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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Monday, March 12, 2018, in Washington

    Washington Capitals Win Their First Stanley Cup: Captain Alex Ovechkin Named MVP

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    Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup trophy in the club's franchise history of NHL with a 4-3 victory over Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday in Las Vegas.

    Washington Capitals forward, taking part in his first Stanley Cup finals, was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the play-offs.

    Alex Ovechkin has reportedly set a Washinton Capitals record with a league-high 15 goals these play-off series, including one in 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights.

    Washington Capitals, who entered NHL as an expansion team in 1974, ended the successful postseason run of the Vegas Golden Knights, who are the third club in league's history to reach the play-off finals in their inaugural season.

    ​Capitals forward Lars Eller has scored the winning puck with nearly eight minutes left when he hit a puck home sitting at the top of the crease after it had moved through goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's legs.

    ​According to the US-based media reports, Washington Capitals have overwhelmed Vegas Golden Knights with the same technique that brought them victory over Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning. Suppressing neutral-zone defense, excellent goaltending along with talented roster headlined by the one of the best NHL's scoring machine, left wing forward Alex Ovechkin.

     

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    hockey, victory, champions, Stanley Cup, Washington Capitals, NHL, Alexander Ovechkin, Las Vegas, United States
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