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Grubauer, Orpik traded to Avalanche by Capitals for draft pick

Colorado expected to sign goalie, buy out defenseman

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

DALLAS -- Philipp Grubauer and Brooks Orpik were traded to the Colorado Avalanche by the Washington Capitals on Friday for a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

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Grubauer signs three-year contract with Avalanche

Goalie was acquired in trade from Capitals, could have been RFA on July 1

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Philipp Grubauer signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

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Avalanche Signs Grubauer

Goaltender Inks Three-Year Contract with Colorado

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a three-year contract through the 2020-21 season. Colorado acquired the 26-year-old netminder in a trade with the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

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Pens seeking late-round gems

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

Every NHL team has the same philosophy when it comes to winning a Stanley Cup championship in the salary cap era.

That strategy is to build your team around a strong core of elite players, and then fill out the rest of the roster with role players. Every NHL team has a few of these elite players. But the teams that compete year after year for the Cup boast the best role players in the league.

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Capitals face tough decisions in offseason following winning Stanley Cup

Futures of Trotz, defensemen Carlson, Kempny, goalie Grubauer among questions

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup celebration will culminate with a parade down Constitution Avenue leading to the National Mall on Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

The focus will return to business Wednesday when the players, coaches and management gather at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for exit interviews before heading their separate ways for the summer, and, for some, beyond that.

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Kuhnhackl's lip sync routine foiled by Malkin's return to Penguins lineup

Pittsburgh forward surprised when announcer played up teammate's comeback

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Tom Kuhnhackl was on his way to another flawless Pittsburgh Penguins starting lineup lip sync Tuesday, when announcer Ryan Mill threw him a curveball.

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Fantasy: Playoff X-factor for each team in 2018

Sharks could get Thornton back in second round; Copp chipping in for Jets; Golden Knights need more from Perron

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has identified a potential X-factor from each Stanley Cup Playoff team to help round out your postseason roster or provide value in DFS contests.

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Grubauer will stay in goal for Capitals against Blue Jackets in Game 2

Goaltender, Washington trying to even series after overtime loss in opener

by Brian McNally / NHL.com Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Philipp Grubauer will remain the starting goaltender for the Washington Capitals when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVAS2, NBCSWA, FS-O).

Grubauer made 23 saves on 27 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1 of the best-of-7 series Thursday.

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Kuhnhackl, Sheary are really good at lip-syncing Penguins starting lineup

Pittsburgh forwards impressively mouth names as PA announcer reads them before Game 2

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Tom Kuhnhackl and Conor Sheary could have a future in pretend public-address announcing if the whole hockey thing doesn't pan out.

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Fantasy: Playoff X-factor for each team in 2018 first round

Grubauer starting for Capitals; Henrique, Hertl look to build on playoff success

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has identified a potential X-factor from each Stanley Cup Playoff team to help round out your postseason roster or provide value in DFS contests.

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