Hockey history will be made for American coaches in the Stanley Cup Final.
Nashville took a 3-2 lead over the Ducks with a 3-1 victory.
Not bad for a Western Conference final debut.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The aftermath of the Washington Capitals' all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin finished the playoffs playing through a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks finally cleared a major psychological hurdle with their gritty Game 7 victory over Edmonton on Wednesday night. After four consecutive years of failure in winner-take-all showdowns, they stood up to an upstart opponent and finished a series strong.
WASHINGTON (AP) Marc-Andre Fleury turned back the clock with a brilliant 29-save shutout, Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: