Capitals win Stanley Cup for first time ever

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The Washington Capitals are finally placed at the top of North American hockey, following 43 seasons of the National Hockey League.

Lars Eller scored the winning goal with 7:37 to play, and the Washington Capitals beat Vegas Golden Knights with the score of 4-3 in Game 5 on Thursday night. The team of the best Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin won the fourth consecutive match against the opponent, who had a wonderful season in general.

Washington's game-winning goal

Thus, for the first time since their debut in 1974, after so many years of crushing disappointment, the Washington Capitals achieved their goal with a tenacious third-period comeback.

Captain Alexander Ovechkin, who scored a goal in this game and became the most valuable player in the playoffs, as well as his teammates became the first Washington’s club to win major pro sports title since the Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl in 1992.

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Photo: Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports

After Vegas won the first game of the series, the Capitals capped their winning streak, beating the opponent in the third period, driving out the years of fails in the playoffs.

Nevertheless, the Washington Capitals could not win the title without any strangeness: the game clock stopped working on the T-Mobile Arena in the last minutes of the match, but Vegas have not came close to scoring a goal.

Washington Capitals win

While the previous line-ups of the Washington Capitals created the reputation of a team that can not get up the juice in the playoffs, losing in the series after three wins, Ovechkin and Co confidently closed out all four of its series this season.

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