Stanley Cup Finals

President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin, second from left, the captain and MVP of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team, during a visit to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, third from right, and teammates John Carlson, second from left, and T.J. Oshie, fourth from left, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The...
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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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February 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
The West just got wilder, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are going all-in on their late-season NHL playoff push. The Blue Jackets followed up last week's additions of Ottawa forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel by acquiring New York Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid and New Jersey goalie Keith...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center left, holds a jersey after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island Ga.. Joining Bettman, from left to right, is Jerry Bruckheimer, David Bonderman, David Wright, Tod Leiweke and Washington Wild youth hockey player Jaina Goscinski. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 05, 2018 - 8:48 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett's computer. That's where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal alongside center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 07, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he'd get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face seem like an afterthought. With Malkin ejected...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period during an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Senators, the teams announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. ( AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 13, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — General manager Doug Wilson began the offseason by making a run to add John Tavares to the San Jose Sharks. When that move failed and Tavares signed with Toronto, Wilson stood pat instead of rushing into a lesser move. Patience paid off on the eve of the start of training...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly (90) wins the draw during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Buffalo, N.Y. Sabres general manager Jason Botterill on Sunday, July 1, 2018, declined an opportunity to provide a definitive answer in discussing whether O'Reilly remains a potential trade candidate. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
July 01, 2018 - 8:51 pm
The Latest from NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 8:50 p.m. A person with direct knowledge has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have traded center Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues. The person spoke to the AP on Sunday on the condition of anonymity because the trade has not...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Detroit. Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares announced his intentions on Twitter on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 01, 2018 - 6:36 pm
John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto. The photo featured a not-yet-10-year-old Tavares in bed, asleep on a pillowcase and under a blanket adorned with Maple...
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File- This May 17, 2018, file photo shows Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) skating with the puck during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. A person with knowledge of the move says the Capitals have re-signed Carlson to a $64 million, eight-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, June 24, 2018, because the deal hadn’t yet been announced. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 25, 2018 - 2:45 am
The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of the frenzy that's to come around the NHL. Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted...
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NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, talks to the media in Dallas, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The NHL Draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
June 21, 2018 - 9:02 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei...
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