No contract, no problem: Trotz guides Caps into Cup final

Capitals coach Barry Trotz doesn't have a contract for next season but has been more relaxed and loose than previous years in guiding them into the Stanley Cup Final

Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

The Golden Knights' success in their inaugural season is unprecedented as Vegas prepares for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Washington

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

Gary Bettman does not just have a job as NHL commissioner and a life he goes home to at night and is forever willing to let work and home be intertwined

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DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

The Capitals are the first Washington team in the major four pro sports to reach a final since 1998

Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring…

The San Jose Sharks have signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract

Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights

Many players on the Vegas Golden Knights didn't know what to expect of their new city

Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs…

Ovechkin: Capitals mission won't be complete unless they beat Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final

Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as…

The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach

Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for 'biggest game of…

Alex Ovechkin excited about opportunity to lead Capitals to Stanley Cup Final

Lou Lamoriello hired to run hockey operations for…

Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello joins Islanders, with full authority on all hockey matters

George McPhee's strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee constructed the team last summer, but his tactical moves at the trade deadline proved just as beneficial toward their run to the Stanley Cup Final

Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Fenton: 'No…

Wild owner lays out Stanley Cup goal for new GM Fenton upon intro: 'No pressure, Paul, but that is where it starts'

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Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into…

The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games

St. Louis Blues' arena changing name to Enterprise Center

The home of the St. Louis Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley…

Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final

Sweden beats Switzerland to retain world ice…

Sweden capped a victorious run through the ice hockey world championship by edging Switzerland 3-2 in the final after a penalty shootout to successfully defend its title

Vasilevskiy turns East final around for Lightning

Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turns the Eastern Conference final around for Lightning

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off…

Cedric Paquette scores early, Andrei Vasilevskiy shines late, Lightning beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 5

Column: Viva Las Vegas! Knights a win from Stanley Cup Final

Column: Viva Las Vegas! expansion Golden Knights close in on trip to Stanley Cup Final

Swiss stun Canada, Sweden crushes US in ice…

Switzerland has stunned title favorite Canada 3-2 to reach only its third final of the world ice hockey championship in Copenhagen

Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win…

Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway goal late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of their Western Conference final Friday night

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Special teams lift Lightning back in East final…

Lightning special teams key to rebounding in Eastern Conference final against Capitals

Column: Atlanta hockey fans cheering Anybody But The Jets

Column: Winnipeg's playoff run rips bandages off old wounds for Atlanta hockey fans

Hellebuyck confident in net, despite 2 straight losses

After the Winnipeg Jets lost Game 3 of the Western Conference final, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck didn't seem fazed and spoke like a confident veteran rather than a third-year player whose team appears to be unraveling