The Capitals may have spoiled the narrative of the expansion team come good - but that's not to say that we shouldn't be applauding the Capitals for their success after their 4-1 series victory, sealed with a thrilling 4-3 win in Vegas.
Holtby, overshadowed coming into the Final, bested three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. And the Capitals, victimized by so many agonizing comebacks in playoff series over the years, finally got to the top of the hockey world with a clutch comeback of their own.
The Washington Capitals have won their firstStanley Cup. "Yeah, they're a great team, but at the same time we've been off a little bit and slacking defensively and through the neutral zone".
The Capitals, who before today hadn't won a Stanley Cup in their 44-year history, set a record for most playoff appearances (28) before winning the championship in NHL/NBA/MLB/NFL history.
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -145 favorite on the moneyline. "We just won it".
William Karlsson - Wild Bill was the leading scorer for the Golden Knights in the regular season and he has been held without a point in their last two games.
Smith-Pelly tied the game 3-3 at 9:52 of the third period when he stopped Brooks Orpik's point shot with his skate and slide his seventh goal of the playoffs beyond an outstretched Fleury. T.J. Oshie cashed in with a power play goal 32 seconds later and Washington was off to the races. I'm not taking it anymore'. And, it should. They might not get the Hollywood movie made about them now, but they're still big winners and were an inspiration to the community after tragedy struck the city early in the season. Vegas never got close to a tying goal, and the clock finally hit zeros, allowing the Caps to storm the ice behind their net for a frenzied celebration.
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The Capitals have been careful to avoid talk of planning a parade, even as they entered an elimination game against Vegas.
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The Caps also came back from series deficits in all four rounds and clinched all four series on the road.
David Perron, who had been a healthy scratch for Game 4, scored his first of the playoffs on a play where he was shoved into Washington'sBraden Holtby.
But in the end, it was Ovechkin and the Caps' night.
A cast member from Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil hypes the crowd during the march to the fortress ahead of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 7, 2018. He converted a crossing pass by Nicklas Backstrom with a one-timer from the edge of the left circle that bounced in off Fleury's pad. The three-time Hart Memorial Trophy victor (regular-season MVP) had 15 goals and 12 assists in 24 postseason games.
Moments later, the Knights struggled to keep up with the Caps' puck movement and Brett Connolly open for a shot.
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And the remarkable Golden Knights hadn't lost four consecutive games in their entire inaugural season before the Caps rolled them. Then after the Caps took a 2-1 lead, Vegas responded with two late goals including one in the final minute from Reilly Smith .
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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower
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