Washington Capitals Win the Stanley Cup

Lawrence Cooper
June 8, 2018

After 13 years of disappointments, failures and early exits the Capitals captain finally lifted the Stanley Cup after Washington defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5.

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

Washington goalie Braden Holtby has a 2.13 goals-against average and.923 save percentage in the playoffs, with two shutouts.

IT's been a long time coming for Ovechkin, who is now able to celebrate his first championship in his 13th National Hockey League season and, just for good measure, was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Vegas put up a fight every minute, Smith-Pelly's and Eller's goals took away the possibility of a Game 6.

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The Caps couldn't win a title without a little weirdness, however: The game clock stopped working on the T-Mobile Arena scoreboards during the final minutes, and the Capitals angrily protested while they played on. Reilly Smith scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period for the Golden Knights, who won seven of their first eight home playoff games before dropping the last two. Three of those players had multi-point games.

That's why I'm really feeling taking Vegas in the first period.

For the first time in franchise history, the NHL's Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Try and get a normal night's sleep, have your usual breakfast, visualize about that night's game, try and get in a pre-game nap if you can and go to work and do your business.

Now, their legacies won't be hindered by a lack of a Stanley Cup. They have lost track of the man they're guarding in the defensive zone far too often, leaving wide-open shots for the Capitals. "If we can just get them to shoot, then we are pretty confident in (Fleury) to make that save". The Golden Knights are 2-for-12 (16.7 per cent). Vegas is +165 laying.5 goals in the opening period according to 5Dimes. His accomplishments were always among the game's best. Puck drops at 8:00 p.m. Smith scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, firing in a shot into a wide-open left side of the net off a crossing pass by Alex Tuch.

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