Capitals: Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Washington Capitals forward has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His Capitals polished off the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday and secured their first Cup in franchise history. The Conn Smythe winner is chosen by a panel of members from the Professional Hockey Writers Association.Continue reading “Capitals: Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy”

Capitals: Washington Wins Again, Takes Hold of Cup Series

The Washington Capitals are one win away from the Stanley Cup. The Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights by a final score of 6-2 on Monday night, securing a 3-1 series advantage on their way to the silver prize. Washington withstood an early onslaught from their opponents in Game Four, with the Golden Knights offContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Wins Again, Takes Hold of Cup Series”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nate Schmidt’s Improbable Road to Vegas

Hockey is a funny game abound with funny stories. Sometimes those stories are “ha-ha” funny. Sometimes those stories are weirdly funny. Sometimes they’re both. The story of Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Nate Schmidt is a bit of both, especially in the context of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 26-year-old from St. Cloud has takenContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nate Schmidt’s Improbable Road to Vegas”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Marchessault and Ovechkin Set Tone for Offensive Matchup

“Nobody believed in us and nobody believed in Vegas, and we’re right now in the Stanley Cup Final, and we fight for the Cup,” Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said Sunday at Media Day. “I think everybody enjoys [this moment]. You guys (media) enjoy it. Fans enjoy it.” We are indeed at the foot ofContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Marchessault and Ovechkin Set Tone for Offensive Matchup”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Goaltending Wins Championships

If the cliché holds and goaltending really does win championships, the Stanley Cup Final will be a doozy. The Vegas Golden Knights boast one of the hottest hands in the history of hot hands with Marc-Andre Fleury, while the Washington Capitals bring the dangerous Braden Holtby to the table. There are some interesting things bindingContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Goaltending Wins Championships”