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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout their first three playoff series, the Vegas Golden Knights were defined by smart decisions and dazzling plays. In the Stanley Cup Final, their mistakes have drawn most of the attention. Vegas made too many errors in its own end of the ice and scored just one gift-...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) trips Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fleury was called for a penalty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Devante Smith-Pelly has given the Washington Capitals a 3-1 lead on Vegas late in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas defenseman Shea...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, puts on his glove as he takes the ice for practice in Arlington, Va., Friday, June 1, 2018. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup NHL hockey finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and Capitals is scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 02, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov is a game-time decision to play for the Capitals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Washington's leading scorer in the playoffs left Wednesday's Game 2 clutching his left arm after a big hit from Brayden McNabb...
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In a photo provided by the American Hockey League, then-Hershey Bears assistant coach Troy Mann celebrates the team’s Calder Cup championship on June 14, 2010, in Hershey, Pa. Mann beamed with pride when more than a half-dozen players he coached with the Bears contributed to the victory that got the Capitals into the Eastern Conference final. Many of those players are still playing key roles for Washington in the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights--more than a month after Mann was fired from his job as Hershey’s head coach. ( JustSports Photography/AHL via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 2:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The text message lit up Troy Mann's phone the morning after the Capitals eliminated the Penguins with a patchwork lineup featuring five rookies. It came from Barry Trotz. "Thanks Manner for having all those rookie Caps ready," Trotz wrote. "They all played well — you own a piece...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, makes a stick save on shot by Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 01, 2018 - 4:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin covered his eyes with his gloved hands in disbelief. Barry Trotz hid his disbelief inside. Chandler Stephenson had the perfect view and didn't like the odds. The net was wide open and Braden Holtby reached his stick across and stopped Alex Tuch's shot in the...
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June 01, 2018 - 11:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being charged with harassment following an altercation that occurred during a shuttle bus ride back to his Buffalo hotel. The person spoke on...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gestures during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 31, 2018 - 11:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday's Game 1 (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The Golden State Warriors pulled out a 124-114 overtime victory over Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after a bizarre ending to regulation. The game went to OT after Cleveland's J.R. Smith...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 31, 2018 - 9:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov, right, of Russia, winces as he is checked by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 31, 2018 - 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The sight of Evgeny Kuznetsov clutching his left arm and leaving the ice after a hit from Brayden McNabb isn't as big a threat to the Washington Capitals' title hopes as it might seem. Not after the Capitals withstood three games without Nicklas Backstrom. Not after they missed...
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Fans dressed as Elvis Presley take selfies prior to Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 31, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home, the Vegas Golden Knights have a fortress to protect, a Knight to vanquish opponents and Michael Buffer to introduce the combatants. On the road, they have hockey. The Golden Knights are looking for a little road cookin' as the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals goes...
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