCHC: Logan O'Connor Named Captain for 2018-2019 Season

In the postseason, his three (3) assists in the 2018 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Frozen Faceoff earned him a spot on the NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Tournament Team. After playing 23 games during his freshman year, … denverpioneers.com

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

BIG10: Hockey in C-U sounds cooler than ice

Hockey is cool. Literally and figuratively. The Miracle on Ice, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe playing with his sons. The early scenes from "Happy Gilmore," the Montreal Canadiens, the Edmonton Oilers, the Detroit Red Wings, "O Canada," Chicago... news-gazette.com

WCHA: Taking the shot

Shane Cassin of Bowling Green’s hockey team takes a shot between his legs on goal Monday as he practices with Luke Johnson at the inline skating rink inside … sent-trib.com

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CHL: Fight intensifies over player compensation in Canada’s major junior hockey leagues

Former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League player Brandon Hynes has testified that the Victoriaville Tigres didn’t provide him with time to attend high school when he played for the team and that the franchise later backed out of honouring his... tsn.ca

Friday, June 8, 2018

6/8/2018 7:24 AM

USHL: Greg Moore Named Head Coach of Chicago Steel

Greg Moore has been named Head Coach of the Chicago Steel, the team announced Wednesday. Moore joins the Steel from Team USA, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach, including this past season with Team USA 's U17 team. ushl.com

6/8/2018 7:24 AM

WHL: Rockets goalie heads overseas

Jordon Cooke admits he will face a significant language barrier when he starts his pro career this fall. The former Kelowna Rockets goaltender will play in Gap, France this season. "I am fortunate enough that there are guys that I know who have... reganbartel.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

AHL: Stars shine in Game 4, square Finals at 2-2

CEDAR PARK, Texas (theahl.com) ... Justin Dowling's goal with 10:02 left in regulation sent the Texas Stars to a 3-2 win over the Toront... theahl.com

Friday, June 8, 2018

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6/6/2018 5:59 AM

AHL: Toronto bounces back, regains Finals lead

Calle Rosen scored what proved to be the decisive goal with 7:32 to play in the second period, sending a wrist shot from the center point through traffic and past Stars netminder Mike McKenna. Toronto allowed only 20 shots on goal in the contest,... theahl.com

KHL: Coaching changes

It was widely expected, but the deal is finally done. Ilya Vorobyov is officially the new head coach of SKA St. Petersburg. Vorobyov, who led Metallurg to the 2016 Gagarin Cup, replaces Oleg Znarok in the hotseat – and is also confirmed as his... en.khl.ru

Friday, June 8, 2018

SHL: Boqvist draws comparisons to Karlsson

Adam Boqvist doesn't mind the comparisons to Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson. He takes inspiration from them. "I look up to Erik Karlsson very much," the 17-year-old defenseman said. "I look at a video before every one of my games. That's... nhl.com

6/8/2018 7:22 AM

Time to resurrect Sokil Kyiv ?

At the deadline, five teams applied to compete in Ukraine League. Among the latecomers there is also the legendary team from Kyiv. eurohockey.com

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

KHL: A Pittsburgh Penguin flying to Russian league?

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Dominic Simon appears to have no interest in a two-way deal with the team and is considering moving to KHL. ''Simon is interested to sign a one-way deal with the Penguins'' said his agent Michal Sivek. … hockeybuzz.com

6/5/2018 7:39 AM

Vorobyov stays - Russia signs two-year contract with coach

The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia signed a two-year deal with Ilya Vorobyov and his assistant coaches Anvar Gatiyatulin, Alexei Kudashov, Igor Nikitin and Alexei Zhamnov. After the two years there will be an option for another two years for the... iihf.com

CT H.S.: Taft - Twins who grew up in Bangor commit to play ice hockey at University of Maine

Morgan Trimper and Ally Trimper spent 11 years in Bangor while their father, Steve, was the head baseball coach at the University of Maine. The twins, who left Bangor High after their sophomore year to attend The Taft School in Watertown,... bangordailynews.com

Friday, June 8, 2018

MN H.S.: Crews Prep Proctor's New Hockey Arena Floor

PROCTOR- The Proctor community is working hard on finishing up its’ new hockey arena located on Kirkus Street. Crews carefully poured concrete on the arena floor Thursday. "We really wanted to build something that was very special and we didn't want... wdio.com

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

 

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