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Statement from the Washington Capitals on Barry Trotz

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Barry Trotz informed the organization today of his decision to resign as head coach of the Washington Capitals. We are obviously disappointed by Barry's decision, but would like to thank Barry for all his efforts the past four years and for helping bring the Stanley Cup to Washington. Barry is a man of high character and integrity and we are grateful for his leadership and for all that he has done for our franchise.

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Capitals Announce 2018-19 Preseason Schedule

The Washington Capitals have released their 2018-19 preseason schedule

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals have released their 2018-19 preseason schedule, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The schedule will feature seven games against four opponents and will include three games at Capital One Arena.

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Alumni Summer Classic Game Participants Announced

Alumni Summer Classic to Be Held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex June 26

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today alumni participating in the second-annual Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser benefitting the Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) Scholarship Fund, as well as details for the Alumni Summer Classic Game.

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Ovechkin and Leonsis Take the Stanley Cup Around Town

Alex Ovechkin and Ted Leonsis visited three locations in the Washington, D.C. area with the Stanley Cup to thank the city for their support

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and captain Alex Ovechkin visited MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the Arlington County Police Department and Fort Dupont Ice Arena with the Stanley Cup on June 15.

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#CapsKnights Postgame Notebook: Simply The Best

Some notes and brief ruminations on the Caps' playoff journey of the last two months, which culminated in the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Alex Ovechkin was deservedly named the recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the league's playoff MVP. That award also could have gone to Kuznetsov or to Braden Holtby. Niskanen, Oshie, Backstrom, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson were also consistently excellent or better throughout the 24-game run, accounting for all of Washington's high-minute players.

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All The Right Moves

Eleven months ago, few would have foreseen a Caps' Cup championship in the cards less than a year off on the horizon

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Winning a Stanley Cup generally requires a secret mix that begins with a strong hockey team and a dedicated and creative coaching staff, but also includes various unknown and unknowable amounts of chemistry, swagger, health, heart, focus, timing, fortitude, perseverance, execution, luck, consistency, magic and any number of other elements.

Good decisions are important, too.  

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That's A Wrap

Sixteen wins. That's what it takes to win the Stanley Cup, and the Caps needed 24 games with which to earn those 16 victories. Here's a quick look at how they did that.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Sixteen wins. That's what it takes to win the Stanley Cup, and the Caps needed 24 games with which to earn those 16 victories. Here's a quick look at how they did that.

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Don't Be Denied

Lars Eller's goal midway through the second overtime of Game 3 of Washington's first-round series in Columbus gave the Caps the first of the 16 wins they had to secure in order to hoist the Cup in Vegas

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Lars Eller's goal midway through the second overtime of Game 3 of Washington's first-round series in Columbus gave the Caps the first of the 16 wins they had to secure in order to hoist the Cup in Vegas. Had Washington lost that game way back on April 17, none of this would be happening right now.

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Ovechkin and Holtby to Visit "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

2018 Stanley Cup® Champions Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals will visit NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, June 11

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

2018 Stanley Cup® Champions Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals will visit NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, June 11 (11:35 p.m. ET/PT).

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2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Heading to Nationals Park

Conn Smythe-winner Ovechkin to throw out the ceremonial first pitch

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will be recognized at the Washington Nationals game versus the San Francisco Giants tomorrow at 12:05 p.m.

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