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Knights and Caps Set To Meet For Stanley Cup Showdown

Just like we had it drawn up.

Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Seven
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The Washington Capitals put (some) of their detractors to bed with a resounding 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in last night’s game seven of the Eastern Conference Championship.

Alex Ovechkin scored early in the first, while Andre Burakovsky had two goals in the second period to put the Capitals on top of the Lightning. Braden Holtby would turn aside all 29 of Tampa Bay’s shots to secure his second shutout in a row.


Just like that, everyone’s preseason prediction of the Washington Capitals finally making it to the Stanley Cup Finals has rung true. And just like everyone predicted, their opponents are the 2017-18 expansion group from Vegas. It’s been a wacky season from the top down. The Capitals will vie for their franchise’s first Cup since their 1974-75 expansion. The Golden Knights are looking to take care of all that in their first season in the league.

Game one of the Stanley Cup Finals will begin on Monday, the 28th of May. Puck drop is 6 MT / 8 Eastern.

Is this the year where Ovechkin gets to raise Stanley? Or, do the Vegas Golden Knights strike it big in their first opportunity?