Third-period goals by Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller lifted the Washington Capitals to a Game 5 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to win the 2018 Stanley Cup.
The Capitals will look to hoist their first Stanley Cup in franchise history against the Vegas Golden Knights starting Monday.
The Vegas Golden Knights have defied all expectations in reaching the Stanley Cup Final. However, the Washington Capitals are built for this matchup and have been the real team of destiny in the playoffs.
The Vegas Golden Knights, in their inaugural season, advanced to the Stanley Cup final on Sunday, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.
The Vegas Golden Knights—the most successful expansion team ever—have been on a tear this Stanley Cup Playoffs. With a Game 1 win over the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final, why aren't sports fans excited about the Knights making history?
The Vegas Golden Knights are already the most successful expansion team in NHL history. Jeremy Roenick looks at whether the team has a chance of winning the Stanley Cup in its first season.