Capitals beat Golden Knights, win their 1st Stanley Cup

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: John Carlson #74, Brett Connolly #10 and Michal Kempny #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrate the third-period goal by teammate Lars Eller (not pictured) against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup.
    
Alex Ovechkin scored midway through the game and Lars Eller had a go-ahead goal with 6:37 left in the third period, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.
    
The expansion Golden Knights closed their record-breaking season with their first four-game losing streak.
    
The Capitals went into the third trailing 3-2 and went ahead after Devante Smith-Pelly and Eller scored 2:31 apart midway through the pivotal period.
    
Braden Holtby, who made a spectacular stick save to help win Game 2, made enough saves to seal the win while the clock appeared to malfunction after Vegas pulled Marc-Andre Fleury to add an extra skater with more than a minute remaining.
 

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