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Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire A…

Canadiens benefit from Blackhawks annual dismantling, acquire Andrew Shaw in trade

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com NHL.com Updated Jun 24 (3 days ago)
BUFFALO – In what has become an annual event, the Chicago Blackhawks have done a summer dismantling of their team in an effort to fit their roster under the salary cap. Along with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Montreal Canadiens are the beneficiaries. An…
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  • Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

    Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

    NHL.com 15 hours ago
    ARLINGTON, Va. - When Lars Eller was playing for the Montreal Canadiens, he was a man without a position whose name was constantly bandied about in trade talks. He wasn't comfortable. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, Eller kno...
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  • Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

    Capitals' Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goalie

    NHL.com yahoo.com Jun 22 (5 days ago)
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Braden Holtby won the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night as the top goalie in the NHL. The Washington Capitals netminder equalled a single-season record with 48 wins to lead his team to the Presidents' Trophy as the league's t...
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  • Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner against Capitals, teams annou…

    Penguins raise Stanley Cup banner against Capitals, teams announce home-openers

    Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins will celebrate their 2016 Stanley Cup victory with a banner-raising ceremony in front of one of the Penguins, and Crosby’s, greatest rivals: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It will be the second Stanley Cup…
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  • Capitals' Alzner has surgery for sports hernia

    Capitals' Alzner has surgery for sports hernia

    ESPN.com NHL.com Jun 15
    Capitals' Alzner has surgery for sports hernia
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  • Ovechkin, Crosby, and Malkin are most famous hockey players in …

    Ovechkin, Crosby, and Malkin are most famous hockey players in the world, ESPN study says

    They’re not in the same category as international sports luminaries like Cristiano Ronlado or LeBron James, but three NHLers cracked ESPN’s list of the most famous athletes in the world. ESPN’s analytics team created a formula that combined elements suc…
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  • Nick ‘Bones’ Bonino’s Game 1 heroics all about the stone-cold a…

    Nick ‘Bones’ Bonino’s Game 1 heroics all about the stone-cold assassin mentality

    PITTSBURGH – Penguins center Nick Bonino attracts clutch goals like a human magnet. He entered Game 1 of his first Stanley Cup final with three career overtime winners, including a series-clincher against the Washington Capitals in this year’s Metropoli…
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  • AHL Calder Cup final preview: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hershey Be…

    AHL Calder Cup final preview: Lake Erie Monsters vs. Hershey Bears

    The first time AHL teams from Cleveland and Hershey played in a Calder Cup final was 75 years ago, when the Barons beat the Bears in five games. Now, during the league’s 80th anniversary celebrations, the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Monsters will try to t…
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  • Capitals’ prospect Madison Bowey ejected for questionable hit

    Capitals’ prospect Madison Bowey ejected for questionable hit

    The Hershey Bears may have to play Game 5 of their Calder Cup playoff series on Sunday without the services of defenceman Madison Bowey. Bowey was ejected from Game 4 on Friday night after catching Toronto Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen with an elbow t…
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  • Matt Murray gets call to start Game 6 with Penguins facing elim…

    Matt Murray gets call to start Game 6 with Penguins facing elimination

    Matt Murray’s play has helped the Pittsburgh Penguins get by the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, and now Mike Sullivan is hoping Murray can keep his magical post-season going because the Penguins coach has decided to turn back to the 21-year-o…
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  • Ted Leonsis Gets Roasted By Blogger 

    Ted Leonsis Gets Roasted By Blogger 

    deadspin.com May 19
    The following is the most satisfying three-act play you will ever witness, in which Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis attempts to make a crack about Yahoo’s decline and dragged out sale process, and gets positively roasted by Puck Daddy proprietor G…
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  • Case against the case for trading Alex Ovechkin (Huge If True)

    Case against the case for trading Alex Ovechkin (Huge If True)

    yahoo.com May 19
    Well it's that time of year again: The Washington Capitals are out of the playoffs and many people have seemingly decided that the best way for them to improve is to trade the guy who has led the league in goal-scoring for each of the last four seasons.…
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  • Penguins’ Rutherford, Capitals’ MacLellan, Stars’ Nill named fi…

    Penguins’ Rutherford, Capitals’ MacLellan, Stars’ Nill named finalists for GM of the Year

    The Penguins took a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference final with a convincing Game 3 victory on Wednesday night, and that means GM Jim Rutherford’s bunch is only two wins shy of winning the Eastern Conference and six victories away from taking h…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five legends who waited longer than Alex Ovech…

    Down Goes Brown: Five legends who waited longer than Alex Ovechkin to win a Stanley Cup

    Alex Ovechkin has been under the spotlight for the past week, following the premature end to the Washington Capitals’ dominant season at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s been criticized for a lack of production at key moments…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Thomas Greiss’ success means Jaroslav Halak coul…

    Rumor Roundup: Thomas Greiss’ success means Jaroslav Halak could hit the trade market

    Goaltender Thomas Greiss’ solid performance filling in for sidelined starter Jaroslav Halak could spell the end of the latter’s tenure with the New York Islanders. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports Isles GM Garth Snow sang Greiss’ praises, suggesting he’s…
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  • Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff succ…

    Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff success

    So the Toronto Marlies are off to the Eastern Conference final in the American League as the executives with the big team tap the tips of their fingers together, their plan falling perfectly into place. Mitch Marner and his London Knights made a mockery…
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  • Let’s not try to settle the Crosby vs. Ovechkin debate until th…

    Let’s not try to settle the Crosby vs. Ovechkin debate until their careers are over

    Can we put the Sid vs. Ovie debate to bed until their careers are completed? Please. The truth is, at this stage of their careers, there is no correct answer to the debate. If the matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the se…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goalt…

    Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goaltending upgrade

    The Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals are the latest to join the list of playoff casualties. Their early exits from the postseason makes them fodder for offseason trade and free-agent speculation. Shaky goaltending was the prime …
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak 00:48

    Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak

    Mar 15
    Braden Holtby had 32 saves in Washington's 2-0 win over Boston, which ended the Bruins' five-game winning streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.