For the first time in their history, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions.
Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller scored two minutes and 31 seconds apart to erase a third-period deficit Thursday in Game 5, lifting Washington to a 4-3 victory and Stanley Cup Final triumph over the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
Here’s what proved to be the decisive goal from Eller:
Lars Eller with the go-ahead for the @Capitals!
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 8, 2018
Alex Ovechkin also scored in the win, and was finally able to celebrate a championship in his 13th NHL season.