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Lightning aim to oust Caps, reach Final

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Washington Capitals know they have a lot of work to do.

The Tampa Bay Lightning know their work is far from done.

Both teams expect to be at their best on Monday for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Capital One Arena with Tampa Bay holding a 3-2 series advantage and the chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Expansion Knights advance to Cup Final

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final - with a chip on their shoulder.

"Everybody on this team has something to prove," Ryan Reaves said. "We call ourselves `The Golden Misfits' for a reason. We're doing a good job of proving everybody wrong."

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Devils sign KHL veteran D Yakovlev

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenseman Egor Yakovlev to a one-year, entry-level contract.

General manager Ray Shero announced the move Monday.

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Enterprise buys name to Blues' arena

ST. LOUIS (AP) The home of the St. Louis Blues is getting a new name: Enterprise Center.

The NHL team on Monday announced a 15-year arena naming rights agreement with suburban St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental. Terms were not disclosed.

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Swedes edge Swiss to defend worlds gold

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Sweden capped a victorious run through the ice hockey world championship by edging Switzerland 3-2 on Sunday in the final after a penalty shootout to successfully defend its title.

Filip Forsberg scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give Sweden a third world title in six years, and 11th overall.

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US downs Canada for bronze at worlds

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday.

Chris Kreider led the U.S. with two goals.

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Vasilevskiy key to East final turnaround

Jon Cooper didn't blame Andrei Vasilevskiy for the Tampa Bay Lightning digging a deep hole early in the Eastern Conference final.

Two games and two losses brought plenty of criticism of the young Russian goaltender. Cooper wasn't thrilled about that.

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Alfredsson stays involved in retirement

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Hours before his Swedish countrymen were to play for their second straight world championship, Daniel Alfredsson reflected on how his life has changed since he has become a hockey dad. Alfredsson headlined the group of eight 2018 inductees to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame on the final day of competition in Copenhagen.

"You're never going to get the highs of playing in a world championship or especially the world championship final again," he said. "But I'm happy where I'm at."

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Blackhawks F Hossa confirms retirement

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) Chicago Blackhawks veteran forward Marian Hossa says he's retiring because of health issues.

In an interview with the Slovak newspaper Novy Cas, Hossa says he's done playing hockey.

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Vegas' wild run built from draft bonanza

After Bill Foley agreed to pay a whopping $500 million for the right to put a hockey team in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the NHL decided his Vegas Golden Knights deserved a chance for a swift return on that investment.

If the other NHL owners had known just how huge Foley's reward would be - and how incredibly quickly he would get it - they probably wouldn't have been quite so nice to the new guy.

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