Trump congratulates Washington Capitals on Stanley Cup win: 'DC is popping'

Trump congratulates Washington Capitals on Stanley Cup win: 'DC is popping'

Ovechkin, with help from Evgeny Kuznetsov, helped carry the team offensively and change a lot of narratives. The vaunted goal-scorer can also succeed where a generation of Washington athletes have fallen short by leading the Capitals to their first title and the city's first major pro sports championship in a quarter-century.

Whoever emerged as the victor in this year's Stanley Cup Finals, we all knew it was going to be a franchise first for either the Vegas Golden Knights or the Washington Capitals and in the end, the veterans won.

"To have him here is unbelievable", Oshie said Thursday night. "He makes the magic over there". While Theresa's family is from Chicago and has been following sports their whole lives, Jerrald is from Vegas and never had a home team to cheer for other than the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team. His goals accounted for 19.1 percent of the Capitals' scoring this season.

The Washington Capitals winger, born Timothy Leif Oshie, won his first National Hockey League title Thursday night in Las Vegas - more than five years after his father, Tim, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "It's going to be a great night". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. "That started the kind of change around and turnaround, exactly that goal, because that just doesn't happen with the Capitals in the playoffs".

"I think it's going to be much bigger than everyone is expecting". "It was a big play in the game, but the credit really goes to our guys because we didn't get complacent". The Capitals, who had squandered 3-1 series leads five times in the previous 12 occasions they had led by that margin, weren't about to let go of this one.

The puck finally bounced the right way for the Capitals, who built a 3-1 lead in the Final against Vegas after some rare postseason fortune and wrapped it up Thursday night in Game 5.

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Durant said he had seen that play reviewed before and was confident he would get the call once officials looked at the replay. And then tonight in the finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our (butt) off, man, it ain't right.

Shortly after Jakub Vrana scored the opening goal of Game 5 on a breakaway early in the second, Schmidt tied it when his fling toward the net deflected off a stick and again off Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen's skate. There was none. Washington was better in every phase over five games. They had achieved so much when so little was expected of them, but making it to the Final wasn't consolation for them.

"That was a toss-up for me, I thought they were neck and neck if you ask me who gets the Conn Smythe, I thought that's gonna be a tough choice", Trotz said. "You'd rather have the odds in your favor, but I'm thinking about (Game 5)".

"It's just like a dream", Ovechkin said.

On the strength of 15 goals and 12 assists by Conn Smythe Trophy victor Alex Ovechkin, however, Washington finally managed to slay its postseason demons.

Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Washington Capitals Friday after their Stanley Cup win. The aging 37-year-old Orpik, born six months after the United States Olympic team "Miracle on Ice" and who was named after that team's coach Herb Brooks, struggled through the regular season with a plus-minus rating of minus-nine. "But when your leaders does those things, it gives a huge morale boost to the rest of us and we all want to win for each other".