The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup was bagged by the Washington Capitals which marked the first ever win in their history with a 4-3 score over the Vegas Golden Knights.
On Thursday the team experienced victory as the Capitals Clinch the best of seven championship series 4-1 in Las Vegas drove towards the end to what has been eerie investiture season of the Golden Knights.
While the face of Capitals franchise who would pull through the censure for the shortcomings of his team was declared as the first Russian born capital to up-rear the Stanley Cup and was presented the Conn Smythe Trophy which marked him as the best player in the playoffs.
“Get some beers, get some whatever and start celebrating,” said Ovechkin, who until this year had never been beyond the midway mark of the playoffs. “We are Stanley Cup champions. Washington Capitals baby!” – He said in a message to his fans.
The winning goal was scored by Danish forward Lars Eller in as less as eight minutes in left in the regulation when he thwacked a goblin sitting at the upper tip of the Vegas crease post it oozed through the goal keepers legs.
“It means everything, you couldn’t write the story better. Getting to score the game winner,” said Eller. “If you are going to win on the road I could not imagine a better place to do it than right here.”
The Washington team struck between a near around of seven minutes into the second period, when Czech forward Jakub Vrana pulls of a splinter shooting over Fleury’s left elbow.
A while later Golden Knights got back to a little more than a widely spaced minutes when Schmidt’s shot from the point averted off Capitals defenseman Niskanen’s skate into the net.
Ellar drove the team towards the championship goal by hitting a winning score.
“In between the second and third we had the same feeling in our locker room, no one was panicking and everyone was confident,” said Holtby.