Ravens congratulate Capitals on winning Stanley Cup

Ravens congratulate Capitals on winning Stanley Cup

"It was a hard, long season". "But we believed in each other all year".

"After some time passes and we get over losing this, we're all going to look back and be really proud of this group and what it accomplished".

"For someone who wasn't a very good hockey player, never played in the National Hockey League, lifting the Cup, getting to lift it with Alex, who - we sort of got a little bit of the same story, if you will".

Alexander Ovechkin, who scored 15 goals and had 27 points in 24 postseason games, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"This is fantastic", Smith-Pelly said. "He had it a lot in these players and you watch his shifts, watch how he changed the momentum in the game tonight".

Fan Jerrald Larkin, whose own daughter, Allyssa, played soccer with Brooke Hawley, said he started watching hockey in 1989 and was originally a Los Angeles Kings fan. It was an honourable sendoff for a team that ultimately fell short of its quest to do the impossible, but will still have achieved something that we will be talking about for years. While Theresa's family is from Chicago and has been following sports their whole lives, Jerrald is from Vegas and never had a home team to cheer for other than the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team.

Washington star Alex Ovechkin skated onto the Vegas side of the rink during pregame warmups, narrowly avoiding Marc-Andre Fleury as the goaltender was stretching along the boards before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "Even after the [second] period, we knew we just have to push it and get the result done".

"I can't explain the way I feel". When he wasn't scoring one of his 15 goals, he was playing a committed defensive game, even dropping down to block shots.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup.

Washington struck first, almost seven minutes into the second period, when Czech forward Jakub Vrana scored on a breakaway with a wrist shot over Fleury's left elbow.

According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -145 favorite on the moneyline.

The Golden Knights are 10-0 this postseason when leading after two periods, as they do 3-2 against Washington in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "We have to concentrate, and we have to play our best to get it done".

Washington Capitals' Shane Gersich (63) and T.J. Oshie (77) celebrate after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. But the Pens only forced one overtime game in that series, a game six loss.

The goals kept coming - and from unlikely sources. Washington challenged the play, but it was ruled that Capitals defenceman Christian Djoos had initiated the contact with Perron. And as both teams entered the third period, it seemed like this might be heading back to Washington for Game 6. Ten of Ovechkin's goals came on the road.

Smith-Pelly scored the equalizer in the third period, his seventh goal of the postseason matching the seven he scored in the regular season.

When Ovechkin found Lars Eller, they embraced, then let out a happy scream in unison. Of those 28, the Capitals have blown such a lead five times - the most of any team. They allowed three or more goals a total of five times in the first three series combined. But Vegas played really well in Game 4, and in some non-scoring aspects deserved to win that game.

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