Capitals take Stanley Cup

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LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history by coming back to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.

Lars Eller scored the Cup-clinching goal at 12:23 of the third period after Devante Smith-Pelly tied it 3-3 at 9:52.

Jakub Vrana and Alex Ovechkin scored, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves for Washington.

Ovechkin won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Much more: Capitals win Stanley Cup, defeat Golden Knights in Game 5 of Final

Ovechkin with his Conn Smythe Trophy


And with the Stanley


:D

Also see:
Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Capitals claim Stanley Cup
Capitals down Golden Knights in Game 5 to win Stanley Cup
At long last, Ovechkin and Capitals are Stanley Cup champs | CBC Sports

This is huge. Huge.

Back in 1997, three Russians from Detroit Red Wings brought the Stanley Cup home to Red Square: 20 years ago, Detroit Red Wings finally brought home Stanley Cup

Among them was Vyacheslav Fetisov, a legend of late Soviet and early post-Soviet Russian hockey, who is now President of the Russian KHL, at very right.

Today, the Capitals also have three Russians (plus a Swede of Russian blood lol), including Ovechkin, the Captain, and the huge legend of Russian hockey of today, as Fetisov was in his time. He too promised to bring the Stanley back to Moscow if the Capitals won it.

All the diaspora in America and Canada were cheering for the Capitals. In Moscow and other Russian cities, people were up at night, in bars and at home, watching this.

Nobody expects much from the soccer team at the World Cup. They suck, Russians know their team sucks, and it is what it.

Hockey, is a different story. Hockey very much is a national sport there, and their team sure as hell lives up to that.

Nobody in Russia will ever forget this year's Olympics, where the Russian team were not even allowed to use their proper name, and yet steamrolled through all the competition and took home the Gold



And nobody there will ever forget Ovechkin's Stanley Cup either...
 
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These guys look mostly white, as far as I can tell.

President Trump will be happy to welcome them to the White House, will take credit for their great triumph, and they can pay tribute to him in the proper manner, unlike those unpatriotic Eagles NFL players, who nobody wants to watch anymore, anyways.

Oh, and P.S. Congratulations to the Capitols.
 
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I was a huge Red Wings fan when the Russian 5 helped Steve Yzerman bring the Stanley Cup back to Detroit. That was simply epic.

Tonight was also epic. Can't say Ovechkin didn't deserve this. What a champ that guy is.
 
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These guys look mostly white, as far as I can tell.

President Trump will be happy to welcome them to the White House, will take credit for their great triumph, and they can pay tribute to him in the proper manner, unlike those unpatriotic Eagles NFL players, who nobody wants to watch anymore, anyways.

Oh, and P.S. Congratulations to the Capitols.
First - major congrats to the Capitols - job well done!! Been awhile since any team in DC won a championship, so I'm very happy for their fans as well.

But this guy is NOT going to the WH - gee I wonder why?

Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly said he plans to skip the traditional visit to the White House if his team wins the Stanley Cup due to his opposition to President Trump's rhetoric.

"The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Smith-Pelly, who is Canadian and one of the two black players on the team, said Wednesday, according to a Canadian newspaper.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391173-washington-capitals-player-already-plans-to-skip-white-house
 
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First Russian captain to win the cup.

Despite those Detroit squads - still took over 100 years for that to happen?


The Vegas crowd was 100% class and even knew to booo the Commissiomer.

Am NHL City is born.
 
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These guys look mostly white, as far as I can tell.

President Trump will be happy to welcome them to the White House, will take credit for their great triumph, and they can pay tribute to him in the proper manner, unlike those unpatriotic Eagles NFL players, who nobody wants to watch anymore, anyways.

Oh, and P.S. Congratulations to the Capitols.

If I have to start watching hockey, I'm moving to Canada!

No, wait...
 
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The Man

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I was a huge Red Wings fan when the Russian 5 helped Steve Yzerman bring the Stanley Cup back to Detroit. That was simply epic.

Tonight was also epic. Can't say Ovechkin didn't deserve this. What a champ that guy is.
Fun fact: one of my girlfriends back in Moscow lived in the same apartment building as Fetisov :D No joke. I never saw the guy there. Saw his car once though, or, at least, she said it was his car lol

First - major congrats to the Capitols - job well done!! Been awhile since any team in DC won a championship, so I'm very happy for their fans as well.

But this guy is NOT going to the WH - gee I wonder why?

Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly said he plans to skip the traditional visit to the White House if his team wins the Stanley Cup due to his opposition to President Trump's rhetoric.

"The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Smith-Pelly, who is Canadian and one of the two black players on the team, said Wednesday, according to a Canadian newspaper.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391173-washington-capitals-player-already-plans-to-skip-white-house
I wouldn't want to hang out with Trump either...

First Russian captain to win the cup.

Despite those Detroit squads - still took over 100 years for that to happen?


The Vegas crowd was 100% class and even knew to booo the Commissiomer.

Am NHL City is born.
NHL in the middle of a desert, who'd have thought... lmao

But then, casinos in the middle of a desert, who'd have thought of that, in the old days?
 
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:D



Much more: Capitals win Stanley Cup, defeat Golden Knights in Game 5 of Final

Ovechkin with his Conn Smythe Trophy


And with the Stanley


:D

Also see:
Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Capitals claim Stanley Cup
Capitals down Golden Knights in Game 5 to win Stanley Cup
At long last, Ovechkin and Capitals are Stanley Cup champs | CBC Sports

This is huge. Huge.

Back in 1997, three Russians from Detroit Red Wings brought the Stanley Cup home to Red Square: 20 years ago, Detroit Red Wings finally brought home Stanley Cup

Among them was Vyacheslav Fetisov, a legend of late Soviet and early post-Soviet Russian hockey, who is now President of the Russian KHL, at very right.

Today, the Capitals also have three Russians (plus a Swede of Russian blood lol), including Ovechkin, the Captain, and the huge legend of Russian hockey of today, as Fetisov was in his time. He too promised to bring the Stanley back to Moscow if the Capitals won it.

All the diaspora in America and Canada were cheering for the Capitals. In Moscow and other Russian cities, people were up at night, in bars and at home, watching this.

Nobody expects much from the soccer team at the World Cup. They suck, Russians know their team sucks, and it is what it.

Hockey, is a different story. Hockey very much is a national sport there, and their team sure as hell lives up to that.

Nobody in Russia will ever forget this year's Olympics, where the Russian team were not even allowed to use their proper name, and yet steamrolled through all the competition and took home the Gold



And nobody there will ever forget Ovechkin's Stanley Cup either...
That was a great game. I was hoping for a LV win to see a game six.

Congrats to the Caps.
 
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First - major congrats to the Capitols - job well done!! Been awhile since any team in DC won a championship, so I'm very happy for their fans as well.

But this guy is NOT going to the WH - gee I wonder why?

Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly said he plans to skip the traditional visit to the White House if his team wins the Stanley Cup due to his opposition to President Trump's rhetoric.

"The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist," Smith-Pelly, who is Canadian and one of the two black players on the team, said Wednesday, according to a Canadian newspaper.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391173-washington-capitals-player-already-plans-to-skip-white-house
Kinda reminds me of Tom Brady who skipped at least one trip to the WH.

Gee, I wonder why?

And he's allegedly a Trump supporter...

I guess it really IS an individual decision, and there can be many varied reasons on why to go or not to go.