Caps Today, 5/16/13Posted on May 16, 2013 by Ben Guerrero
The Washington Capitals ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals, won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday, defeating Cincinnati 3-1 in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series. With the win the Royals captured the E.A. ‘Bud’ Gingher Memorial Trophy, as the Eastern Conference Playoff Champions, and will make their first Kelly Cup final appearance in franchise history.
Reading is set to open the Kelly Cup final against the Stockton Thunder at home on Saturday, May 18, at 7:05 p.m. at the Sovereign Center. The Royals will host Game’s 1-2 before heading to Stockton for Game’s 3-5. If necessary, the teams will head back to Reading for Game’s 6-7.
Capitals prospects Stanislav Galiev, Brett Flemming
and Dustin Stevenson have all suited up during the ECHL playoffs. Galiev
(3g-6a) has tallied nine points in nine games while Flemming leads all Royals
defensemen in goals (3) and is tied for the lead in points (9) among
blueliners. Stevenson’s plus-12 plus/minus rating ranks second on the team.
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Exit Interview 5/13/15 / Karl Alzner Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Nicklas Backstrom Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Jay Beagle Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Troy Brouwer Exit Interview 5/15/13 / John Carlson Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Jason Chimera Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Martin Erat Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Eric Fehr Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Mike Green Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Matt Hendricks Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Braden Holtby Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Brooks Laich Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Michal Neuvirth 5/15/13 / Steve Oleksy Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Alex Ovechkin Exit Interview 5/14/13 / Mathieu Perreault Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Joel Ward Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Mike Ribeiro Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Tom Wilson Exit Interview 5/15/13 / Monumental Memories: Mike Gartner, Pt 2
Washington Post: Washington Capitals turn the page, search for how to take the next step / Capitals Insider: Injury updates on Martin Erat, Brooks Laich / Capitals Insider: Images from Capitals breakdown day / Capitals Insider: Free agents Mike Ribeiro and Matt Hendricks would like to stay in Washington / Capitals Insider: Five questions the Capitals need to answer soon
Washington Times: Capitals notes: Mike Ribeiro seeks 4-5 years in next contract / Capitals Watch: Martin Erat’s injury vs. Rangers was dislocated elbow / Capitals Watch: Impending free agent Mike Ribeiro wants 4- or 5-year deal
CSN Washington: Ovechkin
analyzes another early playoff loss / Oates
uses Boston example to inspire / Mike
Green: 'We're going to win a Cup'
NHL.com: Capitals still believe they have the pieces to win
Associated Press: Caps’ playoff failures weigh on Ovechkin
NBCSports.com: Ribeiro: 'If I stay here, I want to have a chance to win'TSN: Capitals clear lockers and speak of frustrating early exit
Ted’s Take: Groupon Point-of-Sale Suite Announcement / Local Emmy Nominations / “Honor Flight” on Fox News / Do You Use Vine?
Examiner: WUSA Tops in Emmy Nominations (Monumental Sports & Entertainment mentioned)
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