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TJ Oshie smiles while on a metro car headed to the Capital One Arena according to Caps fan Dana Ziegler
TJ Oshie smiles while on a metro car headed to the Capital One Arena according to Caps fan Dana Ziegler
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08 June, 2018

The Capitals on Thursday night won the Stanley Cup for the first time in a franchise history that dates back to 1974, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5.

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

The team has had more than its share of playoff misery, a seemingly unending series of bad puck luck, hot goaltenders and failed potential that has stymied their playoff expectations year after year.

After Vegas won the opener, the Capitals capped their four-game surge by rallying from a third-period deficit in Game 5, banishing so many years of playoff failure with big goals and tenacious play across their lineup.

The defense in front of Las Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury did him no favors, but he also wasn't his usual self in allowing six goals on only 23 shots.

Beyond the road wins, hot laps, and Alex Ovechkin's GIF-worthy reactions, there's been nothing more synonymous with the team's thrilling playoff run than the team's powerful intro video that's aired during home games.

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Ovechkin is unquestionably headed to the Hall of Fame, and that wouldn't have changed if the Capitals lost this series to the Golden Knights. Vegas put up a fight every minute, Smith-Pelly's and Eller's goals took away the possibility of a Game 6.

While Miller remained in the game, Gallant said he thought there should have been a penalty on the play. Three of those players had multi-point games.

- 10 different players recorded a point in their Game 4 win.

The Capitals lead the Golden Knights 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final. I was personally very low on him this season since he gave up over three goals per game, but has looked elite in the playoffs.

Now, their legacies won't be hindered by a lack of a Stanley Cup. "If we can just get them to shoot, then we are pretty confident in (Fleury) to make that save". Based on the series so far that has been the Capitals. The type of shot that the Capitals have created on almost every goal in this series. "He's been great for us, so he's probably going to have his best game tonight".


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