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Jun 18, 2018

Humboldt players to reunite at NHL Awards
Survivors of the Humboldt hockey team bus crash will reunite at the NHL Awards on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2018

Trotz resigns as Capitals head coach
Barry Trotz has resigned as head coach of the Capitals after leading them to their first Stanley Cup title.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2018

Trotz resigns from Caps weeks after Cup win
Barry Trotz has resigned as head coach of the Capitals after leading them to their first Stanley Cup title.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2018

Seattle group hires ex-Coyotes coach Tippett
The group hoping to bring an NHL team to Seattle hired former Coyotes coach Dave Tippett as a senior adviser.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2018

Four NHL trades we'd like to see
The Max Domi-Alex Galchenyuk trade got us thinking of other players who need a change of scenery this offseason. Here's our list.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2018

Trade Grades: Coyotes slight winners in Domi-Galchenyuk swap
It's a double change of scenery with two young first-rounders switching homes. Who won the trade?

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Coyotes trade Domi to Habs for Galchenyuk
The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Senators suspend Lee after harassment charge
Randy Lee, the assistant GM of the Ottawa Senators, has been suspended by the team after facing a second-degree harassment charge from an incident at the pre-draft scouting combine.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Former Flames owner Scurfield dies at 89
Former Calgary Flames owner Sonia Scurfield has died at 89. She is the only Canadian woman to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Stugotz: 'I get to do what I love because of my dad'
It started as a way of saying thanks, but an interview between Jon "Stugotz" Weiner and his father made him realize: Holy bleep, he's just like his dad.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Blackhawks' Hinostroza, Hayden get extensions
Forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden have agreed to two-year extensions with the the Chicago Blackhawks.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Destination Tavares: Where the star center could land
Eight teams have emerged as front-runners in the John Tavares derby, as a return to the Islanders is not guaranteed. Here's who is in the mix.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

Can the Cup champion Capitals keep the band together?
John Carlson highlights a group of key players hitting free agency. Who will be back? We explore the decisions with Washington's capologist.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

The Alternative NHL Awards for 2017-18
We present the best hockey dog, best agitation technique, goal of the year, and more. Plus, Jersey Foul of the Week, and the latest hockey news.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2018

2018 NHL draft board: Top 20
There's skill galore in the top 20 on this year's NHL draft board. Chris Peters explores the top names available.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2018

Toronto beats Texas 6-1 to win AHL's Calder Cup
The Toronto Marlies, the Toronto Maple Leafs' top farm club, beat the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars' top development team, 6-1 in Game 7 on Thursday night to win the American Hockey League's Calder Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2018

Sabres acquire Boston U's Hickey from Coyotes
The Buffalo Sabres stocked up on another Boston University product by acquiring defenseman Brandon Hickey in a trade that sent forward Hudson Fasching to the Arizona Coyotes.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2018

One big question for all 31 NHL teams
Can the Islanders keep John Tavares? What's the deal with Corey Crawford? What will Vegas do with all of that cap space? We dig in.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2018

Which Stanley Cup-less team will be the next to win one?
After 44 years, the Capitals finally won the Cup. Which other team without a championship is most likely to join them next?

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2018

Counting down the draft's top 80 prospects: Nos. 21-40
There's plenty of talent lingering just outside the top 20 in this year's draft class.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

Most Capitals would accept White House invitation
T.J. Oshie and Brooks Orpik are among a majority of Capitals who told the Washington Post that, if invited, they'd accept an invitation to visit the White House from President Donald Trump.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

Most Capitals would accept White House invite
T.J. Oshie and Brooks Orpik are among a majority of Capitals who told the Washington Post that, if invited, they'd accept an invitation to visit the White House from President Donald Trump.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

Caps, Trotz in talks about contract extension
Barry Trotz and the Capitals have begun discussing a contract extension that would keep the pending free agent coach around for next season and beyond after winning the Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

Top 80 prospects in 2018 NHL draft class
The NHL draft is right around the corner. Here are the top 80 prospects in this year's class on Chris Peters' draft board.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

Ilya Kovalchuk is coming back! So ... how good is he?
After a sojourn in the KHL, the goal-scoring machine is returning. Who will land him? What impact can he make? We answer all the big questions.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2018

