Capitals: Barry Trotz Out as Head Coach

Barry Trotz is out as the head coach of the Stanley Cup-hoisting Washington Capitals. The abrupt move was announced Monday, just two weeks after the team won hockey’s ultimate prize. Trotz was supposed to have a two-year extension kick in after winning the Cup in Washington, but the team and coach were unable to comeContinue reading “Capitals: Barry Trotz Out as Head Coach”

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 Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Alex Ovechkin and Co. took hockey’s ultimate prize on Thursday night with a 4-3 Game Five win over the Vegas Golden Knights. This is the first Cup victory in Washington’s franchise history. The first period was scoreless, with Jakub Vrana opening the scoring in the second periodContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Wins Stanley Cup”

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”