Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win the Stanley Cup
- Author: Regina Holmes Jun 08, 2018,
Jun 08, 2018, 7:25
Thursday night's Stanley Cup victory brought scenes of joy and jubilation across the region, but the happiest man was the one who first accepted the trophy. Vegas will push with everything they have and keep the game close, but the Capitals find a way like they have all postseason long to break through late and win it all.
This is the song the Capitals play after the intro video when they come out onto the ice. They started in a two game hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets but battled back to take the series in 7 games, defeated the Penguins in 6 games and ousted Tampa Bay in their first conference final in 20 years.
As for the game's audience, social media immediately went berserk when people realized something had gone wrong with the operations of one of the most important moments of hockey.
Nate Schmidt, David Perron and Reilly Smith all found the back of the net for the Vegas, which sees its miraculous run end just short of a championship after putting together quite possibly the greatest expansion season in professional sports history. Ovechkin has 26 points in 26 potential series-clinching games in his career.
Marc-Andre Fleury - I've said it before about Fleury, but he simply has to be better.
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The remarkable Golden Knights hadn't lost four consecutive games in their entire inaugural season before the Caps rolled them.
More in the here and now, Washington is 9-3 in 12 away games during the playoffs. The Caps challenged for goalie interference, but were denied.
Vegas then took its first lead of the game with the power play goal by Smith with only 29 seconds left in the period.
But through four games of the Stanley Cup Final, the defensemen have let Fleury down.
The offensive chances were held to a minimum on both sides in the first period of Game 5, with the best opportunities coming for Washington on the lone power play of the opening frame. The type of shot that the Capitals have created on almost every goal in this series. They certainly looked like that in Game 4, closing the door quickly and rendering about 40 minutes of the game meaningless.