The Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and have won the series. They did it. They really did it.
The Capitals out-shot the Golden Knights 33 to 31, but were out-attempted at five-on-five 44 to 42.
A visibly emotional TJ Oshie took to the ice to celebrate the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win, taking his turn to lift the trophy above his head. But the win took on an added level of importance due to Oshie’s Dad, Tim, being in attendance.
Oshie spoke to Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake, where he opened up about his Dad’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, and just what winning the Stanley Cup means for both of them.
The Washington Capitals are the 2017-18 Stanley Cup champions, but that wasn’t the only trophy awarded on the ice for their historic win. There was the little matter of who would receive the Conn Smythe Trophy as the 2017-18 Stanley Cup playoffs MVP.
Though a strong case could be, and was, made for Evgeny Kuznetsov, realistically there was no other choice but to award it to Alex Ovechkin.
The moment Alex Ovechkin had been waiting for his entire life arrived. He lifted the Stanley Cup above his head in a moment of pure celebration. His teammates were in awe — no, wait, nevermind. They’re looking at boobs
A woman in a white dress flashed the team as they began the Cup ceremony. Of course she did.
As the Washington Capitals celebrated their Stanley Cup win, captain Alex Ovechkin stopped to talk with Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake, who broke the news that Alex and Nastya Ovechkina are expecting their first child.
“Okay, you’re married now, you and Nastya are expecting your first child, you’ve got the Stanley Cup: could life be any better than it is tonight?” Oake said on the broadcast.
Update: The presale of boxes including the mini Stanley Cup sold out early this morning. Fanchest is now offering a facsimiled signed photo of the team.
You guys, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions. It is now time, to buy All The Things.
First up is this box of championship gear from our friends at Fanchest. For $59 each, each box comes with a mini Stanley Cup, a championship puck, a championship Tervis mug with lid, a championship magnet, and a championship banner.
Alex Ovechkin and the 2017-18 Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup!
Let me tell you how. It’s a story of a captain and his role-players, of big hits and swallowed whistles, of goofy goals and lost leads, of unexpected heroes and dependable stalwarts. Get familiar with this story; you’ll be talking about it for the rest of your life.
After a scoreless first period in which the score was 0-0, things got buckwild. Jakub Vrana got a breakaway to breakout of his scoring slump, but the Knights struck back promptly with a lucky goal by Nate Schmidt, god dammit. Alex Ovechkin responded by drawing a penalty and scoring on the ensuring power play. David Perron got a greasy one, his first goal of the playoffs, that survived a coach’s challenge. Late in the period, Reilly Smith exploited some great puck movement to give Vegas their first lead of the night.
In the third, with an inhuman effort, Devante Smith-Pelly scored yet another massively clutch goal, kicking the puck to his stick and scoring while falling to restore the tie halfway through the third period. Then, with seven minutes left, Lars Eller bumped a loose puck behind Fleury over the goal line to give the Caps the lead. It held.
Caps beat Knights 4-3!
Caps win the series 4-1!
Caps win the Cup!
You guys! Lars Eller just gave the Caps a 4-3 lead!
Devante Smith Pelly has been a gamebreaker in the playoffs for the Capitals and he just scored another huge goal.
You have to see this.
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