Oshie & Eller Win Stanley Cup with Capitals

Washington Capitals Hoist First Stanley Cup After Dramatic Win Over Vegas

Washington Capitals Hoist First Stanley Cup After Dramatic Win Over Vegas

The Jackets were the toughest challenge for the Washington Capitals in their run to the Cup as well. The Washington Capitals had won the Stanley Cup. But after so many years of crushing disappointment for a team with a lengthy history of postseason failure, these Caps confidently won their fourth consecutive closeout game with a tenacious third-period comeback in Vegas. Vegas never got close to a tying goal despite both teams getting an extra chance to rest while the officials checked on the timing.

"Alex Ovechkin, come get the Stanley Cup".

Capitals fans were glued to television screens around the Rockville bar as the team jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Golden Knights. They had achieved so much when so little was expected of them, but making it to the Final wasn't consolation for them. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Could the Capitals have taken control of this series had he not made "The Save" on Golden Knights' Alex Tuch late in Game 2? Thirty-four seconds after that, the Capitals scored again to go ahead 2-1. Fleury's average has risen by nearly half a goal during the last four games. "I said, 'Well we've got to win our first game of the playoffs and once we do that we're going to win the Cup, ' " Trotz said. "I didn't see many games, but what I saw, he played the best I saw him play the last 10 years, for sure". The bird has been the word during the playoffs, however; Kuznetsov has been one of the top point producers and has gone back to his signature move, including after scoring in Game 3 vs. Vegas.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is defending the expansion draft that loaded first-year franchise Vegas with talent.

NOTES: Washington is the 19th active franchise to win the Stanley Cup. Collins, an Avalon School graduate, said he planned to watch Game 5 in the District of Columbia. He noted the turnaround seasons this year by Colorado and New Jersey. It's why you wasted so many years supporting this team.

Braden Holtby had to make just seven saves for the Capitals.

Washington edges Vegas 4-3 to win the series in 5 games.

After losing Game 1, the Capitals won four straight to win the Cup, outscoring the Golden Knights 16-8 along the way.

Vrana opened the scoring when he broke in alone off a nice outlet pass by Tom Wilson and fired a shot over Fleury's glove for his third goal of the playoffs. He also became the first Russian captain to raise the Cup in National Hockey League history.

The Capitals had not advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs since the 1998 Cup final when they were swept by Detroit, but defeated Columbus, arch-rival Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay before downing expansion Vegas this spring.

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Veteran forwards Ryan Reaves and Ryan Carpenter were scratched, while William Carrier and David Perron were in uniform. Three of those players had multi-point games.

And the first player he handed it to?

The goaltender skated across the red line and toward the Washington superstar before retreating back to his side.

"We know we haven't played our game (in) the first four games", Neal said.

As game time approached, the crowd got larger as it swelled with fans without tickets. "I don't know what to say".

He sprawled out on multiple occasions in the first two periods to make stops reminiscent of those that helped deliver him to the Stanley Cup Final with the best playoff save percentage (.947) in history among goalies with at least 15 games.

He waited 13 long years of his career with the Caps. The Caps got the first goal, but the Knights tied it up just three minutes later. "You never want it to end like this". They won the Final opener, but have been outscored 12-5 since.

It all changed in Las Vegas Thursday night, against the team playing with the ultimate house money.

"I've been working for this for about 27 years", Oshie said.

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