12:23 AM EDT, Sat May 26, 2018
May 24, 2018

10 reasons the Washington Capitals can win their first Stanley Cup

The re-emergence of Braden Holtby, a fresh perspective from new players and Alex Ovechkin are three big ones
May 24, 2018

How did we get here? Is the Vegas Golden Knights’ success random or an indictment of all the flailing franchises?

Marc-Andre Fleury's play at least maintained the old saw that goaltending is key in the playoffs
May 24, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning insist their ‘window is not closed’ to win Stanley Cup

With most of the roster set to return next season, Bolts captain Steven Stamkos is optimistic that better days lie ahead
May 23, 2018

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final after blanking Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0

In some ways, his run to the promised land is as unlikely as that of the Vegas Golden Knights. No one saw this coming when the playoffs began
May 23, 2018

Capitals have never been closer to the Cup — which makes Game 7 vs. Lightning ‘the biggest game in our life’

Game 7s have mostly ended in heartbreak for Washington, and it's fitting they would have to endure one to reach their goal of a championship
May 22, 2018

It’s happened before: Does the losing coach in Capitals-Lightning Game 7 face unemployment?

Barry Trotz is operating with an expiring contract and the Stanley Cup expectations for Jon Cooper are peaking again
May 22, 2018

Maple Leafs management overhaul needed as Lamoriello, Hunter leave their jobs

Lamoriello is the new president of hockey operations while Hunter is leaving without a destination after being passed over for Leafs GM job
May 21, 2018

Marc-Andre Fleury’s character makes it easy for former mates to be happy for his success

The goaltender was the face of the franchise from the start and he's led the Golden Knights on an improbable ride to the Stanley Cup final
May 20, 2018

Fleury outshines Hellebuyck as Golden Knights oust Jets to advance to Stanley Cup final

'They had the best goalie in the league right now. He stood on his head. He made a lot of big saves,' the Jets' Mark Scheifele said of Marc-Andre Fleury
May 20, 2018

Ovechkin returns to physical game to try to help Washington Capitals stay in the series

The Capitals captain has 21 points in 17 playoff games to lead Washington
May 20, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning trying to focus on Game 6 with another trip to Stanley Cup final within reach

The Capitals, meanwhile, are trying not to let past playoff troubles get in their heads
May 19, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning edge closer to Stanley Cup final by holding off Washington Capitals 3-2

Now it's up to the Caps to try to hold serve at home in an Eastern Conference final that seems to have got away from them
May 18, 2018

Conn Smythe Trophy ballot is getting crowded in battle for playoff MVP

You don’t win it in the first, second or even third round. No, you have to wait until the Stanley Cup final. Even then, you usually have to actually win the Cup to win the award
May 18, 2018

Get them some water — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are choking again

Will this be another post-season where the Caps failed to finish off an opponent on the ropes, failed to come up with the key play at the key time, and failed to advance despite being the better team?
May 18, 2018

Washington Capitals’ inexplicable home woes should leave them thankful to be going to Tampa

This should make no sense, of course. And yet, here's Braden Holtby before Game 4, quietly emphatic: 'It's easier to play on the road'