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1st sportsbook at major pro sports arena opens in Washington

May. 26, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first full-service sportsbook at a major sports arena or stadium in the United States opened its doors Wednesday at the home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Capitals. Capital One Arena is directly accessible from the William Hill...

Virus positives play role in first round of NHL playoffs

May. 25, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

Jake Walman testing positive for the coronavirus late in the season caught the St. Louis Blues off guard. “Everyone was a little bit shocked because he was vaccinated,” Blues leading scorer David Perron said. Walman was retested and sent into...

Alex Ovechkin confident he will sign extension with Capitals

May. 25, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he is confident he will sign an extension and play again next season for the Washington Capitals franchise he led to the Stanley Cup in 2018. Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie also hope to be back. After a third consecutive...

Bruins solve Capitals in all facets to move on in playoffs

May. 24, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after embracing former Boston captain Zdeno Chara in the handshake line, Patrice Bergeron acknowledged he hadn't thought much about what was different about winning his first series with the “C” on his chest. For Bergeron and the Bruins, it...

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games

May. 23, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak couldn't control his excitement with the opportunity to help the Boston Bruins advance in the playoffs, and captain Patrice Bergeron approached the clinching game as if it was the reason he played hockey. It showed. ...

Recent champs Capitals, St. Louis on brink of elimination

May. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years since winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals find themselves on the brink of their third consecutive first-round playoff loss. The Boston Bruins will eliminate the Capitals on Sunday night with a win in Game 5 (7 p.m. EDT,...

Bruins score 3 PPG, beat Capitals 4-1 for 3-1 series lead

May. 21, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had to cut short one goal celebration to skate to the defense of a teammate, who was taking some abuse from oft-suspended Capitals forward Tom Wilson. They didn't fight back. They just kept scoring. ...

Kadri faces another playoff suspension after Faulk headshot

May. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

Nazem Kadri's head shot on Justin Faulk could send shockwaves through the playoffs for the Colorado Avalanche and the rest of the Stanley Cup contenders. Kadri was suspended indefinitely Thursday pending a video hearing with the league's department of player safety for...

Smith scores in 2nd OT to lead Bruins past Capitals 3-2

May. 19, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Smith has a mantra that he pulled out after scoring the winning goal against Washington on Wednesday night: “I love winning, but I hate waiting.” The Bruins forward took care of the first part after he'd had plenty of the second, scoring 25:48...

Veteran goalies getting their shot in Stanley Cup playoffs

May. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

For teams in the NHL playoffs Wednesday, there is comfort with having experience – particularly with a Vezina Trophy or a Stanley Cup winner — between the pipes. Washington has the postseason's oldest goaltender with 39-year-old Craig Anderson, who has held his own...