Monday, 22 October, 2018

Capitals edge Knights to capture first Stanley Cup title

F.P. Santangelo the color analyst for the Washington Nationals’ telecasts on MASN during a game in 2012 F.P. Santangelo the color analyst for the Washington Nationals’ telecasts on MASN during a game in 2012
| 08 June, 2018, 15:30

They defeated Ovechkin's nemesis, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, next and upset the Tampa Bay Lightning in a hard-fought seven-game East final after blowing a 2-0 series lead.

Nearly as unexpected as the Golden Knights unprecedented inaugural season, this wasn't supposed to be the Capitals' season.

The party was still going strong an hour after the 2018 Stanley Cup Final was officially over, long after trophies were presented and team photos were recorded for posterity.

Exactly what could distract an athlete of Ovechkin's magnitude from the imminent chance to validate his place in his sport?

Indeed, this desert is a unusual place to end a drought.

Washington has a 3-1 series lead, one win away from the franchise's first Stanley Cup. "We want to be able to say thank you to people in Virginia and Maryland and Washington, D.C. My goal is to create something that elevates and unites all of the people in our community, so people think happy thoughts about Washington, D.C".

Besides the Redskins, the Washington Nationals and Washington Wizards have also come up short in their quest to win a championship in recent years. The first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Ovechkin earned the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's rookie of the year that season.

It's enough to tighten anybody's grip on the stick, but the Caps didn't appear overly tight during their workout or in the dressing room afterward.

"It's just like a dream", Ovechkin said after the game. "Probably the best time in my life, hockey-wise".

"Defensive side of the puck, doing all the right things, huge blocked shot here in the third, he was just sacrificing everything to win this". I am in no way saying the Caps "lucked" their way into winning that series.


Vegas, which won Game 1 before dropping the next three, lost four straight for the first time in franchise's brief yet memorable history. As the expectations soared, the disappointments kept piling up until this season when many gave up hope of them ever winning. Nicklas Backstrom, who spent 10 seasons with Ovechkin before they finally reached the peak. This is a good team at home. "It was a big play in the game, but the credit really goes to our guys because we didn't get complacent".

Back in Washington, thousands of red-clad fans flooded the streets around a jam-packed Capital One Arena to see the District's first professional sports title in 91 seasons.

"I've never seen a team come together like we did here", Oshie said.

"To be honest, the next couple of weeks are going to be all about the fans, all about the city, all about the players", he said. It was far too loud to hear anything, except the same few fragments of conversation that kept floating to the top-"Go Caps!"

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.

While the Caps focused on changing nothing from their last three efforts, the Golden Knights also don't believe they need a wholesale change.

"Pretty disappointed and dejected obviously", said Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant.

It's all just so hard to figure, that this was the year that the Capitals would break through.

US President Donald Trump, who seemingly can't get a break from the 'Russian collusion' story, was dragged in as well. We're just focused on the next one. Later, though, Fleury got even by slashing Ovechkin's legs as they skated past each other. "I think it was fitting that we came back in the third period tonight".

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