Playoffs

2018 NHL Playoffs: The non-hockey fan's guide to this year's Stanley Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By CBSSports

Why should you tune in to this year's Cup Final? And who should you root for? Here's your explainer
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2018 Stanley Cup Final odds: Capitals vs. Golden Knights simulations, Vegas favorite

28 days ago   |   By CBSSports

Oddsmakers have a favorite, but series simulations don't necessarily agree
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Stanley Cup Final Preview: Who has the better forwards?

28 days ago   |   By ProHockeyTalk

The series kicks off Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. on NBC.
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Conn Smythe Rankings: Could Fleury pull a Giguere?

28 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

And then there were two.
While the real MVP in this Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals is probably George McPhee, it's still too early to tell who the Conn Smythe Trophy will go to.
Now, with the field narrowed, we've got six players who have especially impressed us over the course of the post-season so far - and who look poised to step up in the name of the Cup, starting on Monday night.
We'll begin with the most impressive performance - not to mention the obvious Conn Smythe front-runner - in net for the Golden Knights, who could just make the kind...
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Virginia town changes name to ‘Capitalsville' for Stanley Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By ProHockeyTalk

The proposal was approved unanimously.
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After '20 long, dry years,' Caps are finally back in Stanley Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By ProHockeyTalk

Caps fans have waited a long time for this.
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Golden Knights, Capitals ready to put on a show in Stanley Cup

28 days ago   |   By USA Today

SportsPulse: We have the makings of a great Stanley Cup Final on our hands and USA TODAY Sports' Kevin Allen breaks it all down.
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Stanley Cup 2018: Marc-Andre Fleury, Alex Ovechkin among five Conn Smythe favorites

Stanley Cup 2018: Marc-Andre Fleury, Alex Ovechkin among five Conn Smythe favorites

28 days ago   |   By USA Today

Could Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury win the playoff MVP even if his team loses? Plus, four other favorites.
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Golden Knights' Stanley Cup finals run is no fluke

28 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

The Golden Knights path through the playoffs was anything but easy.
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Mayor wants to rename Virginia town 'Capitalsville' in honor of Capitals

28 days ago   |   By TheScore

A town in Virginia is hoping to temporarily change its name to celebrate the Washington Capitals advancing to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years. Lovettsville mayor Bob Zoldos announced earlier this month he would seek town council's approval to rename the town "Capitalsville" if Washington secured a Stanley Cup berth, according to Patrick Szabo of Loudoun Now. If approved, the new name will remain in effect throughout the Capitals' series against the Vegas Golden Knights and for at least a week afterward if they win the trophy. The Capitals like the idea, too. Zoldos...
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Keys to the Cup: 3 things the Capitals need to do to win it all

Keys to the Cup: 3 things the Capitals need to do to win it all

28 days ago   |   By TheScore

Well, here we are: days away from a scenario that sounds too unbelievable to be real. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will take the ice in a Stanley Cup Final game, and that game - and potentially three more - will be hosted by Las freakin' Vegas. This year's playoff finale, while completely unexpected, sets up to be a memorable one. In one corner, a misfit team of destiny, hell-bent on proving droves of naysayers wrong. In the other, a veteran roster that has finally reached the mountaintop in a year when expectations were lower than in years past. Here are three things those...
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Keys to the Cup: Golden Knights must do these 3 things to lift Stanley

Keys to the Cup: Golden Knights must do these 3 things to lift Stanley

28 days ago   |   By TheScore

All season long, the Vegas Golden Knights have been earning a reputation as the hardest-working group in the NHL, winning contest after contest with their relentless speed and commitment to playing a responsible 200-foot game. After smashing all expectations and rewriting the history books, the expansion club finds itself staring down the Washington Capitals for the 2018 Stanley Cup title. However, getting past a Capitals group led by a ravenous Alex Ovechkin and reinvigorated Braden Holtby won't be an easy task. If the Knights are to complete the storybook season and hoist Lord Stanley...
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When is the Stanley Cup Final? Full schedule, TV info for Golden Knights vs. Capitals

When is the Stanley Cup Final? Full schedule, TV info for Golden Knights vs. Capitals

28 days ago   |   By Sporting News

Everything you need to know about the duel for Lord Stanley's Cup.
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Stanley Cup final preview, prediction: Golden Knights vs. Capitals

28 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The NHL at last has its grand finale lined up, and it's one for the storybooks. On one page, a team one season into its existence; on the other page, a team looking to slay its reputation as perennial underachievers. The Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals will meet for the right to throw a Stanley Cup party beginning Monday in Las Vegas. Storylines abound: A generational scorer in Washington's Alex Ovechkin against a goaltender who knows him well in Vegas' Marc-Andre Fleury. George McPhee, architect of the expansion Knights, formerly general manager of the Capitals from...
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Tickets for Stanley Cup Final approaching record prices

