Washington Capitals

FILE - In this March 5, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Washington Capitals narrowly avoided arbitration with Marcus Johansson, re-signing the forward to a $13.75 million, three-year contract. Johansson will count $4.583 million against the salary cap.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Caps re-sign Johansson to three-year, $13.75 million deal

July 20, 2016 | WNST Staff

The deal was struck hours before the sides were set to go to arbitration for the second time.


Caps acquire Eller from Montreal for two second-round picks

June 24, 2016 | WNST Staff

Washington acquired the 27-year-old, who had 13 goals and 13 assists in 79 games last season.


Trotz named 2015-16 Jack Adams Award recipient

June 22, 2016 | WNST Staff

Trotz is the third head coach in franchise history to win, joining Bryan Murray and Bruce Boudreau.

FILE - In this April 7, 2015, file photo, construction workers eat lunch by an MGM arena being built behind the New York-New York casino-hotel in Las Vegas. Hockey fans and civic boosters are getting excited at the prospect of the NHL coming to Las Vegas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that the league has settled on the entertainment capital as the home for its next expansion team, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee.(AP Photo/John Locher, FIle)

NHL expansion team awarded to Las Vegas

June 22, 2016 | WNST Staff

The league will expand for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley.

Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), from Sweden, right wing T.J. Oshie (77) and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrate with defenseman John Carlson, second from left, after his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period of Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Caps given 10-1 odds to win 2017 Stanley Cup

June 13, 2016 | WNST Staff

Pittsburgh is the early favorite to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

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Pittsburgh beats San Jose 3-1 for fourth Stanley Cup title

June 12, 2016 | WNST Staff

After upsetting the Caps in the second round, the Penguins won their first Cup since 2009.

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012, file photo, hockey great Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, looks on during a team news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gordie Howe, the hockey great who set scoring records that stood for decades, has died. He was 88. Son Murray Howe confirmed the death Friday, June 10, 2016, texting to The Associated Press: "Mr Hockey left peacefully, beautifully, and w no regrets." (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)

Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty ‘Mr. Hockey,’ dies at 88

June 10, 2016 | WNST Staff

“Mr. Hockey left peacefully, beautifully, and [with] no regrets.”

San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) and teammates congratulate goalie Martin Jones (31) after the team's 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

San Jose staves off elimination to top Pittsburgh in Game 5

June 10, 2016 | WNST Staff

Martin Jones turned aside 44 shots in a 4-2 victory in Game 5 on Thursday night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate at the end of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 6, 2016. Pittsburgh won the game 3-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Pittsburgh moves to brink of title with 3-1 win vs. San Jose

June 07, 2016 | WNST Staff

The Penguins can win their fourth Stanley Cup in team history on Thursday night.

San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi, from Finland, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal during overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Sharks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Jose’s overtime win closes gap in Stanley Cup Final

June 05, 2016 | WNST Staff

Joonas Donskoi wasn’t even born when the San Jose Sharks started in 1991.