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10:45 AM ET As we come down the final stretch of the NHL season, both the Eastern and Western Conferences will feature playoff races that come down to the final games. For most teams who are either set or virtually locked into postseason position, the remaining handful of games will determine their first-round opponents. Aside
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3:43 PM ET Goaltender Jimmy Howard was the subject of trade rumors leading up to the deadline, but the Red Wings held on to him, and they’ll have him for another year as well. The 34-year-old signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit on Wednesday and will return to the only NHL team he’s ever
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2:51 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The team did not announce the decision, but a spokesperson confirmed it to multiple media outlets Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported the move. The Capitals will continue the NHL’s tradition of
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11:34 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player already has said he won’t attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night, forward
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6:20 PM ET ESPN News Services Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been reinstated from suspension by the league, but the team had no word on when he will return to the ice. Watson, 27, was suspended indefinitely and admitted into Stage 2 of the NHL’s substance abuse and behavioral health program in January. The
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11:15 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan confirmed after the Penguins’ 2-1 loss Sunday to the Flyers. Malkin did not play in the game, after taking a crosscheck to the midsection from former teammate Robert Bortuzzo during Saturday’s loss to the Blues. After the hit,
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