The championship is the first by a Washington professional sports team in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball since the Redskins won the Super Bowl on January 26, 1992, and came 40 years to the day the Bullets won basketball's title. The Caps defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5. There were lead changes, a coach's challenge, fights and power plays as the teams picked up the pace following a goal-less opening period. "I got my name on something so they'll know that dad played hockey when they grow up".
"As a native Las Vegan, I'm thrilled to see Golden Knights hockey get as much attention as the 1990 UNLV basketball team got", Hawley said.
Goaltender Braden Holtby, superb all postseason, held off a furious charge by the Knights in the final 7 minutes, ending a game that had already ensured years of business for area cardiologists.
"When you get this close to the Cup, it's hard", Fleury said.
Eller scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in the third period of this game.
Facing elimination for the first time in their history, the Knights tied it at 9:40 when Schmidt's point shot deflected off the skate of Washington defenceman defenceman Matt Niskanen in front for his third.
David Perron pulled Vegas into the second tie of the period. The Washington Capitals have allowed two or less goals in five of their last six games.
Oshie's already strong popularity among Caps fans got a boost last week when he took Washington's public Metro trains to Games 3 and 4.
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Czech forward Jakub Vrana had the other Capitals goal as he opened the scoring in a five-goal second period after the teams failed to produce a goal in a tight-checking first period. He beat Marc-Andre Fleury on his glove side, sending the puck over his left elbow and into the net.
I don't know if it should make fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets feel better, but tonight, the Caps win should help ease the pain of another first round knock out. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Now his team is three wins from winning the Cup, but coming back from a three-games-to-one deficit is a tall order. Game 5 is Thursday night. He noted the turnaround seasons this year by Colorado and New Jersey. "Finally!" "Hell, yeah!", all of which seemed to function more or less as a version of I love you to the team and the city and everyone packed shoulder-to-shoulder in Chinatown.
Less than three minutes after eventual Conn Smythe victor Ovechkin scored his 15th playoff goal and third of the Stanley Cup on a power play, David Perron deflected a Tomas Tatar shot in to tie the game at 2-2.
So did the Capitals' agonizing wait for their first championship since the franchise's debut in 1974.
On Thursday night, Capitals fans celebrated en masse as their team captured the Cup in Vegas.
Washington and Vegas combined for just seven shots while landing a total of 19 hits in the early going. But nevertheless this season has been a remarkable one from the first professional franchise to call Las Vegas home.
Walker did not see ice time throughout the Finals series against Vegas, but maintained a spot on the Caps' depth chart for the finals, meaning he was present today in Las Vegas to lift the cup with the rest of his teammates.
The Caps couldn't win a Cup without a little late 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.