Alex Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy on top of Stanley Cup

08 June, 2018, 16:58 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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The championship is the first by a Washington professional sports team in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball since the Redskins won the Super Bowl on January 26, 1992.

After 44 years of waiting for Washington D.C., and 13 seasons for Alex Ovechkin, the Stanley Cup is finally theirs. Inspirational. An example of the power of unity. "I love it. 22 years living and I've never felt this good".

His father was diagnosed with Alzhiemer's in 2012. I knew he wants it so bad and this organization wants it so bad.

For the Knights, the loss will sting, but also do nothing to the bond the team forged with its fanbase in the wake unspeakable evil on October 1 - some eight days before their first regular-season home game - when a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds more at an outdoor concert just over a kilometre from T-Mobile Arena. "Even after the third period, we knew we just had to push it and get the result". We fight through it and we worked so hard through all the years.

"After some time passes and we get over losing this, we're all going to look back and be really proud of this group and what it accomplished".

"My husband and I had developed a habit of when we lost, we would go to eat frozen custard to help us deal with the loss", Irene Pollin recalled.

Ovechkin, who became the first Russian-born captain to win a Stanley Cup, is the fourth European-born player in National Hockey League history to earn the Conn Smythe Trophy.

U.S. president Donald Trump has personally congratualed Washington Capitals" captain Alexander Ovechkin after the Russian led the caps to a historic first Stanley Cup win, branding "Ovi' a "superstar".

"My Dad's here in the crowd", Oshie said to Oake, when asked what it meant to win it in front of his Dad. 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.

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The Capitals had a third former Canadien on their roster in defenceman Jakub Jerabek, who was traded from Montreal to Washington on February 21 this year in exchange for a fifth-round pick at the 2019 NHL Draft.

When a succession of teammates finally got the Cup back to Ovi, he handed it to Ted Leonsis, the Caps' owner since 1999. Especially considering he was not the Capitals starter coming in to the playoffs. "After such a disgusting tragedy, to go on this run and get this far, there were a lot of positives".

Nate Schmidt and David Perron also scored for Vegas in the second period, but Fleury's 29 saves included a stopped puck that dropped underneath him where Eller could sweep it home for the Cup-winning goal.

Washington's Jakub Vrana opened the flurry with a goal 6:24 into the second, rifling a shot over the glove of Marc-Andre Fleury.

Not this time. Devante Smith-Pelly, who came to Washington's training camp last fall without a contract, tied it at 9:52 of the third as he tumbled to the ice. Washington ended up winning 4-3 on a late third-period goal by Lars Eller.

It was truth, not fiction. They tied the game two minutes later and then took a 3-2 lead with 28.2 seconds left in the period.

"We couldn't sell tickets", said Irene Pollin, now 93.

"I think this is just like a dream", said Ovechkin, flanked by the two trophies during a post-game news conference. Few expected the division title they delivered, and fewer still thought Vegas could challenge for a championship.

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