Congratulations to Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals. It took 14 seasons for him to erase the 43 season goose egg, but you can no longer say he and they have never won a Stanley Cup. That all ended last night with the Cap’s come from behind, 4-3 win, over the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Ovie definitely earned the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP with his 15 playoff goals this season.
With their bonafide 6-2 blowout of the Vegas Golden Knights in game 4 on Monday night, the Capitals are one game away from winning it all. The game was effectively over after Washington went up 3-0 in the first period.
The swarming offense and fusillade of shots that marked the offensive onslaught Vegas rode in to the finals seems to have met its match in Washington’s great goaltending, solid defense, and favorable goal posts.
The Capitals can win it all on Thursday.
The Washington Capitals fixed most of their game 1 woes to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in game 2. Smart play and outstanding goaltending from the Caps evened the series up at a game apiece heading in to D.C.
Just how good was the Caps Braden Holtby in net last night?
Pretty darn amazing! That was certainly the stop that saved the game for Washington. Now it remains to be seen which Capitals team shows up for game 3.