For the first time in the recorded history of mankind, the Washington Capitals have won a Stanley Cup Final game on home ice. With a convincing effort in Game Three, the Caps reasserted control in what’s turning out to be an excellent series.
After a scoreless first, Alex Ovechkin put the Caps up with a glorious diving backhand goal. Evgeny Kuznetsov doubled the lead with a rush goal with Jay Beagle recording an assist for kicks.
Braden Holtby misplayed the puck behind the net, setting up Tomas Nosek for another gimme goal, making it 2-1 early in the third. Devante Smith-Pelly swept in a big pass from Jay Beagle to restore the two-goal hole.
Caps beat Knights 3-1! Caps lead the series 2-1!
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The Caps lead their opponent in the Stanley Cup Final. That’s– that’s never happened before. Feels good, man.
I watched this game surrounded by friends and a bulldog, with pizza and beer and maybe a little scotch, talking about the joy and pain we’ve felt from our lifetimes of following this silly hockey team. Tonight, that team is closer than they’ve ever been to a championship, and we’re a bit closer to each other for having shared the experience. That’s what it’s all about.
This is special. Are you feeling it too?
Headline photo: Bruce Bennett
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