2018 NHL draft board: Nos. 41-60
Looking for some talent in the second round of the NHL draft? Here's Chris Peters' rankings for Nos. 41-60.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Senators investigating LW Hoffman's fiancee
The Ottawa Senators are investigating the fiancee of left wing Mike Hoffman for allegedly harassing team captain Erik Karlsson's wife

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Sens probe alleged cyberbullying by LW's fiancee
The Ottawa Senators are investigating the fiancee of left winger Mike Hoffman for allegedly harassing team captain Erik Karlsson's wife

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Capitals keep Cup party going with parade
Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals' first Stanley Cup championship.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Sens' assistant GM going to court, not draft
Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will miss at least part of next week's NHL draft because he is due in court. He is charged with harassing a hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Sens assistant GM now due in court after draft
Senators assistant GM Randy Lee is due in court to face a harassment allegation on July 6, putting him in a position to attend next week's NHL draft.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2018

Report: Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes reach deal
Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has reportedly agreed to an eight-year extension with the Coyotes.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

NHL referee Garrett Rank's golf dream coming true at U.S. Open
How many people can be successful in two sports? Not many. Making it even more remarkable that NHL referee Garrett Rank will play in this week's U.S. Open now that his day job is in its offseason.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

Fifteen days that defined the Golden Knights' season
From bus tours in Idaho to sold-out practices in Summerlin to the Stanley Cup Final, the Golden Knights redefined expectations for expansion teams.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

Ex-Bruins winger McKenzie dies at age 80
Johnny McKenzie, a rough-and-tumble right wing who helped lead the Boston Bruins to two Stanley Cup titles, has died. He was 80.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

Did Penguins protect the wrong goalie from expansion draft?
Marc-Andre Fleury's big season in Vegas, plus Matt Murray's struggles, have some wondering if the team made the right call.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

Ranking Ovechkin's top post-Cup Final moments
The party has raged all over the D.C. area since the Caps won the Stanley Cup. And Alex Ovechkin has seemingly been a part of it all.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2018

Jon Taffer on how to 'Bar Rescue' the NHL
The TV host, and Golden Knights season-ticket holder, has some ideas on how to better market the league. Plus, Jersey Foul of the Week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 09, 2018

Ovechkin gets mulligan after sailing first pitch
Alex Ovechkin's first attempt at a ceremonial first pitch was so bad he asked for -- and got -- a mulligan.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Trotz coy on Capitals future: 'I love what I do'
Capitals coach Barry Trotz, now with a Stanley Cup championship on his list of accomplishments, was diplomatic about what the future holds for him, saying that he is in "a good place."

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

What does the future hold for Barry Trotz?
The Cup-winning coach is without a contract for next season. Will he stay with the Caps? Join a new team? Take a gap year? We assess his options.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Where do Caps, Knights fall in our Way-Too-Early 2018-19 Power Rankings?
We're already looking ahead to next season. Will the Lightning or Predators make the leap? Here's how we think the league will stack up.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Oshie shares Cup with Alzheimer's-afflicted dad
T.J. Oshie shared an emotional moment with his Alzheimer's-afflicted father following the Capitals' Stanley Cup Final win on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Caps owner: Expect 'much bigger' title parade
Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he has "a lot of work to do" in planning for the team's first championship parade, adding that he thinks the celebration will be "much bigger than everyone is expecting."

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Ovi's 14-year journey to a Cup is over
A journey from 2004 to 2018 for the player who energized a franchise, won many awards and finally -- finally -- won hockey's ultimate prize.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Fans take to D.C. streets to celebrate Cup win
Tens of thousands of red-clad Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night to celebrate the franchise's first Stanley Cup and the city's first title in the major four professional sports since 1992.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

The Golden Knights' offseason game plan
The Golden Knights' magical playoff run ended a few games earlier than they'd like. Here's how they maintain the momentum for 2018-19.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

How the Capitals defend the Stanley Cup
The Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Here are three key steps they should take the help defend it next year.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Ovechkin tops off first Cup with Conn Smythe
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took home playoff MVP honors after scoring a team-best 15 goals this postseason, including one in Thursday's Stanley Cup Final clincher.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Ovechkin tops off first Cup with Smythe Trophy
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took home playoff MVP honors after scoring a team-best 15 goals this postseason, including one in Thursday's Stanley Cup Final clincher.

