Watch Alex Ovechkin lift the Stanley Cup after 13 year wait

Clyde Nash
June 8, 2018

Washington entered the third period in Las Vegas down 3-2, but a pair unanswered goals in the final period sealed the Cup.

Add in Ovechkin's successor as the team's star, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and T.J. Oshie, and it's easy to see why the Capitals had so much regular-season success.

The Capitals had previously blown 3-1 leads in a playoff series five times - the most of any club - and had never picked up a victory in the final before Game 2 against Vegas.

The championship is also sweep for Washington sports fans in that it snaps a drought of more than 26 years since the last time a professional team from the nation's capital won a major sports title.

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However, Rohr noted that he would name a strong side against Gareth Southgate's men. Sterling went close to scoring in the first half but was later booked for diving.

According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -145 favorite on the moneyline. Vegas put up a fight every minute, Smith-Pelly's and Eller's goals took away the possibility of a Game 6.

While it's a small sample, the Capitals have had the special teams edge, as their power play is 4-for-12 (33.3 per cent) in the series.

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. Three of those players had multi-point games.

The offensive chances were held to a minimum on both sides in the first period of Game 5, with the best opportunities coming for Washington on the lone power play of the opening frame. Reilly Smith scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period for the Golden Knights, who won seven of their first eight home playoff games before dropping the last two.

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Washington outshot Vegas 10-7 in the first period.

One of the most improbable Stanley Cup Finals in recent National Hockey League history has been selling tickets at one of the best rates in recent National Hockey League history.

But if you're the Capitals, you aren't thinking that far ahead. Game 5 will be about momentum, who dictates the game, and a little bit of who gets luckier. Puck drops at 8:00 p.m. Nicklas Backstrom hit Ovechkin just in front of his usual left-circle spot for a one-timer to make it 2-1.

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