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Town changes name to 'Capitalsville' for Stanley Cup Final

May. 26, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia town has temporarily changed its name to "Capitalsville" after the Washington Capitals clenched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. News outlets report a resolution renaming the Town of Lovettsville to Capitalsville was passed Thursday after the Capitals won against the...

Carle takes over as hockey coach at University of Denver

May. 25, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver promoted David Carle to take over as hockey coach following the departure of Jim Montgomery. The 28-year-old Carle has spent the last 4 ½ seasons as an assistant to Montgomery, who was named the coach of the Dallas Stars on May 4. Carle was a student assistant...

No contract, no problem: Trotz guides Caps into Cup final

May. 25, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — One of the lasting images from the Capitals' playoff run came the morning of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Usually Alex Ovechkin hustles around the rink in a hot lap prior to the morning skate. Only this time it was 55-year-old coach Barry Trotz, who answered the call from...

Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

May. 25, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — From his office about 1,000 miles away from T-Mobile Arena, Tod Leiweke has watched the Stanley Cup playoffs with a growing appreciation for what is taking place in Las Vegas. He was keeping an eye on the Golden Knights even before he became president of Seattle Hockey Partners LLC, the...

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

May. 25, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs. Friends come to accept the glow of the TV screen set up so Bettman can keep an eye on games, ready to go from enjoying a nice meal to running a...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 25, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FOR TRUMP, KIM MAY BE THE DEAL THAT GOT AWAY Eager for a dramatic moment and a bold accomplishment, Trump agreed to Kim's March overture for a summit in less than an hour, ignoring the warnings of seasoned...

Lightning disappointed, but don't feel like playoff failures

May. 24, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jon Cooper searched for adequate words to describe the feeling of coming within one victory of playing for the Stanley Cup. The Tampa Bay Lightning have done it twice in the past three years. And it hurts. "It's everything from agonizing to angry to disappointed to shock," the coach said...

DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

May. 24, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won for the first time. As he was leaving, an elderly man from Brooklyn told Patterson he'd always get to say he saw the Capitals' first win. The...

Nevada congresswoman, DC delegate bet on Stanley Cup Final

May. 24, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus and District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton have made a bet over the upcoming Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals. Titus' office said in a statement Thursday that Titus and her staff will wear...

Quinn: Rangers' job is an 'opportunity I could not pass up'

May. 24, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different. As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he's known for many years...