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Washington has a new hero. His name is Devante Smith-Pelly

Washington has a new hero. His name is Devante Smith-Pelly

LAS VEGAS — Before Devante Smith-Pelly could relax or breathe or even start thinking about his game-tying goal, he had to start moving his feet.The period of recall began midway through the third period Thursday night, when the Capitals trailed, 3-2....
Published: 06/08/18
Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup wait is finally over. Who has waited longer?

Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup wait is finally over. Who has waited longer?

The Washington Capitals won the first Stanley Cup title in the franchise's 43-year history Thursday night in Las Vegas.And still the St. Louis Blues and their fans wait. The Blues marked their 50th NHL season this year; 50 years without a Cup.He...
Published: 06/08/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: What could have been for the Lightning

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: What could have been for the Lightning

As the Washington Capitals celebrate their first Stanley Cup championship, Rick Stroud reflects on what could have been for the Lightning, which came within a victory of eliminating Washington in the conference final.Plus, the Rays lose in ...
Published: 06/08/18
Capitals win first Stanley Cup

Capitals win first Stanley Cup

LAS VEGAS — After 43 seasons, the 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 Golden Knights...
Published: 06/07/18
Here’s what I remember about the Lightning’s Stanley Cup. How about you?

Here’s what I remember about the Lightning’s Stanley Cup. How about you?

You might not recognize the name, but my words were probably some of the first you read after the Lightning won its first – and, so far, only — Stanley Cup 14 years ago today.In the days before social media, email newsletters and push not...
Published: 06/07/18
The Lightning Effect on the Stanley Cup is about to strike again

The Lightning Effect on the Stanley Cup is about to strike again

Call it the Lightning effect.The Washington Capitals are a win away from ending years of frustration and winning their first Stanley Cup.As if we doubted them.RELATED: More Lightning coverageAlex Ovechkin and his Caps teammates have the Tampa Bay Lig...
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Capitals on verge of Stanley Cup after blowing out Golden Knights in Game 4

Capitals on verge of Stanley Cup after blowing out Golden Knights in Game 4

WASHINGTON — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the...
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Capitals go up 2-1 in Stanley Cup final

Capitals go up 2-1 in Stanley Cup final

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin went airborne, Evgeny Kuznetsov flapped his arms like a bird of prey and the Capitals are flying high,two wins from winning the Stanley Cup.Led by their two best players, the Capitals beat the  Golden Knights 3-1...
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Lightning’s Ryan Callahan likely to miss start of next season

Lightning’s Ryan Callahan likely to miss start of next season

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan likely will miss the start of next season because of surgery on his right shoulder.Callahan had surgery and will be out five months, the team said Thursday. That time line means he would be out until November. The seas...
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Vegas jackpot: Knights’ win would mean $20,000 for Tampa man

Vegas jackpot: Knights’ win would mean $20,000 for Tampa man

Tampa's Adam Vosding is a huge Lightning fan, and when he was in Las Vegas for a weekend in September, days before the season started, he put $100 down on 10-to-1 odds for Tampa Bay winning the Stanley Cup.That didn't pan out, but he wasn't done that...
Updated one month ago