ESPN NHL
Jun 08, 2018

Knights' loss spares Vegas sportsbooks big payout
With the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday, Las Vegas sportsbooks avoided having to pay out millions of dollars in preseason Vegas Golden Knights futures tickets that bettors took at odds as high as 500-1.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

On Vegas draft process, Bettman cites 'balance'
When asked about the expansion draft that spurred Vegas' surprising run to the Stanley Cup Final, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league's "competitive balance shows anything is possible.''

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

The 'but' stops here: Ovechkin's 14-year Cup chase is over
A journey from 2004 to 2018 for the player who energized a franchise, won many awards and finally -- finally -- won hockey's ultimate prize.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

Follow live: Capitals look to capture first Cup
Vegas tries to extend the series to a Game 6 and deny Washington its first Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

Pure elation: Caps (and fans) celebrate a Stanley Cup
The nation's capital is celebrating as the Caps take home their first Stanley Cup ever -- and Washington's first big four pro sports championship since the Redskins won the Super Bowl in 1992.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

Vonn, Subban appear to be dating from photos
Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and gold medalist Lindsey Vonn appear to be dating, based on photos from the CMT Awards.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

Ranking the top five goaltenders in the NHL draft class
It's a shallow goalie pool in this year's draft, but here are the top five who could make an impact.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

Roundtable: X factors, adjustments and picks for Game 5
What must Vegas do to force a Game 6? Can we pinpoint the turning point of the Caps' season? Our panel weighs in on the big topics.

ESPN NHL
Jun 07, 2018

X factors, adjustments and picks for Game 5
What must Vegas do to force a Game 6? Can we pinpoint the turning point of the Caps' season? Our panel weighs in on the big topics.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Caps fans scarf up 70K tickets for watch party
As Capitals fever grips the D.C. area, fans gobbled up 70,000 tickets for a Game 5 viewing party at Capital One Arena. Metro hours have been extended, a first for an away game.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

70K Caps fans log on for tickets to watch party
As Capitals fever grips the D.C. area, 70,000 fans logged on to claim tickets for a Game 5 viewing party at Capital One Arena. Metro hours have been extended, a first for an away game.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

White House visit doesn't appeal to Smith-Pelly
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.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Humboldt player out of hospital, plans graduation
A Humboldt Broncos hockey player injured in a bus crash that killed 16 people has been released from a Saskatoon hospital and plans to graduate from high school this month.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Vegas back to comfortable underdog status
Down 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final, the Golden Knights are back to where they started -- being an underdog.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Inspired Redskins aim to capitalize on Capitals fever
Washington is starved for a champion, and the city could get one Thursday. Many of the Redskins are hopping along for the ride, too.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Why hockey players don't say "I"
Is it hockey culture ingrained at a young age? Is it force of habit? We checked the locker rooms for answers -- and whether the trend will ever change.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Why hockey players don't say 'I'
Is it hockey culture ingrained at a young age? Is it force of habit? We checked the locker rooms for answers -- and whether the trend will ever change.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

Way-too-early 2018-19 NHL Power Rankings
We're already looking ahead to next season. Can the Capitals repeat? Will the Lightning or Predators make the leap? Here's how we think the league will stack up.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

How to bet Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final
The Capitals are one win away from a Stanley Cup. Here's a look at the best bets for Game 5.

ESPN NHL
Jun 06, 2018

The Islanders' top head-coaching candidates
A new job has opened up, with many worthy candidates to fill it. Here are 11 particular names that could land the gig.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

NHL referee qualifies for golf's U.S. Open
NHL referee Garrett Rank has qualified for the U.S. Open in golf.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

2018 NHL draft board: Nos. 61-80
Chris Peters ranks the top 80 prospects for this year's NHL draft, starting here with the bottom 20.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Intriguing late-round NHL draft prospects
They might not crack the first 100 picks, but these 20 draft prospects offer potential in the late rounds.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Interior chief Zinke cleared in speech to Knights
The Office of Special Counsel said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's June 2017 speech to the Vegas Golden Knights, who are owned by a campaign contributor, did not violate the Hatch Act.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Isles fire longtime GM Snow, coach Weight
The New York Islanders have fired general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight, the organization's first major decision under Lou Lamoriello.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Conn Smythe Triple Threat Match: Ovi vs. Kuznetsov vs. Holtby
Heading into the Final, it was all but certain that a Capitals win meant the playoff MVP award would go to Ovechkin. Now? He's got some competition.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

DC Metro offers special Oshie card if Caps win
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it would create a commemorative SmarTrip card in T.J. Oshie's honor should the Capitals win their first Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

NHL draft prospect risers and fallers
Following the past season and the NHL scouting combine, who is climbing -- or dropping -- on draft boards?

