Hockey

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, left, jumps out of the way of a shot that was stopped by Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 30, 2018 - 10:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The Washington Capitals are clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Vegas Golden Knights late in the third period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final...
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Ice maintenance crew members repair the ice with a fire extinguisher as linesman Jonny Murray watches during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 30, 2018 - 8:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After just one game, it's already clear this Stanley Cup Final is on thin ice. Thin, patchy, slushy, rut-riddled ice. The Vegas Golden Knights have shocked the sporting world by playing for a championship in their inaugural season. But their incredible playoff run has taken them...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, left, is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 29, 2018 - 12:39 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a single nine-minute stretch of the third period, the Washington Capitals dramatically took the lead before the Vegas Golden Knights replied with two goals of their own. Washington's Tom Wilson also flattened Vegas forward Jonathan Marchessault with a blindside hit that could...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, stops a shot by Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Harry How/Pool via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 12:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury and Braden Holtby have been two of the hottest goaltenders during the postseason. Their duel between the pipes looked more like survival in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as the Vegas Golden Knights outlasted the Washington Capitals, 6-4. Fleury came into the...
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Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, right, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with left wing James Neal, center, as Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie skates away during first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 6:45 p.m. One of the hottest shows on the Strip isn't showing signs of slowing down. Reilly Smith put the Vegas Golden Knights ahead early in the second period and...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 28, 2018 - 9:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman shares the sports world's amazement at the Vegas Golden Knights' ability to reach the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence. But if the league adds another team in Seattle in the near future, Bettman expects it to have every opportunity to...
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May 28, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas city officials are embracing Stanley Cup fever by refusing to use capital letters on the city's official Twitter account in a playful shot at the Vegas Golden Knights' opponent: the Washington Capitals. The city posted a photo-shopped version of the famous Las Vegas sign...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin meets with members of the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 27, 2018 - 8:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals have waited nearly 44 years to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time. Their only remaining obstacles are some desert-dwelling misfits who refuse to wait for anything. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are just four wins away from an astounding...
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The New York Rangers new head coach David Quinn poses during an NHL hockey news conference in New York, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different. As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he's known for many years —...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed...
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