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Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup in franchise history

08 June, 2018, 07:01 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • TJ Oshie smiles while on a metro car headed to the Capital One Arena according to Caps fan Dana Ziegler

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has a 1.67 goals-against average and.945 save percentage the past three games. It doesn't do the accomplishment justice.

The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to raise the Stanley Cup for the very first time in team history if they can defeat the Vegas Golden Knights tonight in Game Five.

Lars Eller scored the go-ahead goal for Washington with 7:37 remaining. Then immediately following that goal, a massive fight broke out.

The best hockey this series saw came in a back-and-forth second period in Game 5.

The Capitals are one win away from their first Stanley Cup for a multitude of reasons, primarily because everybody is doing their jobs to perfection. Vegas will push with everything they have, but these Capitals are relentless.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Metro congratulated Caps forward T.J. Oshie on Monday night's victory and hinted at honoring the 31-year-old in a commemorative fare card.

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The Capitals' Stanley Cup victory also comes on the 40th anniversary of the Washington Bullets' last National Basketball Association crown (now the Wizards).

The teams traded power plays early in the second, with Theodore tripping Oshie and Christian Djoos high-sticking Reilly Smith. And the NWSL's Washington Spirit reached the final in 2016.

When Vegas blueliner Deryk Engelland missed a shot wide, Kuznetsov picked the puck off the boards and turned the play the other direction.

Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Capitals.

Vegas' Brayden McNabb took a penalty just 11 seconds later, and Ovechkin set up in his customary spot in the left faceoff circle to put Nicklas Backstrom's cross-ice pass into a sliver of open net. The Caps challenged for goalie interference, but were denied.

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