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Video- Bryce Harper On The Stanley Cup Final

via MLB.com,

Las Vegas native Bryce Harper joins the NHL Network to discuss the Golden Knights' improbable run to the Stanley Cup.

 

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Video- Focus On The Coaches

John Shannon and Martine Gaillard of Sportsnet focus on Gerard Gallant and Barry Trotz as game one of the Stanley Cup Final approaches.

 

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Video- Puck Drop Is Getting Closer

The fun begins Monday night at 8:00pm ET.

 

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Your Stanley Cup Final Picks

How did you do with your Conference Final picks? I don't even want to discuss mine!

Who are you picking to win the Stanley Cup?

The Vegas Golden Knights have home ice advantage (6-1 at home thru the first three rounds) but remember the Washington Capitals have an 8-2 road record during the post-season.

note- original post date was 5/24/19 at 1:35pm, Will be moving this post to the top of page until the puck drops so all have a chance to see and participate.

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Barry Trotz Is In The Stanley Cup Final Without A Contract For Next Season

from Matthew Paras of the Washington Times,

Capitals coach Barry Trotz estimated he has received about 300 text messages since his team advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a Game 7 win Wednesday over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Some of them were from people he hadn’t heard from in “a while.”

“I’ve got a lot more friends than I thought I did, which is good,” Trotz said.

Trotz, though, seemed appreciative. This postseason, the 55-year-old has admitted he’s more relaxed than he used to be. While he’s kept the details private, he said experiences in his personal life have put the game of hockey in perspective.

In the last year of his contract, Trotz has responded with the best season of his career....

But Trotz is now in a good position to see a significant raise from his annual $1.5 million salary. The question becomes: will that come from the Capitals or another team?

“He’s probably going to benefit from this too,” MacLellan said. “It’s not all not good for him. I think he’s done a good job managing it. To come in this year with so many questions — not from my point of view, the lineup questions were that big a deal — but just the emotional state of our team coming in to start the year and how to handle that, I think he’s done an outstanding job.”

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Will Goaltending Be The Difference In The Stanley Cup Final?

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Thirteen years into his NHL career Alex Ovechkin is finally playing for the Stanley Cup. Postseason failure has dogged the Washington Capitals superstar.

Trouble is, goaltending is legal in the NHL, unlike the NBA. And goaltending can either carry a team to the Stanley Cup or doom it to playoff failure.

No individual athlete plays a bigger role in deciding team championships. One great goaltender can be the equivalent of an entire shutdown pitching staff.

A superstar like Ovechkin can hammer shot after shot after shot after shot at a hot goaltender and fail to propel his team. Breakaways, open one-timers, redirections, rebound whacks — a netmender in the zone can stop everything.

Conversely, one shaky goaltending performance is the baseball equivalent of the entire pitching staff tanking. 

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Capitals vs. Golden Knights: Why the Stanley Cup Final will be Iconic

There is never a dull moment when it comes to the Stanley Cup Final. However, this year is set to be even more compelling; this is because the teams battling each other have both notable differences and a lot in common. To begin with, the Washington Capitals will be playing their first Cup Final in 20 years. Overall, this is their second final ever. The Capitals have come this far after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Eastern Conference Final. Their opponents for the final are the Golden Knights of Las Vegas. Below is a look at why many fans are paying close attention to the NHL lines as the game proves to be classic.

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Notes On The Stanley Cup Final

FIRST-TIME WINNER GUARANTEED AS VEGAS, WASHINGTON REACH CUP FINAL
After each winning their division during the regular season, the Golden Knights and Capitals will meet in a best-of-seven showdown to determine which club will win its first-ever Stanley Cup. Game 1 is set for Monday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

* This marks the sixth Final in NHL history – and first in 11 years – to feature two clubs each chasing their first-ever Stanley Cup. Either the Golden Knights or Capitals will become the 19th active franchise to win the Cup.

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NHL Network Broadcast Coverage Of The Stanley Cup Final

May 24, 2018 – Following a commanding Game 7 win by the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals, NHL Network today announced its 2018 Stanley Cup Final coverage plans, featuring more than 70 hours of live programming from Las Vegas, NV and Washington, DC. NHL Network’s comprehensive on-site coverage begins with Media Day this Sunday, May 27.

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Video- Top 10 Plays From The NHL Conference Finals

Just south of 6 minutes long.

 

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