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Ovechkin, Caps may just be getting started

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sure looked as if Alex Ovechkin was slowing down, at least by his standards. This time a year ago, Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were limping away from another early playoff exit. His 16 even-strength goals in the regular season tied for the lowest of his career. Injuries limited him to five goals in 13 playoff ...

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Golden Knights’ future bright after awesome inaugural year

LAS VEGAS (AP) While the Washington Capitals celebrated their first Stanley Cup title amid strewn sticks and gloves Thursday night, the T-Mobile Arena fans rose and gave one more stirring ovation to the bowed, kneeling figures in grey sweaters on the other end of the ice. The Vegas Golden Knights didn’t win the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season. ...

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All CAPS! Washington wins Stanley Cup, beats Vegas 4-3

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. Lars Eller scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night. Captain Alex Ovechkin capped ...

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Caps’ TJ Oshie shares Cup with Alzheimer’s-afflicted father

LAS VEGAS (AP) 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 emotion in his Stanley Cup-winning son’s eyes Thursday night will ...

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Trump says he may pardon late boxing champion Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump said he is thinking ”very seriously” about pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though the Supreme Court vacated the boxing champion’s conviction in 1971. And for futures acts of clemency, Trump said he may seek the recommendations of pro football players and other athletes who have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. ”What I’m ...

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Golden Knights look to keep magic alive against Capitals

LAS VEGAS — In a perfect world, the ideal ending to the storybook season of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights ends with the Stanley Cup being the main attraction during a victory parade down the famed Las Vegas Strip. That may still happen but it will take another pinch-me moment in a season full of them for the self-proclaimed “Golden ...

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The Latest: Capitals try to wrap up Stanley Cup

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hits are outnumbering shots so far through a scoreless first period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Article continues below … Washington and Vegas combined for just seven shots while landing ...

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Capitals eager to end their title drought in Vegas desert

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Washington Capitals will play for a Stanley Cup championship Thursday night for the first time in 43 NHL seasons. Alex Ovechkin is one win away from carving his name into history at the peak of his incredible hockey career. With a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final and a city thousands of miles away thirsting ...

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

LAS VEGAS (AP) 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 things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Canada’s Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the Capitals prepared for Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights. ”Some of the ...

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