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SportTrump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House

22:30  25 march  2019
22:30  25 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

WATCH: Penguins defenseman Erik Gudbranson takes down Capitals winger Tom Wilson

WATCH: Penguins defenseman Erik Gudbranson takes down Capitals winger Tom Wilson Erik Gudbranson was brought in at the trade deadline to inject some physicality into the Penguins' game. He showed why in Pittsburgh's matchup the Capitals on Tuesday. The veteran defenseman took down Washington winger Tom Wilson in the third period after the big man went after Penguins LW Jake Guentzel. Who doesn’t love #Penguins#Capital. Erik Gudbrandson getting to know the rivalry and Tom Wilson. pic.twitter.com/clqXIwsixF— Thomas Lott (@tlott33) March 13, 2019 This, however, was part of a bigger scrum. It started when Wilson and Alex Ovechkin got into a collision with Penguins defenders near the net.

President Donald Trump welcomes reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to Oval Office to congratulate them for winning Stanley Cup in June. Several Capitals players said going to the White House wasn't about politics. American Brooks Orpik, who went in 2009 with the Penguins to visit

President Donald Trump , center, shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin, second from left, the captain and MVP of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team, during a visit to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019.

Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House© REUTERS/Leah Millis U.S. President Donald Trump greets Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin while welcoming the Stanley Cup champion Capitals in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June.

Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president called the Capitals "winners" and said there is "an awfully good chance" they will repeat this season.

AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House

AP Source: Cup champion Capitals to visit White House A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The Capitals will continue the NHL's tradition of visiting the sitting president at the White House. The NBA's Golden State Warriors and NFL's Philadelphia Eagles did not visit President Donald Trump after winning championships. The Washington Post first reported the move. The Capitals won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history last June against the Vegas Golden Knights. ___ Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.

Trump speaks while hosting the 2018 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champions , the Washington Capitals , at the White House in Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for

"You brought the Stanley Cup home," Trump said. "Thousands of adoring fans greeted you. They were all over the place. And I have a feeling you're going to be doing it again. You're champions. You have a champion's heart."

Players, coaches and staff members took a private 45-minute tour of the White House and met with Trump in what was a last chance to be around hockey's sacred trophy as defending champions.

Trump singled out owner Ted Leonsis, Ovechkin and American defenseman John Carlson during his remarks.

Two players on the current roster, Canadians Braden Holtby and Brett Connolly, and Devante Smith-Pelly, who is in the minors, did not attend. The rest of the team was in attendance, along with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

"It's huge honor for us to be here and meet you personally," said Ovechkin, the Capitals' Russian-born captain and playoff MVP. "We're going to try to (win) again. We have same team, experienced team, very good group of guys and we're going to try to do it again."

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions."We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. "It's no different than anybody else. People that are friends vote for different people."Those differences were on public display the last week when two players said they would not join their teammates in visiting President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.

“You brought the Stanley Cup home,” Trump said. “Thousands of adoring fans greeted you. Players, coaches and staff members took a private 45-minute tour of the White House and met with Trump in what was a last chance to be around hockey’s sacred trophy as defending champions .

(25 Mar 2019) President Donald Trump welcomed the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office at the White House on Monday to congratulate

The Capitals' White House visit came nine-plus months after their first title in franchise history and with six games left in the regular season before the playoffs begin. Washington is in first place and again is a top contender.

"I think you're going to be successful," Trump said. "Very proud of you guys. Good luck. We're going to be watching."

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