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Kings hope to see bursts of old Kovalchuk

LOS ANGELES–In the five years since Ilya Kovalchuk abandoned his contract with the New Jersey Devils to play for SKA St. Petersburg in his native Russia, the NHL has trended toward a style driven by youth and speed. Kovalchuk, 35, will not bring youth or speed to the Los Angeles Kings, who signed him to a three-year, $18.75-million contract as a free agent this month and expanded their already sizable stockpile of 30-somethings.

Washington Capitals fans climb light poles, erupt in joy after Stanley Cup win

Washington Capitals fans took to the streets to erupt in joy after their team won the Stanley Cup Final over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Capitals' win marks Washington D.C.'s first major sports championship since 1992.