Caps owner Ted Leonsis believes if his team can withstand the rigors of the new Metropolitan Division and make the playoffs, Washington will be a “legitimate” Stanley Cup contender in 2013, as he told Lavar and Dukes on Wednesday.
A look at every Stanley Cup champion in history.
Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
After a rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back focused on what’s missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title.
With the 2012 NHL season hanging in the balance, the Nationals have moved into the spotlight as D.C.’s hot team, but what if this season never gets played at all? And what if this was finally the year for the Caps to hoist the Stanley Cup?
The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.
Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.
Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.
After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.
After almost 20 years of floating around the league since being fired from Washington, Terry Murray has racked up an impressive career behind NHL benches. But as he watches his former Kings race toward Lord Stanley’s Cup, could it be the Capitals who are looking back at him to fill the hottest coaching vacancy in the league?