Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie gives emotional tribute to sick father

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie gives emotional tribute to sick father

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie gives emotional tribute to sick father

Another is finally realized.

Lars Eller scored with 7:37 left, giving the Capitals a 4-3 lead against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "We were swimming in the pool and he told me one day we're going to win it.it was the first year". And the fans finally have a hero.

Now the National Hockey League story of Alex Ovechkin is now complete. He's answered his critics, who said he lacked heart and the leadership skills to win it all. Alex Ovechkin earns Conn Smythe trophy as MVP of the playoffs. We worked so hard through all the years. We didn't get complacent once in this whole play-off. "He had it a lot in these players and you watch his shifts, watch how he changed the momentum in the game tonight".

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A few minutes earlier, thousands of Knights fans were on their feet cheering for their team. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. No one had even expected a playoff appearance.

Those extra concessions certainly helped the Golden Knights but they still needed to pick the right players, and, despite referring to themselves as the "Golden misfits", contain plenty of big-name players, none more so than three-time Stanley Cup winning goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury.

Washington joined the 1991 Pittsburgh Penguins as the only team to win a Cup after trailing at some point in all four rounds. It was a whole one team, stick with the system and it doesn't matter what happened, even after the [second] period, we knew we just have to push it and get the result done. "It's something I can't explain how I feel".

Washington took a 1-0 lead and Vegas tied it up three minutes later.

Washington struck first, almost seven minutes into the second period, when Czech forward Jakub Vrana scored on a breakaway with a wrist shot over Fleury's left elbow. So the Golden Knights' achievement is truly unique.

It was a dizzying display of offence and perhaps the best period of hockey so far in this final. His 15th of the playoffs put the Caps up 2-1. Washington has scored 16 goals in four games against the reeling Golden Knights, whose charmed expansion season has run short of magic in three consecutive losses. "It was a tough time, but we fight through it and we get results".

The goals kept coming - and from unlikely sources.

David Perron, who had been a healthy scratch for Game 4, scored his first of the playoffs on a play where he was shoved into Washington's Braden Holtby.

The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence.

And yet, on a night where every shot was destined for the back of the net, it didn't hold up.

Seconds later, the Knights took a bad tripping penalty on Ovechkin and he made them pay for it with a one-timed goal that was a carbon copy of what you'd expect from Ovi, sitting in his office.

After scoring seven goals in 75 regular-season games, Smith-Pelly matched that total in 24 playoff games. Eller then fired the rebound into the vacated net.

But surely it's not just the pre-game shows and dazzling lights of Sin City that has led to this phenomenal record?

"We know we haven't played our game (in) the first four games", Neal said. We just realized we're going to win this year.

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