Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup celebration in photos

08 June, 2018, 16:57 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Alex Ovechkin exhales as he’s surrounded by his teammates after defeating the Penguins in Round 2

However, even if the Golden Knights do bow out on Thursday night they have achieved something that nearly no other team in the National Hockey League has ever done, making it to the Stanley Cup finals in their expansion year. The Golden Knights have had their best success creating havoc in front of Holtby and getting some positive bounces. But all that agony swiftly turned into the thrill of victory when the game ended in favour of the Capitals. It was his seventh goal of the playoffs, tying his goal total from the entire regular season. Oh, what a relief it was for the Great Eight.

He was instrumental in Washington's 6-2 demolition of the Golden Knights in Game 4, when he registered four assists to tie a single-game Stanley Cup Final record.

Emotions boiled over immediately after the puck entered the net, with Orpik and Knights forward William Karlsson in the middle of the fracas as Vegas took a lead in the series for the first time since 17:26 of the first period of Game 2.

Alex Ovechkin holds up his Conn Smythe Trophy after claiming playoff MVP honours.

He had scored 15 times in this championship run. Ovechkin, of course, gets to have both.

First-time titles are all the rage, and Ovechkin and the Caps have paid their dues for this one.

Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly added goals for Washington. First up, we've got some 2018 Stanley Cup Champions hats.

All of these players - and others - not named Ovechkin contributed to the cause. But Ovechkin and Co. never could advance past the second round. Unlike their Game 4 loss, Fleury hadn't ever seem flustered.

So far, Washington has managed 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but Vegas has been able to respond.


The Knights tried to write one more chapter in their improbable expansion season, but were unable to find a way as the Capitals spilled on the ice to celebrate the first Cup in their 44-year history.

The Capitals had only made the Cup Final once before and the semifinals twice.

The Capitals had a third former Canadien on their roster in defenceman Jakub Jerabek, who was traded from Montreal to Washington on February 21 this year in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft. But with three chances to get one win, Ovechkin and his teammates want to seize their very first opportunity for the clincher on the Las Vegas ice. He was plus-18 in the playoffs.

The Canadiens traded Smith-Pelly to the Devils on February 29, 2016 in exchange for Stefan Matteau.

Unsure of his future, he found a home in Washington but only scored seven times in the regular season.

Fleury stopped it, but the puck fell to the ice underneath him - and Eller fought off Luca Sbisa and slapped the puck into the net for the game victor. It was an honourable sendoff for a team that ultimately fell short of its quest to do the impossible, but will still have achieved something that we will be talking about for years. But the third-line centre contributed offensively, too. That set the stage for Eller's game-winner.

Holtby also was incredible.

"I didn't see many games, but what I saw, he played the best I saw him play the last 10 years, for sure". Ovechkin became just the second player in National Hockey League history to win his first Cup after 1,000-plus games with his team. "That was pretty special", Trotz said. They got a barn-burner of a finale befitting this thrilling series, with wild shifts of momentum before that freaky clock incident that didn't appear to affect the outcome. You can lie down or you can feel sorry yourself and let everybody walk over you.

This is the cruel part: You don't always get the storybook ending, even when the tale has been so astonishingly memorable. "Stuff we've done this year has never been done, so I think that's what we're thinking about".

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