Alex Ovechkin presented the Stanley Cup after Game 5 win

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‘This group was special’: Stanley Cup champ Caps fought their way to the top

​There were two minutes and 37 seconds remaining in the Stanley Cup finale.  Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals had a one-goal lead, looking to end the remarkable run of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights once and for all.  Ovechkin dropped down and slid to block a shot with his right ankle from Golden Knights defenceman Colin Miller.  Ovechkin was in pain and… Read More »

Kuznetsov, Holtby invaluable in Capitals’ charge to franchise’s 1st Cup

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. In helping deliver a championship Washington had wanted for more than 40 years, Kuznetsov was arguably the Capitals’ most instrumental player. The 26-year-old, fifth-year pro finished with a playoff-leading 32 points,… Read More »

The Great 8: Alex Ovechkin crowned playoff MVP

Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday after leading his team to their first championship.  Ovechkin set a Capitals record with a league-high 15 goals this post-season, including one in the series-clinching 4-3 win at the Vegas Golden Knights. Washington won the best-of-seven series… Read More »

At long last, Ovechkin and Capitals are Stanley Cup champs

After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. Lars Eller broke a tie with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night. Devante Smith-Pelly tied it with a full-stretch… Read More »

Stars pull even with Marlies in Calder Cup final

The Calder Cup final is down to a best-of-three. Curtis McKenzie scored twice as the Texas Stars downed the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Thursday to even the American Hockey League championship at two wins apiece. The Stars host Game 5 on Saturday, with Games 6 and 7 of the best-of-seven set scheduled back at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum. Justin… Read More »

Yasin Ehliz (F) from Nürnberg Ice Tigers to Calgary Flames

Scoring Leaders # Player GP G A TP 1. Milan Gulas 48 23 38 61 2. Tomas Mertl 50 30 27 57 3. Martin Ruzicka 49 29 25 54 4. Roberts Bukarts 50 21 28 49 5. Martin Erat 49 12 34 46 Show More