NHL

11:24 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Watching the Washington Capitals parade around with the Stanley Cup was Don Fishman’s dream. It’s what he thought about as a young man watching Rod Langway patrol the ice at the Cap Centre. It’s what he pondered as he watched Olaf Kolzig deflect pucks when the franchise made its only
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Jun 15, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Awards are in Las Vegas next week, which really used to feel like a novelty until a team sprung up there like a desert rose. Still, fun will be had, tuxedos will be worn, bad jokes will be uttered by presenters and Gerard Gallant will win the Jack
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Jun 15, 2018 It’s always a little more fun to write about the top prospects in the NHL draft. These are the guys I’ve obviously seen the most and have the best read on, based on my own viewings and conversations with scouts. The top end of this class is of a particularly high quality.
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3:44 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin‘s first attempt at a ceremonial first pitch was so bad he asked for — and got — a mulligan. “Too excited, too strong,” Ovechkin said after sailing his first throw over Max Scherzer‘s head at Nationals Park. “I try to do my best.” Wearing a white
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press DULLES, Va. — Barry Trotz thought of mentors and friends Jack Button, Tommy Ebright, David Poile and Wayne Fleming when he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head. The Washington Capitals coach didn’t think about his future, the same approach he has taken all season and playoffs. “I wasn’t getting
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10:00 AM ET Rachel MarcusESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate The celebration is on in Washington, D.C. — and for Washington Capitals players and their fans everywhere — after the Caps won their first title in franchise history with a 4-3 Game 5 win over the Vegas Golden
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11:43 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — Barry Trotz could not have looked more relaxed during the Washington Capitals‘ postseason run. At the end of most news conferences, the Capitals coach grabbed a Gatorade or water bottle sitting on his podium. Before leaving the room, he blurted out: “Hydrate! Everyone hydrate!” which became somewhat
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2:56 AM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals‘ postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug. Five years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Tim Oshie’s memory is inconsistent and cloudy. Anyone who saw the depth of
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5:31 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said the tens of thousands of fans who partied in the streets of Washington, D.C., late into Thursday night, celebrating the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, were an indication that the championship parade is going to be considerably larger than anticipated. “I think
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