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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The Russian-born captain and playoff MVP and his teammates are continuing the NHL tradition of visiting the sitting...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' decision to visit the White House (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are scheduled to visit President Donald Trump on Monday. White House...
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Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Connor, left, scores past Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell, front right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 19, 2019 - 2:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winnipeg is tied for the most goals scored in March, but the Jets are also proving that they are just as tough in close games. The Jets won their third straight one-goal game, edging the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night. The win gives them 90 points and a three-point lead...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, center, celebrates with Jonathan Marchessault, left, and William Karlsson after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 19, 2019 - 2:32 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After an up-and-down second season together, the top line for the Vegas Golden Knights is starting to click again when it really counts. Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and two assists, Reilly Smith had a goal and three assists and the Golden Knights won for the ninth...
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Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates with teammates Adam Gaudette (88), Alexander Elder (23), of Sweden, and Josh Leivo (17) after scoring the winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 19, 2019 - 12:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — All it took was 16 extra seconds and one fancy passing sequence with Bo Horvat and Alexander Edler. Vancouver is headed home with a little momentum after a pair of solid performances on the road. Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Canucks stopped Chicago's five-game win...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), center Steven Stamkos (91), defenseman Erik Cernak (81) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Stamkos' goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 19, 2019 - 12:12 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned one trophy on Monday night. Starting next month, they'll be one of the favorites in the chase for the Stanley Cup. The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the top regular-season mark in the league with a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes...
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The Edmonton Oilers score on Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 6-3. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 18, 2019 - 2:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban has been nearly unbeatable at home in two seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights. With starter Marc-Andre Fleury listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury, the Golden Knights should be just fine with two of their next three games in Vegas. Jonathan Marchessault...
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Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg celebrates after scoring during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 18, 2019 - 1:24 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg hasn't slowed down since signing his contract extension two weeks ago. Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:33 left to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. It was his team-leading 22nd goal of the season and...
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The Vancouver Canucks gather on the ice to celebrate with Josh Leivo, far right in group, after Leivo scored a shootout goal against the Dallas Stars in an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Canucks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 18, 2019 - 12:33 am
DALLAS (AP) — Tim Schaller got Vancouver going, Jacob Markstrom kept the Canucks in the game and Josh Leivo finally ended it. Josh Leivo scored in the fourth round of the shootout for the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift the Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. Leivo's...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) gets the game-winning goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) in overtime of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Flyers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 17, 2019 - 11:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a...
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