2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five

The Caps Win the Cup!

Capturing the excitement of their first Stanley Cup victory.

Lord Stanley's Cup has some new names on it — or will soon. Last night, the Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Knights 4-3 to win their best-of-seven series, four games to one. It's the first-ever Stanley Cup win for the Caps, and for their standout left wing Alexander Ovechkin (pictured). Below, pictures from the momentous night.

GEARING UP Alex Edelman/Getty Images GEARING UP Caps supporters, many dressed in red, gather outside Washington, D.C.'s Capital One Arena before the game. (It was played in Las Vegas, but title-hungry fans showed up for a watch party in Washington.) HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES! Harry How/Getty Images HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES! With the Knights leading 3-2 in the third period, the Caps' Devante Smith-Pelly scored a spectacular goal to tie the game with a little more than 10 minutes remaining.

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FEELING GOOD Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images FEELING GOOD Smith-Pelly celebrates his game-tying goal. RED-LETTER DAY Alex Edelman/Getty Images RED-LETTER DAY Caps fans cheer at the Washington, D.C. watch party. GO AHEAD Ethan Miller/Getty Images GO AHEAD Lars Eller, #20, raises his stick after giving the Caps a 4-3 lead. His go-ahead goal turned out to be the game winner. AGONY, THRILL Harry How/Getty Images AGONY, THRILL PILE ON Harry How/Getty Images PILE ON ALEXANDER EXUBERATES Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images ALEXANDER EXUBERATES Caps left wing Alex Ovechkin, a nine-time All-Star and three-time MVP, celebrates his first Stanley Cup win. THEIR TURN Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images THEIR TURN SWEET VICTORY Harry How/Getty Images SWEET VICTORY SMILE, BEN! BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images SMILE, BEN! Caps fans revel in their win. FINALLY ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images FINALLY CHAMPIONS Bruce Bennett/Getty Images CHAMPIONS


Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Devante Smith-Pelly's name.



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