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Corey Masisak

Corey Masisak

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Caps add Hershey's Woods as assistant

When Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee decided Jay Leach would not return next season, he and coach Bruce Boudreau needed a new assistant. Published June 23, 2009

It's only talk as NHL studies its drug policy

There was more discussion about the NHL's drug testing policy Saturday, the second day of meetings by the league's players association, but there were no developments. Published June 21, 2009

After sweep of MVPs, Ovechkin covets Cup

Even as Alex Ovechkin swept the NHL's regular-season MVP awards for the second consecutive season, he was reminded that the trophy he wants most is in the hands of his rivals. Published June 19, 2009

Ovechkin sweeps MVP awards

Consider this another step toward Alex Ovechkin establishing himself as one of the paramount players and personalities of his sport. Published June 19, 2009

For Capitals, 6/26/04 a choice day

Every year, contingents from NHL teams arrive at the draft and hope a couple of correct selections can change the fortunes of the franchise. Published June 18, 2009

Penguins lead youth movement

Call it a youth movement no more. The Pittsburgh Penguins are atop the hockey world, and it is up to the other young teams around the NHL to grow up in a hurry and catch them. Published June 14, 2009

NHL hits a pivotal point

When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman awards the Stanley Cup on Friday night, the moment will serve as a symbolic snapshot of the state of the sport. Published June 12, 2009

Penguins escape to force Game 7

PITTSBURGH | For the second consecutive year, the Stanley Cup was in Mellon Arena and the Detroit Red Wings were positioned to celebrate with it. But this time around, their opponent has proved to be a bit pluckier. Published June 10, 2009

AHL success trickles up to Capitals

Eventually, Michal Neuvirth is going to face adversity. When he does, he will remember when he made three saves in the final 15 seconds of Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals - with his team up a goal and down two skaters - to preserve a 2-1 victory. Published June 9, 2009

Red Wings power within a win of Cup

DETROIT | Experience was expected to be maybe the biggest advantage for the Detroit Red Wings in this Stanley Cup Finals, and it's hard to argue with that after this beatdown in Motown. Published June 7, 2009

Carlson's progress anything but typical

Five years ago, the Washington Capitals found a couple of steals early in the draft in defensemen Mike Green and Jeff Schultz. It hasn't been a full year since the 2008 draft, but it is already evident the Caps' scouting staff struck again by finding a blue-chip blueliner near the end of the first round. Published June 6, 2009

Young centers carry Penguins

Maybe this city's version of "The Big Three" has a chance to dethrone the defending champs after all. Published June 5, 2009

GMs shoot down ban

NHL general managers reject "no tolerance" policy on head hits. Published June 3, 2009

Penguins get back in series with win

PITTSBURGH | The Detroit Red Wings once had the "Russian Five," but it was Pittsburgh's pair of stars from the Motherland who made this Stanley Cup Finals a series. Published June 3, 2009