Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup in franchise history

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

A scoreless first period gave way to a wild second period with five goals, two ties and a lead change that temporarily put the Golden Knights ahead.

The Las Vegas Golden Knights are priced at -140 to take Game 5, with the Capitals valued at +137 according to OddsShark.com.

After the Caps lost the lead and trailed the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2, Washington fought back in the third period, and Eller scored a spectacular go-ahead goal at the 12:23 mark to hand his team the lead and its first Stanley Cup.

One of the benefits for athletes playing in major metropolitan areas is the existence of mass transit to get them to the games if they don't feel like making the drive to the arena.

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

That's what it took to finally end this miracle expansion season in Vegas.

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.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, the NHL's leading scorer in the postseason (31 points), is coming off a four-assist night and has seven points (goal, six assists) in the Final. He also tied Sidney Crosby for the most goals in a single postseason (2009) since 1997. The Caps challenged for goalie interference, but were denied.

Vegas had a slight edge in the number of chances, with a couple of bouncing pucks in and around Holtby's crease, but Washington came closest to scoring when Ovechkin ripped a one timer off the post that stayed out on a power play from his patented spot near the left faceoff dot.

If Vegas wins and avoids elimination, the Capitals will host Game 6 on Sunday.

Related:

  • Russian Federation  to be FIFA's lowest-ranked team at WC

    Russian Federation to be FIFA's lowest-ranked team at WC

    But Peru , with captain Paolo Guerrero back on board following a doping ban , is preparing well for its World Cup assault. Teams are split into eight groups for the first stage, with each team playing every other team in the group.
    Arsenal to hold talks with Fellaini this week

    Arsenal to hold talks with Fellaini this week

    And speaking to Spanish radio station COPE , Griezmann said: "If I'm going to continue at Atletico, I don't know, we'll see". But, the Blaugrana now face competition from Manchester United , who are back in the race to sign Griezmann this summer.
    Here Are All of the iOS Apps on macOS Mojave

    Here Are All of the iOS Apps on macOS Mojave

    But in sharp contrast to previous years, I'm actually far more interested in what Apple is doing with macOS this time around. Valve has not responded to the new guidelines yet, but we imagine that the iOS Steam Link app will be released soon enough.
  • Kate Spade’s shocking last words to older sister Reta

    Kate Spade’s shocking last words to older sister Reta

    Andy Spade said that the couple had been living apart but in the same neighborhood, caring for their 13-year-old daughter Bea. Andy, 55, said he and Kate had lived separately for almost a year, but denied that either of them was seeking a divorce.
    Intel announces beastly 5GHz CPU, and teases 28-core model for later

    Intel announces beastly 5GHz CPU, and teases 28-core model for later

    It is also the first Intel processor to deliver up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency out of the box. One thing we don't know yet is how much the chip will cost, but it certainly won't be cheap.
    Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence

    Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence

    It started on May 10, when the 48-year-old welcomed home three American detainees released by North Korea with husband Donald. Trump recently underwent a kidney operation to treat a benign condition and has since been absent from public life.
  • Ronaldo returns as Portugal down Algeria with Guedes brace

    Ronaldo returns as Portugal down Algeria with Guedes brace

    Ronaldo joined Portugal's squad at the start of this week, later than the rest of the squad, because of the Champions League final.
    Inés Zorreguieta, sister to Dutch Queen Maxima, dead at 33

    Inés Zorreguieta, sister to Dutch Queen Maxima, dead at 33

    Queen Máxima has cancelled a string of public engagements following news of the death of her youngest sister, at the age of 33. Ms Zorreguieta was a psychologist who worked for an office on social policies at the president's office.
    Trump’s team denies president plans to pardon himself

    Trump’s team denies president plans to pardon himself

    I think in Mueller's case, it's more that he's not taking control of these people that work for him. Giuliani said Wednesday that the legal team of special counsel Robert S.
  • Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more USA  staff from China

    Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more USA staff from China

    The individual's symptoms were consistent with those associated with a so-called sonic attack on USA envoys in Cuba a year ago . In response, it downsized the USA diplomatic staff in Havana and prohibited families from joining the diplomats who stayed.
    Kendall Jenner Kissed Gigi And Bella Hadid's Little Brother

    Kendall Jenner Kissed Gigi And Bella Hadid's Little Brother

    Earlier in the night, Kendall and Anwar had been seated at the same table for the Council of Fashion Designers of America gala. If Kendall Jenner and National Basketball Association star Ben Simmons really are dating, I guess they're not serious at all.

    Bill Nelson, Rick Scott spar over shortened Senate recess

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) canceled August recess due to "the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats". House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has not shared McConnell's enthusiasm for canceling the August recess.

Comments

Other news