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Vegas returns to underdog role after Stanley Cup lapse

WASHINGTON (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights have long embraced their status as unheralded underdogs, from their very first game as an NHL expansion team in October through their stunning dismantling of Winnipeg in the Western Conference Final. ”We call ourselves the Golden Misfits for a reason,” winger Ryan Reaves said prior to the Stanley Cup Final series against Washington. ”We’ve ...

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Theodore’s struggles have Golden Knights in Cup Final hole

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Gerard Gallant made Shea Theodore skip a shift. He’s not making him walk the plank for two rough games. Theodore’s struggles are a major reason the Golden Knights trail the Capitals 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final going into Game 4 on Monday night in Washington. The talented, young defenseman has been on the ice for four ...

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The Latest: Sting and Shaggy play pre-Game 3 concert

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals (all times local): 11:03 p.m. The Washington Capitals have beaten the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 and taken a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Article continues below … Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored second-period goals and Devante ...

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Vegas comes up empty again in puzzling 3-1 loss to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) Throughout their first three playoff series, the Vegas Golden Knights were defined by smart decisions and dazzling plays. In the Stanley Cup Final, their mistakes have drawn most of the attention. Vegas made too many errors in its own end of the ice and scored just one gift-wrapped goal Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to the Washington ...

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Panthers agree to one-year, one-way contract with defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced Friday that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich on a one-year, one-way contract. “Bogdan is a solid, shutdown defenseman who adds depth to our blue line and possesses a strong work ethic,” said Tallon. “He’s proven himself to be a reliable ...

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Cup Final is bittersweet validation for fired Hershey coach

WASHINGTON (AP) The text message lit up Troy Mann’s phone the morning after the Capitals eliminated the Penguins with a patchwork lineup featuring five rookies. It came from Barry Trotz. ”Thanks Manner for having all those rookie Caps ready,” Trotz wrote. ”They all played well – you own a piece of this win last night.” Mann beamed with pride when ...

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Kuznetsov game-time decision for Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

WASHINGTON (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov is a game-time decision to play for the Capitals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Washington’s leading scorer in the playoffs left Wednesday’s Game 2 clutching his left arm after a big hit from Brayden McNabb and did not return. He took part in an optional ...

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