Capitals beat Golden Knights 4-3 to win Stanley Cup

Caps on cusp of Cup after Washington takes 3-1 series lead in Stanley Cup Final

Caps on cusp of Cup after Washington takes 3-1 series lead in Stanley Cup Final

Oshie scored in the first period during Monday night's game and Caps defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2.

Washington ended up winning, 4-3, on a late third period goal by Lars Eller. Carrier hadn't played since the second round against San Jose, while Perron was a healthy scratch for only one game.

Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Capitals. I was personally very low on him this season since he gave up over three goals per game, but has looked elite in the playoffs.

It was the first championship for a professional DC-based team in 26 years.

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up and assist, bringing his NHL-high post-season point total to 32. The Golden Knights tied it at 9:40 when Schmidt's shot deflected in off Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen's right skate.

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Vegas' Brayden McNabb took a penalty just 11 seconds later, and Ovechkin set up in his customary spot in the left faceoff circle to put Nicklas Backstrom's cross-ice pass into a sliver of open net.

Braden Holtby was once again solid in the Washington net, turning aside 28 of the 31 shots he faced and posting a save percentage above.900 for the forth time this series. The Caps challenged for goalie interference, but were denied.

Washington forward Tom Wilson delivered two thunderous hits early in the game, including one on Karlsson that seemed to rattle the Knights centre.

The Capitals are one victory away from delivering D.C.'s first championship in a major sport since the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. Time for him to turn it around one more time at home.

The Capitals had to fend off a flurry of Vegas chances midway through the first period.

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