NHL hockey

Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) celebrates his goal against 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 06, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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. "The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Canada's Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the...
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, right, talks with Alex Ovechkin, left, during an NHL hockey practice Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Capitals lead the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals series. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 06, 2018 - 7:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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. With a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final and a city...
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Fans watch the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey practice Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 06, 2018 - 5:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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, California. Since then, the Golden Knights...
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June 06, 2018 - 9:07 am
Mike Smith knows the feeling. A headache. Maybe some dizziness. As a younger jockey he got concussions, felt better and went back to riding. "I've had several," Smith said. "It's just like you hit your head playing any sport." Smith is currently in the international spotlight as he goes for the...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, left, tries to shoot the puck past Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 06, 2018 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 a third of the Vegas Golden...
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Golden Knights and Capitals
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Jason Huber
June 06, 2018 - 4:24 pm
Capitals will win their first ever Stanley Cup
67% (6 votes)
Vegas will push the series one more game with a win
33% (3 votes)
Total votes: 9
The Washington Capitals are just one victory away from claiming their first ever Stanley Cup . After years a gut-wrenching playoff loses, superstar Alex Ovechkin and the Caps can finally capture that elusive Cup victory with a win over the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday night. Vegas, an expansion...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, Bud Cauley watches his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, N.C. Cauley says he's thankful to be alive after a car accident over the weekend on what he describes as the "scariest night of my life." Cauley, 28, was riding with three other people in a car involved in an accident late Friday, June 1, 2018, following the second round of the Memorial. Cauley posted a message on Instagram saying he had surgery on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:55 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police have released more details about the crash that injured PGA Tour player Bud Cauley and three others in Ohio. A report released Tuesday by Dublin police shows 37-year-old David Crawford was driving at the time of the crash near Muirfield Village Golf Club Friday night that...
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June 05, 2018 - 8:21 pm
Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and naming himself the team's new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello made the moves Tuesday that begin to reshape the...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke attends the "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 05, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing when he gave a speech to a National Hockey League team owned by a campaign contributor. The Office of Special Counsel said Zinke's June 2017 speech to the Vegas Golden Knights did not violate the Hatch...
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FILE - At left, in an April 19, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff game, in Columbus, Ohio. At right, in a file photo from the same game, Capitals' Michal Kempny plays against Columbus. Forward Devante Smith-Pelly was bought out by New Jersey, and defenseman Michal Kempny was relegated to a third-pairing role or a healthy scratch by Chicago. Each player’s career was in danger of being over. Then the Capitals signed Smith-Pelly last summer and acquired Kempny at the trade deadline, hitting on the kind of moves every Stanley Cup contender tries to make as they’ve been a big reason of putting the team on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A salary-cap squeeze threatened to slam the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup window shut. Instead, it busted it wide open. When the dollars didn't add up to be able to keep a handful of key contributors to back-to-back Presidents' Trophy-winning teams, the Capitals went bargain...
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