Washington Capitals Defeat Vegas Golden Knights To Win The Stanley Cup

2018 Stanley Cup Final live scoring, stats: Capitals vs. Golden Knights, Game 5

The Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup championship, beating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.

Washington Metro trains will run for an extra hour Thursday night to accommodate Capitals fans watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Capital One Arena's watch party and elsewhere in the area. Day and night difference for him and he has to be sharper in this game for them to have a chance.

After dropping Game 1, the Capitals have won the last three games and are on the cusp of franchise history.

Fellow Nats teammate Max Scherzer joined Zimmerman inside Capital One Arena for the big game.

The expansion Golden Knights ended their surprise season with the first four-game losing streak in franchise history.

Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a 2.15 goals-against average and.929 save percentage with four shutouts in the playoffs.

It is the first championship for the Capitals, who began play in 1974.




Both teams came out aggressive in Game 5, but remained scoreless in the first period. Ovechkin has 26 points in 26 potential series-clinching games in his career.

They simply can not fall behind in this game, or they will be outmuscled by Washington. Then immediately following that goal, a massive fight broke out.

The play was reviewed for goalie interference, but eventually stood and tied the game 2-2 late in the second period.

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

Moments later, the Knights struggled to keep up with the Caps' puck movement and Brett Connolly open for a shot.

That's why I'm really feeling taking Vegas in the first period. Yet for all of his goal-scoring prowess and athletic swagger, the Great Eight had never won an Olympic gold medal or a Stanley Cup title.

The NHL somehow found a way to make games in the Stanley Cup Final even more stressful. Vegas is +165 laying.5 goals in the opening period according to 5Dimes.

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