Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #7: Stanley Cup Finals Action Returns to DC

 

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Many fans waited their whole lifetime for this night. Others waited 20 years. Either way, it was a” lit night” as the kids would say. The Stanley Cup Finals returned to Washington, D.C. on the first Saturday of June.

Fresh off their first ever Stanley Cup Finals game win in franchise history, the Caps looked to deliver in front of their fans and take a 2-1 series lead. This day was magical and surprisingly just the first of even greater things to come. The morning skate was flooded with fans, which became a normal thing since the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. Even if you couldn’t afford a ticket to the game, the Caps and the NHL hooked us all up with big screens outside the arena so the entire Caps fan base can take part in what was a special run. 

Date:  June 2, 2018

Round:  Final

Game:  Three

Result:  3 – 1 CAPS

No better choice for a Fan of the Game to lead the “Let’s Go Caps!” chant than three-time Super Bowl winning Redskins coach Joe Gibbs as the Caps looked to deliver the city their first major four championship since the 1991 Redskins.

Now on to the action on the ice. Nobody scored in the first period, but Chandler Stephenson nearly had a tally that was waved off due to goaltender interference. In the second there was a scramble in front of the net. Alex Ovechkin lunged forward on a loose puck and put it just past Marc-Andre Fleury to bring the house down.

Evgeny Kuznetsov made it 2-0 on a breakaway.

In the third, the Golden Knights got on the board thanks to Tomas Nosek but the Caps would get an insurance goal late in the third. New playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly helped finish off a hustle play from Jay Beagle.

As the final seconds ticked off, you could hear the crowd nearly blow the roof off from the outside. The party would continue on the steps.

What will moment #6 be?! Tune in next week to find out!

Miss a moment? Catch up here:

10. Nicky’s Game-Winner Over Columbus

9.  Caps Dominate Bolts to Force Game 7

8. Jakub Vrana’s Go-Ahead Goal.

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