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Holtby shines as Caps even series with Golden Knights

With four shutouts, 12 wins and a sparkling .947 save percentage, Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which goes to the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs, heading into the Stanley Cup Final.

Knights net three in third, rally to top Caps in Game 1

Tomas Nosek scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner with 10:16 remaining in the third period, to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a wild 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Caps blank Lightning, return to finals after 20 years

Andre Burakovsky scored twice, and goalie Braden Holtby produced his second shutout in a row as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Lightning strike quickly in Game 5, take 3-2 lead over Caps

A sterling start to each of the first two periods gave the Tampa Bay Lightning all the push they needed to win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, defeating the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Smith leads Knights to verge of Stanley Cup Final

Reilly Smith's unassisted goal with 6:58 remaining sent the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets and to the brink of the Stanley Cup Final in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, which he hopes will boost the party's majority in Congress. | Video