Capitals finish off Golden Knights to capture elusive Stanley Cup

Capitals finish off Golden Knights to capture elusive Stanley Cup

Ovechin, who was a force in these playoffs, now has his Cup.

When asked by Amber how to explain his journey from Montreal to Washington, Eller said: "I'm in the right place now". "But we believed in each other all year". We didn't get complacent once in this whole play-off.

Ovechkin scored 27 points (15 goals, 12 assists) in 24 games during the 2018 playoffs.

"To have him here is awesome", Oshie said of his father. "He had it a lot in these players and you watch his shifts, watch how he changed the momentum in the game tonight. A very well-deserved Conn Smythe - not only for his goals but for his leadership". A majority of the crowd was wearing Golden Knights garb, but the sea of people included a large portion of red-clad Washington Capitals fans occasionally chanting "We want the Cup!" Not that the appreciation came anywhere close to overpowering the predominant feeling of Vegas fans - pain. No one had even expected a playoff appearance.

The Capitals' first championship is Washington's first in one of the country's big four professional sports leagues since its NFL team won the Super Bowl in 1992.

"We battled hard. We played a great hockey team, we got to the Stanley Cup Final and showed everybody what we're made of".

And just like that, the Cup was coming to DC. "It's something I can't explain".

Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Capitals.

Ovechkin dropped down and slid to block a shot with his right ankle from Golden Knights defenceman Colin Miller.

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After Vegas won the Final opener, the Capitals capped their four-game surge by rallying from a third-period deficit in this cathartic Game 5, banishing any memory of playoff failure with clutch goals and rugged play across their lineup. "We have to concentrate, and we have to play our best to get it done".

"To me, that is sort of what happened, the epitome of what has happened to this franchise", said winger-turned-broadcaster Craig Laughlin, who came to Washington in the Langway trade and never left.

It's not quite football, but the DMV area will take a championship however it can get one.

The Capitals had a third former Canadien on their roster in defenceman Jakub Jerabek, who was traded from Montreal to Washington on February 21 this year in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft.

The Golden Knights are 16-2 in their last 18 games versus a team with a winning road record.

Vegas pulled their goalie in favor of an extra attacker with two minutes to play but Washington withstood the late charge. Oshie scored four goals in the eight-round shootout, including the game-winner for the Americans to beat Alex Ovechkin and the Russians. Smith-Pelly barely controlled the puck and stretched out to fling it toward the net while falling face-forward, and it slipped inside Fleury's post for the veteran forward's seventh goal of the postseason - matching his total from the entire regular season.

Eller then scored what proved to be the championship-deciding goal. Just like that, the Capitals were back in the lead. It sometimes forces GMs to give up players that they would actually like to keep, but can no longer afford and in the 2017 expansion draft it meant that McPhee (with the financial backing of Foley) had some options he wouldn't otherwise have had.

Willie O'Ree, the first black NHL player, says the player who wins the award named in his honor will have displayed hockey and life skills. And he's just like the rest of us.

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