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Knights centre William Karlsson will play in must-win Game 5 of Cup final

Knights centre William Karlsson will play in must-win Game 5 of Cup final

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights centre William Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight with his team facing elimination in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz soaking in Cup experience after long road

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz soaking in Cup experience after long road

LAS VEGAS — Barry Trotz waited a long time — 26 years behind professional hockey benches, to be exact — before getting his first crack at competing for a Stanley Cup.
Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

Smith-Pelly to skip White House visit if Caps win Cup

LAS VEGAS — Count out Devante Smith-Pelly if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and are invited to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump.
Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

Capitals close to shot-blocking their way to Stanley Cup

WASHINGTON — The Stanley Cup Final is a block party for the Washington Capitals. For all of Evgeny Kuznetsov's points on offence and Braden Holtby's saves in net, the Capitals are one win away from blocking their way to the Cup.
Capitals trying not to get ahead of themselves with first Stanley Cup in sight

Capitals trying not to get ahead of themselves with first Stanley Cup in sight

LAS VEGAS — One win from hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals are trying not to think beyond the next shift or the next period. Unfortunately that's far easier said than done.
Oh Baby! Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole open to return to booth

Oh Baby! Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole open to return to booth

Veteran hockey broadcaster Bob Cole turns 85 later this month and still has no plans to retire. He's not calling as many regular-season games as he'd like, and the disappointment of being left out of the NHL playoff mix still lingers.

New Wild assistant is ex-Boudreau colleague, Fenton teammate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have hired Dean Evason as an assistant coach. The 53-year-old Evason spent the last six seasons as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL, the primary affiliate of the Nashville Predators.

Longtime Vancouver Canucks PA announcer John Ashbridge dead at 71

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks say longtime announcer John Ashbridge has died at the age of 71.
Islanders fire GM Snow, coach Weight, Lamoriello is new GM

Islanders fire GM Snow, coach Weight, Lamoriello is new GM

Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing coach Doug Weight and general manager Garth Snow and naming himself the team's new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations.
'Flower' wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Fleury

'Flower' wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Fleury

Gerard Gallant didn't consider pulling Marc-Andre Fleury as another game and perhaps the Vegas Golden Knights' Stanley Cup hopes slipped away. The struggles and another pile of Washington Capitals goals are on the entire team.