The Washington Capitals team won the Stanley Cup for the first time, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, 4-3, in the fifth round of the North American Ice Hockey League final.
The results of the four final matches were as follows: Capitals – Golden Knights 4-6, Capitals – Golden Knights 3-2, Golden Knights – Capitals 1-3, Golden Knights – Capitals 2-6.
The final score of the final is 4-1 for Washington Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin became, according to Reuters, the first Russian captain to win the trophy and was voted the best player in the final.
“It’s incredible. I do not know what to say. I am very happy for my colleagues, for our fans and all those who saw the game, “Ovechkin said.
The Washington Capitals celebrated their Stanley Cup title with a huge parade in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, and and Alex Ovechkin had the time of his life.
Here it is: Alexander Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup at the Caps parade
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An enormous crowd in Washington joined the celebration:
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Quite a day. pic.twitter.com/Omc8cS0KDI
— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) June 12, 2018
Team boss Ted Leonsis said the Capitals “put the unity in the community. We all agree on one thing: We have the greatest fans in the world, and now we have the greatest hockey team in the world. Now we have something that united us: a Stanley Cup championship.”
Head coach Barry Trotz, had a reference about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech:
“We had a dream. And we did it.”