28 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

The upcoming clash between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final was an improbable matchup. And the ticket prices for NHL's championship series are reflecting it.Rachel Koning Beals of MarketWatch shared data from TicketIQ, a secondary-market ticket tracker, and noted the “get-in price” for the series is above $900. Games played in Vegas run $925, and clashes in Washington are $904.Those are the highest prices since TicketIQ began tracking data in 2011, per the report.Additionally, the most expensive tickets are both north of $2,000 at either location...
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Tape to Tape NHL Podcast: Everyone's rooting for Ovechkin in Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

Cups are everywhere, as the Stanley Cup Final and Memorial Cup head into their final stretches.
On this week's show, Sportsnet's Luke Fox joins Ryan Dixon and Rory Boylen in the booth to talk about...
• Their pre-season picks, and how accurate they were
• How, other than Vegas/Pittsburgh fans, most people are cheering for Alex Ocvechkin and the Capitals
• Is the Vegas Golden Knights ‘ success an embarrassment for the NHL? One of Gary Bettman's favourite words is ‘parity', which the expansion team encompasses
• Luke covered the Winnipeg Jets through the first two rounds of the playoffs...
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Tony Kornheiser declares the Capitals' 'choking dogs' era is over - again

28 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Kornheiser vowed to bury the phrase forever during the Capitals' last Stanley Cup finals appearance in 1998.
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NHL Playoff Power Rankings: Vegas rolls into Cup Final

NHL Playoff Power Rankings: Vegas rolls into Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By TheScore

With the Stanley Cup Final now on the horizon, theScore's Josh Gold-Smith put together the third installment of the NHL Playoff Power Rankings. (Rankings 5-16 are unchanged from the previous edition .) 1. Vegas Golden Knights Honestly, what else can we say about the best story in the NHL at this point? Doubters keep expecting them to regress, but the expansion darlings continue to prove they belong among the NHL's elite clubs this spring, and they've been the most impressive team in these playoffs. The Golden Knights made quick work of a deep, talented Winnipeg Jets squad, dispatching them...
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NHL Playoffs 2018: Viewing Information and Odds for Stanley Cup Final

28 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Washington Capitals have overcome their history of failure to make it to the Stanley Cup Final. The Vegas Golden Knights don't understand a thing about failure, as all they have done in their initial season in the NHL is win...
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World Cup 2018: Late Xherdan Shaquiri goal lifts Switzerland over Serbia

World Cup 2018: Late Xherdan Shaquiri goal lifts Switzerland over Serbia

Serbia dominated the first half of its clash but fine efforts from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri helped Switzerland come from behind. Read more ...

Full Match Replay: Serbia vs. Switzerland

Full Match Replay: Serbia vs. Switzerland

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Nigeria's win over Iceland huge for Argentina

Nigeria's win over Iceland huge for Argentina

Ahmed Musa scored twice in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland, meaning Argentina's hopes of advancing remains almost entirely in its hands. Read more ...

Lifeline for Leo? Messi has Musa magic to thank as Nigeria give Argentina hope

Lifeline for Leo? Messi has Musa magic to thank as Nigeria give Argentina hope

The Albiceleste might be in disarray right now, but if they can pull together then all might not be lost in their pursuit of World Cup glory Read more ...

World Cup: Musa's brace lifts Nigeria past Iceland

World Cup: Musa's brace lifts Nigeria past Iceland

VOLGOGRAD - Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa's brace secured a 2-0 win for his country's team in a World Cup group stage match vs Iceland. Read more ...

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World Cup 2018 Group H: Fixtures, standings, squads & full details on Senegal & Colombia group

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Vancouver Canucks ink Finnish forward Markus Granlund to one-year extension

Vancouver Canucks ink Finnish forward Markus Granlund to one-year extension

The contract is worth $1.475 million. Read more ...

Neymar capitalizes late to give Brazil a 2-0 win

Neymar capitalizes late to give Brazil a 2-0 win

A nifty finish for Neymar. Read more ...

How Carlos Vela went from Arsenal flop to Mexico World Cup star

How Carlos Vela went from Arsenal flop to Mexico World Cup star

After a failed stint with the Gunners, the El Tri attacker dropped off many's radar but burst back on in a big way with Sunday's win over Germany Read more ...

World Cup 2018: Giant-killers Mexico embrace sudden weight of expectation

World Cup 2018: Giant-killers Mexico embrace sudden weight of expectation

Juan Carlos Osorio and Andres Guardado will ensure Mexico is ready to build on its World Cup win over Germany when it plays South Korea. Read more ...