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Ovi's unwavering commitment to chicken parm
The Capitals star has maintained his devotion to a daily culinary ritual that stretches back to his rookie season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Vegas' Miller breaks nose late in Game 4 rout
Vegas defenseman Colin Miller suffered came away from Monday night's Game 4 rout by the Capitals with a broken nose sustained on a third-period check.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

Knights lament unlucky post pings in G4 loss
On the brink of elimination from the Stanley Cup Final, players for the Golden Knights said shots that have bounced off the posts have just been unlucky.

ESPN NHL
Jun 05, 2018

The Capitals vs. a miracle: Each side has a case
Teams that have gone up 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final have won 31 straight times. But don't plan the parade quite yet. Here's why.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

From champ to free agent: Top coaches on open market
Barry Trotz went from being the coach that led the Capitals to their first-ever Stanley Cup championship to a free agent. Here are other top coaches who were "free agents."

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Follow live: Vegas looks to even Stanley Cup Final
First-period goals from T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly put Washington on its way to a Game 4 win as the Caps closed in on their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Sens' Lee pleads not guilty in harassment case
Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is being allowed to return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Looking for spark, Vegas puts Tatar in lineup
The Golden Knights inserted forward Tomas Tatar into their lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Has the Vegas Golden Knights' luck finally run out?
The Knights haven't looked like themselves in the Final, and a lot of that is a credit to the Capitals' adjustments. Can they get back on track?

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Orpik not into Ovechkin-Crosby comparisons
Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik doesn't enjoy making comparisons between Alex Ovechkin and former teammate Sidney Crosby.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Stanley Cup Final Game 4 betting guide
The Washington Capitals are up 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final and heavy favorites to win the series. Here are the best bets for Monday night's Game 4 in Washington D.C.

ESPN NHL
Jun 04, 2018

Has Ovechkin changed, or have perceptions of him changed?
The Capitals are two games away from hoisting the Cup, and Ovi is a big reason why. Is it all on him, or have we just been missing his greatness?

ESPN NHL
Jun 03, 2018

Five things we learned from Game 3 of the Cup Final
The Capitals are two wins away from a Stanley Cup, thanks in part to a gutsy outing by Evgeny Kuznetsov. Here are the key takeaways looking ahead to Game 4.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Game 3 a Golden Knight for Vegas fans in D.C.
For some fans of the Vegas Golden Knights, nothing was going to keep them from attending Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Washington, D.C., even if it meant buying Capitals season tickets.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Vegas fans go to extremes to be in D.C.
For some fans of the Vegas Golden Knights, nothing was going to keep them from attending Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Washington, D.C., even if it meant buying Capitals season tickets.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Kuznetsov back for Capitals, scores in G3 win
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup from an upper body injury as the Capitals beat the Golden Knights in Game 3 on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Kuznetsov back in Capitals lineup for Game 3
Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to the Capitals lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after leaving Game 2 in Las Vegas with an apparent injury to his left arm or shoulder.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Kuznetsov back in Capitals lineup, scores goal
Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to the Capitals lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after leaving Game 2 in Las Vegas with an apparent injury to his left arm or shoulder.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Glory train: Oshie, Niskanen ride Metro to Game 3
T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen joined Washington Capitals fans Saturday by taking the Metro -- D.C.'s public rail system -- to get to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Glory train? Oshie, Niskanen ride Metro to Game 3
T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen joined Washington Capitals fans Saturday by taking the Metro -- D.C.'s public rail system -- to get to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 02, 2018

Caps' Kuznetsov primed for Game 3 comeback
After exiting Game 2 following a hit to his upper body, Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov appears primed to return for Game 3 against the Golden Knights on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 01, 2018

Follow live: Capitals try for 2-1 series lead against Golden Knights
Washington looks to hold serve at home, while Vegas aims to bounce back after dropping Game 2.

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