Fans of the Washington Capitals have been flocking to local sporting good stores to snap up hats, T-shirts, bumper stickers, and shot glasses emblazoned with the words “Stanley Cup Champions.”
The raw emotion from the Caps win was overwhelming. Eleven years of heartache for them, 43 seasons for the Capitals, erased in an instant of pure joy that later left players helpless to describe it.
The Washington Capitals vanquished every narrative that hung over them from past failures to hoist the Stanley Cup and quench D.C.’s title drought.
Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow Russian linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby certainly did some heavy lifting of their own.
Hear the highlights from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final courtesy the Capitals Radio Network.
Jay Beagle’s relationship with the Capitals began in 2007 over dinner at a TGI Fridays in Las Vegas. Eleven years later, and some 2 miles away, Beagle can win the Stanley Cup Thursday at T-Mobile Arena.
“To be honest, I think most of us have never been in this position,” said Alex Ovechkin, who could become the first Russian captain to raise the Cup. “For me personally, I don’t try to think about it too much what’s going on and just try focusing on different things. But it’s hard.”
Washington capitals players Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov have plenty of fans back in Russia and serve as inspirations for young Russian players and fans as the team steamrolls through the Stanley Cup Final.
Hear the highlights from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final as called on the Capitals Radio Network
A familiar voice will return to the Capitals Radio booth for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
Hear the highlights from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights.
Jakub Vrana has made tremendous strides in the postseason and is now emerging as a key cog for the Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final against Vegas.
Hear the highlights of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, courtesy of the Capitals Radio Network.
Hear the Capitals highlights from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup as heard on the Capitals Radio Network.
The Capitals looked like a broken team 20 games into the season. Now they’re in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. A realization in mid-November that things had to change went a long way.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.