The Dream Has Finally Arrived!

Who would’ve thought that this team – this group of guys would bring the Holy Grail of all trophies back to the District of Columbia? A dream that Caps fans worldwide have only dreamt of. Sure, we would play EA Sports NHL and win it all with the Capitals and think, “wouldn’t that be something if they could actually do it?” Well, ladies and gentlemen, the dream is now a reality. After 44 long years, the Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup! Go ahead, say it out loud. It feels great!

 

Everyone contributed to the success of the team. Offense produced when it mattered, defense made sacrifices and smart plays, and Braden Holtby stood tall when his team needed him the most. The Caps’ net minder was their best defender out there all post-season and he proved so with ‘the Save’ on Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch in game 2.

 

 

Alex Ovechkin led from the front, like a true captain of any hockey club. He produced points, made incredible plays on both ends of the ice, and motivated on and off the ice to keep his teammates engaged. All of this showed night in, night out. Devante Smith-Pelly was clutch all post-season long, scoring critcal goals when it was needed. Evgeny Kuznetsov proved to the world how great of a player he truly is. Tom Wilson played the physical style as every coach would want their tough guys to play, hard and clean. Everyone was present and it showed on the scoreboard every night. Here are the game winning goals in the Stanley Cup Final series.

 

 

None of this would’ve been possible without the entire defense on board and willing to sacrifice everything to hoist the Cup. Brooks Orpik and John Carlson both lead the section in various ways. Brooks with his hard-hitting, defensive style and John with his producing, two-way style. The struggling aspect of the Caps’ game for the past 5 years finally came together this post-season.

 

Fans all over filmed their reactions, and they are glorious. Here are a few and mine included at the end.

 

 

I could not believe what I was seeing. The moment the clock ran out, I was in complete bliss. This will forever go down as one of the happiest moments in my lifetime. Ovechkin handing the Stanley Cup to Nicklas Backstrom will be imbedded in my mind forever. I’m so proud of this team. On behalf of the Friends in Cold Places family and myself, we love every single one of you Caps fans. Let us celebrate this historical event and rock the red with pride!

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