"It's an incredible moment and I'm just so proud of everyone". "We haven't had a championship in a long time. I'm so happy. It's unbelievable". It was the first $100 million contract in National Hockey League history. Then came the years with playoff misery.
The Washington Redskins have received a challenge of sorts from the Washington Capitals. "We root for the house as much as we can, but this is such a unique story", Bogdanovich said. No matter what happens, give me a couple of days to enjoy or not enjoy what happens. Just look at the changes in their 5-on-5 play, remembering that in the playoffs all their opponents had vastly superior regular season numbers.
"This year as opposed to the other years, historically we never got breaks", MacLellan said.
That play sort of sums up the entire playoff run for the Capitals, because it wasn't just their best players being themselves, it was redemption stories like Holtby's that drove them through teams that were better on paper.
This year was different - and it was thrilling. The Capitals won the Stanley Cup and Ovechkin, their captain, was voted the victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Washington jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final before dropping the next three contests.
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Budweiser's newest ad closes with a moving statement that captures the sentiment felt by Golden Knights fans throughout the Las Vegas Valley today.
What promised to be a fascinating championship series between an expansion team and a franchise that belongs to one of sports' most long-suffering fanbases did fall short of expectation. No one could have predicted reaching the final.
After winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals will hold their victory parade Tuesday in the District, according to multiple reports.
The brief moment of nudity was caught on camera during Thursday's broadcast of the post-game celebration. Ovechkin was the second Russian-born victor of the honor since it was first awarded in 1965.
The result was disappointing for fans of the Golden Knights, who went from a rag-tag roster of misfits to a Stanley Cup contender in 11 short months and exceeded even their owner's wildest expectations for the season. He reached the 40-goal mark for the ninth time, capturing his seventh Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. But he adds: "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them".