The Washington Capitals Win Their First Stanley Cup Championship

Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate as they defeat the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup. Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin
Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate as they defeat the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup.

June 07, 2018 10:19 PM

The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup.
    
Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.
    
The expansion Golden Knights closed their record-breaking season with their first four-game losing streak.
    
The Capitals went into the third trailing 3-2 and went ahead after Devante Smith-Pelly and Eller scored 2:31 apart midway through the pivotal period.
    
Braden Holtby, who made a spectacular stick save to help win Game 2, made enough saves to seal the win while the clock appeared to malfunction after Vegas pulled Marc-Andre Fleury to add an extra skater with more than a minute remaining.
 

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