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On Friday, the National Hockey League took care of some routine maintenance on the Stanley Cup. You know the Stanley Cup, the world's oldest and most iconic sports trophy. The original Stanle…... [Read More]
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Every 13 years when the bottom band of the Stanley Cup is filled, the top band is removed and retired to be displayed in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current top band, featuring NHL championship teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65, is coming off, and four bands below it are sliding up one place to make room for a fresh fifth band at the bottom that will begin with the 2017-18 Washington Capitals. Each day through Oct. 2, NHL.com will look at one of the 12 Cup-winning teams leaving hockey's most coveted trophy. [Read More]
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According to this paper, police filed charges against a man for throwing a dead catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final. The crime? Disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime — the fish — and disrupting a m... [Read More]
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Preseason games may not count in the standings, but the Carolina Hurricanes have to like the way they're playing right now. The Canes beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington... [Read More]
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The Washington Capitals play their fourth exhibition game Friday night, and including the roster traveling to Carolina for that contest, nearly every returning player from last season's Stanley Cup-winning team has gotten into at least one preseason game during this first week of training camp. The two exceptions: defenseman John Carlson, who missed the first three days of camp with a lower-body injury and is still working his way back to full speed, and forward Devante Smith-Pelly, who coach Todd Reirden said is "still trying to get to the level where he was at last year." "Until he does,... [Read More]
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Newly acquired goalie Philipp Grubauer will make his Avalanche preseason debut Saturday's at the Minnesota Wild. Grubauer, who won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals in June, will be backed up by free-agent signee Pavel Francouz. [Read More]
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After back-to-back wins over Tampa Bay to begin the preseason, the Hurricanes ice another veteran lineup and host the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. [Read More]
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Every 13 years when the bottom band of the Stanley Cup is filled, the top band is removed and retired to be displayed in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current top band, featuring NHL championship teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65, is coming off, and four bands below it are sliding up one place to make room for a fresh fifth band at the bottom that will begin with the 2017-18 Washington Capitals. This NHL.com series offers a look at each of the Cup-winning teams leaving hockey's most coveted trophy... [Read More]
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Trophy's stops in Washington include father's assisted living facility, local D.C. high school... [Read More]
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The Stanley Cup-winning goalie said the Capitals 'are proof that supporting LGBTQ equality is a winning decision.'... [Read More]
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RI Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts 16 Members - Johnston, RI - The state of Rhode Island has a rich hockey tradition filled with Stanley Cup Champions, U.S. Olympians and NHL All-Stars. [Read More]
Trophy's stops in Washington include father's assisted living facility, local D.C. high school... [Read More]
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Four of the greatest players in NHL history are among those who are about to have their names forever removed from the Stanley Cup. And Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall, Alex Delvecchio and Bobby Hull and are entirely fine with that, honored to have been on the trophy for more than a half-century, carrying with them indelible memories of their teams and titles and happy to make room for future champions. [Read More]
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Pierre McGuire has covered numerous events as an NBC Sports hockey commentator, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NHL All-Star Games and Winter Classic games, but he said one of his favorites is the annual Kraft Hockeyville USA game. [Read More]
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From the lip of its bowl to the bottom of its barrel, the Stanley Cup is fine silver. But the trophy also is organic, an evolving celebration of hockey's championship teams and players, its shape and face having changed many times during its remarkable lifetime. [Read More]
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Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre. Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. The Canadiens won for the first time in three exhibition games,... [Read More]
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Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 in Quebec City. [Read More]
It shouldn't be this easy. [Read More]
The Predators and Lightning lead the pack with the best odds, while the Senators rank last in the NHL... [Read More]
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As Lucas Johansen watched the Washington Capitals' offseason unfold from afar, he tipped his cap to general manager Brian MacLellan and also read the writing on the wall. Coming off a franchise-first Stanley Cup, MacLellan was able to re-sign both John Carlson and Michal Kempny, trading veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik to get his $5.5 million cap hit off the books only to then sign him to a cheaper contract once the Colorado Avalanche cut him loose with a buyout. The result was a championship defense returning in total for another run. It also meant Johansen would be attending a... [Read More]
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