VICTORY

Washington Capitals Win Their First Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights late Thursday to claim their first Stanley Cup title in 43 seasons of playing. After a first period with no goals, Game 5 picked up momentum in the second, before Capitals’ center Lars Eller scored the winning goal with 7:37 left, giving the team a 4-3 victory over the Knights. Alex Ovechkin, now the first Russian NHL captain to win a Stanley Cup, called the win “unbelievable” immediately after the game. “I don’t know what to say. It’s just unbelievable,” he told NBC Sports.