Stanley Cup

NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs

By: Canadian Press

Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation with his wife, Lars Eller couldn't remember anything.

May 14, 2019

Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

By: Canadian Press

The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what would be a history-making playoff game.

April 16, 2019

Fleury gets 15th playoff shutout, Vegas beats Sharks 5-0

By: Canadian Press

Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series.

April 16, 2019

Avs defenceman Cale Makar scores playoff goal in NHL debut

By: Canadian Press

Cale Makar didn't take long to accomplish a little bit of history.

April 15, 2019

Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

By: Canadian Press

Miro Heiskanen turned in a post-season debut to remember with the Dallas rookie defenceman writing himself into the NHL's record book.

April 11, 2019

A look at the first round of the NHL playoffs

By: Canadian Press

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series.

April 7, 2019

Caps players share memories, tattoo, and a laugh at Vrana's expense

By: Chris Lomon

Getting your name etched on the Stanley Cup is no easy task. Getting that moment engraved on your body proved to be at least as tough for a couple of Washington Capitals players.

June 19, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Devante Smith-Pelly

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Devante Smith-Pelly scored the biggest goal of his NHL career to help him and the Washington Capitals to their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship in a 4-3 victory in Thursday night's Game 5.

June 8, 2018

Capitals win first Stanley cup as Ovechkin nets Conn Smythe

By: Chris Lomon

The Washington Capitals have won the 2018 Stanley Cup, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

June 7, 2018

John Carlson thrives in playoff atmosphere

By: Chris Lomon

How would Mark Hunter describe Washington’s John Carlson’s one and only season with the London Knights? Untapped.

June 7, 2018

200 pucks a day pays off for Beagle

By: Chris Lomon

It was four years ago, just after the end of the 2013-14 NHL season, when Jay Beagle went to work almost daily to inject more offence into his game. Those efforts have certainly paid off.

June 5, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Nicklas Backstrom

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Nicklas Backstrom surpassed the 20-point mark with a trio of assists in his seventh multi-point game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Washington Capitals pulled off a 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to move within one victory of hoisting hockey’s most coveted prize.

June 5, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to action Saturday Night with authority by posting his sixth multi-point outing of the postseason to help the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

June 3, 2018

Reilly Smith's leading attitude dates back to university days

By: Chris Lomon

As he watched Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, Enrico Blasi could have picked out any number of things that reminded him of Vegas forward Reilly Smith’s time at Miami University. It was a look that topped the list.

May 31, 2018

Be A Player: Rewind | Stanley Cup Edition

By: Nadia Vocaturo

In honour of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, this week’s Be A Player: Rewind features a special Stanley Cup edition.

May 31, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Braden Holtby

By: Nadia Vocaturo

With 37 saves, including a jaw-dropping third-period denial of Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch, Braden Holtby was simply outstanding in backing the Washington Capitals to an even series with a 3-2 win of Wednesday’s Game 2.

May 31, 2018

Former 60-goal scorer, Dennis Maruk, sees a bit of himself in current Caps

By: Chris Lomon

Dennis Maruk won’t be painting his face to feature the Washington Capitals logo, but the franchise’s first 60-goal scorer will be wearing his heart on his sleeve for the Stanley Cup Final.

May 29, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Tomas Nosek

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Tomas Nosek scored the first game-winning goal of his NHL career to help the Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Final with a 6-4 victory in Monday night’s Game 1.

May 29, 2018

Haula seizing chance in offensive role with Golden Knights

By: Chris Lomon

When Don Lucia spoke about the most underrated part of Erik Haula’s game, he handed out a series of gold stars for the Vegas Golden Knights forward.

May 24, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Ovechkin

By: Nadia Vocaturo

A man on a mission, Alex Ovechkin helped send the Washington Capitals to their second Stanley Cup Final, and first in his 13-season tenure, with an early goal that stood as the game-winner in a 4-0 blanking of the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night.

May 24, 2018