Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3, win their 1st Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin finished with a power play goal and Devante Smith-Pelly had a goal to power the Washington Capitals (49-26-7) over the Vegas Golden Knights (51-24-7) 4-3 on Thursday, June 7th, to become the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions.

 

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Braden Holtby saved 28 of 31 shots for the Washington Capitals and Marc-Andre Fleury saved 29 of 33 shots for the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5.

 

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Lars Eller and Jakub Vrana each had a goal for the Washington Capitals. Leading the Golden Knights offensively were Reilly Smith, David Perron and Nate Schmidt each had a goal in the loss.

 

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Power Plays were a factor for both teams offensively as the Capitals and Golden Knights each scored on a man advantage. Although the Capitals were only successful on 25% of Power Play opportunities, the Golden Knights were successful on just one of their two power play opportunities. The Capitals continued to block key shots as they got in front of 13 pucks throughout the game while the Golden Knights were only able to manage 11 blocked shots.

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