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Chicago Tribune Jun 13, 2018

Devante Smith-Pelly opts out, but most Capitals say they will visit the White House after winning the Stanley Cup

A little less than a week after winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are still pondering the idea of taking part in the traditional White House visit, though the majority of players asked about a possible visit Wednesday said they would attend with the exception of forward Devante Smith-Pelly,...
The Hockey Writers Jun 9, 2018

Canadiens Fans Should Cheer on Eller and Smith-Pelly

Montreal Canadiens fans have two choices in the wake of the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup win. They can lament the fact that two former Habs, Lars Eller and Devante Smith-Pelly, played critical roles for the Caps along the way, including in the Cup-clinching Game 5 victory… or they can just be happy for them. Smith-Pelly […] The post Canadiens Fans Should Cheer on Eller and Smith-Pelly appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 8, 2018

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. The Stanley Cup Final was still 10
Puck Prose Jun 8, 2018

Washington Capitals: Devante Smith-Pelly Will Take A Stand

Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly will not be visiting the White House Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly has made it pretty clear that he will not shy away from a tussle on the ice. It appears he is just as willing to stand up for his beliefs off the ice.  As Stanley Cup champions, Smith-Pelly and […] Washington Capitals: Devante Smith-Pelly Will Take A Stand - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Knights On Ice Jun 7, 2018
Golden Knights fall to Capitals, 4-3, lose Stanley Cup Final in 5 games

Golden Knights fall to Capitals, 4-3, lose Stanley Cup Final in 5 games

Huh. I never expected to be this sad this late in the season for these Golden Knights. The Vegas Golden Knights lost 4-3 in Game 5, losing the Stanley Cup Final to the Washington Capitals. The Cinderella story has come to a close. The Golden Knights had a rough first period that ended scoreless. They had a rough start to the second period, going down 2-1, before climbing back into it thanks to a miraculous goal from the combination of Tomas Tatar and David Perron and a power-play goal expertly set up by Alex Tuch. Then Devante Smith-Pelly worked for a goal, and Lars Eller converted a Luca...
OC Register Jun 7, 2018
Former Anaheim Duck Devante Smith-Pelly among heroes for Capitals in Stanley Cup victory

Former Anaheim Duck Devante Smith-Pelly among heroes for Capitals in Stanley Cup victory

Former Anaheim Ducks winger Devante Smith-Pelly was an unlikely hero in the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup-clinching victory Thursday night in Las Vegas.
Canes Country Jun 7, 2018
Storm Advisory: 6/7/18

Storm Advisory: 6/7/18

An amazing gift from the Hurricanes, a Devante Smith-Pelly jinx, and Svechnikov getting comfortable with the Raleigh media. After family tragedy struck, the Hurricanes went above and beyond for their biggest fan. "Their main thing was hockey... that's what they bonded over. Kason was kind of like his little shadow. Whatever Kenny did, he wanted to do."After a family tragedy, young #Canes fan Kason Morris received a special gift from his favorite team. pic.twitter.com/VXwpvmFJV9— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) June 6, 2018 Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly appears to have his...
CBC News Jun 6, 2018
Hard pass: Smith-Pelly will skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

Hard pass: Smith-Pelly will skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

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.
WTOP Jun 6, 2018

Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

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.
The Hockey Writers Jun 6, 2018

Devante Smith-Pelly: Capitals’ Postseason Powerhouse

Devante Smith-Pelly (or DSP as he’s known in DC) wasn’t guaranteed a spot on one of the Capitals’ four lines for the 2018 NHL Playoffs. His play had been inconsistent, and head coach Barry Trotz could have opted for more youth and speed. Fortunately for the Caps, Trotz didn’t decide to scratch Smith-Pelly. Instead, he […] The post Devante Smith-Pelly: Capitals’ Postseason Powerhouse appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
National Post Jun 6, 2018

White House ceremony would be troublesome for Devante Smith-Pelly, with Capitals closing in on Stanley Cup

The Capitals have yet to wrap up their first championship, but already the question has arisen because of the cancellation of the Eagles' visit this week
Chicago Tribune Jun 5, 2018

Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly has gone from unwanted to unlikely hero

To a point, Devante Smith-Pelly can explain what happens to him in the postseason, why he suddenly morphs from fourth-line filler into borderline star. He is a grinding forward, content to block shots and battle in corners, and those tough-guy attributes carry more weight in the playoffs. As stakes...
The Hockey Writers May 25, 2018

A Devils Fan’s Guide to the Stanley Cup Final

With the 2018 Stanley Cup Final now set both teams playing for the championship have a small connection to the New Jersey Devils. For the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals, they have winger Devante Smith-Pelly, who played a season and a half in New Jersey and signed with their division rival after his contract was […] The post A Devils Fan’s Guide to the Stanley Cup Final appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca May 21, 2018
Smith-Pelly says Capitals rise to the challenge vs. Lightning

Smith-Pelly says Capitals rise to the challenge vs. Lightning

Devante Smith-Pelly chats with Kyle Bukauskas after scoring a goal in the Washington Capitals’ 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six. The post Lightning not nearly as aggressive as Capitals in Game 6 appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
CBC News May 21, 2018
Capitals strike down Lightning to force Game 7

Capitals strike down Lightning to force Game 7

T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7.

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